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  16862   Wed May 18 09:02:52 2022 AnchalUpdateBHDWFS1 PD centered

I centered WFS1 PD so that IMC WFS Servo does not go out of range.


  16863   Wed May 18 17:23:15 2022 AnchalUpdateBHDPlaced PRM in BS Chamber

[Anchal, Paco, Yuta, JC]

SRM Oplev setup

  • We setup SRM oplev path for the aligned position of SRM.
  • This was bit hard, because the return beam was following almost the same path as the input beam, and the return beam had become about 1 cm in diameter.
  • We replaced one of the in-air steering mirror of SRM op-lev input beam with a 1 inch BS on a non-steeerable mount.
  • The returning oplev beam is picked at transmission from this BS.
  • Note: we are not sure if this BS is actually coated for IR or Visible. We couldn't find a visible BS in the lab. We should order a 2 in diameter visible BS to be placed in this position.
  • Half of the input beam would be used for PRM Oplev input.
  • The returning beam was focused with a 100mm focal length lens. Again, this lens is not verified to be for visible wavelength. We think it might have an AR coating for IR. We should get a visible lens for this position also.

PRM Placement

  • PRM placed in nominal position + 2 cm, East.
  • Currently, PRM SOS tower is blocking BS oplev input beam, this needs to be adjusted.
  • Installed PRMOL at nominal position + 2 cm East (to clear path from TT2)
  • I balanced the table succesfully, first using spirit bubble level and then OSEM levels of BS, SR2, PR3 and LO2.
    • Note, that we need to adjust OSEM positions in many of these SOS before pumping down.
  • Input beam from TT2 is going through center of PRM but the reflction is not coming back from PR2, maybe it is missing PR2 or PR2 alignment needs to be adjusted.
  16864   Thu May 19 08:51:40 2022 PacoUpdateBHDSRM OpLev

[Paco, Ian]

After agreement from Yuta/Anchal, I moved POYM1 yaw to clear the aforementioned path, and Ian restored the POY11 RFPD path. The demodulation phase might need to be corrected afterwards, before any lockign attempts.



The SRM Oplev injection and detection paths interfere heavily with the POY11. Due to the limited optical access, I suggest we try steering POYM1 YAW and adapting the RFPD path accordingly.


  16865   Thu May 19 18:56:08 2022 yutaUpdateBHDCurrent OSEM sensor values with all the suspensions aligned

Current OSEM sensor values with all the suspensions aligned are attached.
For 'BS','ITMX','ETMX','ITMY','ETMY','PRM','SRM','LO1','LO2', the ones out of the range [200,800] are marked, and for 'PR2','PR3','SR2','AS1','AS4', the ones out of the range [6000,24000] are marked.

Attachment 1: OSEMS.txt
C1:SUS-BS_ULSEN_OUT16 =   602 
C1:SUS-BS_LLSEN_OUT16 =   578 
C1:SUS-BS_URSEN_OUT16 =   606 
C1:SUS-BS_LRSEN_OUT16 =   639 
C1:SUS-BS_SDSEN_OUT16 =   672 
C1:SUS-ITMX_ULSEN_OUT16 =   403 
C1:SUS-ITMX_LLSEN_OUT16 =   606 
C1:SUS-ITMX_URSEN_OUT16 =   679 
... 75 more lines ...
  16866   Thu May 19 19:05:59 2022 AnchalUpdateBHDBS Chamber all work finished, BHD path setup

[Anchal, Paco, Yuta]

BS Oplev Path

  • The changed position of PRM (40m/16863) meant that BS oplev path is getting clipped by the PRM SOS tower.
  • We had to move BSOL ~ 16 cm North and ~ 1.7 cm East.
  • This means that the BS Oplev input beam is now coming behind TT2 instead of infront of it.
  • We also had to align the beam such that input and returning beam are colinear.
  • This meant we, had to change the mount of the upstream beamsplitter in the in-air table so that we can use that for separating the return beam.
  • Again, we should order 2 inc visible BS for this path.
  • Half of the return beam is making its way all the way back to the laser head. I'm not sure if that can be an issue for our oplev loops.
  • We kept the SRM Oplev path same using irises on the table.

PRM Oplev

  • Again, due to changed position of PRM and BS Oplev, it became very hard to setup oplev for PRM.
  • We found a special position which allows us to catch returning beam through the center of the window.
    • But this returning beam is not prompt reflection from PRM, it is reflection of the HR surface.
    • We are hitting about ~5 mm from the edge of PRMOL mirror (because we cannot move the mirror anymore south to avoid clipping BS and SRM input oplev beams)
    • We put in a 1.1m focal length lens in the input beam to narrow the beam on PRMOL so that it doesn't clip
  • We did not put any lens for the return beam. The sensitivity of this oplev might be low due to slighlty bigger beam on the QPD than others (SRM, BS). We can revisit and insert a lens later if required.

Interferometer alignment and PRM alignment

  • The work on BS table did not change the table balance much. We got back the alignment pretty much instantly.
  • We were able to maximize the arm transmissions.
  • Then we used a beam card with hole to check for reflection from PRM and used PRM (mostly pitch correction) to get the return beam back in same way.
  • This recovered REFL beam on the camera. We used REFLDC signal to align PRM better and maximized it.
  • We centered BS, SRM and PRM oplevs after this point.

LO beam mode correction and spatial overlap

  • We tried changing the distance between LO3 and LO4 to get a better output LO beam.
  • We also tried to swap the LO4 mirror with the spare mirror but we had the same result.
  • Eventually, we decided to move LO3 back to East and LO4 to the west edge of the table. This made the beam sizes comparable.
    • Future exercise: We think that LO1 or LO2 might be significantly off-spec in their ROCs which might cause this issue.
    • We should rerun the calculations with the ROC values of LO1 and LO2 written in the datasheets and figure out the correct LO3-LO4 length required.
    • We can make this change in the next vent if required.
  • After the beam sizes were looking approximately similar but more iterations of changing length and realigning are required.

Remaining tasks before pumpdown

  • Push/pull too bright/dark OSEMs in the SOSs (40m/16865).
  • Finish LO beam mode correction and spatial overlap.
  • Center all oplevs, note all beam positions on camera, and note down all DC PD values at proper alignment.
  16868   Fri May 20 20:03:48 2022 PacoUpdateBHDITMY chamber work finished - LO and AS overlapped

[Paco, Anchal, Yuta]

Today, in short we:

  • Recovered alignment of arm cavities, PRC (only ITMX aligned), and then altogether with SRM and PRM aligned to maximize all DCPD levels (AS, POP, REFL, TRX, TRY), but SRC was not flashing and the SRM yaw alignment slider was around its max value, so after recording beam positions on cameras Anchal went into the BS chamber and helped steer the SRC alignment using a combination of SRM, SR2 and AS1. After this every beam was nominally aligned except for LO and AS, which remained to be mode matched.
  • Mode matched LO3-LO4 by hand -- cheeky -- from the ITMY chamber, the final separation between these two mirrors grew by almost 3 inches with respect to the design (!!!) but the LO and AS beams came out nicely. The canonical path used for the steering was LO path, and then we overlapped the beams with the help of a gige basler camera and a couple of DCPDs (Thorlabs).
  • Yuta and Paco started running final checks in preparation for Monday (pumpdown). We aligned the IFO, but noted that using Restore/Misalign sometimes results in hysteresis.. so it is not very reliable for fine alignment modes. Then we optimized DC levels, centered all oplevs, and tweaked Green input alignment on XARM and YARM. The XARM was maximized, but in YARM we could still not get high TEM-00 flashing ...
    • Unfortunately, we discovered a slight clipping of the GTRY beam through PR3 which could mean the current alignment (pointing) is not hitting PR3 center optimally.
  • Attached are the screenshot of current aligned state after the work tonight, with oplevs centered, and the OSEM sensor values.

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-05-20_20-38-25.png
Attachment 2: OSEMs.txt
2022-05-20 20:39:15.780409
C1:SUS-BS_ULSEN_OUT16 =   599 
C1:SUS-BS_LLSEN_OUT16 =   575 
C1:SUS-BS_URSEN_OUT16 =   602 
C1:SUS-BS_LRSEN_OUT16 =   636 
C1:SUS-BS_SDSEN_OUT16 =   669 
C1:SUS-ITMX_ULSEN_OUT16 =   403 
C1:SUS-ITMX_LLSEN_OUT16 =   609 
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  16869   Mon May 23 13:16:59 2022 PacoUpdateBHDEnd of vent - checks

[Paco, Yuta]

Prep for closing and pump down.

  • Aligned IFO to maximize DC levels.
    • YARM (flashing peak 0.05 with PRM misaligned), XARM (flashing peak 0.06 with PRM misaligned), PRC (PRY flashing -30 @ POPDC, offset -70 and REFL DC 270), SRC (SRY flashing -30 @ POPDC, offset -70), BHD.
  • GTRY clipping
    • We tried moving the alignment of PR3, PR2, ETMY, ITMY to reduce clipping and retain IR flashing. We found it kind of difficult, so we only used the unclipped GTRY temporarily to improve the input YAUX injection after which the YAUX locked. We then restored the clipping in favor of the IR beam alignment.
  • PR3 position
    • PR3 seems to be +1 inch away towards East, nominally placed along North-South, and offset in YAW.
  • Aligned OPLEVs to center at around Mon May 23 13:20:32 2022
  • Snapshot of all cameras in the control room around Mon May 23 13:24:51 2022

[Chub, JC, Jordan, Yuta, Yehonathan, Paco]

Closed in the following order:

  • IMC chamber
  • OMC chamber
  • BS chamber
  • ITMY chamber
  • ITMX chamber

[Yuta, Paco]

After closing the heavy doors, we tried to have GTRY less clipped using PR2, PR3, ITMY and ETMY. During this adventure, we also aligned GRY injection beam by hand. Rotating a waveplate for GRY injection made GRY locking stably at GTRY of ~0.3.

