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Entry  Tue Nov 22 18:42:10 2011, kiwamu, Summary, Green Locking, Some issues on the Y end green PDH locking 
    Reply  Wed Nov 23 00:00:53 2011, Zach, Summary, Green Locking, Some issues on the Y end green PDH locking 
    Reply  Sat Nov 26 19:07:40 2011, kiwamu, Summary, Green Locking, AM trnasfer function of the Y end laser with doublin crystal AMTF_lightwave.pngAMTF_cailbrated.bod.zip
Message ID: 5983     Entry time: Wed Nov 23 00:00:53 2011     In reply to: 5980
Author: Zach 
Type: Summary 
Category: Green Locking 
Subject: Some issues on the Y end green PDH locking 

Quote:

(AM transfer function)

 One of the suspicious noise source of the Y arm ALS was an AM effect in the Y end green PDH locking.
A possible scenario is that: there is some amount of the offset in the PDH signal due to the AM at the modulation frequency,
and it allows the intensity noise to couple to the laser frequency, which we want to suppress.
 So we wanted to check if the measured AM (#2799) at 1064 nm  is still true at 532 nm.
The problem right now is that : every time we measured the AM transfer function by exciting the laser PZT with swept sine,
the transfer function varied by 20 dB, with average response of 50 dB. And there was no repeatability.
We were using the PD which is for the green PDH signal and the single-bounced light from ETMY.
The measurement was done in a frequency band of 100 - 400 kHz where we expect a couple of sharp notches.
Perhaps we should try the same measurement with IR first to make sure we are doing a right thing, and then do it with the frequency-doubled laser.

What is meant by the "average response of 50 dB"? Is this dB[ RIN / Hz ] or something? Also, do you mean the average over a broad band or the average response at the chosen modulation frequency over several trials? I don't really understand what measurement was done.

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