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Entry  Fri Sep 18 13:33:17 2015, ericq, Update, LSC, Fast ALS troubles - Noise at 36kHz IRlock_noises.pdf
    Reply  Fri Sep 18 16:08:41 2015, ericq, Update, LSC, Fast ALS troubles - Noise at 36kHz PRMIlock_REFLspectra.pdfIMCspectrum.pdf
       Reply  Fri Sep 18 19:15:35 2015, rana, Update, LSC, Fast ALS troubles - Noise at 36kHz 
    Reply  Tue Sep 29 16:52:49 2015, ericq, Update, LSC, Fast ALS troubles - unknown zero OLG_fastALS.pdf
       Reply  Tue Sep 29 18:03:11 2015, rana, Update, LSC, use LISO Screen_Shot_2015-09-29_at_5.55.34_PM.png
          Reply  Wed Sep 30 10:00:02 2015, ericq, Update, LSC, used LISO 
       Reply  Fri Oct 2 03:29:16 2015, ericq, Update, LSC, Fast ALS progress - AO path crossed over, but no high BW crossedover.pdf
          Reply  Fri Oct 9 13:31:21 2015, ericq, Update, LSC, ALS plant shape xarm_plantTFs.pdf
             Reply  Fri Oct 9 14:50:18 2015, Koji, Update, LSC, ALS plant shape 
                Reply  Fri Oct 9 16:23:25 2015, ericq, Update, LSC, ALS plant shape 
                   Reply  Tue Oct 13 16:28:21 2015, ericq, Update, LSC, Fast ALS pomona liso_lp.zip2LPfit.pdf
Message ID: 11658     Entry time: Fri Oct 2 03:29:16 2015     In reply to: 11648     Reply to this: 11679
Author: ericq 
Type: Update 
Category: LSC 
Subject: Fast ALS progress - AO path crossed over, but no high BW 

I've been using an SR560 to experiment with differnent pole frequencies, to try and cancel the mystery zero. It's after the ALS demod board, before the pomona LPF with a gain of five. 

A pole frequency of 3kHz seems to recover sensible loop shapes. I've been able to crossover the AO path to make a nice long phase bubble which isn't the prettiest, but seems workable.

Getting to this point is now almost entirely scripted and repeatable; one just has to make sure that the ALS beat has the correct sign and adjust the delay line length. Most frustratingly, due to the dependence of the ALS gain on beat frequency / magnitude / delay, which can all vary on the order of a few dB, the AO gain settings to get to the crossed over point are not always the same, so at the end it's a lot of small steps and frequent loop measurements. 

The FSS crossover and overall IMC loop gain have to be pretty actively managed too. It's all too easy to drive the pockel's cell crazy. And if it's going crazy on its own anyways, there's no hope in trying to pile ALS sensing noise on top of it... It would really help in this effort to fix the whole PC situation up. 

Unfortunately, lock is lost when increasing the overall gain on the common mode board even by 1dB.angry We've seen in the single arm tests, that the gain settings have an appreciable difference in offset between them. Maybe this step is more than what the loop can handle? Or maybe it's the voltage glitches... Maybe some gain reallocation can put me on a region of the slider that glitches less.

In terms of the mystery plant features, I figure I'd like to take the analog TF of AO control signal to, say, AS55, and see what may or may not be there. I just haven't done this tonight since it would involve recabling the analyzer, and I still need frequent loop measurements to get to the crossed over state. Having ITMY misaligned and using the digital AS55Q spectrum as an out of loop monitor has been very helpful. 

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