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14283   Wed Nov 7 19:20:53 2018 gautamUpdateComputersPaola Battery Error

The VEA vertex laptop, paola, has a flashing orange indicator which I take to mean some kind of battery issue. When the laptop is disconnected from its AC power adaptor, it immediately shuts down. So this machine is kind of useless for its intended purpose of being a portable computer we can work at optical tables with. The actual battery diagnostics (using upower) don't report any errors.

14282   Wed Nov 7 19:17:18 2018 JonOmnistructure modbusIOC is running on c1vac replacement

Today I finished setting up the server that will replace the c1vac1/2 machines. I put it on the martian network at the unassigned IP 192.168.113.72. I assigned it the hostname c1vac and added it to the DNS lookup tables on chiara.

I created a new targets directory on the network drive for the new machine: /cvs/cds/caltech/target/c1vac. After setting EPICS environment environment variables according to 13681 and copying over (and modifiying) the files from /cvs/cds/caltech/target/c1auxex as templates, I was able to start a modbusIOC server on the new machine. I was able to read and write (soft) channel values to the EPICS IOC from other machines on the martian network.

I scripted it as a systemd-managed process which automatically starts on boot and restarts after failure, just as it is set up on c1auxex.

14281   Wed Nov 7 08:32:32 2018 SteveUpdateVACc1vac1 FAIL lights on (briefly)...checked

The vacuum and MC are OK

 Quote: Jon and I stuck a extender card into the eurocrate at 1X8 earlier today (~5pm PT), to see if the box was getting +24V DC from the Sorensen or not. Upon sticking the card in, the FAIL LEDs on all the VME cards came on. We immediately removed the extender card. Without any intervention from us, after ~1 minute, the FAIL LEDs went off again. Judging by the main volume pressure (Attachment #1) and the Vacuum MEDM screen (Attachment #2), this did not create any issues and the c1vac1 computer is still responsive. But Steve can perhaps run a check in the AM to confirm that this activity didn't break anything. Is there a reason why extender cards shouldn't be stuck into eurocrates?

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14280   Wed Nov 7 05:16:16 2018 yukiUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsarm loss measuremenents

Please check your data file and compare with those Johannes made last year. I think the power in your data file may have only three-disits and flactuate about 2%, which brings huge error. (see elog: 40m/14254)

 Quote: On running the script again, I'm getting negative values for the loss.
14279   Tue Nov 6 23:19:06 2018 gautamUpdateVACc1vac1 FAIL lights on (briefly)

Jon and I stuck a extender card into the eurocrate at 1X8 earlier today (~5pm PT), to see if the box was getting +24V DC from the Sorensen or not. Upon sticking the card in, the FAIL LEDs on all the VME cards came on. We immediately removed the extender card. Without any intervention from us, after ~1 minute, the FAIL LEDs went off again. Judging by the main volume pressure (Attachment #1) and the Vacuum MEDM screen (Attachment #2), this did not create any issues and the c1vac1 computer is still responsive.

But Steve can perhaps run a check in the AM to confirm that this activity didn't break anything.

Is there a reason why extender cards shouldn't be stuck into eurocrates?

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14278   Tue Nov 6 19:41:46 2018 JonOmnistructure c1vac1/2 replacement

This afternoon I started setting up the Supermicro 5017A-EP that will replace c1vac1/2. Following Johannes's procedure in 13681 I installed Debian 8.11 (jessie). There is a more recent stable release, 9.5, now available since the first acromag machine was assembled, but I stuck to version 8 for consistency. We already know that version to work. The setup is sitting on the left side of the electronics bench for now.

14277   Tue Nov 6 19:02:35 2018 aaronUpdateIOOIMC problematic

That was likely me. I had recentered the beam on the PD I'm using for the armloss measurements, and I probably moved the wrong steering mirror. The transmission from MC2 is sent to a steering mirror that directs it to the MC2 transmission QPD; the transmission from this steering mirror I direct to the armloss MC QPD (the second is what I was trying to adjust).

Note: The MC2 trans QPD goes out to a cable that is labelled MC2 op lev. This confusion should be fixed.

I realigned the MC and recentered the beam on the QPD. Indeed the beam on MC2 QPD was up and left, and the lock was lost pretty quickly, possibly because the beam wasn't centered. Lock was unstable for a while, and I rebooted C1PSL once during this process because the slow machine was unresponsive.

When tweaking the alignment near MC2, take care not to bump the table, as this also chang es the MC2 alignment.

Once the MC was stably locked, I was able to maximize MC transmission at ~15,400 counts. I then centered the spot on the MC2 trans QPD, and transmission dropped to ~14800 counts. After tweaking the alignment again, it was recovered to ~15,000 counts. Gautam then engaged the WFS servo and the beam was centered on MC2 trans QPD, transmission level dropped to ~14,900.

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14276   Tue Nov 6 15:32:24 2018 SteveUpdatePSLMC_Transmitted

I tried to plot a long trend MC Transmitted today. I could not get farther than 2017 Aug 4

 Quote: The mode cleaner was misaligned probably due to the earthquake (the drop in the MC transmitted value slightly after utc 7:38:52 as seen in the second plot). The plots show PMC transmitted and MC sum signals from 10th june 07:10:08 UTC over a duration of 17 hrs. The PMC was realigned at about 4-4:15 pm today by rana. This can be seen in the first plot.

