ES&H Manual



3130 Appendix T2

FEL Lasing Operation Plan (LOP) Form – Instructions



1.0          Purpose


The Free Electron Laser (FEL) Lasing Operation Plan (LOP) Form is written to give instructions to the FEL Duty Officer and Laser Operator who will be setting up the machine.  This information provides the operational parameters; the order of the different beam conditions; and what is optimized, measured, and ignored.  The focus is on what the control room operator is to do; not the details of the science.


2.0          Scope


The completed form determines the parameters for the experiment, and is valid for a maximum of 180 days from approval.  If additional experiment time, or configuration, is required another form must be completed and submitted to the FEL Operations Coordinator.


The process steps for this procedure are performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 3130 Free-Electron Laser Experiment Review Process.


3.0          Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.


3.1            Lead Scientist

·       Completes the FEL LOP Form and submits it to the FEL Operations Coordinator.


3.2            FEL Operations Coordinator

·       Review, and if acceptable, approve the FEL LOP Form.

·       Determine how the FEL will be setup to achieve the experiment’s required parameters.

·       Submit the LOP Form to the FEL Facility Manager for approval.

·       Distribute the approved original LOP Form to the FEL Control Room; a copy to the Lead Scientist; and a copy to the FEL Duty Officer.

·       Schedule when the experiment will run.


3.3            FEL Facility Manager

·       Review, and, if acceptable, approve the FEL LOP Form.


4.0          Process Steps                


FEL Experiment ID Number: Is the assigned number given to the experiment defined in the corresponding FEL Experiment Safety Approval Form (ESAF).  (See ES&H Manual Chapter 3130 Appendix T1 FEL Experiment Safety Approval Form Instructions.)


Revision Number: Each ESAF may have more than one LOP.  When a revision is required it is given a unique number under the original ESAF document.



Provide the basic experiment and contact information requested.  (Information should be similar to that provided on the corresponding ESAF.)


Lasing Operation Plan:

The Lead Scientist completes the information requested. 


Contact the FEL Operations Coordinator for assistance.


Submit the completed form to the FEL Operations Coordinator for review and approval.


5.0          Revision Summary


Revision 1 – 11/23/10 – Updated to reflect current laboratory operations.














ESH&Q Division

George Neil






This document is controlled as an on line file.  It may be printed but the print copy is not a controlled document.  It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the document is the same revision as the current on line file.  This copy was printed on 11/29/2010.