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Entry  Mon Apr 12 08:32:54 2021, Anchal, Paco, Summary, PSL, PMC unlocked at 2pm on Sunday; ~ Restored 
    Reply  Mon Apr 12 18:34:26 2021, Yehonathan, Summary, PSL, PMC unlocked at 2pm on Sunday; ~ Restored 
Message ID: 16016     Entry time: Mon Apr 12 08:32:54 2021     Reply to this: 16019
Author: Anchal, Paco 
Type: Summary 
Category: PSL 
Subject: PMC unlocked at 2pm on Sunday; ~ Restored 

PMC lost lock between 21:00 and 22:00 UTC on April 11th as seen in the summary pages:

https://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:30889/detcharsummary/day/20210411/psl/#gallery-4

That's between 2pm and 3pm on Sunday for us. We're not sure what caused it. We will attempt to lock it back.


Mon Apr 12 08:45:53 2021: we used milind's python script in scripts/PSL/PMC/pmc_autolocker.py. It locked the PMC in about a minute and then IMC catched lock succefully.

However, the PMC transmission PD shows voltage level of about 0.7V. On medm, it is set to turn red below 0.7 and yellow above. In Summary pages in the past, it seems like this value has typically been around 0.74V. Simil;arly, the reflection RFPD DC voltage is around 0.063 V right now while it is supposed to be around 0.04 nominally So the lock is not so healthy.

We tried running this script and the bashscript version too (scripts/PSL/PMC/PMCAutolocker) a couple of times but it was unable to acquire lock.

Then we manually tried to acquire lock by varying the C1:PSL-PMC_RAMP (with gain set to -10 dB) and resetting PZT position by toggling Blank. After a few attempts, we were able to find the lock with transmission PD value around 0.73V and reflection RFPD value around 0.043. PZT control voltage was 30V and shown in red in medm to begin with. So we adjusted the output ramp again to let it come to above 50V (or maybe it just drifted to that value by itself as we could se some slow drift too). At Mon Apr 12 09:50:12 2021 , the PZT voltage was around 58V and shown in green.

We assume this is a good enough point for PMC lock and move on.

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