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Entry  Fri Jun 29 11:26:04 2012, Zach, Optics, Characterization, RoC measurement setup RoC_measurement_setup.pngRoC_measurement_setup.graffle.zip
    Reply  Sun Jul 22 15:56:53 2012, Zach, Optics, Characterization, RoC measurement setup detailed_RoC_setup.pngdetailed_RoC_setup.graffle.zip
Message ID: 6     Entry time: Fri Jun 29 11:26:04 2012     Reply to this: 9
Author: Zach 
Type: Optics 
Category: Characterization 
Subject: RoC measurement setup 

Here is the proposed RoC measurement setup. Koji tells me that this is referred to as "Anderson's method".

We would like to use a linear cavity to measure the RoC of the curved mirrors independently (before forming the ring cavity), since the degeneracy of HOMs will make the fitting easier.

  • An NPRO is PDH locked to a linear cavity formed of a high-quality flat mirror on one end, and the OMC curved optic on the other.
  • A second, broadband EOM is placed after the first one, and its frequency is swept with a VCO to generate symmetric sidebands about the carrier
  • A TRANS RFPD's signal is demodulated at the secondary EOM frequency, to give a DC signal proportional to HOM transmission
  • This HOM scan is fit to a model, with RoC the free parameter. Since there are two sidebands, the HOM spectrum of the model must be folded about the carrier frequency.
  • To get a good signal, we should slightly misalign the input beam, allowing for higher overlap with HOMs.

If we decided that the symmetric sidebands are too unwieldy, or that we have issues from sidebands on sidebands, we can accomplish the same style measurement using an AOM-shifted pickoff of the pre-PDH EOM beam. The advantage of the former method is that we don't have to use any polarization tricks.

RoC_measurement_setup.png

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