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Thu Jan 29 18:10:13 2009, Yoichi, Update, PSL, ISS Bad
Fri Jan 30 19:38:57 2009, Kakeru, Update, PSL, ISS Bad
Thu Jan 29 18:10:13 2009
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As we noted before, the ISS is unstable. You can see the laser power oscillation around 3Hz.
We took the open-loop transfer function of the ISS around the lower UGF.
The phase margin is almost non-existent.
It was measured with the ISS gain slider at 2dB (usually it was set to 7dB).
So if we increase it by 3dB, it is guaranteed to be unstable.
The higher UGF has also a small phase margin (about 12deg.).
With the ISS gain slider at 2dB, the upper UGF is too low, i.e. the UGF is located at the beginning of the 1/f region.
So we if we make the lower UGF stable by lowering the gain, the upper UGF becomes unstable.
We took out the ISS box from the PSL table.
Kakeru and Peter are now trying to modify the filter circuit to give more phase margin at the lower UGF.