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  17296   Mon Nov 21 18:43:46 2022 yutaUpdateBHDc1hpc and c1lsc modified to send BHD_DIFF and BHD_SUM

[Anchal, Yuta]

To send BHD signals from c1hpc after unwhitening and taking sum/diff, c1hpc and c1lsc models are modified.
PDDC_DOF_MTRX medm screen was modified to reflect this change.
We don't need to unwhiten and take sum/diff again in c1lsc model anymorewink

  17297   Tue Nov 22 08:56:27 2022 JCUpdatePSLPMC input beam alignment

[Paco, Anchal, JC]

C1:PSL-PMC_PMCTRANSPD ~ 0.715 this morning, this was increased to ~0.730. There also seems to be an earthquake going on and the MC is flashing.

  17299   Tue Nov 22 15:33:02 2022 TegaUpdateCDSI/O chassis parts inventory

[Tega, JC]

We received the following I/O chassis parts from LLO:

Components Quantity
Timing Master 1
I/O chassis timing interface 8
I/O chassis backplane board 18
I/O chassis motherboard 20
M4 power supply 36


  17300   Tue Nov 22 20:46:11 2022 RadhikaUpdateALSXARM green laser lock debugging

[Paco, Anchal, Radhika]

We tried to debug why the XARM green laser isn't catching lock with the arm cavity. First I tried to improve alignment:

- Aligned the arm cavity axes by maximizing IR transmission.

- Adjusted M1 and M2 steering mirrors to align the X green beam into the arm. GTRX reached ~0.3.

     - At the vertex table, I adjusted the lens in the GTRX path to focus the beam onto the DCPD. This increased GTRX to ~0.7.

- Visually I confirmed that TEM00 of the green laser was flashing in the arm cavity, fairly centered. But it was not catching lock.

We suspected the XARM AUX PZT might be damaged/unresponsive. Paco, Anchal, and I fed several frequency signals to the PZT and looked for a peak in the AUX-PSL beatnote spectra at the expected frequency. We confirmed that the X-arm AUX PZT is responsive up to 12 kHz (limited by ADC samping rate). We have no reason to suspect the PZT wouldn't be responsive at the PDH modulation frequency of 231 kHz.

Next steps:

- Investigate PDH servo box / error signal.

  17301   Wed Nov 23 11:06:08 2022 AnchalUpdateBHDc1hpc and c1sus modified to add BS dither and demodulation option

c1hpc has option of dithering BS now (sending excitation to BS LSC port to c1sus over IPC). This is available for demodulating BHDC and BH55 signals. Also BS is a possible feedback point, however, we would stick to using LSC screen for any MICH locking.

c1sus underwent 2 changes. All suspension models were upgraded to the new suspension model (see 40m/16938 and 40m/17165). Now the channel data rates are set in simulink model and activateDQ script is not doing anything for any of the suspension models.

  17302   Wed Nov 23 12:58:33 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDSome more calculations

Changed the BHD BS transmissivity to 0.56.

Demodulation Phases

As was noted before. The LO phase sensitivity plot vs LO phase from the previous elog shows the optimal sensitivity at each LO phase. That means that the optimal demodulation phase might change as a function of LO phase. Attachment 1 shows the previous plot and a plot showing the optimal modulation phase for some of the methods. When double demodulation is involved I optimize one modulation and show the optimal demodulation angle of the second. As can be seen, optimal audio demodulation angles don't change as a function of LO phase.

Additionally, as expected maybe, for the single RF sideband methods that nominally should not have worked at nominal LO phase (angle in which BHD Diff is most sensitive to MICH), the optimal demodulation angle changes quite a bit around the nominal LO phase.

Fixed demodulation angle

Attachment 2 shows the LO phase sensitivity in the single 55MHZ sideband method when we fix the demodulation angle. -23.88 is the demod angle optimal for nominal LO phase. 66.12 is 90 degrees away from that. -75.21 is the is the demod angle optimal for LO phase at the amplitude quadrature and 14.78 is 90 degrees away from that. It can be seen that fixing the demod angle can be mostly harmless.

