This AmScope microscope would have 3.5x-180x magnification, calibratable measurement function, 5MP picture and good working distance to work on printed circuit boards.
The bottom 5 cable connections from Sat-Amp to Whittering Filter at 1X5 were clamped today.
received this note: at 4:11pm Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Contact: Rick Rodriguez x-2576
Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) will be performing a switching operation of the
Caltech Electrical Distribution System that is expected to be transparent to Caltech,
but could result in a minor power anomaly that might affect very sensitive equipment.
IMPACT: Negligible impact......?
There may be temporary power interruption tomorrow!
PS:we did not see any effect
http://www.amscope.com/3-5x-180x-boom-stand-trinocular-zoom-stereo-microscope-with-144-led-ring-light-and-10mp-camera.html will be ordered today.
The actual unit we are getting has lockable zoom for better repeatability after calibration: SM-3NTPZZ-144
This bulb was blown out on Feb 4, 2017 after 2 months of operation.
The microscope shipped back to the vendor for credit yesterday.
Valve configuration: vacuum normal
Vacuum envelope: 23.5 C
RGA head: 46.6 C
Gautam and Steve,
New JDSU 1103P HeNe oplev laser RIN was measured on the SP table with cover on.
This is the beginning of an effort to improve oplev laser noise.
Our MCREFL rfpd C30642GH 2x2mm beeing investigated for burned spots.
Atm1, unused - brand new pd
Atm2,3,4 MCREFL in place was not moved
More pictures will be posted on 40m Picassa site later.
The laser got much better at low frequency as it warmed up. This laser is almost as good as the electronics?
Dark noise cal was the same today as it was 2 days ago.
Corrected oplev laser RIN plot at day 3
GV: The channel the PD Steve is using is hooked up to C1:ALS-FC_X_F_IN. As I found out today, there can be considerable RF pickup between the C1:ALS-FC_X_F_IN and C1:ALS-FC_Y_F_IN channels, which share a common 4-pin LEMO cable - this is because the rise time of the square wave output of the Wenzel dividers is <1us, so suitability of this particular channel for the RIN measurement set up has to be reconsidered. Perhaps we can use one of the six spare PEM channels over at 1X6.
All 3 cranes inspected by professional Fred Goodbar of Konecranes and load tested with 450 lbs at max reach on Friday, March 3, 2017
16 years old Lightwave NPRO M126-1064-700, sn 415 power output is tripping continously to zero.
The Lightwave Controller 125/126-OPN-POS sn516 was used in this test. Settings were lowered to close to nominal values without any success.
One can not determine what is broken: head or controller. This NPRO head was under Manasa's desk.
Property tag found.
We did the following:
1, switched data channel from C1:ALS-FC_X_F_IN to C1:PEM-MIC_1_OUT_DQ Actual connection at 1X7 rack, input C17
Tested channel with 1Hz, 100 mV sine wave through DV
2, placed BS into the beam path so the reflected value on the PDA100A 0.1mW, beam od ~1mm, beam path lenght 11 cm, gain 20dB 3.7Vdc
The full output of this 1103P 2.8 mW was saturating the PDA100A
Summery :finding it to be too good to be this good
I removed the video monitoring can and replaced it with Olympus SP-570UZ camera. It has no IR blocker. The OSEM light are dominant because I can not zoom in more.
I left the camera in place so you can try it. Leave the LEXAN plate on the glass window so no accident can happen. The illuminator is on and you can turn it off-on with the manual switch, close to the camera. Camera manual is on my desk.
Your technique works Koji
The east end AC unit is arching over and running rough at CES. Called for mechanic.......
Both belts were replaced and the unit is running happily.
ETMX oplev laser is dead. It will be replaced this after noon. Sus damping recovered.
We have 50 pieces in the clean cabinet.
This 3 years old HeNe [ JDS 1103P, sn 351889 ] has been dying for some time or just playing possum at age 1,126 days
I did not replace the ETMX oplev laser because I was unable to bring up the the C1ASC_ETMX_OPTLEV_SERVO medm screen on laptops.
Finally I see what kicks the sus damping off
Huh? So should we ask them to put the container back? Or do you have some other theory about ETMX tripping that is not garbage related?
ETMX sus damping recovered.
Note: The giant metal garbage container was moved from the south west corner of CES months ago.
JDSU 1103P. sn T8070866, made March 2007, output power 2.7 mW, on pd 17,750 counts,
GV 17 March 3pm: I found the Innolight NPRO was off when I walked down to the X end earlier, possibly was accidentally tripped during the Oplev laser replacement. I turned it back on.
March 17, 2017 ETMX laser replaced at LT 3y with 1103P, sn T8070866
The logging script is multiplying by 100 instead of 10 !
The MET#1 particle counter was moved from CES wall at ITMX to PSL enclousure south west corner at 11am.
The HEPA filter speed at the Variac was turned down to 20V from 40
This counter pumps air for 1 minute in every 20 minutes. Soft foam in bags used to minimize this shaking as it is clamped.
Some one turned up the PSL HEPA rotation voltage from 20 V to 33 ( 120V Variac ) and X-arm AC set temp lowered to 68F
Effects at 12" height from optical table :
1.0, 0.5 & 0.3 micron particle count goes to zero and temperature fluctuaion increased
Rotation speed voltage was set to 30V
The X arm air conditioner was not regulating properly. The arm temp was warmer than usual. I requested thermistor calibration.
The mechanic reset the thermostate to 68F last week. It was 70-71F before.
