While waiting for the IFO team to align things (there were already ~5 people working on a ~1 person job...), I got all of our supplies prepped for drag wiping in the morning.
The syringes are still on the flow bench down the Xarm. I put fresh alcohol from unopened spectrometer-grade bottles into our alcohol drag wiping bottles.
The ITMs already had rails for marking their position in place from the last time we drag wiped. I placed marker-rails for both ETMs.
We should use the deionizer before drag wiping with isopropanol.
damped sus at atm1 and freeswingging sus at atm2
Light into the MC is 20 mW at atm, MC_Transmitted ~10 MW = 400 count
The PMC_T is OK but something else is drifting.
Free swingging OSEM sensors LL at atm
UTILITY & SERVICE INTERRUPTION
Building: Central Engineering Services (C.E.S.)
LIGO Gravitational Physics building adjacent to C.E.S. 40M- Lab
Safety Storage adjacent to CES
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. To 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Mike Anchondo ext. 4999 Tom Brennan 4984
*This interruption is required for maintenance of high voltage switchgear in Campus Sub Station.
(If there is a problem with this Interruption, please notify
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Director, Campus Operations & Maintenance
Cranes are checked and they are ready for lifting. At the east end will use the manual Genei-lift to put door on.
We've closed up ETMX:
jamie, jenne, kiwamu, suresh, steve
ETMY and ITMY were treated the same way as ETMX. The BS chamber was closed with heavy vac door yesterday also. The IOO access connector's inner jamnuts are torqued to 45 ft/lbs as all vac door bolts.
The vac envelope is ready for pumpdown condition, except ITMX chamber with light atm door cover.
Jenne will summeries the condition of dust on the TMs before and after the drag wipes.
Jamie is modeling our next generation in-vac & clean room bonny suit that Jenne and myself already tested.
It is quite bearable with our traditional cleanroom beret-bouffant cap. Please use these in the future.
This will help to avoid the farther degradation of somewhat dusty 40m vac envelope.
It is the required dress code to enter the clean assembly room in the 40m.
We have small, med, large and x-large in stock. I'm getting larger sizes.
It will not allow certain people to climb inside the vacuum chamber in dirty pants.
Dmass just reminded me that the usual procedure is to bake the optics after the last gluing, before putting them into the chambers. Does anyone have opinions on this?
On the one hand, it's probably safer to do a vacuum bake, just to be sure. On the other hand, even if we could use one of the ovens immediately, it's a 48 hour bake, plus cool down time. But they're working on aLIGO cables, and might not have an oven for us for a while. Thoughts?
Follow full procedure for full strength, minimum risk
The horizontal trolley drive stopped working at the east end this morning. It is working intermittently. In the worst case we can take the door off with the manual -Genie- lift.
I'm working with Konecrane to solve the wormgear drive problem.
New gear box installed and tested by Fred KoneCranes.
Jamie and Shuresh moved in Jenne's 11 drawers cabinet and relocated old note book boxes on the inside of the vac tube.
I have restored the damping of BS and PRM. Today is janitor day. He is shaking things around the lab.
Uniblitz mechanical shutter installed in the green beam path at ETMY-ISCT The remote control cable has not been connected.
The RGA back ground at day 29 of this vent.
Atm1, ITMY and the SRM are on the same isolation stack. So why does the SRM move twice as much?
Atm2, We should check the ITMY SIDE_OSEM before pump down. Anatomically correct, beautiful picture taken by Kiwamu on August 22
Suresh, Kiwamu and Steve
Heavy chamber doors replaced by light ones at ITMX-west and ITMY-north locations.
The new ITMX was aligned by changing the DC biases.
The resultant DC biases are reasonably small.
C1:SUS-ITMX_PIT_COMM = -0.2909
C1:SUS-ITMX_YAW_COMM = -0.0617
The alignment was done by trying to resonate the green light in the X arm cavity.
The spot position of the green light on the ITMX mirror looked good. This was confirmed by inserting a sensor card.
I did the OSEM mid-range adjustment and the rotation adjustment but at the end the OSEM DC voltage has changed due to the DC bias operation.
The OSEM rotation was approximately optimized so that all the face shadow sensors are sensitive to the POS motion but the SIDE shadow sensor is insensitive to the POS motion.
It needs a free swinging diagnosis.
ITMX OSEMs UL 1.8V, UR 1.7V, LR 0V, LL 0V, SD 1.3V at the same bias setting shown above. May be a lose earth quake tip?or magnet is touching?
All fine, except ITMX_sensor_UL's 60 counts deep hoop for an hour.
Jamie and Steve
We closed ITMX and ITMY chambers and started pumping around 11am
What we did before:
1, turned off AC power to PZT Jena HV ps
2, checked jam nut positions
3, cheched single o-ring shims
4, closed psl out shutter
I just tried to adjust the ETMY camera and its not very user friendly = NEEDS FIXING.
