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Entry  Mon Dec 9 19:19:04 2019, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, AOM first order beam alignment 20191209_193112.jpg20191209_193203_HDR.jpgimageedit_2_7551928142.gifimageedit_3_5863650538.gif
    Reply  Tue Dec 10 01:24:17 2019, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, AOM first order beam alignment 
       Reply  Tue Dec 10 13:26:46 2019, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, AOM first order beam alignment 
    Reply  Fri Jan 17 21:56:22 2020, Yehonathan, Update, PSL, AOM first order beam alignment 20200117_174841.jpg
       Reply  Wed Jan 22 11:00:21 2020, gautam, Update, PSL, PMC REFL ghost beam 
Message ID: 15138     Entry time: Wed Jan 22 11:00:21 2020     In reply to: 15131
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: PSL 
Subject: PMC REFL ghost beam 

I looked into this a little more today.

  1. The steering optic used to route PMC REFL to the RFPD is in fact a window (labelled W1-PW-1025-UV-1064-45P), not a High-T beamsplitter.
  2. With the PMC unlocked, I measured ~10.70 mW in the stronger of the two beams, 5.39 mW in the weaker one. 
    • The window spec is Tp > 97%. Since we have ~1.3 W incident on the PMC, the primary reflection corresponds to T=99.2%, which is consistent with the spec.
    • There is no spec given for the coating on the back side of this window. But from the measured values, it seems to be R = 100* 5.39e-3 / (1.3*T^2) ~ 0.4%. Seems reasonable.

Currently, the iris is set up such that the stronger beam makes it to the PMC RFPD, while the weaker one is blocked by the iris. As usual, this isn't a new issue - was noted last in 2014, but who knows whether the new window was intalled...

Quote:

Today I noticed that the beam reflected from the PMC into the RFPD has a ghost (attachment) due to reflection from the back of the high transmission beam splitter that stirs the beam into the RFPD.

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