DCPD path gluing
- Locked the cavity.
- Aligned the input beam to the cavity
DCPD BS gluing
- Placed the DCPD BS on the breadboard
- Placed the dummy DCPD mount on the reflection side of the BS. Check the height and position of the spot.
- Placed the dummy DCPD mount on the transmission side of the BS. Check the height and position of the spot.
- The spot positions looked fine.
- Added a dub of UV glue on the BS. Placed it along the fixture.
- Checked the reflection spot again with the CCD. Kept monitored the spot position through out the gluing process
of the BS.
- Blasted the UV illumination
Reflection side beam dump gluing
- Replaced the alignment disk of the dummy DCPD with a photodiode with the cap removed.
- Put the dummy DCPD mount and the beam dump in place
- Checked the reflection spot from the diode on the beam dump. It looked fine.
- Applied 2~3 dubs of the glue on the beam dump. Slid in the dump to the fixture.
- Applied UV illumination. As the beam dump shadows the illumination 3 times of 10sec blasts were applied.
Transmission side beam dump gluing
- Put the dummy DCPD mount with the diode in place
- Put the beam dump in place. The template needed to be lifted up a bit to accomplish this action.
This should be fixed by the modification of the template.
- Checked the transmission spot on the diode and the spot reflected from the diode on the beam dump.
- Actually the spot was too much close to the vertex of the "V" on the beam dump. We determined that
this was mainly caused by the misalignment of the diode element, and can be compensated by the tilt of the diode mount.
- Removed the beam dump from the template once. Applied 2~3 dubs of the glue on the beam dump.
Slid in the dump to the fixture by lifting up the template again.
Mounting bracket gluing
- Glued the mounting brackets for the DCPD mounts based on the positions specified by the template.
Removing the templates
- Removed the connection bars between the two templates.
- Removed the template at the QPD side. The screws at all of the three sides were needed to be released in order to accomplish this action.
Once the screws are released, the template was slid on the breadboard so that the pads did not scratch the optical surface.
Keep one side of the template use as a pivot, lifted up another side until the pads clear the optic. Then lifted up the other side.
- Removed the other template. This time, the screws at the two DCPD sides are released. The template was slid and lifted in a same way.
Last beam dump gluing
- Once the QPD side template was removed, the last beam dump at the transmission side of the first steering mirror was glued.
- This has been done without any gluing fixture, we held the beam dump with clean Allen keys on the breadboard.
- The paths for the main and stray beams were confirmed by an IR sensor card, and blasted the UV.
Closing the transport fixture
- Removed the constraining pins for the breadboard.
- Made sure all of the constraining pins/screws are released for the other side of the transport fixture were released.
- Put the lid on.
- Fastened the constraining pins/screws of the transport fixture.
- Wrapped the fixture with sheets of the Al foil.
- Pack the fixture in anti-static bags.