Author: Kopmann, A.
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WEOBB202 Ultra-fast Data Acquisition System for Coherent Synchrotron Radiation Based on Superconducting Terahertz Detectors 2094
  • C.M. Caselle, M. Hofherr, K.S. Ilin, V. Judin, A. Kopmann, A. Menshikov, A.-S. Müller, M. Siegel, N.J. Smale, P. Thoma, M. Weber, S. Wuensch
    KIT, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  • B.M. Balzer, S. Cilingaryan
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  The ANKA synchrotron radiation source located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany operates in the energy range between 0.5-2.5GeV and provides coherent synchrotron radiation. To resolve the ultra-short terahertz pulses emitted by a single bunch, thin YBCO superconducting film detectors have been developed. A response time of 45ps was determined as the FWHM at the output of the analog amplifier. A novel and high accuracy data acquisition architecture for sampling of the individual ultra-short terahertz pulses combined with real-time data processing based on GPUs for coherent synchrotron radiation is presented. The digitizer board is a made-in-house board designed for sampling of the fast pulse signals with pulse width between few tens of picosecond until 100ps. For each terahertz pulse five samples are acquired with a minimum sampling time of 3ps. A prototype setup with terahertz YBCO detectors, digitizer boards and the high-throughput FPGA framework has been successfully developed and tested at ANKA. The overview of the experimental setup including the YBCO detector technology and the preliminary results with single and multi-bunch filling pattern will be discussed.  
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