Attachment 1: OSEMs20220523.txt
2022-05-23 13:15:59.531109
C1:SUS-BS_ULSEN_OUT16 =   600 
C1:SUS-BS_LLSEN_OUT16 =   575 
C1:SUS-BS_URSEN_OUT16 =   600 
C1:SUS-BS_LRSEN_OUT16 =   635 
C1:SUS-BS_SDSEN_OUT16 =   670 
C1:SUS-ITMX_ULSEN_OUT16 =   404 
C1:SUS-ITMX_LLSEN_OUT16 =   608 
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Attachment 2: Screenshot_2022-05-23_13-24-06_IFOaligned_GTRY_still_clipping_but_less.png
Attachment 3: PR3position.JPG
  16872   Tue May 24 15:21:13 2022 AnchalUpdateBHDFreeswing tests of new SOS started

I modified the script freeSwing.py to use damping loop output switches to free the optic instead of watchdog or coil output filters. This ensures that the free swing test is being done at the nominal position of the optic. I started tests for LO1, LO2, As2, As4, PR2, PR3, and SR2 in a tmux session names freeSwing on rossa.

Note: LO2 face OSEMs are hardly sensitive to any motion right now due to excessive pitch offset required for LO beam. We should relieve this offset to LO1 and rerun this test later.

  16874   Wed May 25 16:56:44 2022 PacoConfigurationBHDIFO recovery - IMC alignment

[Yuta, Paco]

We aligned IMC to recover the IFO progressively. First step was to center the MC REFL beamspot on the camera as well as the WFS DC. Then slide MC2 and MC3 together. Below are the alignment slider positions before/after.

  MC1 (before --> after) MC2 (before --> after) MC3 (before --> after)
PIT -0.3398 --> -0.4768 4.1217 --> 4.0737 -1.9808 --> -1.9308
YAW -0.8947 --> -0.7557 -1.2350 --> -1.3350 1.5598 --> 1.5638
  16875   Wed May 25 17:34:47 2022 yutaConfigurationBHDIFO recovery - IFO alignment

IFO aligned to maximize flashings, except for GRY and LO-AS.

What we did:
 0. After recovering IMC, C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM was ~1300 with C1:IOO-MC_RFPD_DCMON of ~0.11 (~10% better than what we had during vent). Xarm and Yarm was already flashing and could see the beam at AS and POP cameras.
 1. Aligned ETMX and ITMX to green X input beam to maximize C1:ALS-TRX_OUT, to ~0.19.
 2. Aligned TT2-PR3 to get C1:SUS-ETMX_TRX_OUT flashing at 0.09 at max
 3. Aligned ITMY to have nice POP blinking of MICH at POP camera
 4. Aligned ETMY-PR3 to have C1:SUS-ETMX_TRX_OUT flashing at 0.06 at max
 5. Misaligned ITMY (with +2 in C1:SUS-ITMY_PIT_COMM), and aligned PRM to have PRX (PRM-ITMX cavity) flashing at C1:LSC-ASDC_IN1 at ~20 (offset -70) at max
 6. Misaligned PRM, and aligned SRM to have SRX (SRM-ITMX cavity) flashing at C1:LSC-ASDC_IN1 at ~20 (offset -70) at max
 7. Restored all the alignment. ITMY didn't quite come back, so I need to tweak the alignement to maximize TRY flashing.

Current alignment is as attached. IR beam at AS, REFL, MCR and green beam at GTRX cameras all seem slightly to the left from monitors, but looks as it was before the pump down.yes GTRY is still clipped, but green Y locks stably. Oplevs were not so useful to recover the alignment. ETMX/Y oplevs did not drifted too much probably because we don't have in-vac steering mirrors.

 - Tweak alignment of green Y input to follow Yarm
 - Do LO-AS alignment
 - REFL DC is not receiving beam. Re-alignment necessary
 - Oplev centering
 - BHD PDs need to be replaced to lower gain PDs and need to be connected to CDS

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-05-25_17-47-57.png
  16877   Thu May 26 19:55:43 2022 yutaConfigurationBHDOplevs centered, BHD DCPDs are now online

[Paco, Yuta]

We have aligned the IFO (except for LO-AS and GRY), and centered all the oplevs.
We have also restored Gautam's in-air BHD DCPD setup and placed it to ITMY table.
BHD DC PD signals are now online at C1:XO4-MADC1_EPICS_CH4 and CH5. 

 Aligned the IFO following the steps in elog 40m/16875.
 When we were woking on BHD DCPDs, we lost REFL beam on camera and both arms flashing. Alignment was restored mostly with TT2 pitch.
 We centered all the oplevs after the recovery (see attached).

 1. We removed a circuit box with M2 ISS photodetector readout board from AP table, in-air BHD photodiodes from optics graveyard. (see LIGO-E2000436 and elog 40m/15493 for wiring diagram)
 2. Taken out temporary two Thorlabs PDA100A used for aligning LO-AS during the vent from ITMY table, and placed the BHD setup in ITMY table (see attached and attached).
 3. DB9 cable (15ft+10ft) was connected from M2 ISS box to anti-aliasing chassis for ADC1 of C1X04 at 1Y2 rack (see attached).
 4. +/-18V power for M2 ISS box was supplied from 1Y1 rack.
 5. BHD DCPD signals are now available at C1:XO4-MADC1_EPICS_CH4 and CH5 (see attached).

 - Tweak alignment of green Y input to follow Yarm
 - Do LO-AS alignment
 - Centering of PDs everywhere with IFO aligned
 - Update RTS model for BHD

Attachment 1: elog_1Y2.JPG
Attachment 2: elog_BHD.JPG
Attachment 3: elog_box.JPG
Attachment 4: Screenshot_2022-05-26_17-37-27_IFOaligned_OplevCentered.png
Attachment 5: Screenshot_2022-05-26_20-35-02.png
  16880   Fri May 27 17:45:53 2022 yutaConfigurationBHDBHD camera installed, GRY aligned

[JC, Paco, Yuta]

After the IFO recovery (elog 40m/16881), we installed an analog camera for BHD fringe using a BNC cable for old SRMF camera so that we can see it from the control room.
We also aligned AS-LO using LO1,LO2 and AS4.
We then aligned GRY injection to get maximum GTRY.

Maximum TEM00s right now are
 C1:ALS-TRX_OUT_DQ ~0.20
 C1:ALS-TRY_OUT_DQ ~0.18

  16883   Tue May 31 17:30:01 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDGreen shutters fixed

[Paco, Yehonathan]

We fixed the slow control over the green beam shutters.

At the Y arm the wrong BNC was connected to the shutter driver. We connected the correct BNC to the driver and switched the remote mode. The green Y shutter now works but in reverese, meaning that sending 1 to C1:AUX-GREEN_Y_Shutter closes the shutter and vice versa. This needs to be fixed.

At the X end the problem was a bit more complicated. Previously, the shutter was controlled by c1auxey. We figured that c1auxex has a lot of spare bio channels. We found an Acromag BNC front panel (with wires already soldered to the BNCs) lying around in the lab and installed it on the c1auxex Acromag chassie. We then connected the topmost BNC to channel 0 on XT1111A in the chassie. The BNC was connected to the green shutter driver on the X end.

EPIC channel was added to the c1auxex db file while it was commented out on the psl shutters db file. Modbus was restarted on c1auxex and c1psl. c1psl had to be burt restored to regain MC lock. Now the green X shutter works properly.

  16923   Thu Jun 16 17:40:15 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDComparison of MICH OLTF model with measurement

I made some progress in modeling MICH loop.

Putting all the LSC and SUS filters together with the MICH Finesse model I constructed an OLTF model and plot it with the measurement done by Paco and Yuta in this elog (attachment 1).

There are 2 unknown numbers that I had to adjust in order to fit the model with the measurement:

1. The SUS damping loop gain (found to be ~ 2.22), which seems to vary wildly from SUS to SUS.

2. The coil driver gain (found to be 45), which I should measure.

I find coil_driver_gain*SUS_damping_filter_gain by increasing it until the SUS damping loop becomes unstable.

The coil driver gain I find by making the measurement and model overlap.

However, there is one outstanding discrepancy between the measurement and the model: Paco and Yuta measure the MICH calibration to be 1.3e9 cts/m while my model shows it to be 1.3e10 cts/m, an order of magnitude larger.


