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  5200   Thu Aug 11 19:14:22 2011 Ishwita , ManuelUpdatePEMSeismometer STS2(Bacardi, Serial NR 100151) moved near ETMX

We moved the STS2(Bacardi, Serial NR 100151) to his new location and laid his cable from rack 1X7 to ETMX. The seismometer was below the mode cleaner vacuum tube before.

Now, (since 6:05pm PDT) its placed near the ETMX.

cable_to_etmx.pngsts2_etmx.png

 

  5201   Fri Aug 12 00:18:30 2011 Ishwita, ManuelUpdatePEMCoherence of Guralp1 and STS2(Bacardi, Serial NR 100151)

 

 We moved the seismometer STS2(Bacardi, Serial NR 100151) as we told in this Elog Entry, so the distance between Guralp1 and STS2 is 31.1m. Following is the coherence plot for this case:

coher_gur1_sts1_31m.png

then we also moved the Guralp1 under the BS and plugged it with the Guralp2 cable (at 7:35pm PDT), so now the distance between the two seismometers is 38.5m. Following is the coherence plot for this case:

coher_gur1_sts1_38.png

  5203   Fri Aug 12 03:52:51 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSPRM OSEM adjustment

[Suresh / Kiwamu]

 We tried adjusting the OSEMs on PRM, but we didn't complete it due to a malfunction on the coils.

The UL and LL coils are not working correctly, the forces are weak.

Tomorrow we will look into the satellite box, which is one of the suspects.

 

 During the adjustment we found that the POS excitation force was unequal in each sensor.

At the beginning we thought it's because of the difference of the sensitivity in each OSEM due to the bad OSEM orientations.

However it turned out that it comes from the actual force imbalance on each coil.

We checked the force of each coil by putting an offset (-2000 cnts) in each output digital filter and looked at the OSEM signals in time series.

The UL and LL coils are too weak and the responses are almost buried in the noise of the OSEMs in time series.

We briefly checked some analog electronics and found the DAC, AI board and deWhitening board were healthy.

We were able to see the right amount of voltage from the monitor pin on the front panel of the coil driver.

So something downstream are suspicious, including the satellite box, feedthrough and coils.

- - -

Although the coil issue, it could be worth trying to check the input matrix.

  5204   Fri Aug 12 04:11:13 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSfree swinging

Excited all optics - -
Fri Aug 12 03:34:12 PDT 2011
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  5207   Fri Aug 12 15:16:56 2011 jamieUpdateSUStoday's SUS overview

Here's an update of the suspensions, after yesterdays in-vacuum work and OSEM tweaking:

  • PRM and ETMY are completely messed up.  The spectra are so bad that I'm not going to bother posting anything.   ETMY has extreme sensor voltages that indicate that it's maybe stuck to one of the OSEMS.  PRM voltages look nominal, so I have no idea what's going on there.
  • ITMY is much improved, but it could still use some work
  • SRM is a little worse than what it was yesterday, but we've done a lot of work on the ITMY table, such as moving ITMY suspension and rebalancing the table.
  • BS looks for some reason slightly better than it did yesterday
TM   M cond(B)
SRM SRM.png

      pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.828   1.041   1.142  -0.135   1.057 
UR    1.061  -0.959   1.081  -0.063  -1.058 
LR   -0.939  -0.956   0.858  -0.036   0.849 
LL   -1.172   1.044   0.919  -0.108  -1.035 
SD    0.196  -0.024   1.861   1.000   0.043

4.20951
ITMY  ITMY.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.141   0.177   1.193  -0.058   0.922 
UR    0.052  -1.823   0.766  -0.031  -0.974 
LR   -1.948  -0.082   0.807  -0.013   1.147 
LL   -0.859   1.918   1.234  -0.040  -0.957 
SD   -1.916   2.178   3.558   1.000   0.635 
7.70705
BS  BS.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.589   0.694   0.182   0.302   1.042 
UR    0.157  -1.306   1.842  -0.176  -0.963 
LR   -1.843  -0.322   1.818  -0.213   0.957 
LL   -0.411   1.678   0.158   0.265  -1.038 
SD    0.754   0.298  -3.142   1.000   0.053
6.12779

 

  5209   Fri Aug 12 15:46:51 2011 JenneUpdateSUSEarthquake stop procedure

According to Rana, the following is the "new" (should always have been used, but now we're going to enforce it) earthquake stop backing-off procedure:

1. Back all EQ stops away from the optic, so that it is fully free-swinging.

2. Confirm on dataviewer that the optic is truely free-swinging.

3. One at a time, slowly move the EQ stop in until it barely touches the optic.  Watch dataviewer during this procedure - as soon as the time series of the OSEMs gets a 'kink', you've just barely touched the optic.

4. Back the EQ stop off by the calculated number of turns.  No inspections, no creativity, just math.  Each EQ stop should be between 1.5m and 2.0mm away from the optic.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each EQ stop.

Note: The amount that you need to turn the screws depends on what the threads are.

FACE and TOP stops are all 1/4-20, so 1.5 turns is 1.90mm

BOTTOM stops are either #4-40 or #6-32 (depending on the suspension tower).  If #4-40, 3 turns is 1.90mm.  If #6-32, 2.5 turns is 1.98mm

  5212   Fri Aug 12 16:52:49 2011 steveUpdateGeneralChamber illuminator switch

I'm looking for an ether net based  power switch for turning lights on and off for the vacuum system from MEDM screen.  This is what I found

Jamie please take a look at it.

 

 

  5215   Fri Aug 12 17:37:11 2011 JenneUpdateSUSETMY hopefully good again

[Jamie, Jenne]

We went in to have a look-see at ETMY since it looked stuck-ish.  Jamie noticed that the side magnet was pretty close to the teflon plates of the OSEM.  We rotated it a bit, and now its all better.  We also adjusted the OSEMs until their mid-ranges were happy.  The U's were a little low, and the L's were a little high, as if the optic were a bit pitched backward.  Anyhow, we checked that the table is level, and tweaked the OSEMs.  We're starting the free-swinging test now...

