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Entry  Fri May 4 13:24:56 2018, Jon Richardson, Configuration, Electronics, AUX-PSL PLL Implementation & Characterization PLL_Schematic.pdfPLL_AUX-PSL_40m.pdf
    Reply  Fri May 4 19:06:28 2018, rana, Configuration, Electronics, AUX-PSL PLL Implementation & Characterization 
       Reply  Tue May 15 20:51:27 2018, gautam, Configuration, Electronics, Making PLL setup more permanent 
          Reply  Wed May 16 18:52:50 2018, gautam, Configuration, Electronics, PLL mysteries solved PLLanalysis.pdfPZTcal.pdfSR560_funkiness.pdf
Message ID: 13845     Entry time: Tue May 15 20:51:27 2018     In reply to: 13816     Reply to this: 13848
Author: gautam 
Type: Configuration 
Category: Electronics 
Subject: Making PLL setup more permanent 

[jon, steve, gautam]

Some points which Jon will elaborate upon (and put photos of) in his detailed elog about this setup:

  • PLL electronics (mixer, coupler, ZFL500HLN amplifier and DC power supply for the beatnote, SR560 servo) all reside on the newly installed lower level PSL shelf.
  • Cross connect channel C1:PSL-126MOPA_126CURADJ hijacked for remote temperature control of the AUX NPRO. Note that shield of front panel BNC is ground and so even though the manual says the controller accepts +/-10V, this is not a differential input. BNC cable was routed from cross connect to PSL enclosure, MEDM slider will be setup.
  • There was an SMA cable running from the VEA to the control room which we decided to use for monitoring of the beatnote amplitude on the control room analyzer. Yesterday, Steve and I routed the end of this inside the VEA, near 1X2 originally, to inside the PSL table where it is hooked up to the (20dB) coupled amplifier output. This required some work on the cable tray, we were careful but in case there is some wonkiness in some signals, perhaps this work is to blame.

We are now in a state where the PLL can be locked remotely from the control room by tweaking the AUX laser temperature laugh. Tomorrow, Keerthana will work on getting Craig's/Johannes' Digital Frequency Counter script working here, I think we can easily implement a PLL autolocker if we have some diagostic that tells us if the PLL us locked or not.


Steve informed me that there is an acoustic hum inside the PSL enclosure which wasn't there before. Indeed, it is at ~295Hz, and is from the Bench power supply used to power the ZFL500HLN amplifier. This will have to go...

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