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TY - CONF AU - Müller, J.M. AU - Felber, M. AU - Kozak, T. AU - Lamb, T. AU - Schlarb, H. AU - Schulz, S. AU - Sydlo, C. AU - Titberidze, M. AU - Zummack, F. ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Pei, Guoxi ED - Chin, Yong Ho ED - Fu, Shinian ED - Zhao, Ning TI - Large-Scale Optical Synchronization System of the European XFEL J2 - Proc. of LINAC2018, Beijing, China, 16-21 September 2018 CY - Beijing, China T2 - Linear Accelerator Conference T3 - 29 LA - english AB - At the European XFEL, a facility-wide optical synchronization system providing a femtosecond-stable timing reference at more than 40 end-stations had been developed and installed. The system is based on an ultra-stable, low-noise laser oscillator, whose signals are distributed via actively length-stabilized optical fibers to the different locations across the accelerator and experimental areas. There, it is used to locally re-synchronize radio frequency signals, to precisely measure the arrival time of the electron beam for fast beam-based feedbacks, and to phase-lock optical laser systems for electron bunch generation, beam diagnostics and user pump-probe experiments with femtosecond temporal resolution. In this paper, we present the system’s architecture and discuss design choices to realize an extensible, large-scale synchronization infrastructure for accelerators that meets reliability, maintainability as well as the performance requirements. Furthermore, the latest performance result of an all-optically synchronized laser oscillator is shown. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 253 EP - 256 KW - laser KW - FEL KW - timing KW - experiment KW - electron DA - 2019/01 PY - 2019 SN - 2226-0366 SN - 978-3-95450-194-6 DO - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-LINAC2018-MOPO121 UR - http://jacow.org/linac2018/papers/mopo121.pdf ER -