We couldn't scan the Y arm for 1FSR last night because the ALS servo breaks while sweeping.
We thought this might be from the amplitude fluctuation of the beat signal. The amplitude of the beat signal goes into the beatbox was about -5 dBm, which is not so enough for the beatbox to get good LO. So, we put an amplifier (and attenuators) and the amplitude became +1 dBm. The range beatbox can handle is about -3 dBm to +3 dBm, according to our calculation.
This increased stability of the lock, and we could scan the arm for 1FSR. Below is the plot of scanned ALS error signal (blue), Y arm IR PDH signal (green) and TRY (red).
For each slope, we can see two TEM00 peaks, some higer order modes(may be 01, 02, 02) and sidebands (large 11MHz, small 55MHz?).
We couldn't scan for more. This is still a mystery.
Also, we need to reduce residual Y arm length fluctuation more because we get funny TRY peak shape.
For C1:ALS-BEATY_COARSE_I_IN1, 1 count stands for 0.21 nm(see elog #6817). We sweeped 4000 peak to peak in 50 sec. So, the scan speed is about 17 nm/sec.
This means it takes about 0.06 sec to cross resonant peak.
Cavity build up time is about 2LF/(pi*c) ~ 40 usec. So, the scan is quasi-static enough.
Characteristic time scale for the Y end temperature control is about 10 sec, so Y end frequency is following the Y arm length change with temperature control.
Currently, sampling frequency of DQ channels are 2048 Hz. This means we have 100 points in a TRY peak. I think this is enough to get a peak height.
- Reduce RMS. We are trying to use a whitening filter.
- Find why we can't scan more. Why??
- ETMY coil gains may have some unbalance. We need to check
- Characterize Y end green frequency control. Koji and I changed them last week (see elog #6776).
- Calculate positions of RF SBs and HOMs and compare with this result.