The model can be summarized with these lines of code (I assume that the product of the ADCs(DACs) and and whitening(dewhitening) filters is unity):

BS2AS55 = TFs["AS_f2"]["BS"]

PD_responsivity = 1e3*0.8 #V/W
ADC_TF = 3276.8 #cts/V
demod_gain = 6.77 #According to https://wiki-40m.ligo.caltech.edu/Electronics/LSC_demoddulators
whitening_gain = 10**(24/20) #24 dB
BS2MICH = BS2AS55*PD_responsivity*demod_gain*whitening_gain*ADC_TF

DAC_TF = 6.285e-4 #V/cts, elog 16161

coil_TF = 0.016 #Newton/Ampere per coil, elog 15846 

coil_R = 20e3 #Ohm

actuation_TF = DAC_TF*coil_TF/coil_R

OLTF = (BS2MICH*MICH_ctrl_cmplx*-6*0.5 + OSEM_filters_cmplx*OSEM_TF*2.22)*coil_filters_cmplx*actuation_TF*SUS_cmplx*45

  • BS2AS55 is the optical plant, calculated with Finesse
  • MICH_ctrl_cmplx is the MICH control filter with gain of -6
  • 0.5 factor comes from the LSC output matrix
  • OSEM_TF is the product of the OSEMs input filters and damping loop filters.
  • coil_filters_cmplx are the coil filters
  • SUS_cmplx is the suspension transfer function (w0 = 1Hz, Q=200)
Attachment 1: MICH_Model_Measurement_Comparison.pdf
  16924   Thu Jun 16 18:23:15 2022 PacoConfigurationBHDRecovering LO beam in BHD DCPDs

[Paco, Yuta]

We recovered the LO beam on the BHD port. To do this, we first tried reverting to a previously "good" alignment but couldn't see LO beam hit the sensor. Then we checked the ITMY table and couldn't see LO beam either, even though the AS beam was coming out fine. The misalignment is likely due to recent changes in both injection alignment on TT1, TT2, PR2, PR3, as well as ITMX, ITMY. We remembered that LO path is quite constrained in the YAW direction, so we started a random search by steering LO1 YAW around by ~ 1000 counts in the negative direction at which point we saw the beam come out of the ITMY chamber yes

We proceeded to walk the LO1-LO2 in PIT mostly to try and offload the huge alignment offset from LO2 to LO1 but this resulted in the LO beam disappearing or become dimmer (from some clipping somewhere). This is WiP and we shall continue this alignment offload task at least tomorrow, but if we can't offload significantly we will have to move forward with this alignment. Attachment #1 shows the end result of today's alignment.

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-06-16_18-29-14_BHDLObeamISBACK.png
  16927   Fri Jun 17 12:05:32 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDComparison of MICH OLTF model with measurement

I should write down what I didn't include for completeness:

1. AA filters

2. AS55 input 60Hz comb filter

3. Violin filters

After discussing with Paco, we agreed that the discrepancy in the MICH calibration might come from the IQ mixing angle which for the IFO is not optimized, while in Finesse is set such that all the amplitude is in one quadrature.


I made some progress in modeling MICH loop.

Putting all the LSC and SUS filters together with the MICH Finesse model I constructed an OLTF model and plot it with the measurement done by Paco and Yuta in this elog (attachment 1).

There are 2 unknown numbers that I had to adjust in order to fit the model with the measurement:

1. The SUS damping loop gain (found to be ~ 2.22), which seems to vary wildly from SUS to SUS.

2. The coil driver gain (found to be 45), which I should measure.

I find coil_driver_gain*SUS_damping_filter_gain by increasing it until the SUS damping loop becomes unstable.

The coil driver gain I find by making the measurement and model overlap.

However, there is one outstanding discrepancy between the measurement and the model: Paco and Yuta measure the MICH calibration to be 1.3e9 cts/m while my model shows it to be 1.3e10 cts/m, an order of magnitude larger.

  16928   Fri Jun 17 13:07:08 2022 KojiUpdateBHDComparison of MICH OLTF model with measurement

I'm curious why the actual OLTF included the 60Hz comb...? It is undesirable to have such structure in the OLTF around the UGF as it can cause servo instability.
And if you remove them, you don't need to model them :-)

  16932   Tue Jun 21 14:17:50 2022 yutaConfigurationBHDBHD DCPDs re-routed to c1sus2

After discussing with Anchal, we decided to route BHD related PD signals directly to ADC of c1sus2, which handles our new suspensions including LO1, LO2, AS1, AS4, so that we can control them directly.
BHD related PD signals will be sent to c1lsc for DARM control.

Re-cabling was done, and now they are online at C1:X07-MADC1_EPICS_CH16 (DC PD A) and CH17 (DC PD B) with 15ft DB9 cable.
Here, DC PD A is the transmission of BHD BS for AS beam, and DC PD B is the reflection of BHD BS for AS beam (see attached photo).

Attachment 1: C1X07ADC1.JPG
Attachment 2: BHDDCPDs.JPG
  16935   Tue Jun 21 21:17:16 2022 yutaUpdateBHDRTS models for BHD added but PCIE error remaining

[Anchal, Yuta]

RTS models for BHD homodyne phase control (c1hpc) and angular control (c1bac) are created and added to c1sus2.
c1su2 and c1lsc models were modified accordingly.
We still have issues with IPC PCIE connection sending DCPD A and B signals to c1lsc and DC error 0x2000 in c1su2 model.

c1hpc (host: c1sus2) Attachment #1
 This model is for homodyne phase control.
 It can dither LO1, LO2, AS1, AS4 in POS and demodulate mixture of DCPD A/B signals for the phase control to feedback to those optics.
 It also sends DCPD A/B signals to c1lsc via cdsIPCx_PCIE.
 Dither and controls signals are sent to the optics via cdsIPCx_SHMEM.

c1bac (host: c1sus2)
 This model is for BHD angular control.
 It is basically the same as c1hpc, but it is for PIT and YAW dithering of LO1, LO2, AS1, AS4.

c1su2 (host: c1su2) Attachment #2
 LSC and ASCPIT/YAW feedback signals from c1hpc and c1bac via shared memory were added to send them to corresponding optics.
 Somehow Mux/Demux didn't work to send SHMEM signals inside the subsystem in the Simulink model (this works for ADC, but probably not for IPC stuff?), and we had hard time make-install-ing this model.

c1lsc (host: c1lsc) Attachment #3
 DCPD A/B signals from c1hpc via PCIE were added for our new error signals for LSC.

Starting and restarting the models
 After having some troubles make-install-ing modified models (be careful of goto and from tags!), we stopped all the models in c1sus, c1ioo, c1lsc, c1sus2 and started all of them, including new c1hpc and c1bac models.
 This somehow created RFM errors in c1scx and c1scy.
 So, we proceeded to do the same step we did in 40m/16887 and 40m/15646, now including c1sus2 for the restart.
 Initial attempt made c1lsc, c1sus, c1ioo mostly red, so scripts/cds/rebootC1LSC.sh was run again on pianosa.
 RFM issues for c1scx and c1scy were solved.
 Shared memory within c1sus2 seems to be working, but sending DCPD A/B signals from c1hpc to c1lsc is not working (see Attachement #4).

 - Fix C1:HPC-LSC_DCPC_A/B issue
 - Make/modify MEDM screens

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-06-21_20-12-55_C1HPC.png
Attachment 2: Screenshot_2022-06-21_20-14-56_C1SU2.png
Attachment 3: Screenshot_2022-06-21_20-13-38_C1LSC.png
Attachment 4: Screenshot_2022-06-21_20-34-44_RED.png
  16938   Wed Jun 22 14:44:03 2022 AnchalUpdateBHDFixed DC error in c1su2, added new library model for suspensions

The 0x2000 error in c1su2 happens whenever we make it and install it as the default data acquisition rates are too much in the suspension model. Earlier we used activateSUS2DQ.py to fix this. I followed the suggestion in 40m/16537 to include COIL_OUT at 16k, damping channels at 256 Hz and OL channels at 1024 Hz. I created new suspension model at /cvs/cds/rtcds/userapps/trunk/sus/c1/models/lib/sus_single_control_new.mdl. The model also contains filter modules names C1SUS_OPT_BIASPOS, C1SUS_OPT_BIASPIT, C1SUS_OPT_BIASYAW which acts on the alignment offsets so that a low pass filter can be added there and alignment offsets always happen slowly. The new suspension model is now used inc1su2 for teh 7 new suspensions, and now the model starts without errors.

Still remaining to fix: IPC communication between c1hpc and c1lsc.

  16954   Tue Jun 28 14:24:23 2022 yutaUpdateBHDBHD DC PD signals now also sent to c1lsc to circumvent IPC error

[JC, Yuta]

To circumvent IPC error sending BHD DC PD signals from c1sus2 to c1lsc, DB9 cable from BHD DC PD box sent to c1sus2 is now split and sent also to c1lsc.
They are now available in both

c1sus2 ADC1
C1:X07-MADC1_EPICS_CH16 (DC PD A) and CH17 (DC PD B)

c1lsc ADC1
C1:X04-MADC1_EPICS_CH4 (DC PD A) and CH5 (DC PD B)

 - Add battery powered SR560 to decouple c1sus2 and c1lsc to avoid the ground loop

Attachment 1: C1LSC.JPG
Attachment 2: C1SUS2.JPG
Attachment 3: Screenshot_2022-06-28_16-03-16_BHDDCPDcopied.png
  16960   Tue Jun 28 22:27:11 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDMeasurement of input and output electronics noise

{Yuta, Yehonathan}

For MICH noise budgeting we measure the input electronics noise which includes the AS55 RFPD, preamp, demod board, the whitening, and the AA filters, and the ADC noises. To do so we simply close the laser shutter and take the spectrum of C1:LSC-AS55_I_ERR_DQ and C1:LSC-AS55_Q_ERR_DQ shown in attachment 1.

Next, we measured the output electronics noise which includes the DAC, dewhitening and AI filters, and coil driver noises. We disabled the BS watchdog and went to 1X4 rack. We measured the spectrum of one of the lemo outputs on the BS coil driver module using an SR785. Attachment 2 shows the spectrum together with the SR785 dark noise.

Attachment 1: input_noise_spectrum.pdf
Attachment 2: output_noise_spectrum.pdf
  16961   Tue Jun 28 23:10:34 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDMeasurement of AS55 demod board conversion factor

{Yuta, Yehonathan}

We measured the AS55 demod board conversion from the amplitude of a 55MHz signal to a demodulated signal. We hooked the unused REFL55 LO into the PD input port on the AS55 demod board.