Effect of MICH offset

The simulations were run with 0 MICH offset. Attachment 3 shows the LO phase sensitivity of the different methods when MICH offset is introduced together with the optimal demod angle. As expected the single RF SB methods are sensitive to this offset while the double demod methods are not since they are not relying on DC fields.


[Yehonathan, Yuta, Paco]

We would like to estimate:

  • LO phase sensitivty (for RF55 + audio dither scheme), as a function of RF demod angle (both I and Q); not to be confused with audio dither angle.
  • LO phase sensitivity (for all schemes like in Attachment #2 of this previous post) but with some nonzero MICH offset.
  • LO phase sensitivity (for RF55 + audio dither scheme) but with the uBHDBS (44:56) values from this post.


  17304   Wed Nov 23 16:12:00 2022 TegaUpdateCDSI/O chassis parts inventory II

[Tega, JC]

We picked up the following I/O chassis components from Downs CDS testing lab:

Components Quantity
I/O chassis timing interface (missing aLIGO Duotone to IO interface adapter board) 1
Digital I/O PCI Express card 16ch/16ch 1
Adnaco PCI Express Gen 2 Extension System 1
PCIe x4 host interface board 6
OSS expansion Link board x4 1
OSS expansion Link board x4/x8 Gen2 3
aLIGO 16-Bit DAC Adapter board 1
aLIGO 18-Bit DAC Adapter board 12
GSC PMC-PCI adapter board 11
GSC PCIe-PMC adapter board 2
Avago LC transceiver (HFBR-57E0PZ) 9
  17305   Wed Nov 23 16:34:33 2022 KojiUpdateCDSNew donatella testing

Let's use this entry to list of the test results of new donatella.

  • Firefox - OK (typing elog now)
  • sitemap - OK
  • Diaggui (DTT) looks working fine for the current and past data
  • Dataviewer looks working fine for the current and past (slow/fast) data
  • ndscope - fine
  • foton - works fine
  • burtgooey - ?
  17306   Wed Nov 23 17:12:34 2022 RadhikaUpdateALSXARM green laser lock debugging

I tested the mixer by feeding it a 300 kHz signal sourced from a Moku:Go. I kept the LO input the same - 231.25 kHz from the signal generator. The mixer output was a ~70 kHz waveform as expected, so demodulation is not the issue in green locking.

Next I'll align the arm cavities with IR and check to see if the green REFL signal looks as expected. If not, we'll have to invesitage the REFL PD. If the signal looks fine, and we now know it's being properly demodulated, the issue must lie further downstream.

  17307   Wed Nov 23 17:21:44 2022 JCUpdateVACInterlocks may have been tripped due to N2 pressure loss

[Paco, JC]

While changing out one of the N2 tanks today, one of the fitting stripped. This caused a major loss of pressure. I replaced one fitting then realized there was a second leak around the area of the gauge. Paco and I changed this and everything should be back up and running. Thhe interlocks may have been tripped  within the last 2 hours.


  17308   Wed Nov 23 17:28:39 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDSome more calculations

Fields at the BHD BS. More on this later.

  17310   Thu Nov 24 11:23:35 2022 AnchalUpdateSUSLow noise state

I've turned off HEPA fan and all lights at
PST: 2022-11-24 11:23:59.509949 PST
UTC: 2022-11-24 19:23:59.509949 UTC
GPS: 1353353057.509949

c1ioo model has been updated to acquire C1:IOO-MC2_TRANS_PIT_OUT  and C1:IOO-MC2_TRANS_YAW_OUT at 512 Hz rate.

I'll update when I turn the HEPA on again. I plan to turn it on for a few hours everyday to keep the PSL enclosure clean.

Turned on HEPA again at:

PST: 2022-11-25 12:14:34.848054 PST
UTC: 2022-11-25 20:14:34.848054 UTC
GPS: 1353442492.848054

However this was probably not a low noise state due to vacuum disruption mentioned here.

