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Entry  Wed Feb 9 15:26:22 2011, josephb, Update, CDS, Updated c1scx with lockin, c1gcv for green transmission pd 
    Reply  Thu Feb 10 00:23:25 2011, Jenne, Update, Green Locking, Green TRX DC PD installed on PSL 
Message ID: 4267     Entry time: Thu Feb 10 00:23:25 2011     In reply to: 4265
Author: Jenne 
Type: Update 
Category: Green Locking 
Subject: Green TRX DC PD installed on PSL 

Using a stray beam that is generated as the transmitted green beam from the Xarm goes through the viewport to the PSL table, I installed a fast lens (because I was constrained for space) and a Thorlabs PDA36 photodiode on the PSL table.

The BNC cable runs along the edge of the PSL table, up the corner hole with the huge bundle of cables, and over to IOO_ADC_0. It's channel 3 on the simulink model, which means that it is plugged into connector #4.

With the green resonating TEM00, I have ~1.4V output from the photodiode, as seen on a voltmeter. This corresponds to ~1500 counts on the MEDM screen.

 

Note to self:  Switch to a ~1cm diode with a boatload of gain (either from the 40m or Bridge), and use transmission through a steering mirror of the actual beat note path, not the jittery viewport pickoff.  Want RIN noise level to be about 1e-5, only care about below ~100Hz so don't need broadband.

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