Excited all optics

Fri Aug 12 17:38:53 PDT 2011
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  5216   Fri Aug 12 20:28:13 2011 JenneUpdateSUSETMY hopefully good again

Quote:

[Jamie, Jenne]

We went in to have a look-see at ETMY since it looked stuck-ish.  Jamie noticed that the side magnet was pretty close to the teflon plates of the OSEM.  We rotated it a bit, and now its all better.  We also adjusted the OSEMs until their mid-ranges were happy.  The U's were a little low, and the L's were a little high, as if the optic were a bit pitched backward.  Anyhow, we checked that the table is level, and tweaked the OSEMs.  We're starting the free-swinging test now...

Excited all optics

Fri Aug 12 17:38:53 PDT 2011
997231148

 Hmmm.  I'm no longer convinced that ETMY is healthy.  I think that when I gave it a kick, it's bouncing against something.  I can't fit the peaks to get the input matrix.  I guess step 1 is to try giving it a smaller kick for the free swinging spectra.  But if the owl shift folk feel like it, they might have a look-see.

  5218   Sat Aug 13 01:52:07 2011 YoichiUpdateLSCFeed forward delay
Yoichi, Koji

While I was testing the feed forward cancellation, I noticed that the
cancellation was not perfect.
The test I did was the following.
I injected the same signal to both DARM and MICH feedback filters.
This was done by injecting a signal into the excitation point of
the ASDC PD, then changing the input matrix elements so that the signal
goes to both DARM and MICH.
Then in the FFC, MICH signal was fed forward to DARM by the gain of -1.
Ideally, this should completely eliminate the DARM FB signal.
In reality, it did not.

The first PDF compares the spectrum of the injected noise (white noise,
red curve) with the spectrum of the signal after the FFC (blue curve).
At higher frequencies, the cancellation becomes poor.
It suggests that this is caused by some delay in the FFC.
I also took a transfer function from the injection point to the signal
after the FFC (second attachment).
I fitted the measured TF with a theoretical formula of
1-exp(-i*dt*f),
where dt is the time delay and f is the frequency.
The fitting is very good, and I got dt = 0.8msec ~ 13 samples for 16kHz.
13 samples is something very large.

The cause of the delay was suspected to be the shared memory communication
between different processes.
I moved all the FFC blocks to c1lsc.mdl.
Then the cancellation becomes perfect. The signal after the FFC is
completely zero, so I couldn't even make a TF measurement.

This results suggest that a large delay of 13 samples is induced
when you use shared memory to send signals round trip.
We should make simpler models, just passing signals back and forth
via shared memory, dolphin network or GE FANAC RFM to check the
delays more precisely.

For the moment, the FCC is included in the c1lsc model.
The MEDM screens were modified to account for this change.
c1ffc is stopped and removed from rtsystab.
Attachment 1: Spe1.pdf
Spe1.pdf
Attachment 2: TFFitting.png
TFFitting.png
  5219   Sat Aug 13 01:54:18 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSPRM OSEM adjustment part II

Adjustment of the PRM OSEMs are done. The coils turned out to be healthy.

The malfunction was fixed. It was because the UL OSEM was too deeply inserted and barely touching the AR surface of the mirror.

 

(OSEM adjustment)

 + Excited POS at 6.5 Hz with an amplitude of 3000 cnts by the LOCKIN oscillator.

 + Looked at the signal of each sensor in frequency domain.

 + Maximized the excitation peak for each of the four face OSEMs by rotating them.

 + Minimized the excitation peak in the SIDE signal by rotating it.

 + Adjusted the OSEM translational position so that they are in the midpoint of the OSEM range.

 

(POS sensitivity check)

From the view point of the matrix inversion, one thing we want to have is the equally sensitive face sensors and insensitive SIDE OSEM to the POS motion.

To check the success level of today's PRM adjusment, I ran swept sine measurements to take the transfer function from POS to each sensor.

The plots below are the results.  The first figure is the one measured before the adjustment and the second plot is the one after the adjustment.

As shown in the plot, before the adjustment the sensitivity of OSEMs were very different and the SIDE OSEM is quite sensitive to the POS motion.

So PRM used be in an extremely bad situation.

After the adjustment, the plot became much better.

The four face sensors have almost the same sensitivity (within factor of 3) and the SIDE is quite insensitive to the POS motion.

before.png after.png

Quote from #5203

 We tried adjusting the OSEMs on PRM, but we didn't complete it due to a malfunction on the coils.

The UL and LL coils are not working correctly, the forces are weak.

  5220   Sat Aug 13 02:11:33 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSfree swinging again

I am leaving all of the suspensions free swinging. They will automatically recover after 5 hours from now.

--
Excited all optics
Sat Aug 13 02:08:07 PDT 2011
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--

FYI : I ran a combination of two scripts:   ./freeswing && ./opticshutdown

  5221   Sat Aug 13 02:31:42 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSRe: ETMY hopefully good again

I guess the ETMY suspension is still fine. Their OSEM DC voltage and the free swinging spectra look healthy.

It could be a failure in the initial guess for fitting.

Quote from #5216

I'm no longer convinced that ETMY is healthy. I can't fit the peaks to get the input matrix.

  5228   Sun Aug 14 04:12:37 2011 JennyUpdatePSLTemperature steps and slow actuator railing

Below are some plots from dataviewer of temperature-step data taken over the past 32 hours. (They show minute trends). I am looking at the thermal coupling from the can surrounding the reference cavity on the PSL table to the cavity itself, and trying to measure the cavity temperature response via the control signal sent to heat the NPRO laser, which is locked to the cavity.

