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Entry  Thu Mar 18 10:46:51 2010, Koji, Update, ABSL, PLL reconstructed 
    Reply  Thu Mar 18 12:27:56 2010, Alberto, Update, ABSL, PLL reconstructed 
       Reply  Thu Mar 18 13:40:35 2010, Koji, Update, ABSL, PLL reconstructed 
          Reply  Thu Mar 18 21:42:26 2010, Koji, Update, ABSL, PLL reconstructed 
             Reply  Mon Mar 22 22:11:26 2010, Mott, Update, ABSL, PLL reconstructed IMG_0150.JPG
                Reply  Mon Mar 22 23:37:32 2010, Mott, Update, ABSL, PLL reconstructed 2010-03-22_23.14.00.jpg2010-03-22_23.24.50.jpg
                   Reply  Tue Mar 23 18:44:46 2010, Mott, Update, ABSL, PLL reconstructed NPRO_PLL_freqresp.png
                      Reply  Wed Mar 24 03:58:18 2010, kiwamu, matt, koji, Update, Green Locking, leave PLL locked DSC_1402.JPG
                         Reply  Wed Mar 24 04:22:51 2010, kiwamu, matt, Update, Green Locking, two NPRO PLL  
                            Reply  Wed Mar 24 14:52:02 2010, Alberto, Update, Green Locking, two NPRO PLL  
                         Reply  Wed Mar 24 15:59:59 2010, kiwamu, matt, Update, Green Locking, leave PLL locked 
                            Reply  Thu Mar 25 17:29:48 2010, kiwamu, mott, Update, Green Locking, PLL two NPROs 
Message ID: 2680     Entry time: Thu Mar 18 12:27:56 2010     In reply to: 2679     Reply to this: 2681
Author: Alberto 
Type: Update 
Category: ABSL 
Subject: PLL reconstructed 

Quote:

Last night (Mar 17) I checked the PLL setup as Mott had some difficulty to get a clean lock of the PLL setting.

  • I firstly found that the NPRO beam is not going through the Faraday isolator well. This was fixed by aligning the steering mirrors before the Faraday.
     
  • The signal from the RF PD was send to the RF spectrum analyzer through a power splitter. This is a waist of the signal. It was replaced to a directional coupler.
  • Tee-ing the PZT feedback to the oscilloscope was producing the noise in the laser frequency. I put the oscilloscope to the 600Ohm output of the SR560, while connectiong the PZT output to the 50Ohm output.
  • In addition, 6dB+6dB attenuators have been added to the PZT feedback signal.

Now the beating signal is much cleaner and behave straight forward. I will add some numbers such as the PD DC output, RF levels, SR560 settings...

Now I am feeling that we definitely need the development of really clean PLL system as we use PLL everywhere! (i.e. wideband PD, nice electronics, summing amplifiers, stop poking SR560, customize/specialize PDH box, ...etc)

I also had noticed the progressive change of the aux NPRO alignment to the Farady.

I strongly agree about the need of a good and robust PLL.

By modifying the old PDH box (version 2008) eventually I was able to get a PLL robust enough for my purposes. At some point that wasn't good enough for me either.

I then decided to redisign it from scratch. I'm going to work on it. Also because of my other commitments, I'd need a few days/1 week for that. But I'd still like to take care of it. Is it more urgent than that?

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