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Entry  Fri Jan 24 13:56:21 2020, Jon, Update, BHD, BHD optics specifications 
    Reply  Thu Apr 16 21:13:20 2020, Jon, Update, BHD, BHD optics specifications LO_Beam_Calc-v1.pdfAS_Beam_Calc-v1.pdf
Message ID: 15305     Entry time: Thu Apr 16 21:13:20 2020     In reply to: 15151
Author: Jon 
Type: Update 
Category: BHD 
Subject: BHD optics specifications 

Summary

I've generated specifications for the new BHD optics. This includes the suspended relay mirrors as well as the breadboard optics (but not the OMCs).

To design the mode-matching telescopes, I updated the BHD mode-matching scripts to reflect Koji's draft layout (Dec. 2019) and used A La Mode to optimize ROCs and positions. Of the relay optics, only a few have an AOI small enough for curvature (astigmatism) and most of those do not have much room to move. This reduced the optimization considerably.

These ROCs should be viewed as a first approximation. Many of the distances I had to eyeball from Koji's drawings. I also used the Gaussian PRC/SRC modes from the current IFO, even though the recycling cavities will both slightly change. I set up a running list of items like these that we still need to resolve in the BHD README.

Optics Specifications

At a glance, all the specifications can be seen in the optics summary spreadsheet.

LO Telescope Design

The LO beam originates from the PR2 transmission (POP), near ITMX. It is relayed to the BHD beamsplitter (and mode-matched to the OMCs) via the following optical sequence:

  • LM1 (ROC = +10 m, AOI 3°)
  • LM2 (Flat, AOI  45°)
  • MMT1 (Flat, AOI  5°)
  • MMT2 (ROC = +3.5 m, AOI  5°)

The resulting beam profile is shown in Attachment 1.

AS Telescope Design

The AS beam is relayed from the SRM to the BHD beamsplitter (and mode-matched to the OMCs) via the following sequence:

  • AS1 (ROC = +1.5 m, AOI  3°)
  • AS2 (Flat, AOI  45°)
  • Lens (FL = -125 mm)

A lens is used because there is not enough room on the BHD breadboard for a pair of (low-AOI) telescope mirrors, like there is in the LO path. The resulting beam profile is shown in Attachment 2.

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