Last Thursday, I tested Newport Servo Controller LB1005 with the X_arm green PDH servo.
The setup and the settings I could lock the arm is depicted in the attached figure.
To lock the cavity, follow the steps below
1) Toggle the switch to the "lower" position. This disengages the servo and reset the integrator.
2) Toggle the switch to the "middle" position. The zero freq is set to the "PI corner" freq. At the low freq the gain is limited
at the value of "LF Gain Limit". This gives us a single pole at the low freq.
3) Once the lock is acquired, toggle the switch to the "upper" position. This moves the pole freq to DC, resulting in the complete integration of the signal at the low frequency.
I measured the openloop transfer function (attachment 2). The amp is quite fast and exhibits almost no phase delay upto 100kHz.
The UGF was 10kHz with the phase mergin of ~45deg. I had to tune the input offset carefully to stay at the center of the resonance.