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Entry  Mon May 2 17:11:55 2016, rana, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors 
    Reply  Wed May 18 01:10:22 2016, gautam, Update, COC, Finesse modelling arms.pdfPRC.pdfSRC.pdfFinesse_model.zip
       Reply  Tue May 24 22:49:02 2016, gautam, Update, COC, Finesse modelling - mode overlap scans 9x
          Reply  Tue May 24 23:17:37 2016, ericq, Update, COC, Finesse modelling - mode overlap scans 
             Reply  Thu Jun 16 15:57:46 2016, gautam, Update, COC, Contrast as a function of RoC of ETMX contrastDefect.pdffinesseCode.zip
                Reply  Thu Jun 16 18:42:12 2016, rana, Update, COC, Contrast as a function of RoC of ETMX 
                   Reply  Thu Jun 16 23:02:57 2016, gautam, Update, COC, Contrast as a function of RoC of ETMX contrastDefect.pdf
                      Reply  Mon Jun 20 01:38:04 2016, rana, Update, COC, Contrast as a function of RoC of ETMX 
                         Reply  Mon Jun 20 18:07:15 2016, gautam, Update, COC, Contrast as a function of RoC of ETMX contrastDefectComparison.pdf
             Reply  Tue Jun 28 16:06:09 2016, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - further checks C1_HOMcurves_Y.pdfC1_HOMcurves_DR.pdf
                Reply  Thu Jun 30 16:21:32 2016, gautam, Update, COC, Sideband HOMs resonating in arms image.jpegC1_HOMcurves_Y.pdfC1_HOMcurves_X.pdf
                Reply  Sat Aug 13 18:25:22 2016, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - Numerical review PRX_consolidated.pdfSRX_consolidated.pdfGouy_PRC.pdfGouy_SRC.pdf
                   Reply  Tue Aug 16 11:51:43 2016, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - Numerical review PRC_consolidated.pdfSRC_consolidated.pdfGouyPRC.pdfGouySRC.pdf
                      Reply  Tue Aug 16 16:38:00 2016, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - Numerical review PRC_consolidated.pdfSRC_consolidated.pdfGouyPRC.pdfGouySRC.pdf
                         Reply  Wed Aug 17 14:37:36 2016, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - Numerical review PRG.pdf
                            Reply  Wed Aug 17 16:28:46 2016, Koji, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - Numerical review 
                            Reply  Mon Nov 21 15:34:24 2016, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - updated specs Recycling_Mirrors_Specs_Nov2016.pdf
                               Reply  Thu Feb 23 10:59:53 2017, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - coating optimization PR3_R_170222_2006.pdfPR3_123_TOnoise_170222_2203.pdfPR3_123_Layers_170222_2203.pdfPR3AR_R_170222_2258.pdfPR3AR_123_Layers_170222_2258.pdf
                                  Reply  Tue Mar 14 10:56:33 2017, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - coating optimization PR3_R_170313_1701.pdfPR3AR_123_Layers_170313_1701.pdfPR3AR_R_170313_1752.pdfPR3AR_123_Layers_170313_1752.pdf
                                     Reply  Mon Apr 10 15:37:11 2017, gautam, Update, COC, RC folding mirrors - v3 of specs uploaded  8x
Message ID: 12131     Entry time: Tue May 24 23:17:37 2016     In reply to: 12130     Reply to this: 12190   12219
Author: ericq 
Type: Update 
Category: COC 
Subject: Finesse modelling - mode overlap scans 

I think you should use the current actual PRC & SRC cavity lengths as measured, as it would be simplest to simply replace the folding mirror optics without changing the macroscopic lengths / optic positions. (EDIT: Gautam rightly points out that we have to move things around regardless, since our current lengths include propagation through the folding mirror subtrates)

Moreover, the recycling cavity lengths you posted are not the right "ideal" lengths to use, as they do not account for the complex reflectivities of the sidebands off of the arm cavities (I have made this mistake myself). See this 40m wiki page for details.

In short, given our current modulation frequency, the ideal lengths to use would be:

  • Ideal arm length of 37.795 m
  • Ideal PRC length of 6.753 m
  • Ideal SRC length of 5.399 m

These are the lengths that the recycling cavity optics were positioned for (though we did not achieve them perfectly). If you do a finer PRC/SRC length scan around the DRFPMI resonance of your model, you would presumably see some undesired sideband splitting. 

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