Picture_6.png

Picture_7.png

  • Top left: out-of-loop temperature sensor on can surrounding ref cav (RCTEMP)
  • Top right: control signal sent to slow drive of laser (laser heater), which is supposed to follow the cavity temperature (TMP_OUTPUT)
  • Bottom left: in-loop can temperature sensors (MINCOMEAS)
  • Bottom right: room temperature reading (RMTEMP)

 

I stepped the temperature set point from 35 to 36 deg. C for the can at 12:30am last night. Then I waited to see the cavity temperature change and the slow actuator (laser heater: TMP_OUTPUT) follow that change.

I was a bit worried about the oscillations that were occuring in the TMP_OUTPUT signal even long after this temperature step was made, but I figured that they were simply room-temperature changes propagating into the cavity, since they seemed to have a similar pattern to the room-temperature variations, and since it is clear that the out-of-loop temperature sensor on the can (RCTEMP) experiences variations, even when the in-loop sensors are recording no variation.

At 8:46pm tonight I stepped the temperature down 2 degrees to 34 deg. C. The step had a clear effect on TMP_OUTPUT. The voltage to the heater dropped and eventually railed at its lowest output. I'm worried that the loop is unstable, although I haven't ruled out other possibilities, such as that a 2 deg. C temperature step is too large for the loop. I will investigate further in the morning.

  5230   Sun Aug 14 15:37:39 2011 JennyUpdatePSLTemperature steps and slow actuator railing

Quote:

Below are some plots from dataviewer of temperature-step data taken over the past 32 hours. (They show minute trends). I am looking at the thermal coupling from the can surrounding the reference cavity on the PSL table to the cavity itself, and trying to measure the cavity temperature response via the control signal sent to heat the NPRO laser, which is locked to the cavity.

Picture_6.png

Picture_7.png

  • Top left: out-of-loop temperature sensor on can surrounding ref cav (RCTEMP)
  • Top right: control signal sent to slow drive of laser (laser heater), which is supposed to follow the cavity temperature (TMP_OUTPUT)
  • Bottom left: in-loop can temperature sensors (MINCOMEAS)
  • Bottom right: room temperature reading (RMTEMP)

 

I stepped the temperature set point from 35 to 36 deg. C for the can at 12:30am last night. Then I waited to see the cavity temperature change and the slow actuator (laser heater: TMP_OUTPUT) follow that change.

I was a bit worried about the oscillations that were occuring in the TMP_OUTPUT signal even long after this temperature step was made, but I figured that they were simply room-temperature changes propagating into the cavity, since they seemed to have a similar pattern to the room-temperature variations, and since it is clear that the out-of-loop temperature sensor on the can (RCTEMP) experiences variations, even when the in-loop sensors are recording no variation.

At 8:46pm tonight I stepped the temperature down 2 degrees to 34 deg. C. The step had a clear effect on TMP_OUTPUT. The voltage to the heater dropped and eventually railed at its lowest output. I'm worried that the loop is unstable, although I haven't ruled out other possibilities, such as that a 2 deg. C temperature step is too large for the loop. I will investigate further in the morning.

 The lock was lost when I came in around noon today to check on it. The slow actuator was still railing.

1) I got lock back for a few minutes, by varying the laser temperature set point manually. TMP_OUTPUT was still reading -30000 cts (minimum allowed) and the transmission was not as high as it had been.

2) I toggled the second filter button off. The TMP_OUTPUT started rising up to ~2000 cts. I then toggled the second filter back on, and TMP_OUTPUT jumped the positive maximum number of counts allowed.

3) I lost the lock again. I turned off the digital output to the slow actuator.

4) I have so far failed at getting the lock back. My main problem is that when the BNC cable to the slow port is plugged in, even when I'm not sending anything to that port, it makes it so that changing the temperature set point manually has almost no effect on the transmission (it looks as though changing the setpoint is not actually changing the temperature, because the monitor shows the same higher order mode even when with +-degree temperature setpoint changes).

  5232   Sun Aug 14 19:06:50 2011 JenneUpdateelogelog dead. Brought back to life

like the subject says...

  5234   Sun Aug 14 22:48:37 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSfree swinging again

Excited all optics
Sun Aug 14 20:22:33 PDT 2011
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  5235   Mon Aug 15 10:02:27 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSBS OSEM adjustment done

[Suresh / Kiwamu]

 Adjustment of the OSEMs on BS has been done.

All the bad suspensions (#5176) has been adjusted. They are waiting for the matrix inversion test.

  5236   Mon Aug 15 10:58:52 2011 kiwamuUpdateIOOMC misaligned a lot

This morning Steve and I opened the doors on the IOO and OMC chamber to let the IR beam go to MC.

And found the MC flashing is way far from TEM00, there were very higher order modes.

The MC suspensions were realigned based on an assumption that the incident beam didn't change recently.

Anyways we should check the leveling of the IOO table and the spot positions on the MC mirrors again to make sure.

  5237   Mon Aug 15 13:16:50 2011 JenneUpdateSUSRe: ETMY hopefully good again

Quote:

I guess the ETMY suspension is still fine. Their OSEM DC voltage and the free swinging spectra look healthy.

It could be a failure in the initial guess for fitting.

Quote from #5216

I'm no longer convinced that ETMY is healthy. I can't fit the peaks to get the input matrix.

 Turns out I was missing a critical step in the process...running makeSUSspectra.m  After I do that, everything is back under control, and ETMY looks fine. 

I'm almost done doing the peak-fitting and matrix inversion for all optics.

  5238   Mon Aug 15 14:07:39 2011 kiwamuUpdateIOORe: MC misaligned a lot

The leveling was still okay. The MC mirrors were realigned and now they all are fine.