  17311   Thu Nov 24 15:37:45 2022 AnchalUpdateASCIMC WFS output matrix diagonalization effort

I tried following the steps and the method I was using converged to same output matrix upto 2 decimal points but there is still left over cross coupling as you can see in Attachment 1. With the new output matrix, WFS loop can be turned on with full overall gain of 1.


  • I switched off +20dB FM2 on C1IOO-WFS1_PIT and increased gain C1:IOO-WFS1_PIT_GAIN from 0.1 to 1 to be uniform with other filters.
  • Output matrix change:
    • Old matrix:
      -2.   4.8 -7.3
       3.6  3.5 -2. 
       2.   1.  -6.8
    • New Matrix:
      3.44  4.22 -7.29
      0.75  0.92 -1.59
      3.41  4.16 -7.21
  • I think the main change that allowed the WFS loop to become stable was the 0,0 element sign change.


  • I made overall gain C1:IOO-WFS_GAIN 0
  • Switched of (0:0.8) FM3 on PIT filter modules (IOO-WFS1_PIT, IOO-WFS2_PIT, IOO-MC2_TRANS_PIT)
  • Changed ramp time to 2 seconds on all these modules
  • Used offset of 10000 for WFS2 and MC2_TRANS, and 30000 for WFS1 (for some reason, response to WFS1 step was much lower than others)
  • Measured the following sensor channels
  • First I took 30s average of these channels, then applied the offsets in the three modules one by one and recorded steps in each sensor.
  • Measured step from reference value taken before, and normalized each step to the DOF that was actually stepped to get a matrix.
  • Inverted this matrix and multiplied with existing output matrix. Made sure column norm1 is same as before and column signs are same as before.
  • Repeated a few times.

Note: The standard deviation on the averages was very high even after averaging for 30s. This data should be averaged after low passing high frequencies but I couldn't find the filter module medm screens for these signals, so I just proceeded with simple averaging of full rate signal using cdsultis avg command.

Fri Nov 25 12:46:31 2022

The WFS loop are unstable again. This could be due to the matrix balancing done while vacuum was disrupted. The above matrix does not work anymore.

  17312   Fri Nov 25 12:15:46 2022 AnchalUpdateVACVacuum Gate valves restored

I came today to find that PSL shutter was closed. I orginially thought some shimmer obersvations are underway in the quiet state. But that was not the case. When I tried to open the shutter, it closed back again indicating a hard compliance condition making it close. This normally happens when vacuum level is not sufficient, so I opened the vacuum screena dn indeed all gate valves were closed. This most probably happend during this interlock trip. So the main volume was just slowly leaking and reached to milli torr level today.

Lesson for future: Always check vacuum status when interlock trips.

[Paco, Anchal]

Paco came by to help. We went to asia (the Asus laptop at vacuum workstation) but could not open the medm or find the nfs mounted files. The chiara change did something and nfs mounted directories are not available on asia of c1vac. We rebooted asia and the nfs mount was working again. We can't simply restart c1vac because it runs acromag channels for vacuum system and needs to be done more carefully, a task for Monday.

After restarting asia, we opened the the vacuum control medm screen and followed the vaccum pump down instructions (mainly opening of the gate vales as the pumps were already on). Point to keep in mind, rule of thumb, do not open valve between a turbo pump and a volume if the pressure differential is more than 3 orders of magnitude. Saving turbo pumps is the priority.. Now the main volume is pumping down.