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14275   Tue Nov 6 15:23:48 2018 gautamUpdateIOOIMC problematic

The IMC has been misbehaving for the last 5 hours. Why? I turned the WFS servos off. afaik, aaron was the last person to work on the IFO, so i'm not taking any further debugging steps so as to not disturb his setup.

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14274   Tue Nov 6 10:19:26 2018 aaronUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsarm loss measuremenents

I'm checking out the data this morning, running armloss_AS_calc.py using the parameters Yuki used here.

I made the following changes to scripts (measurement script and calculator script)

• Included the 'hour' of the run in the armloss_dcrefl_* script. This way, we can run more than once a day without overwriting data.
• Changed the calculator script to loop over all iterations of locked/misaligned states, and calculate the loss for adjacent measurements.
• That is, the measurement script will make a measurement with the arm locked, then with it misaligned, and repeat that N times
• The calculator now finds the loss for the nth iteration using *_n_locked and *_n_misaligned, and finds N separate loss measurements
• The dark signal is also computed N times, though all of the dark measurements are made before running the arm scripts, so they could be all integrated together.
• All of these are saved in the same directory that the data was grabbed from.

I repeated the 'dark' measurements, because I need 20 files to run the script and the measurements before had the window on the scope set larger than the integration time in the script, so it was padded with bad values that were influencing the calculation.

On running the script again, I'm getting negative values for the loss. I removed the beamstops from the PDs, and re-centered the beams on the PDs to repeat the YARM measurements.

14273   Tue Nov 6 10:03:02 2018 SteveUpdateElectronicsContec board found

The Contec test board with Dsub37Fs was on the top shelf of E7

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14272   Tue Nov 6 09:45:32 2018 aaronMetaphysicsTreasureZojirushi is dead

New all organic machine.

14271   Mon Nov 5 15:55:39 2018 SteveMetaphysicsTreasureZojirushi is dead

We are dreaming about it

We still do not have it.

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14270   Mon Nov 5 13:52:18 2018 aaronUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsarm loss measuremenents

After running this script Friday night, i noticed Saturday that the data hadn't saved. Scrolling up inthe terminal, I couldn't see where I'd run the script, so I thought I'd forgotten to run it as I was making last minute changes to the scope settings Friday before leaving.

Monday it turns out I hadn't forgotten to run the script, but the script itself was getting hung up as it waited for ASS to settle, due to the offset on the ETM PIT or YAW setpoints. The script was waiting until both pitch and yaw settled to below 0.7, but yaw was reading ~15; I think this is normal, and it looks like Yuki had solved this problem by waiting for the DEMOD-OFFSET to become small, rather than just the DEMOD signal to be small. Since this is a solved problem, I think I might be using an old script, but I'm pretty sure I'm running the one in Johannes' folder that Yuki is referencing for example here. The scripts in /yutaro_scripts/ have this DEMOD-OFFSET functionality commented out, and anyway those scripts seem to do the 2D loss maps rather than 1D loss measurements.

In the meantime I blocked the beams and ran the script in DARK mode. The script is saving data in /armloss/data/run_20181105/, and runs with no exceptions thrown.

However, when I try to dither align the YARM, I get an error that "this is not a degree of freedom that has an ASS". I'm alsogetting some exceptions from MEDM about unavailable channels. It must have been something about donatella not initializing, because it's working on pianosa. I turned on YARM ADS from pianosa. Monitoring from dataviewer, I see that LSC-TRY_OUT has some spikes to 0.5, but it's mostly staying near 0. I tried returning to the previous frozen outputs, and also stepping around ETMY-[PIT/YAW] from the IFO_ALIGN screen, but didn't see much change in the behavior of LSC-TRY. I missed the other controls Gautam was using to lock before, and I've also made myself unclear on whether ASS is acting only on angular dof, or also on length.

I unblocked the beams after the DARK run was done.

14269   Fri Nov 2 19:25:16 2018 gautamUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsloss measurements

Some facts which should be considered when doing this measurement and the associated uncertainty:

1. When Johannes did the measurement, there was no light from the AS port diverted to the OMC. This represents ~70% loss in the absolute amount of power available for this measurement. I estimate ~1W*Tprm * Ritm * Tbs * Rbs * Tsrm * OMCsplit ~ 300uW which should still be plenty, but the real parameter of interest is the difference in reflected power between locked/no cavity situations, and how that compares to the RMS of the scope readout. For comparison, the POX DC light level is expected to be ~20uW, assuming a 600ppm AR coating on the ITMs.
2. Even though the reflection from the arm not being measured may look like it's completely misaligned looking at the AS camera, the PDA520 which is used at the AS port has a large active area and so one must check on the oscilloscope that the other arm is truly misaligned and not hitting the photodiode to avoid interference effects artifically bloating the uncertainty.
3. The PDA255 monitoring the MC transmission has a tiny active area. I'm not sure the beam has been centered on it anytime recently. If the beam is not well centered on that PD, and you normalize the measurements by "MC Transmission", you're likely to end up with larger error.
 Quote: This result has about 40% of uncertaintities in XARM and 33% in YARM (so big... ).
14268   Fri Nov 2 16:42:31 2018 aaronUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsarm loss measuremenents

I'm continuing the arm loss measurements Yuki was making. I'm first familiarizing myself with the procedures for the measurement Johannes describes.

