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Entry  Fri Dec 27 16:26:11 2019, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, PMC Linewidth measurement PMCTransmissionSpectra.pdf
    Reply  Wed Jan 1 14:14:00 2020, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, PMC Linewidth measurement 150MHzSideBandCreation.pdfLinewidthMeasurment.pdf
       Reply  Wed Jan 15 15:04:31 2020, gautam, Update, PSL, PMC Linewidth measurement 
          Reply  Fri Jan 17 22:11:19 2020, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, Ringdown measurements 20200117_192455.jpg20200117_192448.jpg
             Reply  Sat Jan 25 11:54:42 2020, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, Ringdown measurements Input_beam_path.jpgReflected_Beam_Path.jpgTransmitted_Beam_Path.jpgPMCRingdownNormalizedRawdata.pdfTransPDFits.pdf
                Reply  Mon Jan 27 21:35:06 2020, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, Ringdown measurements IMC_REFL_Beam_Path.jpg
                   Reply  Mon Jan 27 21:48:49 2020, gautam, Update, PSL, Ringdown measurements elevatedSeis.pdf
                      Reply  Tue Jan 28 16:01:17 2020, gautam, Update, IOO, IMC WFS servos stable again QPD_recenter.png
                         Reply  Tue Jan 28 20:51:37 2020, Yehonathan, Update, IOO, IMC WFS servos stable again 
                            Reply  Wed Jan 29 12:40:24 2020, Yehonathan, Update, IOO, IMC Ringdowns preliminary data analysis IMCRingdownNormalizedRawdata.pdfIMCTransPDFits.pdf
                               Reply  Mon Feb 3 13:54:10 2020, Yehonathan, Update, IOO, IMC Ringdowns extended data analysis IMCTransReflAnalysis_anotated.pdf
                                  Reply  Wed Feb 5 21:13:17 2020, Yehonathan, Update, IOO, IMC Ringdowns extended data analysis 
                                     Reply  Sat Feb 15 12:56:24 2020, Yehonathan, Update, IOO, IMC Transfer function measurement IMCFrequencyResponse.pdfIMCRingdownNormalizedRawdata.pdfIMCREFLPDFits.pdf
Message ID: 15215     Entry time: Sat Feb 15 12:56:24 2020     In reply to: 15190
Author: Yehonathan 
Type: Update 
Category: IOO 
Subject: IMC Transfer function measurement 

{Yehonathan, Meenakshi}

We measure the IMC transfer function using SR785.

We hook up the AOM driver to the SOURCE OUT, Input PD to CHANNEL ONE and the IMC transmission PD to CHANNEL TWO.

We use the frequency response measurement feature in the SR785. A swept sine from 100KHz to 100Hz is excited with an amplitude of 10mV.

Attachment 1 shows the data with a fit to a low pass filter frequency response.

IMC pole frequency is measured to be 3.795KHz, while the ringdowns predict a pole frequency 3.638KHz, a 4% difference.

The closeness of the results discourages me from calibrating the PDs' transfer functions.

I tend to believe the pole frequency measurement a bit more since it coincides with a linewidth measurement done awhile ago Gautam was telling me about.


I think of trying to try another zero-order ringdown but with much smaller excitation than what used before (500mV) and than move on to the first-order beam.

Also, it seems like the reflection signal in zero-order ringdown (Attachment 2,  green trace) has only one time constant similar to the full extinction ringdown. The reason is that due to the fact the IMC is critically coupled there is no DC term in the electric field even when the extinction of light is partial. The intensity of light, therefore, has only one time constant.

Fitting this curve (Attachment 3) gives a time constant of 18us, a bit too small (gives a pole of 4.3KHz). I think a smaller extinction ringdown will give a cleaner result.

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