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  223   Fri Oct 26 09:49:47 2018 AidanMiscOpticsStarting 80C cure of epoxyI've started an 80C cure of two materials
bonded by EPOTEK 353ND. The objective is
to see (after curing) how much the apparent glass
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  224   Tue Dec 4 16:57:08 2018 AidanComputingHartmann sensorUpdated GIT version of HWS codeI changed the HWS code to the new git.ligo
HWS version.


Object files are in ~/hws
scripts
  
  225   Fri Feb 8 10:48:33 2019 AidanLab InfrastructureGeneralWater damage repair work in the TCS LabCaltech Facilities has determined that
the walls in the SE corner of the TCS Lab
in West Bridge were water damaged during
  
  242   Tue Sep 3 10:49:57 2019 AidanLab InfrastructureGeneralExhaust duct added for new bake area in TCS labFacilities came in on Friday and teed off
a new duct to provide exhaust for the proposed
new vacuum bake area in the TCS Lab. Photos
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  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
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  245   Mon Jul 26 16:23:03 2021 AidanMiscFloodLab flooded from broken pipe leading to sump room 



Koji: QIL/TCS entrance flooding.
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  246   Tue Jul 27 08:39:33 2021 AidanMiscFloodTuesday (27-Jul) morning check - lab looks okayI checked the lab this morning. It was
dry and there wall was in the same state
as yesterday.
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  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
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  248   Wed Aug 25 11:28:56 2021 AidanMiscFloodLab flooded from broken pipe leading to sump room11:29AM - Lab has flooded again this morning.
I'm calling PMA. Looks to be the same
issue as before.
  
  249   Thu Aug 26 09:00:39 2021 AidanMiscFloodLab flooded from broken pipe leading to sump roomSome photos of water and clean-up.

Summary: I came into the lab around
11:30AM and found water on the floor in the
 20210825_-_TCS_Lab_Flood_-_compressed.pdf 
  250   Wed Apr 27 11:41:53 2022 AidanLab InfrastructureGeneralLab clean-up to get ready for PD testing in old TCS LabWe (Aidan, Koji, Radhika, Aaron) partially
tidied up the TCS Lab. The front table is
clean and ready to recieve PD tesitng optics,
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  88   Wed Aug 4 09:57:38 2010 Aidan, JamesComputingHartmann sensorRMS measurements with Hartmann sensor[INCOMPLETE
ENTRY]
We set up the Hartmann sensor and
 rms_analyze_centroids_aidan.pdfRMS_WonCode.pngRMS_WonCodeLessPrism.png 
  142   Mon Apr 25 16:28:27 2011 Aidan, JoeComputingNetwork architectureFixed problem network drive fb1:/cvs on Ubuntu & CentOS machinesWith Joe's help we fixed the failure of
princess_sparkle to mount the
fb1:/cvs directory when relying
  
  251   Wed May 11 19:46:21 2022 Aidan, Radhika, JordanLab InfrastructureVacuum chamberLeak cleaning on IR labs vacuum chamber - suspects[Aidan, Jordan, Radhika]

Radhika and Jordan identified some
particulates (hair and flecks of foil) on
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  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
  
  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
  
  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
  
  215   Tue Jul 10 17:49:13 2018 Aria ChaderjianLaserGeneralJuly 10, 2018Went down to the lab and showed Rana the
setup. He's fine with me being down there
as long as I let someone know. He also recommended
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  216   Thu Jul 12 18:48:21 2018 Aria ChaderjianLaserGeneralJuly 12, 2018The beam reflecting off the test mirror
was clipping the lens between gold mirror
and test mirror, so I reconfigured some of
  
  217   Fri Jul 13 16:42:50 2018 Aria ChaderjianLaserGeneralJuly 13, 2018The table is set up. The HWS and SLED were
moved slightly, and a minimal angle between
the test mirror and HWS was achieved.
  
