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  164   Mon Jun 11 17:11:01 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/11/12 Daily Summary- Fixed the (ts) model, got strange results
that indicate that the antisymmetric heating
mode is much more prominent than previously
  
  166   Wed Jun 13 16:36:14 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/12 and 6/13 Daily Summary- Realized that the strange deformations
that we were seeing only occur on the face
nearest the ring heater, and not on the face
  
  168   Thu Jun 14 16:51:03 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/14/12 Daily Summary- Plugged the output of the model with
uniform heating into SIS using both modification
of the radius of curvature, and direct importation
 SIS_Outputs.txtAssymetric_Heating_Line_Graph.png 
  169   Mon Jun 18 16:30:36 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/18/12 Daily Summary- Verified that the SIS output does match
satisfy the equations for Gaussian beam propagation
- Investigated how changing the amount
  
  171   Tue Jun 19 16:24:52 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/19/12 Daily Summary- Did more modeling for different levels
of heating and different mesh densities for
the SIS input.
  
  172   Wed Jun 20 16:44:58 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/20/12 Daily Summary- Attended a lot of meetings (Safety, LIGO
Orientation)
- Finished draft of week 3 report
 TS_model_deformation_line_graph_2W_10%.pngTS_model_deformation_line_graph_2W_10%_sym.pngTS_model_deformation_line_graph_2W_10%_antisym.pngTS_model_deformation_contour_graph_2W_10%.pngHTSM_model_deformation_contour_graph_2W_10%.png 
  174   Thu Jun 21 16:54:45 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/21/12 Daily Summary- Paper edits and more data generation
for the paper (lower resolution grid data)
- Attended a talk on LIGO
  
  177   Wed Jun 27 16:43:56 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/27/12 Daily SummaryPlan for building the model
- Find the fields that would be incident
on the beam splitter from each arm (This
  
  178   Thu Jun 28 16:27:37 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/28/12 Daily Summary- Finished the MatLab code that both combines
two fields and simulates the adjustment of
the beamsplitter to minimize the power out
  
  157   Tue Jun 5 17:25:43 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/5/12 Daily Summary- Had a meeting to talk about the basics
of LIGO (esp. TCS) and discuss the project
- Created COMSOL model for the test
  
  158   Wed Jun 6 16:54:09 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/6/12 Daily Summary- Got access to and started working with
SIS on Rigel1
- Fixed SVN issues
  
  160   Thu Jun 7 16:50:16 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/7/12 Daily Summary- Created a COMSOL model with thermal deformations
- Added non-symmetrical heating to
cause astigmatism
  
  162   Fri Jun 8 16:36:47 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling6/8/12 Daily Summary- Tried to fix COMSOL error using the (ts)
module, ended up emailing support as the
issue is new in 4.3
  
  180   Mon Jul 9 16:54:17 2012 Alex MauneyMiscaLIGO Modeling7/9/12 SummaryMade a COMSOL model that can include CO2
laser heating, self heating, and ring heating
Figured out how to run SIS out of
  
  153   Thu Sep 1 15:51:38 2011 AidanLaserOrderingAccess Lasy50 50W laser arrived. The 50W Access Laser is now in the
lab. We need to wire up the interlock to
the laser, plumb the chiller lines to the
  
  66   Tue Jul 20 15:45:51 2010 AidanComputingGeneralAdd fixed IP addresses to local machines in TCS labhttp://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/AdhikariLab/859   
  30   Wed May 5 09:04:01 2010 AidanComputingHartmann sensorAdded /home/controls/scripts/modules directory to PYTHONPATH on hartmann I added the following line to ~/.bashrc
 
  
  221   Thu Aug 16 11:52:27 2018 AidanComputingDAQAdded AWC thermocouple reader back to acromag1
Thermcouple reader is plugged into
an Acromag ADC (10.0.1.55)
acromag1
is now reading this in:

