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Entry  Wed Aug 4 16:52:59 2010, Razib, Aidan, Update, Phase Camera, Sideband power measurement (updated) Setup_08_04_2010.jpgpower_40MHz.pngpower_25MHz.png
    Reply  Thu Aug 12 16:52:02 2010, Razib, Update, Phase Camera, Sideband power measurement (updated) SCR.jpgDC_sig_sideband_profile.jpgsideband_profile.jpgsine_trig.jpgsine_trig.jpg
       Reply  Thu Aug 12 17:10:07 2010, Koji, Update, Phase Camera, Sideband power measurement (updated) 
          Reply  Thu Aug 12 17:28:28 2010, Razib, Update, Phase Camera, Sideband power measurement (updated) 
Message ID: 3411     Entry time: Thu Aug 12 16:52:02 2010     In reply to: 3360     Reply to this: 3412
Author: Razib 
Type: Update 
Category: Phase Camera 
Subject: Sideband power measurement (updated) 

I made some measurement of the SCR (signal to contrast ratio) from the signal from the EOM and the AOM.

The recipe for that was:

1. Trigger the camera at 20 Hz (from function generator).

2. Take a series of 20 images.

3. Do FFT to take out the DC component.

4. Extract the beat signal out of the FFT'd data.

5. Block the EOM.

6. Take another set of images of the AOM beam.

7. Take more(!) images, but this time of the background (blocking both EOM and AOM).

 

So the SCR is calculated by the ratio of the FFT'd DC and the 5 Hz signal. Using the CCD, I obtained the SCR to be 0.075 ± 0.01. Previously, we expected our SCR to be 0.09 as in the previous e-log entry.

The plot for that is:

SCR.jpg

 After measuring the SCR, I also measured the amplitude of the sideband and made an amplitude profile of the 40 MHz sideband.

The amplitude measurement is done as follows:

We know that the our 5 Hz signal consists of,

Sig = A_r * A_sb    where A_r = amplitude of the reference beam, A_sb= amplitude of the sideband

So, A_sb = Sig / A_r .

But,  A_r = sqrt ( P_AOM - Background),

Thus  A_sb = Sig / sqrt( P_AOM - Background) .

So the amplitude profile is done by taking the 5 Hz beat signal and dividing by the square root of the AOM beam minus the background light.

The plots looks like this:

DC_sig_sideband_profile.jpg

The solo sideband profile looks like this:

sideband_profile.jpg

Next we plan to trigger the camera with a 1 KHz signal and take snaps at n* T/4 (where n=0,1,2,3) of the period of the beat signal. So the plan is to trigger the camera at the point where the red dots appear in following cartoon.

sine_trig.jpg

Some more details of this setup will be posted later.

  

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