  17313   Fri Nov 25 15:35:23 2022 AnchalUpdateSUSLow noise state

Turned off HEPA at:

PST: 2022-11-25 15:34:55.683645 PST
UTC: 2022-11-25 23:34:55.683645 UTC
GPS: 1353454513.683645

Turned on HEPA back at:

PST: 2022-11-28 11:14:31.310453 PST
UTC: 2022-11-28 19:14:31.310453 UTC
GPS: 1353698089.310453

  17314   Sun Nov 27 15:30:22 2022 ChrisUpdateOptimal ControlIMC alignment controller testing

Five more mode cleaner alignment controllers were tested this morning (remotely). These were designed to run in tandem with the standard controller, instead of supplanting it. Before the test, c1ioo was burt restored back to the settings of the previous test on Oct 28, and in MC TRANS PIT/YAW filter banks the 80 dB gain filters were disengaged and outputs were enabled. Subsequently, all settings were returned to the original values. Each test consisted of five minutes with pitch alignment uncontrolled, five minutes with the standard controller only, and twenty minutes with both controllers enabled. GPS times for each phase of testing are the following:

  • musgo
    • OL start 1353602764
    • CL start 1353603074
    • policy start 1353603410
  • musgo_ghost
    • OL start 1353604697
    • CL start 1353605007
    • policy start 1353605355
  • musgo_stumble
    • OL start 1353606574
    • CL start 1353606884
    • policy start 1353607229
  • musgo_goldfish
    • OL start 1353608446
    • CL start 1353608756
    • policy start 1353609099
  • musgo_late
    • OL start 1353610321
    • CL start 1353610631
    • policy start 1353610971
  17315   Mon Nov 28 11:15:23 2022 AnchalUpdateCDSFront ends DAC Kill (DK) got activated; restored FEs

[Anchal, Paco, Yehonathan, JC]

Last night at 9:15 pm PST (Nov 27th, 2022) some kind of disruption happened to FEs. See attachment 1 to see the changes in FE state words of the IOP models. on c1lsc, c1sus and c1scex, change of 140 happend, that's 2nd, 3rd and 7th bit of the FE word was flipped, which I think is the TIM, ADC and DAC KILL (DK). When we came in morning, IMC suspensions were undamped and not responsive to coil kicks, vertex suspensions the same case, ETMX also same. The c1sus2 modelw as all in red.

To fix this, we restarted all rtcds models on all FEs by sshing into the computers and doing:

rtcds restart --all

Then we burt restored all models to 27th Nov, 3:19 am point doing following on rossa:

~>cd /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts/cds
cds (main)>./burtRestoreAndResetSUS.sh /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/burt/autoburt/snapshots/2022/Nov/27/03:19

Note: this issue was previously seen when fb1 was restarted without shutting down the FEs, and once when the martian switch was disrupted while FE models were running.

I'm not sure why this happened this time, what caused it at 9:15 pm yesterday, and why only c1lsc, c1sus and c1iscex models went to DAC KILL state. This disruption should be investigated by cds upgrade team.

  17316   Mon Nov 28 11:21:25 2022 JCUpdatePSLPMC input beam alignment

C1:PSL-PMC_PMCTRANSPD was increased from 0.72 to 0.731

  17318   Mon Nov 28 16:58:20 2022 PacoUpdateCDSpypi package added

[Paco, Tega]

I added the pypi package "restoreEpics" to the donatella clone under test. This is required by some of Anchal's scripts that turn on F2A filters as well as other recovery stages during some measurements.

  17320   Mon Nov 28 20:14:27 2022 AnchalUpdateASCAS WFS proposed path to IMC WFS heads

In Attachment 1, I give a plan for the proposed path of AS beam into the IMC WFS heads to use them temporarily as AS WFS. Paths shown in orange are the existing MC REFL path, red for the existing AS path, cyan for the proposed AS path, and yellow for the existing IFO refl path.  We plan to overlap AS beam to the same path by installing the following new optics on the table:

  • M1 will be a new mirror mounted on a flipper mount reflecting 100% of AS beam to SW corner of the table.
  • M2 will be a new fixed mirror for steering the new AS beam path to match with MC WFS path.
  • M3 will be the existing beamsplitter used to pick off light for MC refl camera. We'll just mount this on a flipper so that it can be removed from the path. Precaution will be required to protect the CCD from high intensity MC reflection by putting on more ND filters.
  • The AS beam would need to be made approximately 1 mm in beam width. The required lenses for this would be placed between M1 and M2.

