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Message ID: 14035     Entry time: Tue Jul 3 11:59:10 2018
Author: Jon 
Type: Update 
Category: AUX 
Subject: AUX Carrier Scan of Y-Arm Cavity 

I made the first successful AUX laser scan of a 40m cavity last night.

Attachment #1 shows the measured Y-end transmission signal w.r.t. the Agilent drive signal, which was used to sweep the AUX carrier frequency. This is a distinct approach from before, where the carrier was locked at a fixed offset from the PSL carrier and the frequency of AM sidebands was swept instead. This AUX carrier-only technique appears to be advantageous.

This 6-15 MHz scan resolves three FSR peaks (TEM00 resonances) and at least six other higher-order modes. The raw data are also enclosed (attachment #2). I'll leave it as an excercise for the SURFs to compute the Y-arm cavity Gouy phase.

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Attachment 2: AG4395A_02-07-2018_185504.txt  28 kB  Uploaded Tue Jul 3 13:12:39 2018  | Hide | Hide all
# AG4395A Measurement - Timestamp: Jul 02 2018 - 18:55:04
#---------- Measurement Parameters ------------
# Start Frequency (Hz): 6000000.0, 6000000.0
# Stop Frequency (Hz): 15000000.0, 15000000.0
# Frequency Points: 801, 801
# Measurement Format: LOGM, PHAS
# Measuremed Input: AR, AR
#---------- Analyzer Settings ----------
# Number of Averages: 16
# Auto Bandwidth: Off, Off
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