I'm not very familiar with the medm screens, so I'm just kind of poking around and checking with Gautam. I do the following:

1. Turned Xarm ASS dither on, then off.
2. Turned X and Y ALS on, then off shortly after
1. Realizing I needed some guidance, I found this page on lock acquisition on the wiki
2. Gautam showed me how to align/lock the IFO so I could take some notes, and we locked the Y arm, misaligned X.
3. I put the PD back in the AS beam path to get the ASDC signal, and approximately centered the beam. This PD is on channel 1 of the scope, which is at 192.168.113.24.
4. I centered the beam onto the MC2 PD that Yuki had installed. This PD is on channel 2 of the scope.
1. Both scope channels are set to 1V scale (I also had tried 500mV, and it didn't seem to make a difference) and 10s time axis spacing (maximum integration time, since we're looking for a DC effect. Is this what we want?)
2. The impedance for both channels is 1MOhm.
5. I ran the script to start the loss measurement on the Y arm.
1. python2 armloss_dcrefl_asdcpd_scope.py 192.168.113.24 1 2 5 YARM
2. I'm reading ~15 (au?) for the MC channel and ~5% of that out the AS, which seems to make sense to me and looked to be about what Yuki the ratios when I checked the log files. However, I'm a bit confused by the normalization, because the maximum output of the MC PD is 10V, and indeed the scope's display is reading under 10V.

I've left the script running.

14267   Fri Nov 2 12:07:16 2018 ranaUpdateCDSNDScope

https://alog.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/aLOG/index.php?callRep=44971

Let's install Jamie's new Data Viewer

14266   Fri Nov 2 10:24:20 2018 SteveUpdatePEMroof cleaning

Physical plan is cleaning our roof and gutters today.

14265   Fri Nov 2 09:47:57 2018 SteveMetaphysicsTreasureZojirushi is dead

It took at least ten years to rust away.

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14264   Wed Oct 31 17:54:25 2018 gautamUpdateVACCC1 hornet power connection restored

Steve reported to me that the CC1 Hornet gauge was not reporting the IFO pressure after some cable tracing at EX. I found that the power to the unit had been accidentally disconnected. I re-connected the power and manually turned on the HV on the CC gauge (perhaps this can be automated in the new vacuum paradigm). IFO pressure of 8e-6 torr is being reported now.

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14263   Thu Oct 25 16:17:14 2018 SteveUpdatesafetysafety training

Chub Osthelder received 40m specific basic safety traning today.

14262   Mon Oct 22 15:19:05 2018 SteveUpdateVACMaglev controller serviced

Gautam & Steve,

Our controller is back with Osaka maintenace completed. We swapped it in this morning.

 Quote: TP-1 Osaka maglev controller  [  model TCO10M,  ser V3F04J07 ]  needs maintenance. Alarm led  on indicating  that we need Lv2 service. The turbo and the controller are in good working order. ***************************** Hi Steve, Our maintenance level 2 service price is \$...... It consists of a complete disassembly of the controller for internal cleaning of all ICB’s, replacement of all main board capacitors, replacement of all internal cooling units, ROM battery replacement, re-assembly, and mandatory final testing to make sure it meets our factory specifications. Turnaround time is approximately 3 weeks.   RMA 5686 has been assigned to Caltech’s returning TC010M controller. Attached please find our RMA forms. Complete and return them to us via email, along with your PO, prior to shipping the cont Best regards, Pedro Gutierrez Osaka Vacuum USA, Inc. 510-770-0100 x 109 ************************************************* our TP-1 TG390MCAB is 9 years old. What is the life expectancy of this turbo?                         The Osaka maglev turbopumps are designed with a 100,000 hours(or ~ 10 operating years) life span but as you know most of our end-users are                         running their Osaka maglev turbopumps in excess of 10+, 15+ years continuously.     The 100,000 hours design value is based upon the AL material being rotated at                         the given speed.   But the design fudge factor have somehow elongated the practical life span.   We should have the cost of new maglev & controller in next year budget. I  put the quote into the wiki.

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14261   Thu Oct 18 00:27:37 2018 KojiUpdateSUSSUS PD Whitening board inspection

[Gautam, Koji]

As a part of the preparation for the replacement of c1susaux with Acromag, I made inspection of the coil-osem transfer function measurements for the vertex SUSs.

The TFs showed typical f^-2 with the whitening on except for ITMY UL (Attachment 1). Gautam told me that this is a known issue for ~5 years.
We made a thorough inspection/replacement of the components and identified the mechanism of the problem.
It turned out that the inputs to MAX333s are as listed below.

