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Entry  Tue Dec 3 22:41:17 2019, shruti, Update, General, PLL for PM measurement  PM_measurement.jpeg
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Message ID: 15101     Entry time: Tue Dec 17 20:08:09 2019     In reply to: 15088     Reply to this: 15129
Author: shruti 
Type: Update 
Category: General 
Subject: PLL / PM measurement of Xend NPRO PZT 

1. Some calculations

For a Unity Gain Frequency (UGF) of 1 kHz, assumed PZT response K_{VCO} of 1 MHz/V, Mixer response K_{M} of 25 mV/\pi rad, the required gain of the amplifier is

G = 2 \pi \times \text{UGF}/ (K_{VCO} K_M)

G ~ 0.8

2. Progress

- Measured the mixer response

Measuring mixer response:

- PSL laser temperature was adjusted so that beat frequency was roughly 25 MHz and the amplitude was found to be roughly -30dBm.

- At the RF port instead of the beat signal, a signal of 25 MHz + few kHz at -30 dBm was inputted. The LO was a 25 MHz signal was sent from the Marconi at 7 dBm.

- The mixer output was measured, with setup as in Attachment 1  Figure (A), on an oscilloscope. The slope near the small angle region of the sine curve would be the gain (in V/rad) and was found to be: K_M \approx 25 \text{ mV}/ \pi rad

- Since from the above calculations it seemed like an amplifer gain of 1 should work for the PLL, I rearranged the set up as in Figure (B) of Attachment 1 to actuate the X end NPRO PZT, I adjusted the PSL temperature (slow control) to try and match the frequency to 25 MHz, but couldn't lock the loop. I was monitoring the error signal after amplification (50 ohm output of the SR 560) which showed oscillations when the beat frequency was near 25 MHz and nothing significant otherwise.

- I used a 20 dB attenuator at the amplifier output and saw the beat note oscillate for longer, but maybe because it was a 50 ohm component in a high impedance channel it did not work either (?). I tried other attenuator combinations with no better luck.

- Is there a better location to add the attenuator? Should I pursue amplifying the beat signal instead?

- Also, it seemed like the beat note drift was higher than earlier. Could it be because the PMC was unlocked?

 

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