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Entry  Wed Dec 10 15:05:32 2014, Jenne, Update, Electronics, Xend QPD whitening board modified already IMG_1776.JPG
    Reply  Thu Dec 11 16:42:12 2014, Jenne, Update, Electronics, Xend QPD whitening board plan QPDwhiteningModification_11Dec2014.pdf
       Reply  Fri Dec 12 19:54:21 2014, Jenne, Update, Electronics, Xend QPD whitening board modified QPDwhiteningModification_XtransCompleted_12Dec2014.pdfIMG_1779.JPGQPD_Xtrans_Ytrans_12Dec2014.pdfQPD_Xtrans_Ytrans_DarkVsLock_12Dec2014.pdf
          Reply  Sat Dec 13 00:35:11 2014, rana, Update, Electronics, Xend QPD whitening board modified 
          Reply  Mon Dec 15 22:30:50 2014, Jenne, Update, Electronics, Yend QPD modified 
             Reply  Mon Dec 15 22:45:59 2014, Jenne, Update, Electronics, Yend QPD modified QPD_Ytrans_oscillating_15Dec2014.pdfQPD_IOPchannels_Ytrans_oscillating_15Dec2014.pdf
                Reply  Fri Feb 13 14:27:30 2015, ericq, Update, Electronics, Second QPD Whitening Switch enabled 
                   Reply  Fri Feb 13 14:59:13 2015, ericq, Update, Electronics, Second QPD Whitening Switch enabled 
                      Reply  Fri Feb 13 18:56:44 2015, rana, Update, Electronics, Second QPD Whitening Switch enabled 
                         Reply  Thu Feb 19 04:09:21 2015, ericq, Update, Electronics, Second QPD Whitening Switch enabled 
                   Reply  Fri Feb 13 17:07:51 2015, Jenne, Update, Electronics, Second QPD Whitening Switch enabled 
Message ID: 10795     Entry time: Sat Dec 13 00:35:11 2014     In reply to: 10794
Author: rana 
Type: Update 
Category: Electronics 
Subject: Xend QPD whitening board modified 

 

 16 bit. There aren't any 14-bit ADCs anywhere in LIGO. The aLIGO suspensions have 18-bit DACs.

The Y-End gains seem reasonable to me. I think that we only use TRX/Y as error signals once we have arm powers of >5 so we should consider if the SNR is good enough at that point; i.e. what would be the actual arm motion if we are limited only by the dark noise?

I seem to remember that the estimate for the ultimate arm power is ~200, considering that we have such high losses in the arms.

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