 Whitening ON Whitening OFF UL ~12V ~8.6V LL 0V 15V UR 0V 15V LR 0V 15V SD 0V 15V

The switching voltage for UL is obviously incorrect. We thought this comes from the broken BIO board and thus swapped the corresponding board. But the issue remained. There are 4 BIO boards in total on c1sus, so maybe we have replaced a wrong board?

Initially, we thought that the BIO can't drive the pull-up resistor of 5KOhm from 15V to 0V (=3mA of current). So I have replaced the pull-up resistor to be 30KOhm. But this did not help. These 30Ks are left on the board.

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14260   Wed Oct 17 20:46:24 2018 yukiConfigurationASCY end table upgrade plan

To do for Green Locking in YARM:

The auto-alignment servo should be completed. This servo requires many parameters to be optimized: demodulation frequency, demodulation phase, servo gain (for each M1/2 PIT/YAW), and matrix elements which can remove PIT-YAW coupling.

14259   Wed Oct 17 09:31:24 2018 SteveUpdatePSLmain laser off

The main laser went off when PSL doors were opened-closed. It was turned back on and the PSL is locked.

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14258   Tue Oct 16 00:44:29 2018 yukiUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsloss measurements

The scripts for measuring armloss are in the directory "/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/lossmap_scripts/armloss_scope".

• armloss_derefl_asdcpd_scope.py: gets data and makes ascii file.
• armloss_AS_calc.py: calculates armloss from selected a set of files.
• armloss_calc_histogram.py: calculates armloss from selected files and makes histogram.
14257   Mon Oct 15 20:11:56 2018 yukiConfigurationASCY end table upgrade plan

Final Procedure Report for Green Locking in YARM:

Purpose

The current setup of AUX Y-arm Green locking has to be improved because:

• current efficiency of mode matching is about 50%
• current setup doesn't separate the degrees of freedom of TEM01 with PZT mirrors (the difference of gouy phase between PZT mirrors should be around 90 deg)
• we want to remotely control PZT mirrors for alignment

What to do

• Design the new setup and order optices needed (finished!)
- As the new setup I designed, adding a new lens and slightly changing the position of optics are only needed. The new lens was arrived here.
• Check electronics (PZT, PZT driver, high voltage, cable, anti-imaging board) (finished!)

- All electronics were made sure performing well.
- The left thing to do is making a cable. (Today's tasks)
• Calibrate PZT mirror [mrad/V] (finished!)

- The result was posted here --> elog:40m/14224.
• Measure the status value of the current setup (power of transmitted light ...etc) (finished!)
• Install them in the Y-end table and align the beam (Almost finished!) (GTRY signal is 0.3 which means Mode-Matching efficiency is about 30%. It should be improved.)
• Measure the status value of the new setup (finished!)
• Prepare the code of making alignment automaticaly
• see sitemap.adl>ASC>c1asy. I prepared medm. If you move PZT SLIDERS then you can see the green beam also moves.
• Preparing filters is needed. You can copy them from C1ASX.
• Note that now you cannot use C1ASX servo because filters are not applied.
14256   Mon Oct 15 13:59:42 2018 SteveUpdateVACdrypump replaced

Steve & Bob,

Bob removed the head cover from the housing to inspect the condition of the the tip seal. The tip seal was fine but the viton cover seal had a bad hump. This misaligned the tip seal and it did not allow it to rotate.

It was repositioned an carefully tithened. It worked. It's starting current transiant measured 28 A and operational mode 3.5 A

This load is normal with an old pump. See the brand new DIP7 drypump as spare was 25 A at start and  3.1 A in operational mode. It is amazing how much punishment a slow blow ceramic 10A  fuse can take [ 0215010.HXP ]

In the future one should measure the current pick up [ transient <100ms ] after the the seal change with Fluke 330 Series Current Clamp

It was swapped in and the foreline pressure dropped to 24 mTorr after 4 hours. It is very good. TP3 rotational drive current  0.15 A at 50K rpm   24C

 Quote: Gautam and Steve, Our TP3 drypump seal is at 360 mT [0.25A load on small turbo]  after one year.  We tried to swap in old spare drypump with new tip  seal. It was blowing it's fuse, so we could not do it. Noisy aux drypump turned on and opened to TP3 foreline [ two drypumps are in  the foreline now ]  The pressure is 48 mT and 0.17A load on small turbo.

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14255   Mon Oct 15 12:52:54 2018 yukiUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsadditional comments
 Quote: but there's one weirdness: It get's the channel offset wrong. However this doesn't matter in our measurement because we're subtracting the dark level, which sees the same (wrong) offset.

