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Entry  Tue May 26 02:15:36 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Lock acquisition portal entry 
    Reply  Tue May 26 02:31:00 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Lock acquisition sequence PRFPMIlock_1274418200_1274418550.pdf
       Reply  Wed May 27 20:14:51 2020, Koji, Update, LSC, Lock acquisition sequence 
    Reply  Tue May 26 02:37:19 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, DARM loop measurement and fitting DARM_TF.pdfDARM_TF_breakdown.pdf
    Reply  Tue May 26 03:01:35 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, CARM loop  CARM_OLTF.pdf
       Reply  Wed Jun 3 01:46:14 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, CARM loop  CM_loop_topology.pdfCARM_TFs.pdfCARM_OLTF.pdfCARM_xover.pdfCARM_OLG_evolution.pdf
    Reply  Tue May 26 03:06:59 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, PRFPMI sensing matrix PRFPMI_20200524sensMat.pdfPRFPMI_20200524sensMatHistograms.pdf
    Reply  Tue May 26 03:26:58 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Preliminary noise budget PRFPMI_NB.pdf
    Reply  Tue May 26 14:32:44 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Arm transmission RIN armRIN.pdf
       Reply  Wed May 27 19:36:33 2020, Koji, Update, LSC, Arm transmission RIN 
          Reply  Thu May 28 18:36:45 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Arm transmission RIN PRFPMIcorner_ASC_PIT_1274419354_1274419654.pdfPRFPMIcorner_ASC_YAW_1274419354_1274419654.pdfPRFPMIcorner_ASC_coherence_1274419354_1274419654.pdf
             Reply  Fri May 29 00:34:57 2020, rana, Update, LSC, Arm transmission RIN 
             Reply  Wed Jun 3 02:14:32 2020, gautam, Update, ASC, PRC ASC improves arm transmission RIN PRC_ASCsignals.pdfarmRIN_PRC_ASC.pdfPRFPMIcorner_ASC_PIT_1275190251_1275190551.pdfPRFPMIcorner_ASC_YAW_1275190251_1275190551.pdfPRFPMIcorner_ASC_coherence_1275190251_1275190551.pdf
                Reply  Fri Jun 19 16:30:09 2020, gautam, Update, ASC, Some thoughts about ASC sensingResponse.pdfsensingResponse_torque.pdf
                   Reply  Tue Jul 7 14:06:10 2020, gautam, Update, ASC, Some more thoughts about ASC ITM_OL_DCcoupling.png
    Reply  Tue May 26 16:00:06 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Power buildup diagnostics PRFPMIcorner_DC_1274419354_1274419654.pdfPRFPMIcorner_SB_1274419354_1274419654.pdf
       Reply  Wed May 27 17:41:57 2020, Koji, Update, LSC, Power buildup diagnostics 
          Reply  Wed Jun 3 02:08:00 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Power buildup diagnostics PRFPMIcorner_DC_1275190251_1275190551.pdfPRFPMIcorner_SB_1275190251_1275190551.pdf
    Reply  Wed Jun 3 01:34:53 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Lock acquisition update portal 
       Reply  Wed Jun 3 03:29:26 2020, Koji, Update, LSC, Lock acquisition update portal 
          Reply  Wed Jun 3 11:40:56 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, Lock acquisition update portal 
             Reply  Wed Jun 3 18:49:47 2020, gautam, Update, LSC, PRG and CARM signal sign armCavReflectivities.pdfIFOreflectivities.pdfPDHerrSigs.pdfPRGvsLoss_finesse.pdf
Message ID: 15349     Entry time: Tue May 26 02:31:00 2020     In reply to: 15348     Reply to this: 15360
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: LSC 
Subject: Lock acquisition sequence 

Here, I provide some details of the sequence. Obviously, I am presenting one of the quickest transitions to the fully locked state, I don't claim that every attempt is so smooth. But it is pretty cool that the whole thing can be done in ~3 minutes.

See Attachment #1 for the labels.

  • A --- Arms are locked on POX/POY, and EX/EY lasers are also locked to their respective arms. The phase tracker outputs are averaged in preparation for transitioning control from POX/POY to ALS. 
  • B --- Aforementioned transition has been realized. CARM offset of -4 is applied. Based on this calibration, this is ~ 4 nm.
  • C --- PRM is aligned in preparation for 3f vertex locking. Between C and D, the long pause is because I also use this time to DC couple the ITM Oplev servos, which requires some averaging. 
  • D --- PRMI is locked. CARM offset reduction begins. Between D and E, I scan CARM through a resonance, and look at the necessary offset requried in the CARM_B (=RF) path. It is a mystery to me why this is required.
  • E --- Ramp CARM offset completely to 0. Twiddle CARM_A and DARM_A offsets (=ALS path) to maximize the arm transmitted powers. Between E and F, you can see that the arm powers stabilize somewhat before any RF control is engaged (more on this later), which means we are approximately in the linear regime of the CARM PDH signal, and the switchover can be effected. As I write this, I wonder if there is any benefit to normalizing the REFL_11 error signal (=CM_SLOW) by the arm transmission for a broader capture range?
  • F --- CARM_B and DARM_B (=RF) paths engaged. I ramp off the ALS servos between F and G using a 10 second ramptime.
  • G --- IFO is now under RF control, ALS control has been turned off completely.
  • H --- Rudimentary ASC is enabled. The ITMs are already running with DC coupled Oplev servos, and for the ETMs, I use the Transmon QPDs. The loop shapes/gains for this part haven't been finalized yet, but some improvement in the stability is seen.

This particular lock held for ~20 minutes so I could run some loop characterization measurements etc.

I am struggling to explain:

  1. Why POP22 goes to 0 when we zero the CARM offset? The arm length is such that the 2f fields don't experience any abrupt changes in reflectivity from the arm cavity for a wide range of offsets. This signal is the trigger signal for the PRMI LSC control - right now, I get around this problem by mixing in some amount of POP DC once the PRMI is locked. But if the lock is lost, this requires some EPICS button gynmastics to try and salvage the lock... I guess the 1f field components experience a different phase on reflection at various offsets, so maybe I should be looking at sqrt(POP22_I^2 + POP22_Q^2) instead of just POP22_I.
  2. Why is an error point offset required in the CARM RF path?
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