We will go ahead for the vertex alignment and extraction of the pick-off beams.

 

Here is a summary of the spot measurement.

    Feb 26 2011      May 08 2011 Aug 2 2011  Aug 10 2011 (in air) [NEW!!] Aug 14 2011 (in air)
MC1 pit [mm]   1.6   1.9  1.93 -0.858 -0.2
MC2 pit [mm]   6.4   9.0 9.03 -0.844 -0.8
MC3 pit [mm]   1.4   2.0 2.01 -1.03 -0.1
MC1 yaw [mm]   -1.5   -1.7 -1.72 -0.847 -1.1
MC2 yaw [mm]   1.0   0.2 0.178 0.582 0.6
MC3 yaw [mm]   -1.3   -1.9 -1.87 -1.06 -1.1

 

Quote from #5236

Anyways we should check the leveling of the IOO table and the spot positions on the MC mirrors again to make sure.

 

  5239   Mon Aug 15 14:10:56 2011 JenneUpdateSUSMonday SUS update

The moral of the story here is that none of the suspensions are overwhelmingly awesome, but most of them will be fine if we leave them as-is.

SUS DoF Plot Input Matrix "BADness" (1==good)
ITMX inMatDiag.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.438   1.019   1.050  -0.059   0.717 
UR    0.828  -0.981   1.128  -0.215  -0.956 
LR   -1.172  -1.201   0.950  -0.275   1.241 
LL   -1.562   0.799   0.872  -0.120  -1.087 
SD   -0.579  -0.847   2.539   1.000  -0.170 

 
4.68597
 
 ITMY  inMatDiag.png        pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.157   0.185   1.188  -0.109   0.922 
UR    0.020  -1.815   0.745  -0.051  -0.970 
LR   -1.980  -0.090   0.812  -0.024   1.158 
LL   -0.843   1.910   1.255  -0.082  -0.949 
SD   -0.958   1.080   1.859   1.000   0.325  
4.82756
ETMX  inMatDiag.png        pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.338   0.476   1.609   0.316   1.046  
UR    0.274  -1.524   1.796  -0.069  -1.180  
LR   -1.726  -1.565   0.391  -0.100   0.938  
LL   -1.662   0.435   0.204   0.286  -0.836  
SD    0.996  -2.629  -0.999   1.000  -0.111
 
 
 4.32072
 ETMY  inMatDiag.png        pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.123   0.456   1.812   0.231   0.936 
UR   -0.198  -1.489   0.492  -0.096  -1.098 
LR   -2.000   0.055   0.188  -0.052   0.764 
LL   -0.679   2.000   1.508   0.275  -1.201 
SD    0.180  -0.591   3.355   1.000   0.200  
 10.643
 BS  inMatDiag.png        pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.575   0.697   0.230   0.294   1.045 
UR    0.163  -1.303   1.829  -0.133  -0.958 
LR   -1.837  -0.308   1.770  -0.171   0.944 
LL   -0.425   1.692   0.171   0.257  -1.053 
SD    0.769   0.345  -3.380   1.000   0.058 
6.111
 
 PRM  inMatDiag.png        pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.597   1.553   2.000  -0.469   1.229  
UR    1.304  -0.447   0.383  -0.043  -0.734  
LR   -0.696  -1.048  -0.277   0.109   0.687  
LL   -1.403   0.952   1.340  -0.317  -1.350  
SD    0.518  -1.125  -1.161   1.000   0.394  

 
 8.43363
SRM inMatDiag.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.831   1.039   1.153  -0.140   1.065 
UR    1.071  -0.961   1.104  -0.057  -1.061 
LR   -0.929  -0.946   0.847  -0.035   0.837 
LL   -1.169   1.054   0.896  -0.118  -1.037 
SD    0.193  -0.033   1.797   1.000   0.045 
 4.17396

 

  5240   Mon Aug 15 17:23:55 2011 jamieUpdateSUSfreeswing script updated

I have updated the freeswing scripts, combining all of them into a single script that takes arguments to specify the optic to kick:

pianosa:SUS 0> ./freeswing
usage: freeswing SET
usage: freeswing OPTIC [OPTIC ...]

Kick and free-swing suspended optics.
Specify optics (i.e. 'MC1', 'ITMY') or a set:
'all' = (MC1 MC2 MC3 ETMX ETMY ITMX ITMY PRM SRM BS)
'ifo' = (ETMX ETMY ITMX ITMY PRM SRM BS)
'mc'  = (MC1 MC2 MC3)
pianosa:SUS 0>

I have removed all of the old scripts, and committed the new one to the SVN.

  5241   Mon Aug 15 17:36:10 2011 jamieUpdateSUSStrangeness with ETMY (was: Monday SUS update)

For some reason ETMY has changed a lot.  Not only does it now have the worst "badness" (B matrix condition number) at ~10, but the frequency of all the modes have shifted, some considerably.  I did accidentally bump the optic when Jenne and I were adjusting the OSEMs last week, but I didn't think it was that much.  The only thing I can think of that would cause the modes to move so much is that the optic has been somehow reseated in it's suspension.  I really don't know how that would have happened, though.

Jenne and I went in to investigate ETMY, to see if we could see anything obviously wrong.  Everything looks to be ok.  The magnets are all well centered in the OSEMs, and the PDMon levels look ok.

We rechecked the balance of the table, and tweaked it a bit to make it more level.  We then tweaked the OSEMs again to put them back in the center of their range.  We also checked the response by using the lockin method to check the response to POS and SIDE drive in each of the OSEMs (we want large POS response and minimal SIDE response).  Everything looked ok.

We're going to take another freeswing measurement and see how things look now.  If there are any suggestions what should be done (if anything), about the shifted modes, please let us know.