~/modbus/iocBoot/iocTest/test_acromag.cmd
  
  222   Wed Oct 17 16:17:45 2018 awade, AidanComputingDAQAdded AWC thermocouple reader back to acromag1Acromag IOC process was removed from PSL
lab acromag1 computer a few months ago. 
Aidan needs them again but it would be better
 TCSIOCFILS.tar.gz 
  77   Mon Jul 26 12:17:25 2010 AidanElectronicsHartmann sensorAdded Indium to HWS I added some 0.004" thick indium
sheet to the copper heat spreaders and and
the heat sinks on the side of the HWS to
 indium-01.jpgindium-03.jpgindium-05.jpgindium-02.jpgindium-04.jpg 
  67   Tue Jul 20 18:13:06 2010 AidanComputingGeneralAdded TCS channels to frame builder http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/AdhikariLab/860
 contents of tcs_daq: /target/TCS_westbridge.db
  
  27   Tue May 4 09:18:15 2010 AidanComputingHartmann sensorAdded aliases and icons for EPICS commands and dataviewer etc. to hartmannI updated the .bashrc file in controls@hartmann
to include aliases for the ezca EPICS commands
and a few others. Details shown below:
  
  38   Tue May 18 09:33:44 2010 AidanComputingEPICSAdded defocus and other Hartmann sensor channels to EPICS and DAQ I've added the following channels
to the HWS softIoc in /cvs/cds/caltech/target/softIoc/HWS.db
  
  141   Sun Apr 24 18:31:18 2011 AidanComputingNetwork architectureAdded hosts and network drives on TCS machinesUnder
edit ...
I added the names of the network
  
  135   Tue Apr 12 22:46:27 2011 AidanComputingEPICSAdded temperature sensor channels to the frame builder and restarted fb1Added the following to the frame builder
in /cvs/cds/caltech/chans/daq/C4HWS.ini
and restarted daqd as per instructions
  
  95   Tue Sep 28 10:41:32 2010 AidanLaserHartmann sensorAligning HWS cross-sample experiment - polarization issuesI'm in the process of aligning the cross-sampling
experiment for the HWS. I've put the 1"
PBS cube into the beam from the fiber-coupled
  
  138   Mon Apr 18 15:03:49 2011 AidanComputingDAQAthena DAC channels hooked up to BNC patch panel I added the four Athena DAC channels
to the second BNC patch panel in the rack.
At the moment there are only two EPICS channels
  
  220   Fri Aug 3 15:46:12 2018 Aria ChaderjianLaserGeneralAugust 3, 2018To the best of my ability, calculated the
magnification of the plane of the test optic
relative to the HWS (2.3) and input this
  
  143   Thu Apr 28 22:48:47 2011 AidanLab InfrastructureElectronicsBNC Cables from HWS table to rack I labelled and strung 8 of the 16
custom 40' BNC cables from L-Com between
the HWS table and the BNC feed-through on
  
  197   Thu Oct 26 10:21:28 2017 AidanComputing Beam size EPICS channels added to TCS-WS softIocI've added a softIoc to TCS-WS to capture
the beam size from the MAKO camera. The IOC
is run using ...
  
  198   Thu Oct 26 10:31:31 2017 AidanComputingDAQBeam size EPICS channels added to TCS-WS softIocThese are also being written to frames
on FB4.

  
  199   Thu Oct 26 10:45:44 2017 AidanComputingDAQBeam size EPICS channels added to TCS-WS softIocSee attached photo for how data is written
to frames ...

 FullSizeRender_10.jpg 
  228   Thu May 23 11:36:49 2019 aguptaLab InfrastructureBorrowedBorrowed Label MakerI have borrowed TCS's label maker in
CTN for few days. If you need it, you can
take it from the top of blue cabinets.
  
  187   Thu Jul 13 10:11:57 2017 awadeElectronicsBorrowedBorrowed newport TrueRMS SupermeterI lent your fancy Newport TrueRMS Supermeter
with the thermocouple plugs on the top to
the SURF student Jordon.  He has it
 2017-07-13_10.06.28.jpg2017-07-13_10.06.29.jpg 
  188   Thu Sep 21 18:56:53 2017 awadeMiscBorrowedBorrowed thorlabs power meterBorrowed thorlabs power meter on 21 Sep
2017.  It is on the south table of the
ATF lab.
  
