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Message ID: 13441     Entry time: Tue Nov 21 23:04:12 2017     In reply to: 13439     Reply to this: 13444
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: Optical Levers 
Subject: Oplev "noise budget" 

Per our discussions in the meetings over the last week, I've tried to put together a simple Oplev noise budget. The only two terms in this for now are the dark noise and a model for the seismic noise, and are plotted together with the measured open-loop error signal spectra.

  1. Dark noise
    • Beam was taken off the OL QPD
    • A small DC offset was added to all the oplev segment input filters to make the sum ~20-30 cts [call this testSum] (usually it varies from 4000-13000 for the BS/ITMs, call this nominalSum).
    • I downloaded 20mins of dq-ed error signal data, and computed the ASD, dividing by a factor of nominalSum / testSum to account for the usual light intensity on the QPD.
  2. Seismic noise
    • This is a very simplistic 1/f^2 pendulum TF with a pair of Q=2 poles at 1Hz.
    • I adjusted the overall gain such that the 1Hz peak roughly line up in measurement and model.
    • The stack isn't modelled at all.

Some remarks:

  • The BS oplev doesn't have any whitening electronics, and so has a higher electronics noise floor compared to the ITMs. But it doesn't look like we are limited by this lower noise floor anywhere..
  • I wonder what all those high frequency features seen in the ITM error signal spectra are - mechanical resonances of steering optics? It is definitely above the dark noise floor, so I am inclined to believe this is real beam motion on the QPD, but surely this can't be the test-mass motion? If it were, the measured A2L would be much higher than the level it is adjudged to be at now. Perhaps it's some resonances of steering mirrors?
  • The seismic displacement @100Hz per the GWINC model is ~1e-19 m/rtHz. Assuming the model A2L = d_rms * theta(f) where d_rms is the rms offset of the beam spot from the optic center, and theta(f) is the angular control signal to the optic, for a 5mm rms offset of the spot from the center, theta(f) must be ~1e-17 urad @100Hz. This gives some requirement on the low pass required - I will look into adding this to the global optimization cost.

 

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