  5242   Mon Aug 15 17:38:07 2011 jamieUpdateGeneralFoil aperture placed in front of ETMY

We have placed a foil aperture in front of ETMY, to aid in aligning the Y-arm, and then the PRC.  It obviously needs to be removed before we close up.

  5244   Tue Aug 16 04:25:34 2011 Suresh, KiwamuUpdateSUSalignment of MC output to Y-arm using PZTs

We did several things today+night.  The final goal was to lock the PRC so that we could obtain the POX, POY and POP beams.  However there were large number of steps to get there.

1) We moved the ITMY into its place and balanced the table

2) We then aligned the Y-arm cavity to the green beam which was set up as a reference before we moved the ETMY and ITMY to adjust the OSEMS.  We had the green flashing in Y-arm

3) We checked the beam position on PR2. It was okay. This confirmed that we were ready to send the beam onto the Y arm.

4) We then roughly aligned the IR beam on ETMY where Jamie had placed an Al foil with a hole.  We got the arm flashing in both IR and green. 

5) We used the PZTs to make the green and IR beams co-incident and flashing in the Y arm.  This completed the alignment of the IR beam into the Y-arm.

6) The IPPO (pick-off) window had to be repositioned to avoid clipping.  The IPANG beam was aligned such that it exits the ETMY chamber onto the ETMY table.  It can now be easily sent to the IPANG QPD.

7) Then BS was aligned to direct the IR beam into the X-arm and had the X-arm flashing.  It had already been aligned to its green.

8) It was now the turn of the SRC.  The beam spots on all the SRC related optics were off centered.  We aligned all the optics in the AS path to get the AS beam on to the AP table.

9) The AS beam was very faint so we repositioned the AS camera to the place intended for AS11 PD, since there was a brighter beam available there. 

10) We could then obtain reflections from ITMY, ITMX and PRM at the AS camera. 

11) Problems:

      a) ITMY osems need to be readjusted to make sure that they are in mid-range.  Several are out of range and so the damping is not effective.

      b) When we tried to align SRC the yaw OSEM had to be pushed to its full range.  We therefore have to turn the SRM tower to get it back into range.

 12)  We stopped here since moving the SRM is not something to be attempted at the end of a rather long day. Kiwamu is posting a plan for the rest of the day.

  5245   Tue Aug 16 04:28:09 2011 kiwamuUpdateGeneraltoday's work to do

The main goal of today is to extract the pick-off beams

Today's menu :

  + If necessary steer ETMs and ITMs to make the X and Y green beam flashing.

  + Open the IOO and OMC chamber and lock MC.

       => cover the place of the access connector by a large piece of aluminum foil. It will give a robust lock of MC.

  + Check the beam pointing down to Y arm by looking at the ETMY face camera.

        => If it's necessary align PZT1 and PZT2 from EPICS to make the IR beam flashing in the X arm.

  + Align BS and let the beam hit the center of ETMX to make the X arm flashing.

        => These alignment procedure will automatically gives us the MICH fringes on the AS CCD camera.

  + Rotate the SRM tower to get the SRMI fringes on the AS CCD camera.

        => This is because the required amount of the YAW correction on SRM is currently beyond the range of the DC bias.

  + Align PRM to get the PRMI fringes on AS CCD camera. Also make sure the beam comes back to the REFL CCD camera.

  + Lock the PRC to make POP/POX/POY bright enough.

     => Probably the REFL11 RFPD needs more power. To increase the power, just rotate the HWP, which is sitting before the RFPDs on the AS table.

     => If the signal on AS55 is too small, we can use REFL11_Q or REFL55 for the MICH lock.

  + OR inject and align the ABSL laser to make those pick-off beams bright enough.

     => This case we don't have to make the DRMI exactly on the resonance, what we need is just the DRMI flashing.

  + Align necessary optics for those pick-off beams.

     => In our definition (aLIGO definition) POP is the beam propagating from BS to PRM. Don't be confused by another one, which propagates from PRM to BS.

  + Steer two mirrors on the ETMY table for aligning IPANG. Also, steer some mirrors on the BS table for IPPOS.

    => IPANG has already reached the ETMY table, so ideally we don't have to steer a mirror on the BS table.

    => IPPOS/ANG are very visible with a sensor card.

  + Align some oplevs.

     => This work is relatively independent from the other tasks. Steve can take care of it.

  + Adjust the OSEM to their mid-range.

     => This work can be done anytime, but everytime we have to recover the alignment of the interferometer.

  5246   Tue Aug 16 04:50:17 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSfree swinging again

 Since Suresh and I changed the DC biases on most of the suspension, the free swingning spectra will be different from the past.

- -

EXcited ETMX ETMY ITMX ITMY PRM SRM BS

Tue Aug 16 04:48:02 PDT 2011
997530498

  5247   Tue Aug 16 10:59:06 2011 jamieUpdateSUSSUS update

Data taken from: 997530498+120

Things are actually looking ok at the moment.  "Badness" (cond(B)) is below 6 for all optics.

  • We don't have results from PRM since its spectra looked bad, as if it's being clamped by the earthquake stops.
  • The SRM matrix definitely looks the nicest, followed by ITMX.  All the other matrices have some abnormally high or low elements.
  • cond(B) for ETMY is better than that for SRM, even though the ETMY matrix doesn't look as nice.  Does this mean that cond(B) is not necessarily the best figure of merit, or is there something else that our naive expectation for the matrix doesn't catch?

We still need to go through and adjust all the OSEM ranges once the IFO is aligned and we know what our DC biases are.  We'll repeat this one last time after that.