The ETMX oplev laser now running 4 C lower at 30 C inside the enclousure.
The ETMX optical table top is 5 C cooler at 21 C
The ETMX concrete wall temp 20 C at 9am with flow bench on.
ETMY conrete wall temp 23 C at 9am
Three replacement bulbs ordered
Rana can discribe how it happened.
IF A LAMP EXPLODES
The summery pages are working at a slow motion speed. It's response time 12 minutes.
Laser safety glasses cleaned in " Dawn Ultra " mild soap - water solution and measured for 1064 nm transmission at 150 mW
Les Guthman interviews gradstudent Graig.
Main laser emergency shut off was acuated by accident during this fiming. The laser is turned on.
Shipped out for repair.
It is back and running fine witth bulb 4-13-2017
Building: Central Engineering Services
Date: Monday, 04/10/17
Time: 7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM
Notification: Crane Activity
Contact: Ben Smith, X-4190 Brad Nielsen, X-8751
Contractors will be removing the large vaporizer located on the South
side of CES. Vehicle access will be restricted due to crane placement
and operation, but there will be a single traffic lane available. This
work may create minor noise and vibrations.
ETMX enclosure feedtrouh cabeling corrected.
We are planning to test 3 identical 1103Ps RIN with continous temp monitoring and control later.
Selected temp sensor Platinum RTD 1PT100KN1515CLA or RTD-830
Temp controller with analoge output 0-10Vdc, CNi854 and external dc pulse driven relay
Order placed 4-12-17 for sensor RTD-830, controller CNi8-5-4 and relay SSRL240DC25 = ~$500.
Still need: fuse, fuse housing, on/off switch, female AC receptical, chassy box and AC power cord.
Oct. 5, 2015 ETMY He/Ne replaced by 1103P, sr P919645, made Dec 2014, after 2 years
Jan. 24, 2017 ETMY He/Ne replaced by 1103P, sr P947049, made Apr 2016, after 477 hrs running hot
Jan. 26, 2017 RIN test stared with P947034, made Apr. 2016
Apr. 10, 2017 purchased two 1103P from Edmund: sr P964438 & sr P964431, made 02/2017
Why ITMY UL can not see this earth quake? SRM and PRM are misaligned. ETMX is still not well.
We have to remember to check OSEM - magnet alignment when vented.
Yesterday I failed to take good pictures of ETMY resonant arm of 1064 nm with Cannon Rebel T3i in RAW 22-27Mp & JPG dual- format. UFRaw file converter worked well. The IR blocker filter seems to be too good.
Today I used Olympus SP-570UZ ( without IR blocker), in raw format of 15Mp, fl 22.4mm, 15s including 2-3s flashlight, f/8 and auto focus This is just too much scattered IR for the Olympus.
Overexposed raw picture' jpg is shown at the PSL with diffraction patter of the camera.
I'll go back using the Nikon D40 with zoom 55-200mm as this Atm2 of May 2007 : manual focus, 15s, f/4-5.6, ISO 560, 826KB
MC2 ccd camera is replaced by Olympus 570 zoom temporarly.
So as the ETMY ccd camera is replaced by Cannon Rebel.
Both viewport are under Lexan protection and covered by Aluminum foil....still, turn all lighting off if you do not want room light in the IFO
Do not remove Lexan shield!
One is broken, two are ready to steer green and 3 available in un known condition
Freshmen Rebecca Zhang as " work study undergrad " received 40m specific basic safety training yesterday.
Olympus SP570 UZ - without IR blocker, set up as Atm.3 Camera distance to MC face ~85 cm, IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM 16,300 counts, Lexan cover on not coated viewport.
Image mode: RAW + JPG, M-costum, manual focus, Lens: Olympus 4.6 - 92 mm, f2.8 - 4.5, Apeture: F2.8 - 8, Image pick up device: 1/2.33" CCD (primary color filter)
Atm.1, 212k.jpg of raw 15 MB, exp 0.025s, apeture 2.97, f 4.6, iso 64,
Atm.2, Copied through my Cannon S100 ( 3.3 MB.jpg of raw from UFraw photo shop )I will look up the original raw file for details.
Surge protective power strip was install on Friday, May 5 in the Control Room
Computers not connected to the UPS are plugged into Isobar12ultra.
That's a new failure mode. Probably we can't trust the power to be safe anymore.
Need Steve to order a couple of surge suppressing power strips for the monitors. The computers are already on the UPS, so they don't need it.
Early surfs of India Jigyasa and Kaustubh received basic 40m specific safety traning.
Sus dampings recovered. ETMY oplev needs to be recentered.
Olympus camera is removed and our old CCD camera is back to monitor the face of MC2
You may compare your results with this.
RXA: please no, that's not the right way
Finally I reallized what is killing the ETMY oplev laser. Wrong power supply, it was driving the HeNe laser by 600V higher voltage than recommended. Power supply 101T-2300Vdc replaced by 101T-1700Vdc ( Uniphase model 1201-1, sn 2712420 )
The laser head 1103P, sn P947049 lived for 120 days and it was replaced by sn P964431 New laser output 2.8 mW, quadrant sum 19,750 counts
Ruby wire standoff received from China. I looked one of them with our small USB camera. They did a good job. The long edges of the prism are chipped.
The v-groove cutter must avoid them. Pictures will follow.
Atm 1 & 5, showing the ruby R ~10 mm as it is seated on Al SOS test mass
Atm. 2, 3 & 4 chipped long edges with SOS sus wire OD 43 micron as calibration