- What is the actual photocurrent for the beam1 and beam2? We don't care how much power do you have before the BS, but care how much current do you have on the PD.
- How much is the visibility? There is mismatching of the beams. i.e. The beam diameter looked quite different. Also the beams are not TEM00 but have fringes probably comes from the TT mirrors. You maybe able to measure the visibility by the DC output, making the beat freq go through df=0 slowly.
- What is the measured gain of the RF amp? Does it include the voltage division by the output/input impedance?
The signal level of the observed peak was -48dBm.
However I was expecting it is like -28dBm with some ideal assumptions.
There may be a 20dB unknown loss which sounds big to me.
I was assuming the parameters are like:
A = 0.39 [A/W] (assuming 90% quantum efficiency at 532nm)
Z = 240 [V/A]
P1 = 17 uW (measured by Newport power meter)
P2 = 30 uW (measured by Newport power meter)
G_RF = 23 dB