I request people to go through this plan and find out if there are any possible issues and give suggestions.

PS: Thanks JC for the photos. I got it from foteee google photos. It would be nice if these are also put into the 40m wiki page for photos of optical tables.

RXA: Looks good. I'm not sure if ND filters can handle the 1 W MC reflection, so perhaps add another flipper there. It would be good if you can measure the power on the WFS with a power meter so we know what to put there. Ideally we would match the existing power levels there or get into the 0.1-10 mW range.

  17322   Tue Nov 29 15:32:32 2022 AnchalUpdateBHDc1hpc model updates to support double audio dither

Many changes have been done to c1hpc to support dual demodulation at audio frequencies. We moved away with ASS style of lockin setup as the number of connections and screens required would become very large. Instead now, the demodulation is done for a selected oscillator, on a selected signal. Similarly, the demodulated signal can be further demodulated for another selected oscillator. Please familarize yourself with new screen and test the new model. The previous version of the model is kept as backup alogn with all it's medm screens, so nothing is lost. Shown as an example in the screenshot, AS1 and BS oscillators can be turned on, and BHDC_DIFF signal can be demodulated first with BS and next with AS oscillator to get the signal.

  17325   Wed Nov 30 14:25:34 2022 TegaUpdateCDSAMD display driver installation

After swapping out the HDD on donatella, I noticed that the display resolution was stuck on 700x400 and could not be changed. To fix this issue, I edited `/etc/apt/sources.list` to include the following:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib

to make `non-free` packages available in our repository, then I ran:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-amd-graphics

After the installation was complete, I did a reboot and the problem was fixed.

  17326   Wed Nov 30 18:27:07 2022 PacoUpdateGeneralMaking the Jenne laser great again


I picked up the 950 nm laser that Koji tested before and restored the Jenne laser (may long it live).

I changed a couple of things; first I took out the old laser from the hose and noted the new laser has a shorter fiber patch cable, so I replaced the hose with a flexible fiber jacket I found around the X arm storage. I also added a 14 pin DIP socket so the laser is now always showing its part no. and is easy to install/uninstall. Last but not least I replaced the black insulating material right at the output of the laser package because it was decaying badly and spread a bunch of dusty residue all over the place. I used some foam instead.  See various attachments for visual support.

I was careful, testing the connections with a cheap LED to validate the setup before I connected the laser-- this made everything smooth and I finished the work by verifying the laser is outputting light at the other end of the fiber 1x2 coupler. The PD testing with Jenne's resucitated laser should proceed normally now.

RXA: Huzzah!!

  17330   Fri Dec 2 15:59:55 2022 RadhikaUpdateALSXARM green laser lock debugging

I took a transfer function measurement of the XEND PDH servo box, from servo input to piezo output [Attachment 1]. The servo gain knob was set to 100. The swept sine input was 50 mVpp, as to not saturate the servo components. I toggled the local boost on/off for these measurements. With the boost on, coherence was lost from ~100Hz-10kHz, and the saturation light indicators were flashing. I will retake this measurement shortly.

Atachment 2 is from a previous measurement of this PDH servo TF, found here. For this measurement, boost was off and the gain knob was set to 2.0. (If there is a more recent measurement than 2010, please point me to it.)

  17331   Sat Dec 3 10:13:56 2022 AnchalUpdateSUSLow noise state

I've turned off HEPA fan and all lights at:

PST: 2022-12-03 10:13:03.184705 PST
UTC: 2022-12-03 18:13:03.184705 UTC
GPS: 1354126401.184705

  17332   Sat Dec 3 17:42:25 2022 AnchalUpdateASCIMC WFS Fixed for now

Today I did a lot of steps to eventually reach to WFS locking stably for long times and improving and keeping the IMC transmission counts to 14400. I think the main culprit in thw WFS loop going unstable was the offset value set on MC_TRANS_PIT filter module  (C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_PIT_OFFSET). This value was roughly correct in magnitude but opposite in sign, which created a big offset in MC_TRANS PIT error signal which would integrate by the loops and misalign the mode cleaner.