The REFL55 LO was measured to be 1.84 Vpp. The IQ outputs were: I = 0.86 Vpp, Q = 2.03 Vpp giving an amplitude of 2.205 Vpp. The overall conversion factor is sqrt(0.86**2+2.03**2)/(1.82/2)=2.422.

We also set to measure the loss in the RF cable from AS55 PD to the demod board on 1Y2. REFL55 was connected with a long BNC cable to the input of the cable under test. REFL55 at the input was measured to be 1.466 Vpp and 1.28 Vpp at the output signifying a transmission of 87.6%.

  16984   Mon Jul 11 11:56:40 2022 he YehonathanUpdateBHDMICH AS55 noise budget

I calculated a noise budget for the MICH using AS55 as a sensor. The calculation includes closed-loop TF calculations.

The notebook and associated files can be found on https://git.ligo.org/40m/bhd/-/blob/master/controls/compute_MICH_noisebudget.ipynb.

Attachment 1 shows the loop diagram I was using. The equation describing the steady-state of the loop is

\left[\mathbb{I}-G \right]\begin{pmatrix} \gamma \\ \delta \\ \Delta\end{pmatrix} = \begin{pmatrix} \alpha \\ \beta \\ \epsilon\end{pmatrix}

, where G is the adjacency matrix given by

G=\begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0 & AE_2\\ 0 & 0 & BE_2 \\ E_1C & E_1D & 0 \end{pmatrix}

First, the adjacency matrix G is constructed by stitching the small ABCDE matrices together. Once the inverse of (I-G) is calculated we can simply propagate any noise source to \delta and then calculate \left[\mathbb{I}-E(CA+DB)\right]B^{-1}\delta to estimate the displacement of the optics. 

Attachment 2 shows the calculated noise budget together with Yuta's measurement.

All the input and output electronics are clumped together for now. Laser noise is irrelevant as this is a heterodyne measurement at 55MHz.

It seems like there is some mismatch in the calibration of the optical gain between the measurement and model. The missing noise at 3-30Hz could be due to angle-to-length coupling which I haven't included in the model.

Attachment 1: Control_Diagram.pdf
Attachment 2: MICH_AS55_Noise_Budget.pdf
  16989   Tue Jul 12 09:14:50 2022 ranaUpdateBHDMICH AS55 noise budget

Looking good:

  • I think the notches you see in he measured noise are a clue as to the excess noise source. You can try turning some notches on/off.
  • Laser noise does matter a bit more subtley: the low freq noise couples to AS55 through the RMS deviation of the MICH loop from the zero crossing, and the noise of the 55 MHz modulation.
  • Jitter in the IMC couples to MICH through the misalignment of the Michelson.
  • As you rightly note, the optical lever feedback on the ITMs and BS also make length noise through the suspension actuator imbalance and the spot mis-centering.
  16996   Wed Jul 13 10:54:39 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDMICH AS55 noise budget

I fixed some mistakes in the budget:

1. The BS pendulum resonance was corrected from 0.8Hz to 1Hz

2. Added missing X3 filter in the coil filters

3. Optical gain is now computed from MICH to AS55 instead of BS to AS55 and is calculated to be: 9.95e8 cts/m.

4. Coil driver gain is still unmeasured but it is found to be 1.333 to make the actuation calibration from BS to MICH match the measurement (see attachment 1).

Attachment 2 shows the resulting MICH OLTF.

Laser noise was added to the budget in a slightly ad-hoc fashion (will fix later): Yuta and I measured MC_F and computed MC_F*(Schnupp asymmetry)/(Laser frequency). Attachment 3 shows the updated noise budget.

Attachment 1: BS_MICH_ACtuation_Calibration.pdf
Attachment 2: MICH_AS55_Model_Measurement_Comparison.pdf
Attachment 3: MICH_AS55_Noise_Budget.pdf
  16999   Wed Jul 13 13:30:48 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDadd Laser RIN to MICH budget

the main laser noise coupling for a Michelson is because of the RIN, not the frequency noise. You can measure the RIN, in MC trans or at the AS port by getting a single bounce beam from a single ITM.

  17013   Mon Jul 18 16:49:57 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDadd Laser RIN to MICH budget

I measured the RIN by taking the spectrum of C1:MC_TRANS_SUMFILT_OUT and dividing it by the mean count on that channel (~13800 cts). Attachment 1 shows the result.

I updated the MICH AS55 noise budget but got a very low contribution (gold trace in attachment 2).

It seems too low I think. What could've gone wrong? Finesse calculates that the transfer function from laser amplitude modulation to AS55 is ~ 1.5e-9 at DC. If I turn off HOMs I get 1e-11 at DC, so this coupling is a result of some contrast defect. Should I include some RMS imbalances in the optics to account for this? Should I include it as a second-order effect due to MICH RMS deviation from zero crossing?


the main laser noise coupling for a Michelson is because of the RIN, not the frequency noise. You can measure the RIN, in MC trans or at the AS port by getting a single bounce beam from a single ITM.


Attachment 1: Laser_RIN.pdf
Attachment 2: MICH_AS55_Noise_Budget.pdf
  17015   Mon Jul 18 18:33:38 2022 KojiUpdateBHDadd Laser RIN to MICH budget

You should measure the coupling by noise injection. Noise budgeting does not need any modeling:

1) Measure the power spectrum density of the target signal (i.e. DARM) and the source noise (i.e. RIN this case)

2) Calibrate both using a calibration peak to convert 1) into the physical units (m/rtHz, 1/rtHz, etc)

3) Measure the transfer function from source to target using the noise injection. (i.e. RIN injection this case and look at the injection to RIN and injection to DARM)

4) Measure open-loop transfer functions if necessary. (i.e. DARM control open-loop transfer function to convert the error signal into the free running noise level)

Primarily, these are measured noise levels and noise couplings there is no room to involve a model there.
Once the noise budget was done, you can compare it with the model and say "the coupling is big/small/comparable".

Also, why don't you use C1:MC_TRANS_SUMFILT_IN1_DQ instead? Your _OUT signal seems affected by the bunch of comb notch filters to artificially remove the 60Hz harmonics. It's not a fair RIN measurement.

  17018   Tue Jul 19 16:00:34 2022 yutaConfigurationBHDFast channels for BHD DCPDs now available in c1lsc but not in c1hpc

[Paco, Anchal-remote-support, Yuta]

We added fast channels to BHD DC PDs.
C1:LSC-DCPD_(A|B)_IN1 are now available, but C1:HPC-DCPD_(A|B)_IN1 still gives us zero.

c1hpc situation -> not good
 - We can see the slow signal at C1:X07-MADC1_EPICS_CH16 (DC PD A) and CH17 (DC PD B)
 - C1:HPC-DCPD_(A|B)_IN1 is there, but zero.
 - We have modified c1hpc model to add DCPD_(A|B) filters in front of the input matrix (see Attachment #1).
 - After modifying the model, we run
ssh c1sus2
rtcds make c1hpc
rtcds install c1hpc
ssh fb1
sudo systemctl restart daqd_*

 - After this, we got 0x2000 error. So, we ran the following. This removed 0x2000 error, but DCPD signals are still zero. They are also not available in C1HPC-MONITOR_ADC1.adl screen (see Attachment #3).
ssh c1sus2
rtcds restart c1hpc

c1lsc situation -> good
 - We could see the slow signal at C1:X04-MADC1_EPICS_CH4 (DC PD A) and CH5 (DC PD B), and also C1:LSC-DCPD_(A|B)_NORM after making C1:LSC-DCPD_(A|B)_POW_NORM=1. The ADC channel and DCPD channel are exactly the same.
 - After confirming the above, we modified the c1lsc model to add DCPD_(A|B) filters in front of the input matrix (see Attachment #2).
 - After modifying the model, we run
ssh c1lsc
rtcds make c1lsc
rtcds install c1lsc
ssh fb1
sudo systemctl restart daqd_*

 - After this, we also got 0x2000 error. We also noticed that, for example, C1:X04-MADC0_EPICS_CH31 and C1:LSC-ASDC_INMON are different, which used to be the same (ASDC_INMON was largely attenuated).
 - In the end, we run the following to remove 0x2000 error, but it crashed c1lsc, as well as c1sus, c1ioo.
ssh c1lsc
rtcds restart c1lsc

 - So, we did rebootC1LSC.sh. This made c1lsc, c1ioo and c1sus as green as before, except for RFM issue in TRX/TRY, like we saw in June. We followed the steps in 40m/16887 to hard reboot c1iscex/c1iscey and ran rebootC1LSC.sh again. This made C1CDS_FE_STATUS.adl screen as green as before (see Attachment #3).

 - Fast channels C1:LSC-DCPD_(A|B)_IN1 are now available. They are also available in C1LSC-MONITOR_ADC1.adl screen (see Attachment #3).

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-07-19_14-26-39_c1hpc.png
Attachment 2: Screenshot_2022-07-19_14-24-49_c1lsc.png
Attachment 3: Screenshot_2022-07-19_15-51-25_GreenGreen.png
  17020   Tue Jul 19 18:41:42 2022 yutaUpdateBHDContrast measurements for Michelson and ITM-LO

[Paco, Yuta]

We measured contrast of Michelson fringe in both arms locked and mis-aligned. It was around 90%.
We also measured the contrast of ITM single bounce vs LO beam using BHD DC PDs. It was around 43%.
The measurement depends on the alignment and how to measure the maximum and minimum of the fringe. ITM-LO fringe was also not stable because motions of AS/LO mirrors are large. More tuning necessary.

 - As measured in elog 40m/17012, we see a lot of CARM in AS, which indicates large contrast defect.
 - We want to check mode-matching of LO beam to AS beam.