TM   M cond(B)
BS  BS.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.456   0.770   0.296   0.303   1.035 
UR    0.285  -1.230   1.773  -0.077  -0.945 
LR   -1.715  -0.340   1.704  -0.115   0.951 
LL   -0.544   1.660   0.227   0.265  -1.070 
SD    0.612   0.275  -3.459   1.000   0.046
5.61948
SRM  SRM.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.891   1.125   0.950  -0.077   0.984 
UR    0.934  -0.875   0.987  -0.011  -0.933 
LR   -1.066  -1.020   1.050   0.010   1.084 
LL   -1.109   0.980   1.013  -0.056  -0.999 
SD    0.257  -0.021   0.304   1.000   0.006 
4.0291
ITMX  ITMX.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.436   1.035   1.042  -0.068   0.728 
UR    0.855  -0.965   1.137  -0.211  -0.969 
LR   -1.145  -1.228   0.958  -0.263   1.224 
LL   -1.564   0.772   0.863  -0.120  -1.079 
SD   -0.522  -0.763   2.495   1.000  -0.156
4.55925
ITMY  ITMY.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.375   0.095   1.245  -0.058   0.989 
UR   -0.411   1.778   0.975  -0.022  -1.065 
LR   -2.000  -0.222   0.755   0.006   1.001 
LL   -0.214  -1.905   1.025  -0.030  -0.945 
SD    0.011  -0.686   0.804   1.000   0.240 
4.14139
ETMX  ETMX.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.714   0.191   1.640   0.404   1.052 
UR    0.197  -1.809   1.758  -0.120  -1.133 
LR   -1.803  -1.889   0.360  -0.109   0.913 
LL   -1.286   0.111   0.242   0.415  -0.902 
SD    1.823  -3.738  -0.714   1.000  -0.130 
5.19482
ETMY  ETMY.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.104   0.384   1.417   0.351   1.013 
UR   -0.287  -1.501   1.310  -0.074  -1.032 
LR   -2.000   0.115   0.583  -0.045   0.777 
LL   -0.609   2.000   0.690   0.380  -1.179 
SD    0.043  -0.742  -0.941   1.000   0.338 
3.57032

 

  5248   Tue Aug 16 11:49:17 2011 jamie, jenneUpdateGeneraltoday's work to do

>If necessary steer ETMs and ITMs to make the X and Y green beam flashing.

Green is now flashing in both X and Y arms

>Open the IOO and OMC chamber and lock MC.

Open, and cover in place. MC is flashing and locking.

 

  5249   Tue Aug 16 16:59:20 2011 AnamariaUpdateRF SystemAM in the PM

Kiwamu, Keiko, Anamaria

Looking at the I and Q signals coming from REFL11 and REFL55 we saw large offsets, which would mean we have amplitude modulation, especially at 11MHz. We checked the PD themselves with RF spectrum analyzer, and at their frequencies we see stationary peaks (even if we look only at direct reflection from PRM). We changed the attenuation of the PSL EOM, and saw the peak go down. So first check is beam out of PSL EOM, to make sure the input beam is aligned to the crystal axis and is not giving AM modulation in adition to PM.

  5250   Tue Aug 16 17:09:55 2011 JenneUpdateGeneraltoday's work to do

Quote:

  + Rotate the SRM tower to get the SRMI fringes on the AS CCD camera.

        => This is because the required amount of the YAW correction on SRM is currently beyond the range of the DC bias.

 Kiwamu aligned things for me, and I rotated the SRM tower so that the reflected beam was pretty much totally overlapping the incident beam.  The SRC was aligned to make sure things were good.  Now the DC bias for SRM Yaw is ~1.4, so we're totally good. 

To rotate SRM, Jamie had the idea of using 2 screws so I could push the tower on one side, and back off the screw an equal amount on the other side and push the tower to be touching both screws again, to ensure that I was rotating about the center of the tower and wasn't introducing any Pos action. 

While I was at it, I also moved the OSEM connector tower back to its normal place on the table, so it's not in the way of oplev beams.  It had been moved previously to accommodate ITMY near the door.

  5251   Wed Aug 17 02:48:56 2011 kiwamuUpdateRF SystemRe: AM in the PM

[Keiko / Suresh / Anamaria / Kiwamu]

 The AM components do exist also on the beam after the EOM.

The peaks were found at 11, 29 and 55 MHz, where the PM are supposed to be imposed.

Suresh and Keiko minimized them by rotating the HWP, which is in front of the EOM.

Also Anamaria and I tried minimizing them by adjusting the EOM crystal alignment.

However everytime after we minimized the AM peaks, they grew back in a time scale of ~ 1 min.

Potentially it could be a problem of the HWP and/or EOM alignment.

Since we wanted to proceed the in-vac work anyways, we stopped investigating it and decided to postpone it for tomorrow.

We again adjusted the incident power to 20 mW.

 

-- P.S.

 The incident power going to MC went down to 7 mW for some reasons. This was found after ~ 6 hours from our works on the PSL table.

We haven't touched anything on the PSL table since the daytime work.

Possibly the angle of the HWP is drifting (why?) and changed the amount of the P-polarizing beam power.

Suresh locked the angles of two HWPs, which are the one just after the EOM and the one after the attenuation PBS.

Quote from #5249

So first check is beam out of PSL EOM, to make sure the input beam is aligned to the crystal axis and is not giving AM modulation in adition to PM.

 

  5252   Wed Aug 17 03:10:06 2011 kiwamuUpdateGeneralcurrent status of in-vac work

[Jamie / Suresh / Kiwamu] 

The in-vac work is ongoing.

Before we run out our energy we are posting this entry to briefly report the current status.

- (done) BS earthquake stop adjustment.

- (done) PRM earthquake stop adjustment

- (done) MC spot position check => They are almost the same within 10 %.

- (done) Injection and alignment of the ABSL laser to make the beam brighter in the vertex region.

- (done) POY => We repositioned an in-vac steering mirror to get the POY beam hitting the center of the steering mirror.

