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Fri Dec 16 13:29:15 2011, kiwamu, Update, Green Locking, Y arm noise budget : 60Hz line noise is killing us
Sat Dec 17 00:00:03 2011, kiwamu, Update, Green Locking, 60 Hz line nose gone
Fri Dec 16 13:29:15 2011
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Y arm noise budget : 60Hz line noise is killing us
Along with development of the automation script, my goals last night were :
(1) Take a noise budget when the standard ALS configuration is applied
(2) Take a beautiful time series to show how ALS brings the cavity to the resonance point
However I gave up goal (2) because the resultant time series were very fluctuating at 60 Hz and it wasn't so beautiful enough.
As shown in the noise budget below, the 60 Hz line noise currently dominates the arm displacement.
About Noise Budget
The spectra were taken when the arm length was kept at the resonance point using the ALS servo.
So the error signal was taken from the beat-note and was fed back to ETMY.
The servo UGF was at about 100 Hz and the fine frequency discriminator was used.
The red curve in the plot is the arm displacement observed by POY11, which is an out-of-loop sensor in this case.
From the plot it is apparent that the 60 Hz line noise raises the rms to few 100 pm level.
How to improve it ?
According to my quick calculation if we can exclude the 60 Hz line noise from the rms integration, the rms becomes about 70 pm, which is nice.
I somehow believe this line noise comes from the ALS servo and is injected to the coil-magnet actuator.
So I propose to lower the UGF and make it lower than 60 Hz such that
the servo doesn't react to the 60 Hz line noise and hence no 60 Hz noise injection to the arm displacement.
In any case lowering the UGF is better since our ALS sensor sees only noise above 40 Hz according to the previous noise measurement