BHD DC PD conditioning
 - We added DCPD_A and DCPD_B to /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/LSC/LSCoffsets3 script, which zeros the offsets when shutters are closed.
 - We also set C1:LSC-DCPD_(A|B)_GAIN = -1 since they are inverted.

Contrast measurement
 - Contrast was measured using channels ['C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT','C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT','C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT','C1:LSC-DCPD_A_OUT','C1:LSC-DCPD_B_OUT']. For LO, only DCPD_(A|B) are used.
 - We took 15%-percentile (40% for ITM-LO fringe) from the maximum and minimum of the data, and took the median to estimate the maximum value and the minimum value (see Attachment).
 - Contrast = (Imax - Imin) / (Imax + Imin)
 - We measured three times in each configuration to estimate the standard error.
 - Jupyter notebook: https://git.ligo.org/40m/scripts/-/blob/main/CAL/BHD/measureContrast.ipynb

Both arms locked, MICH fringe (15% percentile)
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT is 89.75 +/- 0.17 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT is 79.41 +/- 0.86 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT is 97.34 +/- 0.34 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-DCPD_A_OUT is 95.41 +/- 1.55 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-DCPD_B_OUT is 89.76 +/- 1.49 %
Contrast measured by all is 90.34 +/- 1.68 %

Both arms mis-aligned, MICH fringe (15% percentile)
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT is 89.32 +/- 0.57 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT is 94.55 +/- 0.62 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT is 97.95 +/- 1.37 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-DCPD_A_OUT is 96.40 +/- 1.04 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-DCPD_B_OUT is 90.98 +/- 1.07 %
Contrast measured by all is 93.84 +/- 0.94 %

ITMY-LO fringe (40% percentile)
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-DCPD_A_OUT is 45.51 +/- 0.45 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-DCPD_B_OUT is 38.69 +/- 0.43 %
Contrast measured by all is 42.10 +/- 1.03 %

ITMX-LO fringe (40% percentile)
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-DCPD_A_OUT is 46.65 +/- 0.65 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-DCPD_B_OUT is 39.82 +/- 0.51 %
Contrast measured by all is 43.24 +/- 1.45 %

 - As you can see from the attachment, REFLDC is noisy and over estimating the contrast. ASDC is reliable. We need to tune the threshold to measure the maximum value and minimum value. We should also use the mode instead of median.
 - Contrast depends very much on the alignment. We didn't tweak too much today.
 - ITM-LO fringe was not stable, probably due to too much motion in AS1, AS4, LO1, LO2. Their damping needs to be re-tuned.

 - Model FPMI sensing matrix with measured contrast defect
 - Estimate AS-LO mode-mismatch using the measured contrast
 - Lock ITM-LO fringe using DCPD_(A|B) as error signal, and ITM or LO1/2 as actuator
 - Lock MICH with DCPD_(A|B), and with LO beam
 - Get better contrast data with better alignment and better AS1, AS4, LO1, LO2 damping

Attachment 1: ContrastMeasurements.pdf
ContrastMeasurements.pdf ContrastMeasurements.pdf ContrastMeasurements.pdf ContrastMeasurements.pdf ContrastMeasurements.pdf ContrastMeasurements.pdf ContrastMeasurements.pdf ContrastMeasurements.pdf
  17024   Wed Jul 20 18:07:52 2022 PacoUpdateBHDBHD MICH test

[Paco, Yuta, JC]

We did some easy tests on the BHD readout in preparation for BHD MICH. With the arm cavities and LO beam misaligned, but the MICH aligned, we measured the transfer function from C1:LSC-DCPD_A_OUT to C1:LSC-DCPD_B_OUT to get a rough estimate of the gain balance: 1.8 * DCPD_A = DCPD_B. We then locked MICH using REFL55_Q and looked at

  • 1.8 * A - B (which we encoded using C1:LSC-PRCL_A_IN1)
  • 1.8 * A + B (which we encoded using C1:LSC-PRCL_B_IN1)

namely the DCPD BHD signals. After turning the MICH_OSC on (2000 gain @ 311.1 Hz), we took some power spectra under the following three configurations:

  1. LO misaligned, no MICH offset.
  2. LO overlap, no MICH offset.
  3. LO overlap and MICH offset.

For 1. the expectation was that since LO is misaligned and the AS port is dark, we would get no signal. In 2., however both A and B would might see some incoherent signal, but still no MICH. Finally in 3. all signals should be able to see MICH, including A-B. Attachment #1 shows the measurements 1, 2, and 3 (offset = -5.0). Then, with increasing offset values, the BHD MICH signals increased as well; discussion to follow.

Attachment 1: BHD_MICH_OSC.pdf
  17025   Thu Jul 21 21:50:47 2022 TegaConfigurationBHDc1sus2 IPC update

IPC issue still unresolved.

Updated shared memory tag so that 'SUS' -> 'SU2' in c1hpc, c1bac and c1su2. Removed obsolete 'HPC/BAC-SUS' references from IPC file, C1.ipc. Restarted the FE models but the c1sus2 machine froze, so I did a manual reboot. This brought down the vertex machines---which I restarted using /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/cds/rebootC1LSC.sh---and the end machines which I restarted manually. Everything but the BHD optics now have their previous values. So need to burtrestore these.

# IPC file:

# Model file locations:

# Log files:

SUS overview medm screen :

  • Reduced the entire screen width
  • Revert to old screen style watchdog layout
  17026   Fri Jul 22 15:05:26 2022 TegaConfigurationBHDc1sus2 shared memory and ADC fix

[Tega, Yuta]

We were able to fix the shared memory issue by updating the receiver model name from ''SUS' to 'SU2' and the ADC zero issue by including both ADC0 and ADC1 in the c1hpc and c1bac models as well as removing the grounding of the unused ADC channels (including chn#16 and chn#17 which are actually used in c1hpc) in c1su2. We also used shared memory to move the DCPD_A/B error signals (after signal conditioning and mixing A/B; now named A_ERR and B_ERR) from c1hpc to c1bac.
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_IN1 and C1:HPC-DCPD_B_IN1 are now availableangel (they are essentially the same as C1:LSC-DCPD_A_IN1 and C1:LSC-DCPD_B_IN1, except for they are ADC-ed with different ADC; see elog 40m/16954 and Attachment #1).
Dolphin IPC error in seding signal from c1hpc to c1lsc still remains.crying

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-07-22_15-04-33_DCPD.png
Attachment 2: Screenshot_2022-07-22_15-12-19_models.png
Attachment 3: Screenshot_2022-07-22_15-15-11_ERR.png
Attachment 4: Screenshot_2022-07-22_15-32-19_GDS.png
  17028   Fri Jul 22 17:46:10 2022 yutaConfigurationBHDc1sus2 watchdog update and DCPD ERR channels

[Tega, Yuta]

We have added C1:HPC-DCPD_A_ERR and C1:HPC-DCPD_B_ERR testpoints, which can be used as A+B, A-B etc.
Restarting c1hpc crashed c1sus2, and also made c1lsc/ioo/sus models red.
We run /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts/cds/restartAllModels.sh to restart all the machines. It worked perfectly without manually pressing power buttons! Wow!heart

We have also edited /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/medm/c1su2/C1SU2_WATCHDOGS.adl so that it will use new /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts/SUS/medm/resetFromWatchdogTrip.sh instead of old /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/SUS/damprestore.py.

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-07-22_17-48-25.png
  17033   Mon Jul 25 17:58:10 2022 TegaConfigurationBHDc1sus2 IPC dolphin issue update

From the 40m wiki, I was able to use the instructions here to map out what to do to get the IPC issue resolved. Here is a summary of my findings.

I updated the /etc/dis/dishost.conf file on the frame builder machine to include the c1sus2 machine which runs the sender model, c1hpc, see below. After this, the file becomes available on c1sus2 machine, see attachment 1, and the c1sus2 node shows up in the dxadmin GUI, see attachment 2. However, the c1sus2 machine was not active. I noticed that the log file for the dis_nodemgr service, see attachment 3, which is responsible for setting things up, indicated that the dis_irm service may not be up, so I checked and confirmed that this was indeed the case, see attachment 4. I tried restarting this service but was unsuccessful. I restarted the machine but this did not help either. I have reached out to Jonathan Hanks for assistance.

Attachment 1: Screen_Shot_2022-07-25_at_5.43.28_PM.png
Attachment 2: Screen_Shot_2022-07-25_at_5.21.10_PM.png
Attachment 3: Screen_Shot_2022-07-25_at_5.30.58_PM.png
Attachment 4: Screen_Shot_2022-07-25_at_5.35.19_PM.png
  17034   Mon Jul 25 18:09:41 2022 TegaConfigurationBHDBHD Homodyne Phase control MEDM screen

[Paco, Tega, Yuta]

Today, we made a custom MEDM screen for the BHD Homodyne Phase Control, which is basically an overview of the c1hpc model. See Attachments 1 & 2 for details.

Attachment 1: Screen_Shot_2022-07-25_at_6.12.08_PM.png
Attachment 2: Screen_Shot_2022-07-25_at_6.18.09_PM.png
  17037   Tue Jul 26 20:54:08 2022 PacoUpdateBHDBHD MICH test - LO phase control

[Yuta, Paco]

TL;DR Successfully controlled LO phase, and did BHD-MICH readout with various MICH offsets and LO phases.

Today we implemented a DCPD based LO phase control. First, we remeasured the balancing gain at 311.1 Hz (the MICH oscillator freq) and combined C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT with C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT to produce the balanced homodyne error signal (A-B). We feed this error signal to C1:HPC-LO_PHASE_IN1 and for the main loop filters we simply recycled the LSC-MICH loop filters FM2 through FM5 (we also copied FM8, but didn't end up using it much). Then, we verified the LO phase can be controlled by actuating either on LO1 or LO2. For LO2, we added an oscillator in the HPC LOCKINS at 318.75 Hz (we kept this on at 1000 counts for the measurements below).