* Camera view is upside down.
* Camera lens is contacting the lexan viewport cover; this means the focus cannot be adjusted without misaligning the camera.
* There's no strain relief of the camera cables at the can. Needs a rubber cable grommet too.
* There's a BNC "T" in the cable line.
Probably similar issues with some of the other setups; they've had aluminum foil covers for too long. We'll have a camera committee meeting tomorrow to see how to proceed.
ITMY has been upgraded here I have the new lenses on hand to do the others when it fit into the schedule.
We are at 30 Torr of 7 hours of pumping with 2 roughing pumps.
Kiwamu will take over the rest of the roughing today. He will keep an eye on the pumping speed to be ~1-2 Torr/min and open up the manual RV1 valve if needed.
The present status is #3023 of "chamber open to vacuum open" mode and waiting the P1 pressure to drop to 500 mTorr
He will do the following to stop pumping at P1 = 500 mTorr
1, close V3
2, close RV1 with torque wheel
3, turn off PR1 & 3
4, disconnect metal hose between RV1 and PR3
I will start the Maglev tomorrow morning.
Vacuum status: " vacuum normal" CC1 pressure 5e-5 Torr
Slow roughing through butterfly valve took 11 hours at 1-2 Torr/min speed. We had a leak at the metal hose connecting o-ring that became visible at 200 Torr.
The vacuum envelope pressure rose to 500 mTorr from 450 mTorr This is 50 mTorr leak plus outgassing over 11 hrs over night stop = 5 mTorr / hr
Atm2, Maglev pumpdown details. P2 and P3 are in the foreline of the Maglev. The pressure peaks at 4 Torr beacause the 3 drypumps have little pumpimg speed at this range.
External fan is turned on during this one hour period to prevent Maglev turbo from overheating.
Same things are happenning with the two small TP2 and TP3 pumps under load. Their foreline pressure peak at 1 Torr. They slow down to 45 K RPM from 50K RPM and warm up to 36-39 C
Precondition: 36 days at atm
We tried not to open chambers above 10,000 particles of 0.5 micron cf/min
New items going in: 2 rasor beam traps, 5 badly oxidized old silver plated setscrew with spring loaded tips......to be replaced in the future, viton tips for eq screws....some are lose, gold plated allen wrench installed at ITMX bottom, reglued magnet on ITMX
Bad hardware things found: nylon ball "locking elements" on OSEM locking set screws with screwdriver slot, lose 1064 nm filter on OSEM pd
I lined up the Y Arm for locking and then centered the oplevs for ETMY and ITMY.
* The ITMY OL has still got the old style laser. Steve, pleaes swap this one for a HeNe. Also the optical layout seems strange: there are two copies of the laser beam going into the chamber (??). Also, the QPD transimpedance needs to be increase by a factor of ~10. We're only getting ~500 counts per quadrant. Its worth it for someone to re-examine the whole ITMY OL beam layout.
* The ETMY OL beam was coming out but clipping on the mount for the ETMY OL HeNe. This indicates a failure on our part to do the ETMY closeout alignment properly. In fact, I get the feeling from looking around that we overlooked aligning the OL and IPPOS/ANG beams this time. If we're unlucky this could cause us to vent again. I undid part of the laser mount and changed the height on the receiving mirror to get the beam back onto the QPD.
I noticed that there is significant green light now getting into some of the IR PDs; beacuse of this there are weird offsets in the TRY QPD and perhaps elsewhere. We had better purchase some filters to tape over the front of the sensitive IR sensors to prevent the couplling from the green laser.
* There is a beam on IPPOS, but its too big for the detector (this has always been the case). We need to put a 2" lens with a weak focusing power on this path so as to halve the beam size on the detector. Right now its clipping and misleading. There is also a 0.9V offset on the SUM signal. I'm not sure if this readout is working at all.
* I couldn't find any beam on IPANG at all. Not sure what's changed since Kiwamu saw it.
Old Coherent diode laser was replaced by Uniphase HE/NE 1125P at ITMX.
Newport 10B20NC.1 broadband beam sampler set up as beamspitter to dump 90% of the light into beam trap. Beam in to test mass 0.7 mW , returning to qpd 0.07 mW = ~ 3,700 counts
f 1.5 m lens placed into ingoing beam path to reduce the spot size on the qpd. ITMY oplev will be done in this manner tomorrow.
* IP-ANG is lost with the Piezo Jena PS
* IP-POS cable have to be found at the LSC rack
The PRM damping was restored at side sensor var 1050
Jeff has changed our AC filters inside the lab this morning. Now he is checking on the main filters at CES. He will finish the roof units tomorrow.
Met One #1 counter is on the top of IOO chamber. It is measuring 1 and 0.5 micron size particles. One year of lab condition plot below.
