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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: 15034     Entry time: Mon Nov 18 21:04:38 2019     In reply to: 15016     Reply to this: 15037
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: LSC 
Subject: Locking - some ideas 

Some ideas Koji suggested:

  1. Try approaching the CARM offset zero point "from the other side" - i.e. start with a CARM offset of the opposite sign (I typically use negative CARM offset).
  2. With the PRMI locked, try bringing one arm onto resonance while the other arm is held off resonance. 

For the second idea, it is convenient to be able to control the arms in the XARM/YARM basis as opposed to the CARM/DARM basis as we usually do when going through the locking sequence. After some fiddling, I am able to reliably execute this transition, and achieve a state where the FP arm cavities are resonant for the IR with the ALS beat note frequency being the error signal being used. Some important differences:

  1. The frequency actuator (ETM) is weaker in this case than in the CARM/DARM basis (where MC2 is the frequency actuator) due to the longer length of the arm cavity (and for ETMX, the higher coil driver series resistance). I had to twiddle the limits of the servo banks to accommodate this. 
  2. The ALS error signal is significantly noisier than POX/POY. Hence, the control signal RMS is often in danger of saturating the DAC range. I implemented a partial fix by adding a 1st order Butterworth LPF with 1kHz corner frequency. According to the model, this eats <5 degrees of phase at the desired UGF of ~150 Hz.
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