  218   Mon Jul 23 10:04:19 2018 Aria ChaderjianLaserGeneralJuly 20, 2018With Jon's help, I changed the setup
to include a mode-matching telescope built
from the f=60mm (1 inch diameter) lens and
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  219   Tue Jul 24 16:52:44 2018 Aria ChaderjianLaserGeneralJuly 23, 2018 and July 24, 2018Attached the grid array of the HWS.

Applied voltage (5V, 7V, 9.9V,
14V) to the heater pad and took measurements
  
  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
  
  110   Thu Feb 24 10:23:31 2011 Christopher GuidoLaserLaserLTG initial noiseCheryl Vorvick, Chris Guido, Phil Willems
Attached is a PDF with some initial
noise testing. There are 5 spectrum plots
 LTG_InitialTest.pdf 
  232   Mon Jul 22 18:44:53 2019 Edita BytyqiThings to BuyGeneralNeed to Order GlovesSmall/Medium size gloves need to be ordered
in order to handle the optics carefully.
  
  233   Mon Jul 22 18:46:23 2019 Edita BytyqiLab Infrastructure Laser-Lens-HWS SetupToday, I set up a system consisting of
the 520 nm laser, a 2'' mirror and
two lenses of focal lengths f1 = 40 cm and
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  234   Wed Jul 24 16:25:13 2019 Edita BytyqiLab InfrastructureOpticsUpdated 2-lens setupThe previous 2-lens setup focused the beam
to a tight spot, however due to the divergence
angle of the laser beam, a significant amount
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  236   Mon Jul 29 18:53:16 2019 Edita BytyqiLab InfrastructureOpticsMounted Reflector and HeaterSince we set up the 2-lens system focusing
the laser beam to the CCD, the next step
was to mount the spherical reflector (31
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  237   Thu Aug 1 15:20:39 2019 Edita BytyqiLab InfrastructureOpticsReflector Mount and DC SupplyYesterday, we were able to take some data
using the 120 V DC power supply. The reflectors
cut at the focal point and radius were both
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  240   Mon Aug 12 21:15:12 2019 Edita BytyqiElectronics Determining heater/reflector focusI took images of the heat pattern projected
on a piece of paper produced by the semi-circle
reflector. I used 108V to drive current throught
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  241   Fri Aug 16 17:05:14 2019 Edita BytyqiElectronics FLIR Images of new reflector focusing heatWe got 11 new semi-circle cut reflectors
of radius ~3.6 cm. I glued a screw to the
back of one reflector using the same epoxy
  
  4   Tue Dec 29 16:05:09 2009 FrankComputingDAQbooting VME crates from fb1 http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/AdhikariLab/514   
  253   Thu Jun 23 10:53:17 2022 JCLab InfrastructureGeneralSeat For Photodiode Testing[JC, Chub, Radhika]

Chub and I ordered a few parts
from McMaster in order build a handrail-like
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  255   Wed Jul 13 15:19:49 2022 JCElectronicsGeneralDesktop Computer [JC]

The desktop computer is now running
Debian Linux
  
  51   Thu Jun 17 07:40:07 2010 James KMiscHartmann sensorSURF Log -- Day 1, Getting Started For Wednesday, June 16:   
  52   Thu Jun 17 22:03:51 2010 James KMiscHartmann sensorSURF Log -- Day 2, Getting StartedFor Thursday, June 17:
Today I attended a basic laser safety
training orientation, the second Introduction
  
  53   Sat Jun 19 17:31:46 2010 James KMiscHartmann sensorSURF Log -- Day 3, Initial Image Analysis   7x 
  54   Tue Jun 22 00:21:47 2010 James KMiscHartmann sensorSurf Log -- Day 4, Hartmann Spot Flickering Investigation I started out
the day by taking some images from the CCD
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  55   Tue Jun 22 22:30:24 2010 James KMiscHartmann sensorSURF Log -- Day 5, more Hartmann image preliminary analysis Today I spoke with Dr. Brooks and
got a rough outline of what my experiment
for the next few weeks will entail. I'll
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