The LO phase control was achieved with a loop gain in the range of 10-30 (we used 20), no offset, and FM4, and FM5 engaged. FM2 can be added to boost, but we usually skipped FM3. Then, we went through a set of measurements similar to the ones described in a previous elog. A key difference with respect to the measurements from before is that we locked MICH using AS55Q (as opposed to REFL55Q). This allowed us to reach higher MICH offsets without losing lock. After turning on the MICH oscillator at 3000 counts, we looked at:

  1. LO misaligned + MICH at dark fringe (offset = -21).
    • Here, we don't expect to see any MICH signal and indeed we don't, except for a small residual peak from perhaps a MICH offset or slightly imbalanced PDs.
  2. LO aligned, but uncontrolled + MICH at dark fringe (offset = -21).
    • Here we would naively expect MICH to show up in A-B, but because of the uncontrolled LO phase, we mostly see the noise baseline (mostly from LO RIN? ...see measurement 3) under which this signal is probably buried. Indeed, the LO fringe increased noise in A, B, and A-B but not in A+B. This is nice. yes
  3. LO aligned, but uncontrolled + MICH with dc readout (offset = +50).
    • Here we expected the MICH signal to show up due to the large offset, and we can indeed see it in A, B, and A+B, but not in A-B. Nevertheless we see almost exactly the same noise level even though we allow some AS light into the BHD readout, so maybe the noise observed in the A-B channel from measurements 2 and 3 is mostly from LO RIN. This needs further investigation...
  4. LO aligned, controlled at no offset + MICH with dc readout (offset = +50).
    • In general here we expected to see a noise reduction in the A-B channel since the LO fringe is stable, and a MICH signal should appear. Furthermore, since LO phase is under control, we expect the LO2 Oscillator to appear which it does for this and the following measurements. Because of the relative freedom, we tried this measurement in two cases:
      1. When feeding back to LO1
        • We actually see MICH in the A-B channel, as expected, after the noise level dropped by ~ 5. We also observed small sidebands +- 1 Hz away from the MICH peak, probably due to local damping in either LO or AS paths.
      2. When feeding back to LO2
        • We also see MICH here, with a slightly better drop in noise (relative to feeding back to LO1). Sidebands persisted here, but around at +- 2 Hz.
  5. LO aligned, controlled (offset = 10) + MICH with dc readout (offset = +50). *
    • Here, we expected the A-B MICH content to increase dramatically, and indeed it does after a little tuning of the LO phase heart. The noise level decreased slightly because LO phase noise is decreased around the optimal point.
  6. LO aligned, controlled (offset = 20) + MICH with dc readout (offset = +30). *
    • Here, we naively expected A+B MICH content to decrease, but A-B remain constant. In order to see this we tried to keep the balance between the offsets, but this was hard. We don't really see much of this effect, so this also needs further investigation. As long as we keep controlling the LO phase using the DCPDs because the offsets tend to reduce the error signal we will have a harder time.

* For these measurements we actuated on LO2 to keep the LO phase under control.

Note that the color code above corresponds to the traces shown in Attachment #1.

What's next?

  • Alignment of LO and AS might be far from optimized, so it should be tried more seriously.
  • What's the actual LO power? How does it compare with AS power at whatever MICH offsets?
  • Try audio dither LO phase control.
    • With MICH offset.
    • Without MICH offset, double demod (after dolphin fix crying)
Attachment 1: 20220726_BICHD.pdf
  17040   Wed Jul 27 18:30:50 2022 yutaUpdateBHDLO beam power at BHD DCPDs is significantly lower than expected

[Paco, Yehonathan, Yuta]

We measured power and counts at BHD DCPDs with LO beam only and ITM single bounce.
We found that LO beam power is ~7 times less than the expected.
We also confirmed that AS beam is clipped somewhere inside vacuum and have 20-50% less power compared with the expected.
LO/AS beams going to DCPD A and B also have power imbalance by 30-40%.

What we did:
 - Run LSCoffsets.py to zero the offsets. I modified the old script so that it can handle new BHD PDs. Also, a bug was fixed (it didn't take into account the gains in filer modules, so INMON is now used instead of OUT16 for calculating offsets).
 - Measured powers and counts in BHD DCPDs at ITMY table with LO beam only and ITMX/ITMY single bounce.
 - During the measurement, we found that power into DCPD A and DCPD B are quite different. One of the reason was a lens and an iris right after the viewport for A path. We removed both of them. Also, only A path have a pickoff which picks off ~20% of light to BHD camera (called SRMF; 40m/16880).
 - We also found that LO beam shape is ugly. ITM single bounce beam from X and Y have similar clipping (see Attached photos). We tried to reduce clipping with various suspensions (LO1, LO2, AS1, AS4, SR2, SRM, BS, ITMX, PR2), but was not possible by moving only single suspension.

 - Result of counts and power measurements are as follows. Power was measured right in front of DCPD, and also right after the viewport to estimate the loss in the in-air paths. Note that LSC channels have gain of 1, but HPC channels have gain of -1.9 for DCPD_A and -1 for DCPD_B.

                       Blocked  LO       ITMX      ITMY    
C1:LSC-DCPD_A_OUT16    -0.01    -17.89    -91.62    -86.21    
C1:LSC-DCPD_B_OUT16    +0.06    -17.72   -131.83   -131.98    
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT16    +0.07    +34.12   +174.63   +164.24    
C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT16    +0.13    +17.60   +131.31   +131.49    
Power at DCPD_A        19 uW    63 uW    278 uW    290 uW    
Power at DCPD_B        19 uW    65 uW    393 uW    404 uW    
Power at viewport A    -- uW    82 uW    350 uW    337 uW    
Power at viewport B    -- uW    64 uW    436 uW    431 uW

DCPD calibration:
 - From the measurements above, counts/W in IN1 can be calculated as follows. Offset of 19 uW is substracted from the measured power to take into account for background light.

C1:LSC-DCPD_A_IN1     -3.59e+05 counts/W
C1:LSC-DCPD_B_IN1     -3.61e+05 counts/W
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_IN1     -3.60e+05 counts/W
C1:HPC-DCPD_B_IN1     -3.57e+05 counts/W

 - DCPD calibration shows that DCPD to ADC itself is quite balanced within 1%. A factor of 1.8-1.9 seen was from unbalanced light between A path and B path (40m/17037).
 - Power expected for ITM single bounce to one of DCPDs is ~520 uW, but was 350-430 uW as measured right after the viewport. Power at A is significantly less than that for B. Note that power at AS55 was as expected (40m/16952). Also, clipping cannot be reduced by moving suspensions. These could mean that clipping is happening after AS2.

950 mW * 0.9 (IMC transmission?) * 5.637%(PRM) * 97.8%(PR2) * 50%(BS) * 98.6%(ITM) * 50%(BS) * 10%(SRM) * 90%(AS2) * 50%(BHDBS) = 520 uW

 - Power expected for LO beam to one of DCPDs is ~530 uW, but was 60-80 uW as measured right after the viewport. Power at A is significantly more than that for B, which is opposite for ITM single bounce. This could mean that something is happening at BHDBS? We are not sure why the power is so low. Are we seeing some ghost beam? For PR2 transmission, 22000 ppm was used for calculation, from 40m/16541.

950 mW * 0.9 (IMC transmission?) * 5.637%(PRM) * 2.2%(PR2) * 50%(BHDBS) = 530 uW

 - As far as we remember, beam shapes were not as bad when we closed out the chambers...

 - Check if measured power explains the visitivity of LO-ITM single bounce (40m/17020)
 - If not, what is the mode mismatch? Is it possible to explain the mode mismatch with deviations from designed mode-matching telescope?
 - Measure POP power to see if PR2 actually have T=2.2%
 - Play with LO1 and LO2 to invesitate LO beam shape and power
 - Check coherence between LO/AS power fluctuations with suspension motions
 - What is the expected counts/W for these DCPDs?
 - Balance the optical paths in ITMX table for A and B (same lenses, same mirrors)
 - Install better lens in front of camera

Attachment 1: LOBeamAtBHD.JPG
Attachment 2: ITMXSingleBounceAtBHD.jpg
  17041   Thu Jul 28 13:09:28 2022 yehonathanUpdateBHDMode matching considerations

The LO beam was found to have a power of 60uW, 10% of the power expected. We are pretty sure about the expectation because the AS beam has a power of 300uW, roughly the expected power. Additionally, the visibility of the MICH fringes in the BHDR is 40%.

If the mode-matching is perfect then we expect the visibility to be \text{VIS}=\frac{I_\text{max}-I_\text{min}}{I_\text{max}+I_\text{min}}=\frac{2\sqrt{I_\text{LO}I_\text{AS}}}{I_\text{LO}+I_\text{AS}}=\frac{2\sqrt{300\cdot 60}}{300+600}

which is roughly 74.5%.

If there is some mode-mismatch one can show that the visibility is \text{VIS}=\frac{2\sqrt{M}\sqrt{I_\text{LO}I_\text{AS}}}{I_\text{LO}+I_\text{AS}}, where M=\left|\frac{\int \left(E_\text{LO}^\star E_\text{AS} \right)\mathrm{d}x \mathrm{d}y}{\sqrt{I_\text{LO}I_\text{AS}}}\right|^2 is the mode-mismatch.

Using Finesse model I calculated \sqrt(M)=0.93 in the MICH configuration so the expected visibility is around 70%, far away from the observed 40%. To explain the observed visibility the mode mismatch would have to be ~ 30% which is very unlikely.

