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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: 12219     Entry time: Tue Jun 28 16:06:09 2016     In reply to: 12131     Reply to this: 12234   12407
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: COC 
Subject: RC folding mirrors - further checks 

Having investigated the mode-overlap as a function of RoC of the PRC and SRC folding mirrors, I've now been looking into possible stability issues, with the help of some code that EricQ wrote some time back for a similar investigation, but using Finesse to calculate the round trip Gouy phase and other relevant parameters for our current IFO configuration. 

To do so, I've been using:

  1. Most up to date arm length measurements of 37.81m for the Y arm and 37.79m for the X arm
  2. RoCs of all the mirrors from the phase map summary page
  3. Loss numbers from our November investigations

As a first check, I used flat folding mirrors to see what the HOM coupling structure into the IFO is like (the idea being then to track the positions of HOM resonances in terms of CARM offset as I sweep the RoC of the folding mirror). 

However, just working with the flat folding mirror configuration suggests that there are order 2 22MHz and order 4 44MHz HOM resonances that are really close to the carrier resonance (see attached plots). This seems to be originating from the fact that the Y-arm length is 37.81m (while the "ideal" length is 37.795m), and also the fact that the ETM RoCs are ~3m larger than the design specification of 57m. Interestingly, this problem isn't completely mitigated if we use the ideal arm lengths, although the order 2 resonances do move further away from the carrier resonance, but are still around a CARM offset of +/- 2nm. If we use the design RoC for the ETMs of 57m, then the HOM resonances move completely off the scale of these plots... 

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