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  135   Mon Jun 3 18:58:08 2013 KojiOpticsConfigurationOMC final tests- QPD mount aligned, QPD output checked
  The spots are with 100um from
the center of the diodes. [ELOG
  
  134   Fri May 31 14:07:54 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationTransverse Mode Spacing measurement afte the baking Measurement for pitch
Free Spectral Range
(FSR): 264.9703 +/− 0.0007 MHz
 Cav_scan_response_130530_Pitch.pdfCav_scan_response_130530_Yaw.pdf 
  133   Fri May 31 05:46:54 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralQPD alignmentPeter F suggested to check the bottom surface
of the PD housings if there is any protrusion/interference/whatever.
And that was true! It was found that
 QPD1.JPGQPD2.JPGQPD_calib.nb.zip 
  132   Thu May 30 15:00:28 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralQPD alignmentThe QPD alignment was adjusted using
the aligned beam to the cavity and the 4ch
transimpedance amplifier.
  
  131   Thu May 30 14:38:42 2013 KojiElectronicsGeneralCable fitting Yesterday Jeff and Chub worked on the cabling
of the OMC. It turned out that the gender
of the cable connectors 
  
  130   Thu May 23 23:41:48 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralDCPD/QPD MountDCPD mounts and QPD mounts were attached
on the breadboard. They are not aligned yet
and loosely fastened.
  
  129   Tue May 21 18:28:08 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralCurrent most reliable OMC schedule- The wrong Mighty Mouse connectors for
the PZT wires were prepared. The correct
ones are in the vacuum oven till Tuesday
  
  128   Mon May 20 14:59:21 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC is out from the ovenThe OMC came back to the table again.
No obvious change is visible: no
crack, no delamination
  
  127   Tue May 14 19:06:00 2013 KojiCleanGeneralOMC BakingThe OMC is in the air bake oven now.
  
  126   Mon May 13 15:00:23 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralCurrent most reliable OMC scheduleMay
Tue 14th The OMC
given to Bob (Air bake & Vac bake)

Mon
20th The OMC received from Bob
        
  
  125   Mon May 13 14:59:16 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralInvar shim gluingThe invar reinforcement shims were glued
on the glass brackets on the breadboard.
  
  124   Mon May 13 14:49:35 2013 KojiMechanicsCharacterizationMounting Glass Bracket still broke with tightenin stress[Koji / Jeff]
This is the elog about the work on
May 9th.
  
  123   Fri May 10 09:33:22 2013 KojiSupplyGeneralCOMSOL simulation on the glass bracket stress   COMSOL1.png 
  122   Wed May 8 15:36:50 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralLatest OMC schedule
May
(done) Mon  6th:
Invar plate arrival / Spot position measurement
(done)
Tue  7th: Invar plate cleaning / Spot position
  
  121   Wed May 8 15:08:57 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationSpot position measurement on the diode mountsRemeasured the spot positions:
DCPD1: 1.50mm+0.085mm => Beam
0.084mm too high
 DCPD1.pngDCPD2.pngQPD1.pngQPD2.png 
  120   Mon May 6 19:31:51 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationSpot position measurement on the diode mountsMeasurement Order: DCPD2->DCPD1->QPD1->QPD2
DCPD1: 1.50mm+0.085mm => Beam
0.027mm too low
 DCPD1.pngDCPD2.pngQPD1.pngQPD2.png 
  119   Fri May 3 21:09:08 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC is backL1 OMC is back on the table for the action
next week.
  
  118   Thu Apr 18 11:59:02 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralDCPD path gluing[Jeff, Koji]
DCPD path gluing
  
  116   Thu Apr 18 11:43:59 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralMounting Glass Bracket Failure[Jeff, Koji]
- While we were working on the optics
alignment, one of the mounting brackets made
  
  115   Wed Apr 17 07:30:04 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralQPD path gluedYesterday,
all of the glass components for the QPD path
were glued.
  
  114   Tue Apr 16 23:26:51 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationFurther More Mirror T measurementSince the previous measurement showed too
high loss, the optical setup was checked.
It seemed that a PBS right before
  
  113   Tue Apr 16 09:43:58 2013 KojiOpticsConfigurationMirror list for L1OMCL1 OMC
Cavity Mirrors
FM1 (input coupler): A8
 OMC_breadboard_mirror_config.png 
  112   Tue Apr 16 08:12:14 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationFurther More Mirror T measurementT&Rs of the B mirrors and some of the
E mirrors are measured.
I found that 
  
  111   Tue Apr 16 00:40:45 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralPD/QPD path gluing ~ preparation[Jeff Koji]
- Placed the optics on the PD/QPD
path
  
