The PSL had one 1064 nm beam to be blocked around the north east side. The end enclosures are fine.
Hello, I am Varun Kelkar. I will be working at the 40m lab as a SURF student this summer with Eric Quintero on Audio processing for real time control system signals. This week I will mostly be working on implementing basic DSP C-code offline. Currently I am trying to write a code for noise whitening.
Varun has received 40m specific basic safety training today.
Please do not place anything on the top of the cabinets that is not tied down. It will end up on our head in an earth quake.
Aakash Patil received 40m specific basic safety training.
Praful Vasiceddy received 40m specific basic safety training.
Our new graduate student Lydia received 40m specific safety training.
Visiting graduate student Teng Zhang from Glasglow received 40m specific safety training yesterday.
Ashley Fowler "high shool" student received basic 40m safety training and Lydia is her guarding angle.
The door was not locked this morning.
Please do not use this door if you can not close it!
Last person leaving the lab should check that the latch is cut by the strike plate.
This is one of those unsolved door lock acquisition problems. Its been happening for years.
Please ask facilities to increase the strength of the door tensioner so that it closes with more force.
It was requested this morning.
All 3 cranes inspected by professional Fred Goodbar of Konecranes and load tested with 450 lbs at max reach on Friday, March 3, 2017
Three replacement bulbs ordered
Rana can discribe how it happened.
IF A LAMP EXPLODES
This bulb was blown out on Feb 4, 2017 after 2 months of operation.
Laser safety glasses cleaned in " Dawn Ultra " mild soap - water solution and measured for 1064 nm transmission at 150 mW
Shipped out for repair.
It is back and running fine witth bulb 4-13-2017
Freshmen Rebecca Zhang as " work study undergrad " received 40m specific basic safety training yesterday.
Early surfs of India Jigyasa and Kaustubh received basic 40m specific safety traning.
The liquid nitrogen container has a pressure releif valve set to 35 PSI This valve will open periodically when contains LN2
The exiting very cold gas can cause burning so it should not hit directly your eyes or skin. Set the pointing of this valve into the corner.
Leave entry door open so nitrogen concentration can not build up.
Kira Dubrovina and Naomi Wharton received 40m specific basic safety training.
Udit Kahndelwal received 40m specific basic safety traning on Friday, Oct. 27
I noticed this behaviour since ~Dec 20th, before the power failure. The bulb itself seems to work fine, but the projector turns itself off after <1 minute after being manually turned on by the power button. AFAIK, there was no changes made to the projector/Zita. Perhaps this is some kind of in-built mechanism that is signalling that the bulb is at the end of its lifetime? It has been ~4.5 months (3240 hours) since the last bulb replacement (according to the little sticker on the back which says the last bulb replacement was on 15 Aug 2017
Annual crane inspection with load tests is scheduled for Monday, Feb 5, 2018 from 8 to 11:30am
Konecranes rescheduled this appointment to: Monday, Feb 12, 2018
Our 3 cranes passed professional inspection. Fred Goodbar of Konacrane with 450 lbs load at full extension.
Certificates will be posted in 40m wiki as they arrive.
Pooja and Keirthana received 40m specific basic safety training.
Shruti and Sandrine received 40m specific basic safety training this morning.
Yuki Miyazaki received 40m specific basic safety training.
Chub Osthelder received 40m specific basic safety traning today.
I've checked the state of the laser interlock switch and everything looked normal.
We also took this opportunity to re-connect the interlock to the Innolight controller (after it was disconnected for diagnosing the mysterious NPRO self-shutdowns). The diode pump current was dialled down to 0, the interlock wires reconnected, and then the diode current was ramped back up to the nominal 2.1 A. The fan to cool the unit remains mounted in a flaky way as we couldn't locate the frame Chub had made for a more secure mounting solution.
It seems like the pointing of the beam out of the laser head varies somewhat after the startup - I had to adjust the pointing into the PMC a couple of times by ~1 full turn of the Polaris mount screws, but the IMC has been locked (mostly) for the last ~16 hours.
Be aware that there is now a KEPCO HV supply that is energized, sitting on the floor immediately adjacent to the OMC rack, east of the AP table. It is currently set to 100 V DC, and a PI PZT installed on the AP table has its 3 PZTs energized by said supply (via an OMC piezo driver). I will post pictures etc of the work from the last 10 days over the weekend.
Mr Fred Goodbar of Konacrane was in the lab 830am-1130am today. All three cranes in the VEA were inspected, loaded with 450lb test weights, and declared in good working condition and safe to use.
The interferometer subsystems appear normal after the inspection.
I came into the lab a few mins ago and found the back door open. I closed it. Nothing obvious seems amiss.
Caltech security periodically checks if this door is locked but it's better if we do it too if we use this door for entry/exit.
I think this is probably due to the safety tour yesterday. I beleive Jordan showed them around the office area and C&B. Not sure why they left through the control room.
40m Lab is now Laser Safe
- The PSL NPRO (Innolight) was turned off with the OFF switch and the key. The LD set current was 2.100A. The crytsal temp setpoint was 30.61degC.
The PSL AUX NPRO (LWE) was already off.
- The South End NPRO (Innolight) was found to be off (why!?). Check the LD set current to be 1.990A. The crytsal temp setpoint was 32.86degC.
