We present the labscript suite, an open-source experiment control system for automating shot-based experiments and their analysis. Experiments are composed as Python code, which is used to produce low-level hardware instructions. They are queued up and executed on the hardware in real time, synchronized by a pseudoclock. Experiment parameters are manipulated graphically, and analysis routines are run as new data are acquired. With this system, we can easily automate exploration of parameter spaces, including closed-loop optimization.
A scripted control system for autonomous hardware-timed experiments
P. T. Starkey, C. J. Billington, S. P. Johnstone, M. Jasperse, K. Helmerson, L. D. Turner, R. P. Anderson; A scripted control system for autonomous hardware-timed experiments. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 August 2013; 84 (8): 085111. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4817213
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