The PRM sus damping restored.
Paul, Mirko and Katrin visiting grad students received the 40m basic safety training.
RGA scan with maglev pumping speed at day 14 of the pump down.
The larger inserted box contains the tuning parameters of the SRS 200 amu RGA
APC Smart -UPS 2200 model: SUA2200RM2U batteries were replaced by compatible RBC43, 8x 12V5A
The arm's CCD cameras were reset as picture shows last week.
The height adjustment only works at ITMX. Short post holders are ordered to make this feature available on the rest.
The 75 ohms video and power supply cables are stress relieved. Solid cover can be attached now without miss aligning cameras.
ITMY suspention damping restored
I'm turning the sus damping off for Dsub connection fix at the back of 1X5 rack
The plan is to install 4-40 jack screws to lock connector positions.
All dewittening(or called coil driver) and wittening D sub connectors are locked with two 4-40 socket head screws
Kiwamu and Steve,
This is one of the better oplev set up we have. Single bounce from TM, no mirror on stack. One lens and one mirror on ISCT. Old Uniphase 1103P laser on heafty 3" od mounts.
Somewhat big ~5-6 mm spot on qpd in 1,300 counts.
The intensity noise effect can be seen at 1 Hz and 3-20 Hz
Oplev servo was OFF
I failed to start Rana's favorit anciant desktop computer at the vac rack. He has to baby this old beast just a little bit more.
Vacuum status: Vac Normal was reached through Farfalla: Rga was switched back to IFO and and Annuloses are beeing pumped now.
V1 was closed for about a day and the pressure reached ~2.8 mTorr in the IFO. This leakrate plus outgassing is normal
The ref cavity 5000V was turned on.
The only thing that has to be done is to restart the RGA. I forgat to turn it off on Friday.
c1lsc and c1sus are still down. Only ETMX and ETMY are damped
JDSU 1103P died after 4 years of service. It was replaced with new identical head of 2.9 mW output. The power supply was also changed.
The return spots of 0.04 mW 2.5 mm diameter on qpds are BS 3,700 counts and PRM 4,250 counts.
The He/Ne oplev shows no coherece so relative intensity noise is not limiting factor for the oplev servo
The SRM bounce peak 18.33 Hz. Suresh helped me to retune filter through Foton, but we failed to remove it.
ITMX_OPLEV_PERROR shows high coherence with oplev laser. This is our lousiest set up. I will work on it next week.
Generally speaking we can say that JDSU-Uniphase 1103P and 1125P laser intensity noise do not limit oplev servo performance.
However, the overall well being of filters, gain settings, beam sizes on qpds are poor.
I lost UL osem voltage this morning when I was checking the actual connection at rack ETMY
This after noon I disconnected the 64 pins IDE connector from satelite amp at the rack, and the two 25 pins Dsubs at this juction board.
UL OSEM recovered after reconnecting these three connectors.
Atm3, bad connection.........noisy UL
Atm2 is before optical path adjustment. The idea was to remove possible clipping in vacuum.
Coherense significantly reduced below 4 Hz
Today I will replace the He/Ne laser 1125P with 1103P
I replaced the JDSU-Uniphase 1125P by 1103P He/Ne laser. This new laser had 2.8 mW output yesterday. It degraded to 0.5 mW by this morning.
The beam size on the QPD is ~3 mm This should give us better sensitivity. These are not the perfect lenses at all, but we have them here.
On the other hand, there are still some coherence below 1 Hz, so the laser intensity noise or clipping dominating this part of the spectrum.
ETMX oplev had 6 mm diameter beam on the qpd. I relayed the beam path with 2 lenses to get back 3 mm beam on the qpd
BRC 037 -100 Bi _concave lens and PCX 25 200 VIS do the job. Unfortunately the concave lens has the AR 1064.
Sorry Kiwamu, I realized too late that you were freeswigging. Hopefully 4 hrs was enough.
Coherence at 1 and 2-3 Hz only. He/Ne laser intensity noise is not an issue.
The ETMY shutter can be remotely switched from medm screen POY of mechanical shutters.
The new cable from ETMY controller goes to east vertex EV-ISCT where it is connected to POY shutter hook up BNC cable.
First aid kits are located close vicinity of entry doors and under circuit breaker panels.
Thinks to do before the NEXT realignment:
B, tie 4 ancher bolts on table legs to the floor
C, tie 4 dog clamps between table and chamber
D, check the locked position of the 4 x 4 positioning screws
E, check bellow protecting 4 tubes are not shorting
A, here is the concrete slab cut
It reminds me to check the IFO vacuum envelope dog clamps on the chambers to floor with torque wrench.
In order to move the emergency shut off switch in room 103 I had to turn off the 2 W Innolight laser. This job will take an hour.