So it could either be a ghost beam or that the LO beam is clipped so badly that it also degrades its phase front (and therefore the mode-matching). The fact that we see fringes on the LO beam might suggest knife edge clipping on one of the auxiliary optics in the BS chamber.

  17042   Thu Jul 28 14:34:40 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDLO beam power at BHD DCPDs is significantly lower than expected

{Yuta, Yehonathan}

We went to the BS table to check the POP beam power. We first notice that the POP beam has a nice gaussan profile on the viewing card. We traced it the beam to the viewing port and measured the power there. Before measuring the power we misalign ITMY/ITMX to get rid of interferences. We measure the beam to be 205uW in both cases.

The expected power is

950 mW * 0.9 (IMC transmission?) * 5.637%(PRM) * 97.8%(PR2) * 50%(BS) * 98.6%(ITM) * 50%(BS)  * 2.2%(PR2) = 260uW

which is reasonably close to what we measure which confirms that PR2 transmission is around what we think it is.

This strengthen our suspicion that LO beam gets clipped somewhere.


We also improved the clipping on the POP camera by one of the beamsplitters along the beam path and the alignment to the POPDC PD (~100 cts before, ~ 1000 cts after).


  17044   Thu Jul 28 16:51:55 2022 TegaUpdateBHDShaking test for LO beam AS beam to BHD DCPDs

[Yuta, Tega, Yehonathan]

To investigate the BHD power imbalance and clipping issues, we did some shaking test of the mirrors in the LO path and AS paths. The results suggests the following:

  • The clipping is happening after the BHD BS in DCPD_A path, as opposed to our initial guess of BHD BS transmission clipping in elog 17040.
  • The LO beam we are seeing is probably a ghost beam from PR2

We performed both PIT and YAW shaking of all mirrors and looked at the output at DCPD_A and DCPD_B, see table below for details. Since we only see the dithering signal in DCPD_A, it suggests that the clipping is ocurring after the BHD BS and is also confined to the path between BHD BS and DCPD_A. We also swapped the camera location from DCPD_A to DCPD_B on ITMY table and confirmed that the beam was clipped for DCPD_A but not for DCPD_B.

This result discounts the possiblity of clipping being responsible for the power imbalance and therefore suggests that the power imbalance may actually be due to BHD BS not being 50:50. From the measurement in elog 17040, the transmission of BHD BS is 44\pm0.3% and the reflectivity is 56\pm0.3%. Note that DCPD_A is the transmission of BHD BS for AS beam, whereas DCPD_B is the reflection of BHD BS for AS beam, elog 16932.

We expect the shaking of PR2 to give no signal in either DCPD_A or DCPD_B when the LO beam is purely in trasmission, however, we see a signal in DCPD_A sugesting that the LO beam transit path through PR2 may not be as expected, i.e. the beam might be exiting the side of PR2 instead of the AR coated surface.

Finally, we measured the coherence between the dithering dof and DCPD_A/B & POP, see attachment 2, where we noticed that both DCPD_A/B have high coherence in the 1Hz-10Hz frequency band whereas ther was no coherence in POP as expected. This suggests that there may also be some small clipping in DCPD_B path.


LO Beam Shaking (LO1, LO2, PR2):

color OPTIC DOF Freq OSC Amp (cnts) comment
Black       0 Reference
Blue LO1 YAW 304.4 2000

Signal in DCPD_A & No signal in DCPD_B

Orange LO1 PIT 304.4 2000 No signal
Magenta LO2 YAW 312.2 10000 No signal
Purple LO2 PIT 312.2 10000 Signal in DCPD_A & No signal in DCPD_B
Green PR2 YAW 308.8 20000 Signal in DCPD_A & No signal in DCPD_B
Red PR2 PIT 308.8 20000 Signal in DCPD_A & No signal in DCPD_B


AS Beam Shaking (AS1 and AS4)

color OPTIC DOF Freq OSC Amp (cnts) comment
Black       0 Reference
Blue AS1 YAW 305.5 2000

Signal in DCPD_A & No signal in DCPD_B

Orange AS1 PIT 305.5 2000 Signal in DCPD_A & No signal in DCPD_B
Magenta AS4 YAW 313.3 2000 Signal in DCPD_A & No signal in DCPD_B
Purple AS4 PIT 313.3 2000 No signal



Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-07-28_16-58-34_LOandASShaking.png
Attachment 2: Screenshot_2022-07-28_18-08-55_DCPDPOPSuspensionCoherence.png
  17045   Thu Jul 28 20:16:26 2022 AnchalUpdateBHDShaking test for LO beam AS beam to BHD DCPDs

Some insights from the inside vacuum situation:

  • The beam is an incident near normal on PR2 close to the center of the optic. It wasn't hard to align this part, I'm very confident that we aligned it to the center of PR2. So I do not think the LO beam is ghost beam from PR2.
  • The place that is most susceptible to clipping is POP_SM5 mirror in front of LO1. The LO beam has little clearance from the edge of the mirror.
  • Another possibility of clipping in LO beam is through the cage of LO2. LO2 is a 45-degree incidence mirror, so it is possible we are clipping off the cage or seeing a ghost beam mixed in LO beam here.
  • The fact that moving PR2 is affecting LO beam is weird but doesn't necessarily mean it is a ghost from PR2.
  17046   Fri Jul 29 18:24:53 2022 TegaUpdateBHDLO beam power improved by factor of 6 after LO and AS beam alignment

[Yuta, Tega]

From our previous work (elog 17044) of shaking PR2 and seeing a signal in DCPD_A and the fact that LO beam power is far smaller than the expected nominal value, we decided to use TT1 and TT2 to realign the LO beam. This resulted in LO beam power going up by a factor of 6 and an improvement in the LO beam shape. We are still unable to find LO and AS alignment which realize BHD fringe with no clipping everywhere.

Deformed LO beam issue: Following the TT1 and TT2 alignments, used PR2 and PR3 to recover the transmission of the X and Y arms to 1. We also used LO1 and LO2 offsets to further reduce the beam deformation by eliminating the HOM concentric fringes that surounded the LO beam and to maximize the DCPD outputs. BHD optics in ITMY table was tweaked a lot to keep the LO beam centered on the BHD DCPDs and camera. The improved LO beam is still astigmatic in the yaw direction but at least now looks like a TEM00 mode. We also repositioned the DCPD_A path camera lens to remove the circular diffused fringes due to lens clipping. After the alignment, power was measured to be the following. It also reduced the coherence between DCPD outputs and suspension motions (see attached).

                       LO         ITMX
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT16    +127.50    +96.24 (ITMX single bounce consistent to 40m/17040)
C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT16    +120.51    +141.52
Power at viewport A    504 uW (almost as expected 40m/17040)
Power at viewport B    385 uW

AP table AS beam clipping: We also noticed clipping in the AS beam in AP table which we removed by moving SR2 and AS1 in YAW and then used AS4 to keep the BHD AS beam centered in the BHD DCPDs.

BHD fringe: After overlaping the LO and AS beams, we saw diagonal fringes indicating beam tilt of LO wrt AS, so we tried to remove the AS beam tilt using AS1 and AS4 but failed to do so because the AS4 mirror seemed to completely distort the beam, so intead we decided to use SR2 and AS1 to remove the tilt between LO and AS beams, which realized BHD fringe. But the motion of SR2 and AS1 then moved the AS beam that it is no longer seen in AP table. The alignment to realize LO and AP AS beam without clipping, and that to realize BHD fringe are attached.

Attachment 1: LO_and_oldAS_settings.png
Attachment 2: BHD_fringe_settings.png
Attachment 3: Screenshot_2022-07-29_19-37-39.png
Attachment 4: FromTheLeft-AS-POP-LO.JPG
  17052   Mon Aug 1 18:42:39 2022 TegaConfigurationBHDc1sus2 IPC dolphin issue update

[Yuta, Tega]

We decided to give the dolphin debugging another go. Firstly, we noticed that c1sus2 was no longer recogonising the dolphin card, which can be checked using

lspci | grep Stargen

or looking at the status light on the dolphin card of c1sus2, which was orange for both ports A and B.

We decided to do a hard reboot of c1sus2 and turned off the DAQ chassis for a few minutes, then restared c1sus2. This solved the card recognition problem as well as the 'dis_irm' driver loading issue (I think the driver does not get loaded if the system does not recognise a valid card, as I also saw the missing dis_irm driver module on c1testand). 

Next, we confirmed the status of all dolphin cards on fb1, using

controls@fb1$ /opt/DIS/sbin/dxadmin

It looks like the dolphin card on c1sus2 has now been configured and is availabe to all other nodes. We then restated the all FE machines and models to see if we are in the clear. Unfortunately, we are not so lucky since the problem persisted.

Looking at the output of 'dmesg', we could only identity two notable difference between the operational dolphin cards on c1sus/c1ioo/c1lsc and c1sus2, namely: the card number being equal to zero and the memory addresses which are also zero, see image below.

Anyways, at least we can now eliminate driver issues and would move on to debugging the models next.

Attachment 1: c1sus2_dolphin.png
Attachment 2: fb1_dxamin_status.png
Attachment 3: dolphin_num_mem_init2.png
  17054   Tue Aug 2 17:25:18 2022 TegaConfigurationBHDc1sus2 dolphin IPC issue solved

[Yuta, Tega, Chris]

We did it!laugh

Following Chris's suggestion, we added "pciRfm=1" to the CDS parameter block in c1x07.mdl - the IOP model for c1sus2. Then restarted the FE machines and this solved the dolphin IPC problem on c1sus2. We no longer see the RT Netstat error for 'C1:HPC-LSC_DCPD_A' and 'C1:HPC-LSC_DCPD_B' on the LSC IPC status page, see attachement 1.

