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Message ID: 2767     Entry time: Mon Apr 5 10:23:40 2010
Author: Alberto 
Type: Update 
Category: 40m Upgrading 
Subject: REFL11 Low Frequency Oscilaltion Reduced 

After adding an inductor L=100uH and a resistor R=10Ohm in parallel after the OP547A opamp that provide the bias for the photodiode of REFL11, the noise at low frequency that I had observed, was significantly reduced.

See this plot:


A closer inspection of the should at 11MHz in the noise spectrum, showed some harmonics on it, spaced with about 200KHz. Closing the RF cage and the box lid made them disappear. See next plot:


The full noise spectrum looks like this:


A big bump is present at ~275MHz. it could important if it also shows up on the shot noise spectrum.

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