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Message ID: 11471     Entry time: Thu Jul 30 18:58:36 2015
Author: Jessica 
Type: Update 
Category: General 
Subject: ALS Delay Line Box Front Panel Testing 

I tested both of the front panels (conductive and isolated SMAs) with the ALS Delay Line Box by driving extremely close frequencies through the cables. By doing this, we would expect that a spike would show up in the PSD if there was crosstalk between the cables. 

In the plots below, for the conductive panel, the frequencies used were

               X Arm:  22.329 MHz                        Y Arm: 22.3291 MHz        

For the isolated panel, the frequencies were

              X Arm: 22.294 MHz                         Y Arm: 22.2943 MHz    

This gives a difference of 100 Hz for the conductive panel and 300 Hz for the isolated panel. Focusing on these areas of the PSD, it can be seen that in the Y Arm cable there is a very clear spike within 30 Hz of these differences when frequencies are being driven through both cables as opposed to the signal being in only the Y Arm. In the X Arms, the noise in general is higher when both cables are on, but there is no distinct spike at the expected frequencies. This indicates that some sort of crosstalk is probably happening due to the strong spikes in the Y Arm cables.          


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