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Entry  Sat Feb 12 08:08:05 2011, Suresh, Update, Electronics, REFL11 Photodiode replaced C30642_datasheet-1.pdf40mUpgradeREFL11schematic.pdfP2120572.JPGP2120565.JPGP2120571.JPG
    Reply  Sat Feb 12 23:22:21 2011, rana, Update, Electronics, REFL11 Photodiode replaced 
       Reply  Sun Feb 13 16:20:53 2011, Suresh, Update, Electronics, REFL11 Photodiode replaced 
    Reply  Sun Feb 13 02:33:37 2011, Koji, Update, Electronics, REFL11 Photodiode replaced 
Message ID: 4276     Entry time: Sat Feb 12 23:22:21 2011     In reply to: 4275     Reply to this: 4279
Author: rana 
Type: Update 
Category: Electronics 
Subject: REFL11 Photodiode replaced 

375 mW is way too much light. We must never put more than 100 mW on any of these diodes. We don't want to blow up more diodes like we did with the WFS. The InGaAs diodes often show an excess dark noise before they finally let go and completely fail. This one may show excess during the shot noise testing.

We should ensure that the beam paths are engineered so that none of these new detectors ever sees such high light levels.

The DC path should be made to let us see a 10V from the differential EPICS readout when there is 100 mA of photocurrent (i.e. an effective 100 Ohms transimpedance):

0.1 A  * 10 V/A * 5 V/V * 2V/V

The last factor of 2 is from the single to differential conversion.

If we really only get 15 mV from 375 mW, then this diode or the circuit is broken.

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