  110   Sat Apr 13 21:06:02 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralOMC Bottom-side: cavity glued[Jeff, Zach, Lisa, Koji]
Gluing of the cavity mirrors went
 Cav_scan_response_130412_Pitch.pdfCav_scan_response_130412_Yaw.pdf 
  109   Fri Apr 12 09:25:31 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationAlignment of the OMC (without glue)[Zach Koji]
The first attempt not to touch the
curved mirrors did not work. (Not surprising)
  
  108   Thu Apr 11 15:10:22 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC Progress[Zach, Jeff, Koji]

- Jeff configured the bottom
side template to have a nominal value
  
  107   Wed Apr 10 00:40:30 2013 ZachOpticsConfigurationfauxMC locked[Koji, Zach]
 fauxMC_labeled.jpg 
  106   Tue Apr 9 13:56:09 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralPZT assembly post gluing / pre baking pictures 
  
  105   Mon Apr 8 23:42:33 2013 KojiOpticsConfigurationFake OMC roughly alignedMode matching:
 
 beam_profile.pdfmode_matching.pdf 
  104   Mon Apr 8 21:11:14 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralPZT assembly gluing[Jeff, Zach, Koji] 
PZT assembly gluing
Glue gun -> to be returned to
  
  103   Mon Apr 8 20:56:52 2013 KojiOpticsConfigurationPZT & Curverd Mirror arrangementAssembly #1:
Mounting Prism #16
PZT #26
 PZT_assembly.pdf 
  102   Mon Apr 8 11:49:18 2013 KojiMechanicsCharacterizationPZT actuator tested at LLOTest result of the PZTs by Valera and Ryan
PZT  Length Angle
 #
  [nm/V] [urad/um]
 11  14.5   17.6
  
  101   Mon Apr 8 11:29:08 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationMirror/PZT Characterization links
    Mirror
List
    http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/OMC_Lab/152
  
  100   Mon Apr 8 11:11:37 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationMore Mirror T measurementMore Ts of the mirrors were measured.
A mirror specification:
Request: 8300+/-800 ppm
  
  99   Fri Apr 5 18:18:36 2013 ZachOpticsConfigurationAOM probably broken

    

       
            
 Isomet_1250C_zin_4_5_13.png 
  98   Fri Apr 5 14:39:26 2013 KojiMechanicsCharacterizationCalibration of the test PZTs after the heat cureWe attached fused silica windows on the
test PZTs. http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/OMC_Lab/93
The glued assemblies were brought
 shadow_sensor_calib_after_bake.pdfPZTresponse.pdf 
  97   Thu Apr 4 23:44:52 2013 KojiOpticsConfigurationBeam launched into fiberWe had to move our flipper mirror to share
the beam between Peter's setup and ours as
our flipper is at the place where the ISS
  
  96   Thu Apr 4 01:43:06 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationMirror T measurement[Zach, Koji]
The measurement setup for the transmission
measurement has been made at the output of
  
  95   Thu Apr 4 01:35:04 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationMode matching to the OMC cavityThe fiber output was matched with the lenses
on a small bread board.
The detailed configuration is found
  
  94   Thu Apr 4 00:35:42 2013 ZachOpticsConfigurationMMT installed on breadboard, periscope built[Koji, Zach]
 2013-04-03_23.43.00.jpg 
  93   Wed Apr 3 18:42:45 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralEP30-2 gluing testEP30-2 gluing test
  
  92   Wed Apr 3 17:39:38 2013 KojiMechanicsCharacterizationCalibration of the test PZTs before the glue testWe want to make sure the responses of the
PZT actuator does not change after the EP30-2
gluing.
 P4033491.JPGshadow_sensor_calib.pdf 
  91   Mon Apr 1 18:17:01 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralMirror curvature center testLocations of the curvature minimum
on the OMC curved mirrors have been measured.
 6x 
  90   Mon Apr 1 10:28:03 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralAdditional UV blast for the top surface[Koji, Lisa, Jeff, Zach]

Jeffs concern after talking with the
 P3283483.JPGP3283459.jpgP3283473.JPG 
  89   Mon Apr 1 03:23:48 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralUV power calibration[Koji Lisa Jeff Zach]
Eric G bought a UV power meter from
American Ultraviolet.
  
  88   Mon Apr 1 03:13:41 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralFailure of PZT-glass joints[Koji, Jeff, Zach, Lisa]
We glued a test PZT-mirror assembly
last week in order to make sure the heat
  
  87   Fri Mar 29 08:55:00 2013 ZachOpticsConfigurationBeam launched into fiber

    

       
            
  
  86   Thu Mar 28 03:37:07 2013 ZachOpticsConfigurationTest setup input optics progress[Lisa, Zach]
Last night (Tuesday), I finished
setting up and aligning most of the input
 OMC_test_setup_IO.jpg2013-03-27_05.48.20.jpg2013-03-28_02.29.36.jpg 
  85   Wed Mar 27 20:55:10 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC building plan / procedure ~ Mar 28 Thu28 March (Thu): 

    Rebuild the bottom template
in the lab
    Place the bottom
  
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