When you do this measurement with oscilloscope, take care two things:

1. set y-range of scope as to every signal fits in display: otherwise the data sent from scope would be saturated.
2. set y-position of scope to the center and don't change it; otherwise some offset would be on the data.
14254   Mon Oct 15 10:32:13 2018 yukiUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsloss measurements

I used these values for measuring armloss:

• Transmissivitity of ITM = 1.384e-2 * (1 +/- 1e-2)
• Transmissivitity of ETM = 13.7e-6 * (1 +/- 5e-2)
• Mode-Matching efficiency of XARM = 0.912 * (1 +/- 2e-2)
• Mode-Matching efficiency of YARM = 0.867 * (1 +/- 2e-2)
• modulation depth m1 (11MHz) = 0.179 * (1 +/- 2e-2)
• modulation depth m2 = 0.226 * (1 +/- 2e-2),

then the uncertainties reported by the individual measurements are on the order of 6 ppm (~6.2 for the XARM, ~6.3 for the YARM). This accounts for fluctuations of the data read from the scope and uncertainties in mode-matching and modulation depths in the EOM. I made histograms for the 20 datapoints taken for each arm: the standard deviation of the spread is over 6ppm. We end up with something like:

XARM: 123 +/- 50 ppm
YARM: 152+/- 50 ppm

This result has about 40% of uncertaintities in XARM and 33% in YARM (so big... ).

In the previous measurement, the fluctuation of each power was 0.1% and the fluctuation of P(Locked)/P(misaligned) was also 0.1%. Then the uncertainty was small. On the other hand in my measurement, the fluctuation of power is about 2% and the fluctuation of P(Locked)/P(misaligned) is 2%. That's why the uncertainty became big.

We want to measure tiny value of loss (~100ppm). So the fluctuation of P(Locked)/P(misaligned) must be smaller than 1.6%.

(Edit on 10/23)
I think the error is dominated by systematic error in scope. The data of beam power had only 3 degits. If P(Locked) and P(misaligned) have 2% error, then
$\frac{P_L}{P_M}\frac{1}{1+T_{\mathrm{ITM}}} = 0.99(3)$.
You have to check the configuration of scope.

Attachment 1: XARM_20181015_1500.pdf
Attachment 2: YARM_20181015_1500.pdf
14253   Sun Oct 14 16:55:15 2018 not gautamUpdateCDSpianosa upgrade

DASWG is not what we want to use for config; we should use the K. Thorne LLO instructions, like I did for ROSSA.

 Quote: pianosa has been upgraded to SL7. I've made a controls user account, added it to sudoers, did the network config, and mounted /cvs/cds using /etc/fstab. Other capabilities are being slowly added, but it may be a while before this workstation has all the kinks ironed out. For now, I'm going to follow the instructions on this wiki to try and get the usual LSC stuff working.
14251   Sat Oct 13 20:11:10 2018 yukiUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsloss measurements
 Quote: the script "armloss_AS_calc.py", "ETM_YAW_L_DEMOD_I_OUTPUT" was little noisy even when the arm was locked. The reflected beam power when locked was higher than when misaligned. It seemed strange for me at first. Johannes suggested that it was caused by over-coupling cavity. It is possible when r_{ETMY}>>r1_{ITMY}.

Some changes were made in the script for getting the signals of beam power:

• The script sees "C1:ASS-X(Y)ARM_ETM_PIT/YAW_L_DEMOD_I_OUTPUT" and stops running until the signals become small, however some offset could be on the signal. So I changed it into waiting until (DEMOD - OFFSET) becomes small. (Yesterday I wrote ETM_YAW_L_DEMOD_I_OUTPUT was about 15 and was little noisy. I was wrong. That was just a offset value.)
• I added a code which stops running the script when the power of transmitted IR beam is low. You can set this threshold. The nominal value of "C1:LSC-TRX(Y)_OUT16" is 1.2 (1.0), so the threshold is set 0.8 now.

In the yesterday measurement the beam power of ASDC is higher when locked than when misaligned and I wrote it maybe caused by over-coupled cavity. Then I did a calculation as following to explain this:

• assume power transmissivity of ITM and ETM are 1.4e-2 and 1.4e-5.
• assume loss-less mirror, you can calculate amplitude reflectivity of ITM and ETM.
• consider a cavity which consists two mirrors and is loss-less, then $\frac{E_{r}}{E_{in}} = \frac{-r_1+r_2e^{i\phi}}{1-r_1r_2e^{i\phi}}$ holds. r1 and r2 are amplitude reflectivity of ITM and ETM, and E is electric filed.
• Then you can calculate the power of reflected beam when resonated and when anti-resonated. The fraction of these value is $\frac{P_{RESONANT}}{P_{ANTI-RESO}} = 0.996$, which is smaller than 1.
• I found this calculation was wrong! Above calculatation only holds when cavity is aligned, not when misaligned. 99.04% of incident beam power reflects when locked, and (100-1.4)% reflects when misaligned. The proportion is P(locked)/P(misaligned)=1.004, higher than 1.

14248   Fri Oct 12 20:20:29 2018 yukiUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsloss measurements

I ran the script for measuring arm-loss and calculated rough Y-arm round trip loss temporally. The result was 89.6ppm. (The error should be considered later.)