WFS offsets tuning

  • I ran C1:IOO-WFS_MASTER > Actiona > Correct WFS DC offsets script while the two WFS heads were blocked.
  • Then I aligned IMC to maximize transmission. I also made PMC transmission better by walking the input beam.
  • Then, while IMC is locked and WFS loops are off, I aligned the beam spot on WFS heads to center it in DC (i.e. zeroing C1:IOO-WFS1_PIT_DC, C1:IOO-WFS1_YAW_DC, C1:IOO-WFS2_PIT_DC, C1:IOO-WFS2_YAW_DC)
  • Then I ran C1:IOO-WFS_MASTER > Actiona > Correct WFS DC offsets script while keeping IMC locked (note the script says to keep it unlocked, but I think that moves away the beam). If we all agree this is ok, I'll edit this script.
  • Then I checked the error signals of all WFS loops and still found that C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_PIT_OUTPUT and C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_YAW_OUTPUT have offsets. I relieved these offsets by averaging the input to these filter moduels for 100s and updating the offset. This is where I noticed that the PIT offset was wrong in sign.

WFS loops UGF tuning

  • Starting with only YAW loops, I measured the open loop transfer functions (OLTFs) for each loop by simultaneously injecting gaussian noise from 0.01 Hz to 0.5 Hz using diaggui at the loop filter module excitation points and taking ration of IN1/IN2 of the filter modules.
  • Then I scaled the YAW output matrix columns to get UGF of 0.1 Hz when YAW loop was along turned on.
  • Then I tried to do this for PIT as well but it failed as even with overall gain of 0.1, the PIT loops actuate a lot of YAW motion causing the IMC to loose lock eventually.
  • So I tried locking PIT loops along with YAW loops but with 0.1 overall gain. This worked for long enough that I could get a rough estimate of the OLTFs. I scaled the columns of PIT output matrix and slowly increased the overall gain while repeating this step to get about 0.1 Hz UGF for all PIT loops too.
  • Note though that the PIT loop shape did not come out as expected with a shallower slope and much worse coherence for same amount of excitation in comparison to YAW loops. See attached plots.
  • Never the less, I was able to reach to an output matric which works at overall gain of 1. I tested this configuration for atleast 15 minutes but the loop was working even with 6 excitations happening simultaneously for OLTF measurement.
  • We will need to revisit PIT loop shapes, matrix diagonalization, and sources of noise.

OLTF measurements were done using this diaggui file. The measurement file got deleted by me by mistake, so I recreated the template. Thankfully, I had saved the pdf of the measurements, but I do not have same measurement results in the git repo.


  17333   Sun Dec 4 10:03:02 2022 ChrisUpdateOptimal ControlIMC alignment controller testing

Another five mode cleaner alignment controllers were tested last night (remotely), running in tandem with the standard controller. As before, c1ioo was burt restored to Oct 28 and the MC TRANS PIT/YAW 80dB gain filters were disabled before the test. Each test consisted of five minutes with pitch alignment uncontrolled, five minutes with the standard controller only, and twenty minutes with both controllers enabled.

The first four tests went smoothly, but the last controller (goldfish_short) repeatedly broke the lock. Eventually I got it running with an output gain of 0.5, strong enough to see the misbehavior without unlocking the mode cleaner.

