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Entry  Tue Oct 8 18:35:09 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking prep 
    Reply  Wed Oct 9 18:15:26 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, PRMI 3f locking PRMI_1f.png
       Reply  Wed Oct 9 22:02:58 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, REFL55 whitening issue 
          Reply  Thu Oct 10 01:12:56 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking studies PRFPMIstudies.png
             Reply  Wed Oct 16 11:42:17 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Poor separation of PRCL/MICH in 3f signals sensMat.pdf
                Reply  Thu Oct 17 11:19:28 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking activity last night MICH2PRCLnulling.pdfconsolidatedSensingMatrices.pdf.zip
                   Reply  Tue Oct 22 00:52:27 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking updates PRMI3f_ALS_Oct21sensMat.pdf
                      Reply  Tue Oct 29 01:24:45 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, More locking updates POP22_feature.pngPRMI3f_ALS_Oct21sensMat.pdf
                         Reply  Tue Oct 29 15:13:19 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, More locking updates PRMI_lockloss.png
                            Reply  Wed Oct 30 01:27:00 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, More locking updates POP_ASS.png
                               Reply  Wed Oct 30 11:53:41 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, MICH loop shape tuning MICH_ELP.pdfMICH_ELP_TFs.pdf
                               Reply  Wed Oct 30 17:08:40 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, POP22 investigation POP22anomaly.pdf
                                  Reply  Mon Nov 4 15:29:47 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, POP signal path POPchain.pdf
                                     Reply  Mon Nov 4 16:06:58 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, POP optical path IMG_8027.JPGlensRealignment.jpgPOPrealigned.pngPOPdither.pngPRMfixed.png
                                        Reply  Tue Nov 5 11:52:27 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking notes PRMI3f_ALS_Nov4sensMat.pdf
                                           Reply  Wed Nov 6 02:08:48 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking updates 
                                              Reply  Wed Nov 6 17:05:45 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, CARM calibration CARMscan.pdfCARMcalib.pdfscan.hdf5.zip
                                              Reply  Wed Nov 6 17:45:34 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, ~ 
                                                 Reply  Mon Nov 18 21:04:38 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking - some ideas 
                                                    Reply  Wed Nov 20 01:07:18 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking - progress PRFPMI.png
                                                       Reply  Wed Nov 20 12:14:17 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Locking - progress TRX_TRY_comparison.pdf
                                                          Reply  Wed Nov 20 17:20:24 2019, Yehonathan, Update, LSC, QPD Investigation 
                                                             Reply  Wed Nov 20 17:52:00 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, QPD MEDM screen update newLookQPD.pngTRX_TRY_comparison.pdfIMG_8186.JPG
                                                                Reply  Wed Nov 20 21:29:28 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, PRG ~13 PRG13.pdf
                                                                   Reply  Fri Nov 22 00:54:14 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, locking notes ALSnoiseIncrease.pdf
                                                                      Reply  Mon Nov 25 19:11:22 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, ALS noise re-look ALSnoise.pdf
                                                                         Reply  Wed Nov 27 23:24:01 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, No shaking but no inspiration either 
                                                                            Reply  Sun Dec 1 13:38:48 2019, rana, Update, LSC, No shaking but no inspiration either 
                                                                               Reply  Tue Dec 3 00:03:57 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Green ALS also shows elevated noise with high arm buildup ALSnoiseIncrease_greenBeat.pdf
                                                                                  Reply  Wed Dec 4 19:54:27 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, A look to the past DRFPMI_2016March.pdf
                                                                                     Reply  Thu Dec 5 01:54:39 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, Partial CM board path engaged AOengaged.pdf
                                                                                        Reply  Fri Dec 6 00:02:48 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, What is the correct way to set the 3f offsets? 
                                     Reply  Fri Nov 15 12:08:04 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, POPDC whitening board 
                         Reply  Tue Oct 29 17:40:48 2019, gautam, Update, LSC, More locking updates broadSweep.pdfzoomSweep.pdf
Message ID: 15010     Entry time: Mon Nov 4 16:06:58 2019     In reply to: 15009     Reply to this: 15012
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: LSC 
Subject: POP optical path 

I did some re-alignment of the POP beam on the IX in air table. Here are the details:

  1. Attachment #1 - optical layout.
  2. With the PRC locked with the carrier resonant (no arm cavities), there is ~300uW of DC power incident on the Thorlabs PDA10CF, which serves as POP22, POP110 and POPDC photosensor.
    • See this elog for the signal paths.
    • On a scope, this corresponded to ~1.8 V DC of voltage. This is in good agreement with the expected transimpedance gain of 10 kOhms and responsivity of ~0.65 A/W given on the datasheet.
    • This is also in agreement with the ~6000 ADC counts I see in the CDS system (although there are large fluctuations). 
  3. These was significant misalignment of the beam on this photodiode at some point:
    • Previously, I had used the CDS system to walk the beam on thde photodiode to try and maximize the power.
    • Today I took a different approach - triggered the MICH and PRCL loops on REFLDC (instead of the usual POPDC / POP22) so I could freely block the beam.
    • I found that there is a fast (f=35mm) lens to make the beam small enough for the PDA10CF. The beam was somewhat mis-centered on this strongly curved optic, and I suspect it was amplifying small misalignments. Anyway it is much better centered now (see Attachment #2) and I have a much stronger POPDC signal (by a factor of ~2-3, see Attachment #3).
    • The ASS dither alignment now shows much more consistent behavior - minimizing REFLDC maximises POPDC, see Attachment #4.
    • I took this opportunity to take some spectra/time-series of the PD output with the interferometer in this configuration. 

Tangentially related to this work - I took the nuclear option and did a hard reboot of the c1susaux Acromag crate on Sunday to fix the EPICS issue - it seems to be gone for now, see Attachment #5.

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