Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

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The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is a National Centre of the Government of India, under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy. At TIFR Hyderabad, we carry out interdisciplinary research in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics.

We are an active user of EPICS for the control system development of laser-driven particle accelerators. We are currently involved in two major projects that use the EPICS framework:

  1. The Petawatt Laser particle accelerator
    We are at the frontiers of laser-matter interactions by exciting matter with intense, femtosecond laser pulses, which can create extremely ultra-dense, hot plasmas – a highly excited state of matter.
    The commissioning of the Ti-Sapphire Laser System of petawatt class power is in the pipeline, for which EPICS is the core middleware for control system design. The provision of two output beams at approx. 25 fs pulse duration is being planned: One Low Energy Beam with 50 TW at 5 Hz repetition rate and one High Energy Beam with 1 PW at 1 Hz.
  2. The Extreme Photonics Innovation Centre
    Funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), this £4 million centre jointly established between UK’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is aimed at developing technology for next-generation accelerators using lasers. We are jointly developing control systems for various laser facilities in CLF as well as in TIFR.