GPS times for each phase of testing were the following:

  1. ichabod
    • Open loop 1354165556
    • Closed loop 1354165866
    • Policy 1354166241
  1. ichabod_2
    • Open loop 1354167462
    • Closed loop 1354167772
    • Policy 1354168113
  1. ichabod_3
    • Open loop 1354169357
    • Closed loop 1354169667
    • Policy 1354170006
  1. goldfish_long
    • Open loop 1354171297
    • Closed loop 1354171607
    • Policy 1354172022
  1. goldfish_short
    • Open loop 1354173255
    • Closed loop 1354173565
    • Policy 1354173924 (output gain 1.0, immediately unlocked the cavity)
    • Policy 1354175008 (output gain 0.1, 2 min)
    • Policy 1354175189 (output gain 0.3, 2 min)
    • Policy 1354175376 (output gain 0.5, 20 min)
  17334   Sun Dec 4 16:44:04 2022 AnchalUpdateASCIMC WFS Fixed for now

Today, I worked on WFS loop output matrix for PIT DOFs.

  • I began with the matrix that was in place before Nov 15.
  • I followed the same method as last time to fist get all UGFs around 0.06 Hz with overall gain of 0.6 on the WFS loops.
  • This showed me that MC2_TRANS_PIT loop shape matches well with the nice working YAW loops, but the WFS1 and WFS2 loops still looked flat like before.
  • This indicated that output matrix needs to be fixed for cross coupling between WFS1 and WFS2 loops.
  • I ran this script WFSoutMatBalancing.py which injects low frequency (<0.5 Hz) oscillations when the loops are open, and measures sensing matrix using error signals. I used 1000s duration for this test.
  • The direct inverse of this sensing matrix fixed the loop shape for WFS1 indicating WFS1 PIT loop is disentangled from WFS2 now.
  • Note this is a very vague definition of diagonalization, but I am aiming to reach to a workign WFS loop asap with whatever means first. Then we can work on accurate diagonalization later.
  • I simply ran the script WFSoutMatBalancing.py again for another 1000s and this time the sensing matrix mostly looked like an identity.
  • I implemented the new output matrix found by direct inversion and took new OLTF.Again though, the WFS2_PIT loop comes out to be flat. See Attachment 1.
  • Then noting from this elog post, I reduced the gain values on MC2 TRANS loops to 0.1 I think it is better to use this place to reduce loop UGF then the output matrix as this will remind us that MC2 TRANS loops are slower than others by 10 times.
  • I retook OLTF but very unexpected results came. The overall gain of WFS1_YAW and WFS2_YAW seemed to have increased by 6. All other OLTFs remained same as expected. See attachment 2.
  • To fulfill the condition that all UGF should be less than 0.1 Hz, I reduced gains on WFS1_YAW and WFS2_YAW loops but that made the YAW loops unstable. So I reverted back to all gains 1.
  • We probably need to diagonalize Yaw matrix better than it is for letting MC2_TRANS_YAW loop to be at lower UGF.
  • I'm leaving the mode cleaner in this state and would come back in an hour to see if it remains locked at good alignment. See attachment 3 for current state.

Sun Dec 4 17:36:32 2022 AG: IMC lock is holding as strong as before. None of the control signals or error signals seem to be increasing monotonously over the last one hour. I'll continue monitoring the lock.

Mon Dec 5 11:11:08 2022 AG: IMC was locked all night for past 18 hours. See attachment 4 for the minute trend.

  17335   Mon Dec 5 12:05:29 2022 AnchalUpdateCDSc1sus2 all FE models crashed spontaneously

Just a few minutes ago, all models on FE c1sus2 crashed. I'm attaching some important files that can be helpful in investigating this. CDS upgrade team, please take a look.

I fixed this by running following on c1sus2:

controls@c1sus2:~$ rtcds restart --all
  17336   Mon Dec 5 16:24:45 2022 AnchalUpdateASCIMC WFS servo diagnosis

Also reply to: 40m/17255

I ran the toggleWFSoffsets.py script to generate a step response of the WFS loops in operation. Attachment 1 shows the diaggui measured time response following the parameters mentioned in 40m/17255. There are few things to quickly note from this measurement without doing detailed analysis:

