OPA  Lattice Design Code

The main purpose of the OPA code is to support the development of electron (positron) storage rings. Emphasis is on visualization and interactivity rather than on elaborate beam dynamics models. OPA is in particular useful for designing high brightness light source lattices, but may be used for transfer lines and other types of lattices as well. Storage ring design with OPA starts from scratch and ends at a bare (i.e. error free) lattice with optimized dynamic apertures, to be passed on to other codes like TRACY, MAD or ELEGANT, which use more complete models. The Swiss Light Source (SLS) lattice basically has been designed using OPA.

Take a Tour of OPA to see if it may be useful for you too!

Read the User guide (PDF) to learn about its capabilities and limiations, how to install and use it and also about some physics behind.

Download the ZIP-file containing the program including example files and user guide. The program is a single executable and should run on any MS Windows system.

Please report any bugs or strange behaviours to me and include the lattice file!


last update March 7, 2012. Andreas Streun