  111   Thu Feb 24 13:35:41 2011 AidanThings to BuyDelivery NoteBosch framing has arrived The custom pieces of the Bosch framing
have arrived. Transportation is currently
moving them downstairs to the lab. The packing
 Packing_List_03.pdf 
  90   Tue Aug 17 16:31:55 2010 AidanThings to BuyLaserBought a laser diode from Thorlabs for HWShttp://www.thorlabs.com/thorProduct.cfm?partNumber=CPS180
I bought this laser diode from Thorlabs
today to try the current modulation trick
  
  93   Mon Aug 23 08:43:16 2010 AidanThings to BuyLaserBought a laser diode from Thorlabs for HWSIt arrived on Friday.


  
  191   Fri Oct 13 15:52:41 2017 AidanLab InfrastructureGeneralBroadband mirror BB2-E03 reflectivity at 532nmI measured the reflectivity of a possible
HWS replacement mirror at 532nm. Thorlabs
BB2-EO3
 IMG_1223.JPGIMG_1213.JPG 
  37   Mon May 17 19:41:13 2010 AidanComputingFrame GrabberC code that calls MATLAB engine and centroiding algorithmsThis is an amended version of simple_take.c.
 
 simple_hartmann.ccentroid_image.mget_defocus.mbuild_simple_hartmann.sh 
  181   Mon May 13 14:09:02 2013 ZachComputingDAQC2ATF model rebuilt ATF:1812   
  247   Thu Aug 12 16:13:44 2021 AidanLab InfrastructureFloodCarpentry shop removed wet plaster sections from the wall - it's drying for a few daysThe carpentry shop removed wet plaster
sections from the wall following the flood
(process was gentle scraping of wet plaster
 IMG_4139.jpg 
  39   Thu May 20 08:20:54 2010 AidanComputingHartmann sensorCentroiding algorithm and code to generate simulated data Here's a copy of an email I distributed
today that describes the centroid and simulation
code I wrote.
 test_spot_generation_and_centroiding.mgenerate_simulated_spots.mcentroid_image.m 
  145   Wed May 11 09:07:03 2011 AidanComputingHartmann sensorChanged ownership of /opt/EDTpdv I changed the ownership of /opt/EDTpdv
to controls with the command:

controls@princess_sparkle:/opt/EDTpdv$
  
  10   Fri Feb 5 12:42:19 2010 SteveElectronicsPre-amplifierChanges to boardTest entry   
  244   Tue Jun 15 08:47:27 2021 AidanLab InfrastructureGeneralCleaned up HWS table in preparation for lab moveI cleaned up the HWS table in preparation
for replacement with the 4x10 table. We still
need to move the cabinet and get the enclosure
 IMG_3056.jpg 
  125   Wed Mar 9 01:00:12 2011 Peter Veitch, Won KimComputingHartmann sensorControl of frame rate usign external triggerWe managed to successfully apply frame
rate control via external trigger from a
pulse generator.
  
  182   Thu Dec 15 14:02:01 2016 AidanComputingNetwork architectureCorrect network settings for Ubuntu 14 in /etc/network/interfacesThese settings work to get a computer onto
the TCS/ATF network.
 IMG_8148.JPG 
  183   Fri Dec 16 10:41:33 2016 AidanComputingNetwork architectureCorrect network settings for Ubuntu 14 in /etc/network/interfacesSpelt out in a searchable fashion:

auto <portname>

iface <portname> inet
  
  98   Mon Oct 4 19:44:03 2010 AidanLaserHartmann sensorCross-sampling experiment - two beams on HWSI've set up the HWS with the probe beam
sampling two optics in a Michelson configuration
(source = SLED, beamsplitter = PBS cube).
 test001_two_beams_on_HWS.pdf 
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