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Entry  Tue Jun 25 19:18:07 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, plan of action for PZT installation 
    Reply  Wed Jul 3 21:19:04 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, plan of action for PZT installation DAC_bank.pngASC_schematic.pdf
       Reply  Mon Jul 8 13:45:19 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Driver board verification 
          Reply  Wed Jul 10 22:41:06 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, PZT Driver Board HV_Amplifier.pdf
             Reply  Thu Jul 11 23:50:57 2013, gautam, Configuration, , PZT Driver Board-changes made ASC_schematic.pdfDAC_Max_output.JPG
                Reply  Mon Jul 15 11:51:18 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4-Max Output and Power Spectrum max_amp.JPGmax_amp_all_channels.JPGDACOffPowerSpec.pdfDACOnPowerSpec.pdfDAC2kPowerSpectrum.pdf
                   Reply  Mon Jul 15 13:51:17 2013, Koji, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4-Max Output and Power Spectrum 
                      Reply  Mon Jul 15 15:54:20 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4- Power Spectrum -with the right units DACOffPSD.pdfDAC500PSD.pdfDAC2000PSD.pdf
                         Reply  Mon Jul 15 17:20:43 2013, Jenne, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4- Power Spectrum -with the right units 
                            Reply  Mon Jul 15 17:59:31 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4- Power Spectrum -6.4kHz bandwidth DAC-6.4_kHz_BW_PSD.pdf
                               Reply  Tue Jul 16 14:51:09 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, AI Board-D000186-Modified notches D000186_Frequency_Response.pdf
                                  Reply  Thu Jul 18 19:09:08 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, QPD Calibration for PZT Calibration QPD-XCalib.pdfQPD-YCalib.pdfError_Function_Fitting.zip
                                     Reply  Thu Jul 18 20:20:52 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, First mirror glued to PZT and mounted in modified mounts Piezo-mirror.jpg
                                        Reply  Thu Jul 18 23:34:40 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Coarse adjustment of PZT axes orientation in mount PZT_out_waveform.jpg
                                           Reply  Fri Jul 19 23:35:31 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Preliminary Calibration of PZT QPD-XCalib.pdfQPD-YCalib.pdfPiezo_Yaw_Calib-in_QPD_linear_range-Pitch_tilt.pdfPiezo_Yaw_Calib-in_QPD_linear_range-Yaw_tilt.pdf
                                              Reply  Tue Jul 23 20:41:40 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Full range calibration and installation of PZT-mounted mirrors M1_Pitch_calib.pdfM1_Yaw_calib.pdfM2_Pitch_calib.pdfM2_Yaw_calib.pdfPI_S330.20L.pdf
                                                 Reply  Mon Aug 5 18:48:44 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Full range calibration of PZT mounted mirrors for Y-endtable 2-inch-CVI-Yawcalib.pdf2-inch-CVI-Pitchcalib.pdf1-inch-Laseroptik-Yawcalib.pdf1-inch-Laseroptik-Pitchcalib.pdf
                                        Reply  Fri Jul 19 22:51:40 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Second mirror glued to PZT and mounted  Piezo-mirror_2.JPG
                                           Reply  Tue Jul 30 19:44:05 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Second mirror glued to PZT and mounted  
                                  Reply  Thu Jul 18 21:12:58 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, AI Board-D000186-All channels modified AI_Board_Output.jpg
                Reply  Mon Jul 29 13:39:25 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, PZT Driver Board-further changes D980323-C-modified.pdfD980323-C-modified-pg2.pdf
          Reply  Mon Jul 29 21:57:45 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Hardware installed at 1X9 
             Reply  Tue Jul 30 19:40:47 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC-PZT Driver Board Output Signal Chain Tested 
Message ID: 8874     Entry time: Thu Jul 18 20:20:52 2013     In reply to: 8873     Reply to this: 8877   8883
Author: gautam 
Type: Configuration 
Category: endtable upgrade 
Subject: First mirror glued to PZT and mounted in modified mounts 

 

 Yesterday, I mounted the first PZT in one of the modified mounts, and then glued a 2-inch Y2 mirror on it using superglue.

Details:

-The mirror is a 2-inch, Y2 mirror with HR and AR coatings for 532 nm light.

-The AR side of the mirror had someone's fingerprint on it, which I removed (under Manasa's guidance) using tweezers wrapped in lens cleaning paper, and methanol.

-Before gluing the mirror, I had to assemble the modified mount. Manasa handed over the remaining parts of the mounts (which are now in my newly acquired tupperware box along with all the other Piezo-related hardware). I took the one labelled A, and assembled the holder part. I then used one of the new mounts (2.5 inches, these are with the clean mounts in a cardboard box in the cupboard holding the green optics along the Y-arm) and mounted the holder on it. 

-Having assembled the mount, I inserted the piezo tip-tilt into the holder. The wedge that the machine shop supplied is useful (indeed required) for this. 

-I then cleaned the AR surface of the mirror and the top-surface of the tip-tilt. 

-The gluing was done using superglue which Steve got from the bookstore (the remaining tube is in the small fridge). We may glue the other mirror using epoxy. I placed 4 small drops of superglue on the tip-tilt's top surface, placed the mirror with its AR face in contact with the piezo, and applied some pressure for a short while until the glue spread out fairly evenly. I then left the whole setup to dry for about half an hour.

-Steve suggested using a reference piece (I used two small bolts) to verify when the glue had dried.

-Finally, I attached the whole assembly to a base.

Here it is in action in my calibration setup (note that it has not been oriented yet. i.e. the two perpendicular axes of the piezo are for the time being arbitrarily oriented. And maybe the spreading of the glue wasn't that even after all...):

Piezo-mirror.jpg

 

Sidenote:

Yesterday, while setting stuff up, I tested the piezo with a 0.05 Hz, 10Vpp input from the SR function generator just to see if it works, and also to verify that I had set up all my electronics correctly. Though the QPD was at this point calibrated, I did observe periodic motion of both the X and Y outputs of my QPD amp! Next step- calibration... 

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