This week I attended a whole lot of orientations, lectures, and meetings related to SURF. Done with general and laser safety training.
read Nergis' thesis for, and other material on WFS.
got confused with how the sidebands and shifted carrier frequencies are chosen for the Interferometer, read initial chapters of Regehr's thesis for teh same.
Made a plan for proceeding with the WFS work through discussions with Koji.
Understood the MC cavity and drew a diagram for it and the sensors.
Did Calculations for Electric field amplitudes inside and outside the MC cavity.
Saw the hardware of the WFS and QPD inside, and their routes to computers. Figured out which computer shows up the conditioned data from teh sensors.
Tried calculating the cavity axis for MC using geometry and ray tracing. Too complicated to be done manually.
Read some material (mainly Seigman) for physics of calculating the eigen-axis of the MC cavity with mirrors mis-aligned. Will calculate that using simulations, using the ABCD matrices approach.
Made a simple feedback simulink model yesterday to learn simulink. Made it run/compile. Saw the behaviour thru time signals at different points.
in the night, Made a simulink model of the sensor-mirror thing, with transfer functions for everything as dummy TFs. Compiles, shows signals in time. Remaining part is to put in real/near-real TFs in the model.