Attachment 2 shows the module dependencies before and after the change was made, which confirms that the IOP model was not using the dolphin driver before the change.

We encountered a burt restore problem with missing snapfiles from yesterday when we tried restoring the EPICS values after restarting the FE machines. Koji helped us debug the problem, but the summary is that restarting the FE models somehow fixed the issue.

Log files:
Request File list:
Snap files location:
Autoburt crontab on megatron:
19 * * * * /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/autoburt/autoburt.cron > /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/burt/burtcron.log 2>&1
Attachment 1: c1lsc_IPC_status.png
Attachment 2: FE_lsmod_dependencies_c1sus2_b4_after_iop_unpdate.png
  17056   Wed Aug 3 16:00:51 2022 yutaUpdateBHDBHD fringe aligned with reduced LO and AS beam clipping

Last week, we could find an alignment which realizes LO beam and AS beam both unclipped, but it was not consistent with an alignment which realize BHD fringe (40m/17046).
Today, we tweaked the alignment of SR2, AS1, AS4 to have BHD fringe with reduced LO and AS beam clipping.
AS beams on AP table and BHD both still look clipped, but much better now.
Ideally, SR2 and AS1 will unclip AS beam, and LO1, LO2, AS4 would make BHD fringe, but it is hard right now since LO beam seem to have little room and LO2 have little actuation range.
BHD optics on ITMY table, including camera, and AS55/ASDC were realigned after the aglinment work (Note that DCPD_A path have a pick-off for camera path, and this pick-off mirror have quite significant incident angle dependence of R/T ratio).

Current alignment scheme:
Current alignment scheme I figured out is the following.
 - Check Y green. If it is transmitted at good spot on GTRY camera, Yarm is OK. If not, tweak ITMY/ETMY. alignment.
 - Mis-align AS4, align TT1, TT2, LO1 to have DCPD_A_OUT of ~130 and DCPD_B_OUT of ~125.
 - Align PR3, PR2 to maximize TRY_OUT to ~1.05.
 - Tweak ITMY/ETMY if the beam spot on them are not good.
 - Align BS, ITMX to have good MICH fringe and TRX_OUT to ~1.1.
 - Tweak ITMX/ETMX if the beam spot on them are not good.
 - Misalign ETMY, ETMX, ITMY to have LO-ITMX fringe in BHD DCPDs, and align AS beam with SR2 and AS4 differentially, with ratio of AS4/SR2=3.6.

DC PD values in various configurations:
Both arms locked with POX/POY, MICH free, PRM/SRM misaligned

                          Mean     Max      Min
C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM :     14088.57 13947.52 14167.04
C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT16 :           0.16    -0.02     0.34
C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT16 :        369.34   -74.88   854.34
C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT16 :         0.03    -0.00     0.06
C1:LSC-TRY_OUT16 :            1.00     0.95     1.04
C1:LSC-TRX_OUT16 :            1.07     1.04     1.08

Only LO beam to BHD DCPDs
                          Mean     Max      Min
C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM :     14121.32 14057.71 14159.38
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT16 :       129.80   128.37   130.68 (Consistent with, 40m/17046. Power as expected within 20%. Squashed shape)
C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT16 :       123.42   121.92   124.48

ITMX single bounce (ITMY, ETMX, ETMY, PRM, SRM, LO misalgined)
                          Mean     Max      Min
C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM :     14105.13 14000.89 14171.91
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT16 :        92.54    91.45    93.30 (Consistent with 40m/17040, Power as expected within 40%. Clipped to the left in camera)
C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT16 :       137.70   136.55   138.53 (Note that DCPD_A/B ratio is different from LO, due to BHD BS R/T unbalance; 40m/17044)
C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT16 :           0.10     0.09     0.10 (Power as expected 40m/16952. Clipped to the right in camera)
C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT16 :        309.19   288.93   327.10 (Power as expected within 30% 40m/17042.)
C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT16 :         0.02     0.01     0.02

ITMY single bounce (ITMX, ETMX, ETMY, PRM, SRM, LO misalgined)
                          Mean     Max      Min
C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM :     14112.09 14025.37 14154.51
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT16 :        92.58    92.01    93.26
C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT16 :       137.68   136.81   138.27
C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT16 :           0.10     0.09     0.10
C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT16 :        308.48   290.49   319.73
C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT16 :         0.02     0.01     0.02

MICH fringe only (ETMX, ETMY, PRM, SRM, LO misalgined)
                          Mean     Max      Min
C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM :     14090.34 13979.15 14143.86
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT16 :       325.60    91.92   714.57
C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT16 :       400.27    18.37   762.57
C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT16 :           0.19    -0.05     0.41
C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT16 :        595.66  -119.21  1334.11
C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT16 :         0.03    -0.01     0.07

LO-ITMX fringe only (ITMY, ETMX, ETMY, PRM, SRM misalgined)
                          Mean     Max      Min
C1:IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM :     14062.58 13968.05 14113.67
C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT16 :       224.31    89.57   371.66
C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT16 :       259.74    85.37   421.86

 - Measure contrast (40m/17020) and estimate mode-matching of LO-AS again (40m/17041)
 - Now that we have better LO-AS fringe, lock LO phase in MICH (40m/17037)
 - Now that Dolphin issue was fixed, try double-demodulation to lock LO phase

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-08-03_15-46-36_BHDfringeAlmostUnclipped.png
  17067   Tue Aug 9 15:33:12 2022 yutaUpdateBHDBHD fringe contrast improved from 43% to 74%

[Anchal, Yehonathan, Yuta]

We did the constrast measurement with the method same as 40m/17020.
Contrast between ITM single bounce and LO beam increased to 74% (we had 43% before unclipping LO beam in 40m/17056).
From equations in 40m/17041 and measured ITM sigle bounce power (93 or 138 counts @ BHD DCPD) and LO power (130 or 124 counts @ BHD DCPD) from 40m/17056,  expected visibility for perfectly mode-matched case is 99%.
Measured constrast of 74% indicate mode-matching of 56%.

Both arms locked, MICH fringe (20% percentile)
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT is 80.66 +/- 0.20 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT is 92.27 +/- 0.66 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT is 89.59 +/- 0.84 %
Contrast measured by all is 87.51 +/- 1.69 %

Both arms misaligned, MICH fringe (20% percentile)
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-ASDC_OUT is 82.50 +/- 0.61 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT is 94.18 +/- 0.26 %
Contrast measured by C1:LSC-REFLDC_OUT is 92.78 +/- 0.19 %
Contrast measured by all is 89.82 +/- 1.75 %

ITMX-LO fringe (40% percentile)
Contrast measured by C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT is 73.93 +/- 1.52 %
Contrast measured by C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT is 73.56 +/- 1.22 %
Contrast measured by all is 73.74 +/- 0.98 %

ITMY-LO fringe (40% percentile)
Contrast measured by C1:HPC-DCPD_A_OUT is 73.45 +/- 0.61 %
Contrast measured by C1:HPC-DCPD_B_OUT is 75.27 +/- 0.50 %
Contrast measured by all is 74.36 +/- 0.54 %

Attachment 1: HPC-DCPD_B_OUT_1344118517_ITMY-LO.png
Attachment 2: HPC-DCPD_A_OUT_1344118517_ITMY-LO.png
Attachment 3: HPC-DCPD_B_OUT_1344118318_ITMX-LO.png
Attachment 4: HPC-DCPD_A_OUT_1344118318_ITMX-LO.png
  17068   Tue Aug 9 15:50:22 2022 KojiUpdateBHDBHD fringe contrast improved from 43% to 74%

For both 40m/17020 and 40m/17024, what does the contrast mean if the numbers are leaking out to ~-100cnt?
Also how much is it if you convert this contrast into the mode matching?

  17138   Tue Sep 13 14:12:03 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDTrying LO phase locking again

[Paco, Yehonathan]

Summary:  We locked LO phase using the DC PD (A - B) error point without saturating the control point, i.e. not a "bang bang" control.

Some suspensions were improved so we figure we should go back to trying to lock the LO phase.

We misalign ETMs and lock MICH using AS55. We put a small MICH offset by putting C1:LSC-MICH_OFFSET = -80.

AS and LO beams were aligned to overlap by maximizing the BHD signal visibility.

BHD DCPDs were balanced by misaligning the AS beam and using the LO beam only.

We measure the transfer function between the DCPDs and find the coherence is 1 at 1 Hz (because of seismic motion) so we measure the ratio between them to be 0.3db.

AS beam is aligned again to overlap with the LO beam. For the work below, we use the largest MICH OFFSET we could impinge before losing the lock = +90. This has the effect of increasing our optical gain.

We started using the HPC LOCK IN screen to dither POS on the different BHD SUS. We first started with AS1 (freq = 137.137 Hz, gain = 1000). The sensing matrix element was chosen accordingly (from the demodulated output) and fed to the LO_PHASE; because this affected the AS port alignment this was of course not the best choice. We moved over to LO2 (freq = 318.75 Hz, gain = 1000) but for the longest time couldn't see the dither line at the error point (A-B).

After this we added comb60 notch filters at DCPD_A and DCPD_B input signals. We ended up just feeding the (A-B) error point to LO1, and trying to lock mid fringe, which suceeded without saturation. The gain of the LO_PHASE filter was set to 0.2 (previously 20; attributable to the newly unclipped LO beam intensity?), and again we only enabled FM4 and FM5 for this. After this a dither line at 318.75 Hz finally appeared in the A-B error point! To be continued...

Attachment 1: Screenshot_2022-09-13_17-41-33.png
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