Improved vibration measurement of the OMC
- Added some vibration isolation. Four 1/2" rubber legs were added between the OMC bread board and the transport fixture (via Al foils).
In order to keep the beam height same, 1/2" pedestal legs were removed.
- The HEPA filter at the OMC side was stopped to reduce the excitation of the breadboard. It was confirmed that the particle level for 0.3um
was still zero only with the other HEPA filter.
- Same measurement method as the previous entry was used.
- In this new setup, we could expect that the resonant frequency of the body modes were close to the free resonances, and thus the Q is higher.
Noise is much more reduced and it is clear that the resonance seen 1.1kHz is definitely associated with the body mode of the breadboard (red curve).
As a confirmation, some metal objects were placed on the breadboard as tried before. This indeed reduced the resonant frequency (blue curve).
DCPD / QPD
- Vibration on the DCPDs and QPDs mainly excited the modes above 2~3kHz.
In order to check if they are coming from the housing, we should run FEA models.
- Some excitation of the breadboard mode at 1.1kHz was also seen.
CM1/CM2 (PZT mirrors)
- Baseically excitation was dominated by the PZT mode at 10kHz. Some spourious resonances are seen at 4~5kHz but I believe this is associated with the weight placed on the excitation PZT.
FM1/FM2 and peripheral prism mirrors (BSs and SMs)
- The modes of the FMs are seen ~8k or 12kHz. I believe they are lowered by the weight for the measurement. In any case, the mode frequency is quite high compared to our frequency region of interest.
- As the prism resonance is quite high, the excitation is directly transmitted to the breadboard. Therefore the excitation of the non-cavity caused similar effect to the excitation on the breadboard.
In fact what we can see from the plot is excitation of the 1.1kHz body mode and many high frequency resonances.
- This is also similar to the case of the peripheral mirrors.