ETMX Oplev HeNe was blocked in front of the head.
- The East End NPRO (LWE) did not accept the inspection showing "CABLE?" error. Turned it off and the controller DB cable was re-fastened. This allowed to check the settings. THe current adj was 0. The crytsal temp setpoint was 43.6010degC.
- Pushed the PSL table emergency laser shut-off to turn off the laser warning signs. Note that the control room laser warning sign is not lit. Is that normal?
The two acrylic optical table enclosures were moved from the carpenter shop to CES. I need to order windows. The latest quotes from Laseroptik are posted at the wiki / aux_optics page.
Things to do: order windows, draw and order window flange, install surgical tubing seals, buy and line enclosures with IR shield films.
For those of you who spend annoying amounts of time looking for tools, fear no more. Toolboxes for each optical table are coming!
They will probably have:
IR Viewer (a few optical tables will have IR viewers, these specific tables will be labeled in the diagram coming out later)
Ball screw drivers (3/16 in.) 6-8 in. handle
Various Connectors (I'll find out what's needed at some point)
Small flat screwdrivers (for adjusting camera gains)
Please suggest what else may be needed in these boxes.
The boxes will be held to the side of the tables, either by magnets or screws. A diagram of where they will be placed on each optical table in order to minimize obstruction of walkways will be distributed soon. Any objections can then be noted.
A heavy duty plastic box is the likeliest candidate for the optical table toolbox. It measures 5 9/16 in. x 11 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. and fits all the tools comfortably. ( http://www.mcmaster.com/#plastic-bin-boxes/=m4yh4m , under Heavy Duty Plastic Bin Boxes)
The list of tools has been updated to include a pen and a wire cutter as well as everything previously stated.
In addition, Steve has recommended that boxes should be secured to the walls or surfaces near the optical tables as opposed to the optical tables themselves, as to keep the tables from wobbling when tools are being exchanged.
A diagram of tentative box placements will go out soon.
I also took every allen key I can find so they can be sorted. They will be back in the appropriate drawer locations soon.
No, the small boxes must be attached to the optical tables. They won't be heavy enough to change the table tilt.
Also, all tools must be color coded according to the optical table using the 3M Vinyl table color code:
So the new tentative plan on the boxes is to bolt them (magnetic strips were proposed but overruled on the grounds that they're not strong enough to withstand being knocked down by accidents).
The boxes are going to be a mix of the Thorlabs Benchtop Organizer (http://www.thorlabs.com/thorProduct.cfm?partNumber=BT17) and the original box. The box will have a region covered in mesh, so tools can be placed and held there. The box will also have a spacer at the bottom, with another mesh right above it, lined up. However, this double-mesh will only cover half of the box. The other half of the box will be compartmentalized to hold things such as screws, connectors, etc. I will talk to Steve about building the boxes.
Also, using nail-polish to coat the Allen wrenches is not going to work. Nail polish does not stick easily enough. The tentative new plan is oil paint, but this is to be reviewed.
Finally, the diagram with the placement of the boxes relative to the optical tables has been put on paper, but needs to be computerized so it's easier to read. This will be done as soon as possible.
There are some tips for how to appy nail polish on YouTube from MKNails and MissJenFABULOUS. Their tips on how to prepare the site for a strong bonding strength are probably helpful for our gold/nickel coated tools. For chrome tools we may need to abrade the surface with a stone or fine sandpaper for it to take the layer better. IF the YouTube videos don't do it for you, then I suggest contacting Tom Evans at LLO to find out what kind of nail polish he uses.
This is the tentative box placement per optical table. The toolboxes are going to be color-coded by a combination of two colors (the order won't matter). The side of each toolbox will have a little panel to let you know which box corresponds to which set of colors.
On the diagram, the set of colors is simply the color of the box border and the color of the text.
If anyone has a problem with any of the colors or the box placement let me know before they are installed and become an annoyance:
ETMY: Box will be attached to the underside of the table by magnets. The box will be on the north side of the optical table.
POY: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the west side of the optical table.
BSPRM: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the west side of the optical table.
AS: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the north side of the optical table.
PSL1: Box will be inside the optical table, in the northeast corner.
PSL2: Box will be inside the optical table, in the southwest corner.
POX: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the south side of the optical table.
MC2: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the south side of the optical table.
ETMX: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the east side of the optical table.
I decided to go see what the electrical tape looks like on the other tools.
These are the tools I felt were necessary to label with tape: (the others don't seem to be terribly important in terms of not interchanging between boxes)
On another note I'm not sure why electrical tape can't be used on the Allen Wrenches too.
I also plan on ordering smaller flash lights for each table (this one is bulky and unwieldy), and filling in the gaps of the Allen Wrench sets as soon as I get the go-ahead.
The fibers should be routed beneath the electrical cables.
They should be fixed on the table for strain relieving.
The slack of the fibers should be nicely rolled and put together at the splitter side.
These are expected to be done next time when the fiber team work around the table.
We also expect to have the table photo every time the work of the day is finished.
Albert, our new undergrad work force received 40m specific- basic safety training last week. Please read and sign 40m procedures booklet.
These are the tentative box placements. Roughly. I don't actually have the box finalized yet, but the box should be around that size.
How do I perspective ._.