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Entry  Thu Oct 3 09:01:06 2013, manasa, Update, Green Locking, ALS high frequency noise ALS_outloop.pdf
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Message ID: 9195     Entry time: Thu Oct 3 09:01:06 2013     Reply to this: 9198
Author: manasa 
Type: Update 
Category: Green Locking 
Subject: ALS high frequency noise 

 As I was trying to solve the 2 arm ALS problem, I found the Y arm ALS not so stable AGAIN :( . I measured the in-loop noise of the X arm as ~400Hz/rtHz (60 picometers).

I went ahead and checked the out of loop noise of the ALS and found there is some high frequency noise creeping in above 20Hz for the Y arm ALS (blue curve). I checked the UGFs and phase margins of the phase tracker loops and found they were good (UGF above 1.4KHz and phase margins between 40 and 60 degrees).

So the suspect now is the PDH servo loop of both the arms which has to be checked.

Attached is the out-of loop noise plots of X and Y arm ALS.

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