[Koji, Annalisa, Manasa]
Today we worked on the ALS servo stabilization for the Y arm.
First step: find the beat note
The beat note was found following the usual steps:
Beat note amplitude = -27 dBm @ 50 MHz
PSL temperature = 31.54 degC
Laser Offset on the slow servo2 = -11011
In the GREEN HORNET we did the following changes for the Y arm:
Input Signal Conditioning
On the C1ALS-BEATY_FINE screen the same antiwhitening filters of the C1ALS-BEATX_FINE have been reproduced. At moment, only the FM3 [10:1] is enabled.
On the C1ALS-BEATY_FINE_PHASE screen the gain was set at 3600, since the amplitude of the Q signal after the Phase rotator (BEATY_FINE_Q_ERR) was about 30. To set this value we made a proportion with respect to a previous optimized value, where the amplitude was 100 and the gain was set to 1200.
In order to stabilize the beat frequency, we started enabling the FM5 [1000:1] filter in the C1ALS_YARM panel, and then we started increasing the gain first in small steps (0.1), in order to understand which sign the gain should have without kicking the mirror.
We measured the Power Spectrum of the C1:ALS-BEATY_FINE_PHASE_OUT in-loop signal while varying the gain of the C1ALS_YARM servo filter.
Eventually, we enabled the following filters:
Gain = -30.
Koji expects the UGF of the loop to be around 100-ish Hz, and he also expected the small bump around 300-400 Hz.
Then we realized that the channel we were measuring was not calibrated in unit of Hz, so we took again the measurement looking at the channel C1:ALS-BEATY_FINE_PHASE_OUT_HZ. In this case, we didn't observe any bump. Maybe the beat frequency was slightly changed from the previous measurement and the all servo shape was also different. The final value of the gain was set at -8.
The Y axis unit is missing (bad me!). It's in deg/sqrt(Hz) for the first plot and Hz/sqrt(Hz) for the second one.