                           It's now coming out from the chamber.

(done)  IPANG => realigned two mirrors on the ETMY table to get the IPANG out from the chamber. Now it's reaching the ETMY optical table.

                             It needs a final touch before we pump down.  We revisited it later in the night after realigning the IFO and it is well aligned now.

- (done)  POP => We have aligned the ABSL laser injected from the AS port to reach the REFL camera.  We turned it up to max power of 300mW and used it as a substitute for the PRC beam.

                         Even this was not enough to see anything in the POP beam path after the PR2 (tip-tilt).  So we used a green beam from the Y-arm as a guide of the POP beam path because the ABSL (POP) beam was too dim to work with.

                         We placed a lens and a CCD camera to detect the green and then blocked the Y-green.  It was then possible to see the ABSL-POP beam in the CCD camera.  The lens and the CCD are markers for this beam. 

                         Do not remove these markers unless absolutely necessary.

-(done) POX => We located the ABSL (mimicking POX) beam on the POXM1 mirror and adjusted the mirror to ensure that the beam exits at the right height and a convenient location on the POX table. 

- (0%) OSEM mid-range adjustment

- (0%) IPPOS

- (0%) oplev re-alignment

  5253   Wed Aug 17 06:42:38 2011 kiwamuUpdateGeneralin-vac work : the end is near

We will pump down the chambers on Thursday morning.

Today will be a day of the OSEM and oplev party.

 

 -- to do list for today --

 + OSEM mid-range adjustment

 + oplev realignment

 + placement of beam traps

 + extraction of IPPOS

 + table leveling

 + interferometer alignment

 + AM-PM mystery

 + preparation for drag and wipe

  5255   Wed Aug 17 15:47:18 2011 AnamariaUpdateSUSETMX Side Sensor slow channel down for a long time

Jenne, Anamaria

We aligned the ETMX OSEMs and ran into this issue. Looking at the SENSOR_SIDE channel, we pulled out the OSEM and determined that the open light voltage is 874 counts, so we centered it around 440 as well as we could. This is same channel as its slow counterpart SDSEN_OUTPUT (grey number immediately to the right on SUS medms).

 

 

Quote:

The slow signal from the side sensor on ETMX was last seen in action sometime in May 2010!  And then the frame builder has no data for a while on this channel.  After that the channel shows some bistability starting Sept 2010 but has not been working.  The fast channel of this sensor  (C1:SUS-ETMX_SDSEN_OUTPUT) does work so the sensor is working.  Probably is a loose contact... needs to be fixed.

 

 

  5256   Wed Aug 17 15:55:01 2011 JenneUpdateGeneralin-vac work : the end is near

Quote:

We will pump down the chambers on Thursday Friday morning.

 All hands on deck at 9am Thursday for drag wiping and doors.  We'll do the 5 doors first (including drag wiping), then put on the access connector last.  Steve will then begin pumping early Friday morning.

  5257   Wed Aug 17 17:51:54 2011 JenneUpdateTreasurePrepared for drag wiping

While waiting for the IFO team to align things (there were already ~5 people working on a ~1 person job...), I got all of our supplies prepped for drag wiping in the morning. 

The syringes are still on the flow bench down the Xarm.  I put fresh alcohol from unopened spectrometer-grade bottles into our alcohol drag wiping bottles.

The ITMs already had rails for marking their position in place from the last time we drag wiped.  I placed marker-rails for both ETMs.

  5258   Wed Aug 17 20:14:49 2011 jamie, kiwamu, suresh, jenne, keiko, anamariaUpdateGeneralin-vacuum work status, prep for pump

This afternoon's work:

  • OSEMs were adjusted on all suspended optics.
  • X and Y-arms were aligned to green.
  • Once that was done, the input pointing was adjusted with the PZTs to get the IR beam centered on ITMY and ETMY.
  • Once the input pointing was ok we extracted IPANG and IPPOS.
  • BS, ITMY, PRM, SRM optical levers (oplevs) were extracted.
  • Prepared rails and stops for TMs for morning drag wiping.

TODO before drag wiping:

  • Check full IFO alignment.
  • Readjust OSEMs if needed.
  • Extract ITMX oplev.
  5259   Thu Aug 18 00:53:48 2011 jamie, kiwamu, suresh, jenneUpdateGeneralPUMP PLAN ABORTED; need to work more on IFO alignment

We have decided that the IFO alignment is bad enough that we're not ready to pump down.  PUMP ABORTED.

The IFO alignment is somewhat OK, in that the green and IR beams are flashing in the arms, and the return beams are overlapping at the BS.  However the beams appear to be not centered on any of the optics at the moment.  They are all displaced in yaw by ~0.5 to 1 cm or so in various directions.

From this we have decided that we need to step back and reattack the IFO alignment from square one.  Here is our current suggested procedure:

  1. check ETM positions relative to what we think they should be on the drawings.  This is to verify that the ETMs were not placed in the wrong places laterally.
  2. translate Y green axis north, centering green on ETMY and ITMY (by looking at cards).  North is the opposite direction from how the beams are displaced from the TM centers.
  3. steer input pointing to overlap IR on green beam at BS, ITMY, and ETMY.  IR should visibly overlap green at both BS and ITMY, and we should be able to see IR on target in front of ETMY with ETMY face camera, and in ETMY trans camera.
  4. center IR on ETMX by steering BS with DC bias.
  5. align Y arm cavity for green resonance by adjusting ITMY.
  6. adjust ITMX to achieve michelson fringes at AS
  7. adjust PRM lateral translation to center beam on PRM, if needed
  8. adjust SRM lateral translation to center beam on SRM, if needed
  9. align PRC to see fringes
  10. align SRC to see fringes
  11. extract AS (no clipping)

 Once this is done, we will need to check the following:

  • IPANG/IPPOS extraction
  • pick-off extraction
  • OPLEVs
  • OSEMs
  • green periscopes and green beam extraction at PSL

We've decided to stop for the night, get a good nights rest, and attack all of this tomorrow morning.

