Yesterday, all of the glass components for the QPD path were glued.
- Check the alignment of the beam with the cavity.
- Placed the prisms
- Placed the QPD mount for the gluing test. An alignment disk instead of a diode was placed on the mount.
- Checked the spot positions at the QPDs. A CCD camera with a lens was used to find the spot.
The spots were ~0.5mm lower on the QPD1, and ~1mm lower on the QPD2.
- Glued the first steering mirror while the spot position was continuously monitored.
- Glued the BS in the QPD path while the spot position was monitored.
- FInally a glass bracket was glued.
- The spot on QPD2 was too low to absorb by the QPD shim.
- Once the steering mirror was clamped by a cantilever spring (to prevent slipping), the spot moved up a bit.
(Or, we should say, the cantilever misaligned the optics a bit in pitch in a preferrable direction.)
- The other steering mirror is clamped by a cantilever spring (to prevent slipping), the spot moved up a bit.
Or, we should say, the cantilever misaligned the optics a bit in pitch in a preferrable direction.)
- The last steering mirrors was also glued in a same way. As a result the spot is 0.5mm below the center of the alignment disk.
- Once the PD mounting brackets were glued, we can't place the QPD mount on it as the PEEK bar can't be inserted without moving the gluing template.
- The QPD mount with out the glass bracket was used to check the alignment of the beam dumps.
As the beam dumps have a wide aperture and the yaw alignment of the QPD is big, we could accommodate the beams in the dumps easily.
- The dumps were glued.