The measurement was done as follows:

1. install hardware
1. Put a PD (PDA520) in anti-symmetric beam path to get ASDC signal.
2. Use a PD (PDA255) in MC2 box to get tranmitted light of IMC. It is used to normalize the beam power.
3. Connect those 2 PDs to oscilloscope (IP: 192.168.113.25) and insert an internet cable to it.
2. measure DARK noise
1. Block beam going into PDs with dampers and turn off the room light.
2. Run the script "armloss_dcrefl_acdcpd_scope.py" using "DARK" mode.
3. measure the ASDC power when Y-arm locked and misaligned
1. Remove dampers and turn off the room light.
2. Dither-align the interferometer with both arms locked. Freeze outputs when done. (Click C1ASS.adl>!MoreScripts>ON and click C1ASS.adl>!MoreScripts>FreezeOutputs.)
3. Misalign ETMX + ITMX. (Just click "Misalign" button.)
4. Further misalign ITMX with the slider. (see previous study: ITMX needs to be misaligned further. Moving the slider by at least +0.2 is plentiful to not have the other beam interfere with the measurement.)
5. Start the script "armloss_dcrefl_acdcpd_scope.py" using "ETMY" mode, which does the following:
1. Resume dithering of the YARM.
2. Check YARM dither error signal rms with CDS. If they're calm enough, proceed. (In the previous study the rms threshold was 0.7. Now "ETM_YAW_L_DEMOD_I" signal was 15 (noisy), then the threshold was set 17.)
3. Freeze dithering.
4. Start a new set of averages on the scope, wait T_WAIT (5 seconds).
5. Read data (= ASDC power and MC2 trans) from scope and save.
6. Misalign ETMY and wait 5s. (I added a code which switchs LSC mode ON and OFF.)
7. Read data from scope and save.
8. Repeat desired amount of times.
4. calculate the arm loss
1. Start the script "armloss_AS_calc.py", whose content is follows:
• requires given parameters: Mode-Matching effeciency, modulation depth, transmissivity. I used the same value as Johannes did last year, which are (huga)
• reads datafile of beam power at ASDC and MC2 trans, which file is created by "armloss_dcrefl_acdcpd_scope.py".
• calculates arm loss from the equation (see 12528 and 12854).

Result:

YARM
('AS_DARK =', '0.0019517200000000003') #dark noise at ASDC
('MC_DARK =', '0.02792') #dark noise at MC2 trans
('AS_LOCKED =', '2.04293') #beam power at ASDC when the cavity was locked
('MC_LOCKED =', '2.6951620000000003')
('AS_MISALIGNED =', '2.0445439999999997') #beam power at ASDC when the cavity was misaligned
('MC_MISALIGNED =', '2.665312')

$\hat{P} = \frac{P_{AS}-P_{AS}^{DARK}}{P_{MC}-P_{MC}^{DARK}}$ #normalized beam power

$\hat{P}^{LOCKED}=0.765,\ \hat{P}^{MISALIGNED}=0.775,\ \mathcal{L}=89.6\ \mathrm{ppm}$

• "ETM_YAW_L_DEMOD_I_OUTPUT" was little noisy even when the arm was locked.
• The reflected beam power when locked was higher than when misaligned. It seemed strange for me at first. Johannes suggested that it was caused by over-coupling cavity. It is possible when r_{ETMY}>>r1_{ITMY}.
• My first (wrong) measurement said the arm loss was negative(!). That was caused by lack of enough misalignment of another arm mirrors. If you don't misalign ITMX enough then the beam or scattered light from X-arm would bring bad. The calculated negative loss would be appeared only when $\frac{\hat{P}^{LOCKED}}{\hat{P}^{MISALIGNED}} > 1 + T_{ITM}$
• Error should be considered.
• Parameters given this time should be measured again.
14247   Fri Oct 12 17:37:03 2018 SteveUpdateVACpressure gauge choices

We want to measure the pressure gradient in the 40m IFO

Our old MKS cold cathodes are out of order. The existing working gauge at the pumpspool is InstruTech CCM501

The plan is to purchase 3 new gauges for ETMY, BS and MC2 location.

14245   Fri Oct 12 12:29:34 2018 yukiUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsloss measurements

With Gautam's help, Y-arm was locked. Then I ran the script "armloss_dcrefl_asdcpd_scope.py" which gets the signals from oscilloscope. It ran and got data, but I found some problems.

1. It seemed that a process which makes arm cavity mislaigned in the script didn't work.
2. The script "armloss_dcrefl_asdcpd_scope.py" gets the signal and the another script "armloss_AS_calc.py" calculates the arm loss. But output file the former makes doesn't match with the type the latter requires. A script converts format is needed.

Anyway, I got the data needed so I will calculate the loss after converting the format.

14244   Fri Oct 12 08:27:05 2018 SteveUpdateVACdrypump

Gautam and Steve,

Our TP3 drypump seal is at 360 mT [0.25A load on small turbo]  after one year.  We tried to swap in old spare drypump with new tip  seal. It was blowing it's fuse, so we could not do it.

Noisy aux drypump turned on and opened to TP3 foreline [ two drypumps are in  the foreline now ]  The pressure is 48 mT and 0.17A load on small turbo.

