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Plasma Acceleration Experiments with SMARPODs

Laser-Plasma Accelerators have the potential to become the next-generation technique for the acceleration of electrons. This technique allows these charged particles to be accelerated in a smaller space, thus making the systems more compact. Synchrotron facilities around the world are participating in the progress of this technology.
Two non-magnetic SMARPODs are in use in the interaction chamber of the REGAE Beamline at DESY in order to investigate Laser-Plasma Acceleration. Working at ultra-high vacuum conditions
(10-9 mbar) and in high-magnetic fields, those SmarPods have been specially designed in cooperation with the scientists working on this project. Both SMARPODs are capable to carry a load of 1.7 kg and offer a travel range of 149 mm, 49 mm and 2.8 mm in X, Y, and Z, respectively, in order to align a Solenoid and a gas supply stage in six degrees of freedom accurately with a resolution of a single nanometer.

SMARPOD CLS-32 with Exchangeable Drive-Units

The SMARPOD CLS-32 is equipped with Exchangeable Drive Units and is perfectly suitable for all high availability applications

SMARPOD Control Software

The SMARPOD Control Software is a graphical user interface, which can control all current SMARPOD models.


The SMARPOD P-SLL utilizes three carriages of the SLL-Series to realize long travel ranges.
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