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Entry  Wed Jan 17 23:36:12 2018, johannes, Configuration, General, AS port laser injection PSLbeat.svg.pngASpath.svg.png
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          Reply  Thu Apr 19 20:41:09 2018, Koji, Configuration, General, Aux Laser LD dying? (AS port laser injection) Aux_laser_adj_Pout.pdfAux_laser_RIN.pdf
             Reply  Tue Apr 24 08:36:47 2018, johannes, Configuration, General, Aux Laser LD dying? (AS port laser injection) 
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          Reply  Wed May 23 00:45:18 2018, johannes, Configuration, General, AS port laser injection faraday_location.pdf
Message ID: 13881     Entry time: Wed May 23 00:45:18 2018     In reply to: 13810
Author: johannes 
Type: Configuration 
Category: General 
Subject: AS port laser injection 

I was planning to set up the additions to the AS table that are outlined in Attachment #1. Unfortunately the beam is too large for the 2mm clear aperture Faraday rotators that we have available at that position. I checked the 40m and QIL and found 5 Faraday isolators/rotators for 1064 nm total, but none have large enough aperture for the current setup. Some options for buying a larger aperture isolator are:

I wanted to leave the rest of the setup undisturbed at first, but I think a much easier solution would be to move the 2" focusing lens up by about 12", which moves the beam focus away from AS55 to where the Faraday will be placed, but we can re-focus it with another lens. I may have to change the mode-matching for the aux laser fiber slightly to accomodate this change, but if there are no other concerns I would like to start this work tomorrow (Wednesday).

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