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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: 8912     Entry time: Tue Jul 23 20:41:40 2013     In reply to: 8884     Reply to this: 8967
Author: gautam 
Type: Configuration 
Category: endtable upgrade 
Subject: Full range calibration and installation of PZT-mounted mirrors 

 Given that the green beam is to be used as the reference during the vent, it was decided to first test the PZT mounted mirrors at the X-endtable rather than the Y-endtable as originally planned. Yesterday, I prepared a second PZT mounted mirror, completed the full range calibration, and with Manasa, installed the mirrors on the X-endtable as mentioned in this elog. The calibration constants have been determined to be (see attached plots for aproximate range of actuation):

M1-pitch: 0.1106 mrad/V

M1-yaw: 0.143 mrad/V

M2-pitch: 0.197 mrad/V

M2-yaw: 0.27 mrad/V


Second 2-inch mirror glued to tip-tilt and mounted:

  • The spot sizes on the steering mirrors at the X-end are fairly large, and so two 2-inch steering mirrors were required.
  • The mirrors already glued to the PZTs were a CVI 2-inch and a Laseroptik 1-inch mirror.
  • I prepared another Laseroptik 2-inch mirror (45 degree with HR and AR coatings for 532 nm) and glued it to a PZT mounted in a modified mount as before.
  • Another important point regarding mounting the PZTs: there are two perforated rings (see attached picture) that run around the PZT about 1cm below the surface on which the mirror is to be glued. The PZT has to be pushed in through the mount till these are clear of the mount, or the actuation will not be as desired. In the first CVI 2-inch mirror, this was not the the case, which probably explains the unexpectedly large pitch-yaw coupling that was observed during the calibration [Thanks Manasa for pointing this out]. 

Full range calibration of PZT:

Having prepared the two steering mirrors, I calibrated them for the full range of input voltages, to get a rough idea of whether the tilt varied linearly and also the range of actuation. 

Methodology:

  • The QPD setup described in my previous elogs was used for this calibration. 
  • The linear range of the QPD was gauged to be while the output voltage lay between -0.5V and 0.5V. The calibration constants are as determined during the QPD calibration, details of which are here.
  • In order to keep the spot always in the linear range of the QPD, I stared with an input signal of -10V or +10V (ie. one extreme), and moved both the X and Y micrometers on the translational stage till both these coordinates were at one end of the linear range (i.e -0.5V or 0.5V). I then increased the input voltage in steps of ~1V through the full range from -10V to +10V DC. The signal was applied using a SR function generator with the signal amplitude kept to 0, and a DC offset in the range -5V to 5V DC, which gave the desired input voltages to the PZT driver board (between -10V DC and 10V DC).
  • When the output of the QPD amp reached the end of the linear regime (i.e 0.5V or -0.5V), I moved the appropriate micrometer dial on the translational stage to take it to the other end of the linear range, before continuing with the measurements. The distance moved was noted. 
  • Both the X and Y coordinates were noted in order to investigate pitch-yaw coupling.

Analysis and remarks:

  • The results of the calibration are presented in the plots below. 
  • Though the measurement technique was crude (and maybe flawed because of a possible z-displacement while moving the translational stage), the calibration was meant to be rough, and I think the results obtained are satisfactory. 
  • Fitting the data linearly is only an approximation, as there is evidence of hysteresis. Also, PZTs appear to have some drift, though I have not been able to quantify this (I did observe that the output of the QPD amp shifted by an amount equal to ~0.05mm while I left the setup standing for an hour or so).  
  • The range of actuation seems to be different for the two PZTs, and also for each degree of freedom, though the measured data is consistent with the minimum range given in the datasheet (3.5 mrad for input voltages in the range -20V to 120V DC). 

 

PZT Calibration Plots

The circles are datapoints for the degree of freedom to which the input is applied, while the 'x's are for the other degree of freedom. Different colours correspond to data measured with the position of the translational stage at some value.

                                            M1 Pitch                                                                                             M1 Yaw

M1_Pitch_calib.pdf     M1_Yaw_calib.pdf

 

                                              M2 Pitch                                                                                        M2 Yaw 

M2_Pitch_calib.pdf     M2_Yaw_calib.pdf

 



Installation of the mirrors at the X-endtable:

The calibrated mirrors were taken to the X-endtable for installation. The steering mirrors in place were swapped out for the PZT mounted pair. Manasa managed (after considerable tweaking) to mode-match the green beam to the cavity with the new steering mirror configuration. In order to fine tune the alignment, Koji moved ITMx and ETMx in pitch and yaw so as to maximise green TRX. We then got an idea of which way the input pointing had to be moved in order to maximise the green transmission.

 

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