Attachment 1: forepump.png
14243   Thu Oct 11 13:40:51 2018 yukiUpdateComputer Scripts / Programsloss measurements
 Quote: This is the procedure I follow when I take these measurements for the XARM (symmetric under XARM <-> YARM): Dither-align the interferometer with both arms locked. Freeze outputs when done. Misalign ETMY + ITMY. ITMY needs to be misaligned further. Moving the slider by at least +0.2 is plentiful to not have the other beam interfere with the measurement. Start the script, which does the following: Resume dithering of the XARM Check XARM dither error signal rms with CDS. If they're calm enough, proceed. Freeze dithering Start a new set of averages on the scope, wait T_WAIT (5 seconds) Read data (= ASDC power and MC2 trans) from scope and save Misalign ETMX and wait 5s Read data from scope and save Repeat desired amount of times Close the PSL shutter and measure the PD dark levels

Information for the armloss measurement:

• Script which gets the data:  /users/johannes/40m/armloss/scripts/armloss_scope/armloss_dcrefl_asdcpd_scope.py
• Script which calculates the loss: /users/johannes/40m/armloss/scripts/misc/armloss_AS_calc.py
• Before doing the procedure Johannes wrote you have to prepare as follows:
• put a PD in anti-symmetric beam path to get ASDC signal.
• put a PD in MC2 box to get tranmitted light of IMC. It is used to normalize the beam power.
• connect those 2 PDs to oscilloscope and insert an internet cable to it.
• Usage: python2 armloss_dcrefl_asdcpd_scope.py [IP address of Scope] [ScopeCH for AS] [ScopeCH for MC] [Num of iteration] [ArmMode]

Note: The scripts uses httplib2 module. You have to install it if you don't have.

The locked arms are needed to calculate armloss but the alignment of PMC is deadly bad now. So at first I will make it aligned. (Gautam aligned it and PMC is locked now.)

gautam: The PMC alignment was fine, the problem was that the c1psl slow machine had become unresponsive, which prevented the PMC length servo from functioning correctly. I rebooted the machine and undid the alignment changes Yuki had made on the PSL table.

14241   Wed Oct 10 12:38:27 2018 yukiConfigurationLSCAll hardware was installed

I connected DAC - AIboard - PZTdriver - PZT mirrors and made sure the PZT mirrors were moving when changing the signal from DAC. Tomorrow I will prepare alignment servo with green beam for Y-arm.

14240   Tue Oct 9 23:03:43 2018 yukiConfigurationLSCYarm Green locking was recovered

[ Yuki, Gautam, Steve ]

To align the green beam in Y-end these hardware were installed:

• PZT mirrors in Y-end table
• PZT driver in 1Y4 rack
• Anti-Imaging board in 1Y4 rack
• cables (DAC - AIboard - PZTdriver - PZT)
• high voltage supplier

I made sure that DAC CH9~16 and cable to AI-board worked correctly.

When we applied +100V to PZT driver and connected DAC, AI-board and PZT drive, the output voltage of the driver was not correct. I'll check it tomorrow.

Attachment 1: Pic_1Y4.jpg
Attachment 2: Pic_PZTcable.jpg
14239   Tue Oct 9 16:05:29 2018 gautamConfigurationASCc1tst deleted, c1asy deployed.

Setting up c1asy:

• Backed up old c1tst.mdl as c1tst_old_bak.mdl in /opt/rtcds/userapps/release/cds/c1/models
• Copied the c1tst model to /opt/rtcds/userapps/release/isc/c1/models/c1asy.mdl as this is where the c1asx.mdl file resides.
• Backed up original c1rfm.mdl as c1rfm_old.mdl in /opt/rtcds/userapps/release/cds/c1/models (since the old c1tst had an RFM block which is unnecessary).
• Deleted offending RFM block from c1rfm.mdl.
• Recompiled and re-installed c1rfm.mdl. Model has not yet been restarted, as I'd like suspension watchdogs to be shutdown, but c1susaux EPICS channels are presently not responsive.
• Removed c1tst model (C-node91) from /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/gds/param/testpoints.
• Removed /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/gds/param/tpchn_c1tst.par (at this point, DCUID 91 is free for use by c1asy).
• Moved c1tst line in /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/daqd/master to "old model definitions models" section.
• Added /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/gds/param/tpchn_c1asy.par to the master file.
• Edited/diskless/root.jessie/etc/rtsystab to allow c1asy to be run on c1iscey.
• Finally, I followed the instructions here to get the channels into frames and make all the indicators green.

Now Yuki can work on copying the simulink model (copy c1asx structure) and implementing the autoalignment servo.

Attachment 1: CDSoverview_ASY.png
14238   Mon Oct 8 18:56:52 2018 gautamConfigurationASCc1asx filter coefficient file missing

While pointing Yuki to the c1asx servo system, I noticed that the filter file for c1asx is missing in the usual chans directory. Why? Backups for it exist in the filter_archive subdirectory. But there is no current file. Clearly this doesn't seems to affect the realtime code execution as the ASX model seems to run just fine. I copied the latest backup version from the archive area into the chans directory for now.