Beam_spot_shifts.png

  5260   Thu Aug 18 00:58:40 2011 jamieUpdateSUSoptics kicked and left free swinging

ALL optics (including MC) were kicked and left free swinging at:

997689421

The "opticshutdown" script was also run, which should turn the watchdogs back on in 5 hours (at 6am).

 

  5261   Thu Aug 18 10:17:04 2011 kiwamu, steveUpdateSUSoplevs reestablished at Vertex

Kiwamu and Steve, from yesterday

PRM and BS oplev paths were relaid after setting 1/2 OSEM voltages. The incident beam on suspended optics are centered  within  ~ +- 2 mm

I noticed many unvected ss screws are used on the big Al table tops. The SS 1/4-20 screws

 used on the optical tables in vacuum MUST be VENTED!

Also, please use  SS clamps. Replace aluminum ones when you can. We have plenty baked ones.

 

 

  5262   Thu Aug 18 10:59:04 2011 steveUpdateTreasurePrepared for drag wiping

Quote:

While waiting for the IFO team to align things (there were already ~5 people working on a ~1 person job...), I got all of our supplies prepped for drag wiping in the morning. 

The syringes are still on the flow bench down the Xarm.  I put fresh alcohol from unopened spectrometer-grade bottles into our alcohol drag wiping bottles.

The ITMs already had rails for marking their position in place from the last time we drag wiped.  I placed marker-rails for both ETMs.

 We should use the deionizer before drag wiping with isopropanol.

  5263   Thu Aug 18 12:22:37 2011 jamieUpdateSUSsuspension update

Most of the suspension look ok, with "badness" levels between 4 and 5.  I'm just posting the ones that look slightly less ideal below.

  • PRM, SRM, and BS in particular show a lot of little peaks that look like some sort of intermodulations.
  • ITMY has a lot of elements with imaginary components
  • The ETMY POS and SIDE modes are *very* close together, which is severely adversely affecting the diagonalization
 PRM  PRM.png        pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.466   1.420   1.795  -0.322   0.866  
UR    1.383  -0.580   0.516  -0.046  -0.861  
LR   -0.617  -0.978   0.205   0.011   0.867  
LL   -1.534   1.022   1.484  -0.265  -1.407  
SD    0.846  -0.632  -0.651   1.000   0.555

5.62863

SRM SRM.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    0.783   1.046   1.115  -0.149   1.029 
UR    1.042  -0.954   1.109  -0.060  -1.051 
LR   -0.958  -0.926   0.885  -0.035   0.856 
LL   -1.217   1.074   0.891  -0.125  -1.063 
SD    0.242   0.052   1.544   1.000   0.029 
4.0198
 BS BS.png        pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.536   0.714   0.371   0.283   1.042  
UR    0.225  -1.286   1.715  -0.084  -0.927  
LR   -1.775  -0.286   1.629  -0.117   0.960  
LL   -0.464   1.714   0.285   0.250  -1.070  
SD    0.705   0.299  -3.239   1.000   0.023 
 5.5501
 ITMY  ITMY.png        pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.335   0.209   1.232  -0.071   0.976  
UR   -0.537   1.732   0.940  -0.025  -1.068  
LR   -2.000  -0.268   0.768   0.004   1.046  
LL   -0.129  -1.791   1.060  -0.043  -0.911  
SD   -0.069  -0.885   1.196   1.000   0.239 
 4.28384
ETMY ETMY.png       pit     yaw     pos     side    butt
UL    1.103   0.286   1.194  -0.039   0.994 
UR   -0.196  -1.643  -0.806  -0.466  -1.113 
LR   -2.000   0.071  -0.373  -0.209   0.744 
LL   -0.701   2.000   1.627   0.217  -1.149 
SD    0.105  -1.007   3.893   1.000   0.290 
9.25346

 

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  5264   Thu Aug 18 15:54:35 2011 steveUpdateSUSdamped and undamped OSEMs

damped sus at atm1 and freeswingging sus at atm2

 

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  5266   Fri Aug 19 01:15:22 2011 SureshUpdateSUSFreeSwing all optics

I ran "freeswing all" at Fri Aug 19 01:09:28 PDT 2011 (997776583)  and "opticshutdown"  as well.

 

  5267   Fri Aug 19 01:46:06 2011 SureshUpdateGeneralIFO alignment

[Keiko, Jamie, Kiwamu, Anamaria,

We followed the procedure that we laid-out in our elog of yesterday.  We completed the first six steps and we now have the y-arm well aligned to the green beam which passes through the center of of both ETMY and ITMY. 

The IR beam was steered with the PZTs to coincide with the green beam.  The BS was adjusted to see IR beam scatter on a target placed near the center of the ETMX.  And then the AS IR beam was steered to the AS camera by adjusting several components along OM path ( we touched OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, OM5, OMPO and OM6).  We then looked for IR fringes in the AS port from the Y-arm. But no luck there.  We need to realign the IR beam into the Y-arm cavity axis using the pzts.

We aligned ITMX and PRM to get power recycled Michelson fringes at the AS.

 

  5268   Fri Aug 19 09:14:56 2011 steveUpdateIOOdegrading laser power at atm

Light into the MC is 20 mW at atm, MC_Transmitted ~10 MW = 400 count

The PMC_T is OK but something else is drifting.

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  5269   Fri Aug 19 10:26:53 2011 steveUpdateSUSOSEM sensor spectra

Free swingging OSEM sensors LL at atm

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  5270   Fri Aug 19 15:31:53 2011 steveUpdateGeneralpower interruption rescheduled to 10-1-2011

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