  • WFS2_PIT is heavily cross-coupled with WFS1_PIT and MC2_TRANS_PIT. This was also the inference from the previous post based on loop shape for WFS2_PIT loop. This needs to be fixed.
  • Weirdly enough, it seems that WFS2_PIT is also cross coupled with MC2_TRANS_YAW.
  • MC2_TRANS_PIT is not coupled to WFS1_PIT or WFS2_PIT. This was the major issue in last measurement in 40m/17255.
  • WFS1_PIT is coupled to MC2_TRANS_PIT by about half, but is not cross-coupled to WFS2_PIT.
  • For YAW, the DOFs are mostly disentangled except for a cross coupling of WFS1_YAW to MC2_TRANS_YAW by about 60%.

To get out the UGF of the loops from the step responses, I need to read this into python and apply the same filters and analyze time constants. I still have to do this part, but I thought I'll put out the result before spending more time on this.

  17337   Mon Dec 5 20:02:06 2022 AnchalUpdateASCIMC WFS heads electronic feasibility test for using for Arm ASC

I took transfer function measurement of WFS2 SEG4 photodiode between 1 MHz to 100 MHz in a linear sweep.

Measurement details:

  • The reincarnated Jenne laser head was used for this test. The laser diode is 950 nm though, which should just mean a different responsivity of the photodiode while we are mainly interested in relative response of the WFS heads at 11 MHz and 55 MHz with respect to 29.5 MHz.
  • See attachment 2 for how the laser was placed on AP table.
  • The beam was injected in between beam splitter for MC reflection camera and beam splitter for beam dump.
  • The input was aligned such that all the light of the laser was falling on Segment 4 of WFS2.
  • Using moku, I took RF transfer function from 1 MHz to 100 MHz, 512 points, linearly spaced, with excitation amplitude of 1 V and 100,000 cycles of averaging.
  • Measurement data and settings are stored here.


Relative to 29.5 MHz, teh photodiode response is:

  • At 11 MHz: -20.4 dB
  • At 55 MHz: -36.9 dB
  • At 71.28 MHz: -5.9 dB

I'm throwing in an extra number at the end as I found a peak at this frequency as well. This means to use these WFS heads for arm ASC, we need to have 10 times more light for 11 MHz and roughly 100 times more light for 55 MHz. According to Gautam's thesis Table A.1 and this elog post, the modulation depth for 11 MHz is 0.193 and for 55 MHz is 0.243 in comparison to 0.1 for 29.5 MHz., so the sideband TEM00 light available for beating against carrier TEM01/TEM10 is roughly twice as much for single arm ASC. That would mean we would have 5 times less error signal for 11 MHz and 40 times less error signal for 55 MHz. These are rough calculations ofcourse.


  17338   Tue Dec 6 09:39:22 2022 yehonathanUpdateCDSAnother CDS crash

Around 9:30 we noticed IMC going out of lock with MC1 swinging hard. It seems like the coil output shut down.

It looks like the same situation as last Monday http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/40m/17315.

Following that elog I restarted all the models by sshing into all computers and running

rtcds restart --all

Then I burt restored all models to yesterday evening point doing following on rossa:

~>cd /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts/cds
cds (main)>./burtRestoreAndResetSUS.sh /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/burt/autoburt/snapshots/2022/Dec/5/20:19

That seemed to have worked.

 I also had to clear the WFS output to restore MC1 back to its place. Once the IMC got restored I turned the WFS again.

  17339   Tue Dec 6 13:09:44 2022 yutaUpdateBHDc1cal model updates to support sensing matrix for BHD

[Anchal, Yuta]

We have modified c1cal model to support sensing matrix measurements for BHD PDs on Friday last week.
c1cal model now can inject dither to LO1, LO2, AS1, and AS4, and demodulate BH55_I, BH55_Q, BHDC_SUM and BHDC_DIFF signals.
Related models, c1lsc, c1hpc, and c1sus2 are also modifed accordingly.
MEDM screens are also edited accordingly.
Attachments highlight the modifications.

ELOG V3.1.3-