14237   Mon Oct 8 00:46:35 2018 yukiConfigurationASCY-end table upgrade
 Quote: I measured it with the wrong setting of a powermeter. The correct ones are here: beam power going into doubling crystal (red12): 240 mW, 1064nm beam power transmitted dichroic mirror (Y5): 0.70 mW, 532nm beam power going into faraday isolator (green5): 0.58 mW, 532nm beam power going out from faraday isolator (green5): 0.54 mW, 532nm beam power going to ETMY: 0.37 mW, 532nm beam power of transmitted green light of Y-arm, which was measured by C1:ALS-TRY_OUT: 0.5 (see attachment #1)

After installation I measured these power again.

• beam power going into doubling crystal: 241 mW, 1064nm
• beam power transmitted dichroic mirror: 0.70 mW, 532nm
• beam power going into faraday isolator: 0.56 mW, 532nm
• beam power going out from faraday isolator: 0.53 mW, 532nm
• beam power going to ETMY: 0.36 mW, 532nm

There is a little power loss. That may be because of adding one lens in the beam path. I think it is allowable margin.

14236   Sun Oct 7 22:30:42 2018 yukiConfigurationLSCYarm Green locking was recovered

I finished installation of optics in the Y-end and recovered green locking. Current ALS-TRY_OUTPUT is about 0.25, which is lower than before. So I still continue the alignment of the beam. The simulation code was attached. (Sorry. The optic shown as QWP2 is NOT QWP. It's HWP.)

Attachment 1: Pic_NewLayout1007.jpg
Attachment 2: YendGreenModeMatching.zip
14235   Sun Oct 7 16:51:03 2018 gautamConfigurationLSCYarm triggering changed

To facilitate Yuki's alignment of the EY green beam into the Yarm cavity, I have changed the LSC triggering and PowNorm settings to use only the reflected light from the cavity to do the locking of Arm Cavity length to PSL. Running the configure script should restore the usual TRY triggering settings. Also, the X arm optics were macroscopically misaligned in order to be able to lock in this configuration.

14234   Fri Oct 5 22:49:22 2018 yukiConfigurationASCY-end table upgrade

I designed a new layout. It has good mode-matching efficiency, reasonable sensitivity to component positions, good Gouy phase separation. I'm setting optics in the Y-end table. The layout will be optimized again after finishing (rough) installation.  (The picture will be posted later)

14233   Fri Oct 5 17:47:55 2018 gautamConfigurationASCY-end table upgrade

What about just copying the Xend layout? I think it has good MM (per calculations), reasonable (in)sensitivity to component positions, good Gouy phase separation, and I think it is good to have the same layout at both ends. Since the green waist has the same size and location in the doubling crystal, it should be possible to adapt the X end solution to the Yend table pretty easily I think.

 Quote: The setup I designed is here. It can bring 100% mode-matching and good separation of degrees of TEM01, however I found a probrem. The picture of setup is attached #3. You can see the reflection angle at Y7 and Y8 is not appropriate. I will consider the schematic again.
14232   Fri Oct 5 17:32:38 2018 yukiConfigurationASCY-end table upgrade

I measured it with the wrong setting of a powermeter. The correct ones are here:

• beam power going into doubling crystal (red12): 240 mW, 1064nm
• beam power transmitted dichroic mirror (Y5): 0.70 mW, 532nm
• beam power going into faraday isolator (green5): 0.58 mW, 532nm
• beam power going out from faraday isolator (green5): 0.54 mW, 532nm
• beam power going to ETMY: 0.37 mW, 532nm
• beam power of transmitted green light of Y-arm, which was measured by C1:ALS-TRY_OUT: 0.5 (see attachment #1)

The calculated conversion efficiency of SHG crystal is 1.2%W.

14231   Fri Oct 5 00:46:17 2018 KojiConfigurationASCY-end table upgrade

???

The SHG crystal has the conversion efficiency of ~2%W (i.e. if you have 1W input @1064, you get 2% conversion efficiency ->20mW@532nm)

It is not possible to produce 0.58mW@532nm from 20.9mW@1064nm because this is already 2.8% efficiency.

14230   Thu Oct 4 22:15:30 2018 yukiConfigurationASCY-end table upgrade

Before changing setup at Y-end table, I measured the status value of the former setup as follows. These values will be compared to those of upgraded setup.

• beam power going into doubling crystal (red12): 20.9 mW with filter, 1064nm
• beam power going out from doubling crystal (red12): 26.7 mW with filter, 532nm
• beam power going into faraday isolator (green5): 0.58 mW without filter, 532nm
• beam power going out from faraday isolator (green5): 0.54 mW without filter, 532nm
• beam power going to ETMY: 0.37 mW without filter, 532nm
• beam power of transmitted green light of Y-arm, which was measured by C1:ALS-TRY_OUT: 0.5 (see attachment #1)

(These numbers are shown in the attachment #2.)

The setup I designed is here. It can bring 100% mode-matching and good separation of degrees of TEM01, however I found a probrem. The picture of setup is attached #3. You can see the reflection angle at Y7 and Y8 is not appropriate. I will consider the schematic again.

Attachment 1: AUXYGreenLock20180921.jpg
Attachment 2: Pic_FormerSetup.jpeg
Attachment 3: Pic_CurrentSetup1004.jpg
14229   Thu Oct 4 08:25:50 2018 SteveUpdateVACrga scan pd81 at day 78

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