Last night, I tried to find the resonance of Yarm by sweeping the frequency of the injection beam.
A strong beat was present at LT_NPRO=48.7856[C_deg], the power coupling of the injection beam was estimated to be 35%.
(Vmax_beat = 1.060[V], Vmin_beat = 0.460[V], Vno_inject = 0.664[V])
The Yarm was locked and the alignment script was executed. The PLL between the PSL beam and the injection beam was
I tried to scan the freq offset (f_PLL) at around 3.88MHz first, then at around 15.52MHz. They are supporsed to be the
first and fourth FSR of the Yarm cavity. The Yarm transmitted power (DC) was observed to find the resonance of the
injection beam. It would have been better to use the RF power, but so far I didnot have the RF PD prepared at the end
transmission. I just used the DC power.
I think I saw the increase of the transmitted power by 10%, at f_PLL = 15.517 +/- 0.003 [MHz]. This corresponds to the
arm cavity length of 38.640 +/- 0.007 [m]. The previous measurement was not so bad!
e-log length [m]
556(2008-Jun-24) 38.70 +/- 0.08 Cavity swinging measurement
556(2008-Jun-24) 38.67 +/- 0.03 tape & photo
This 38.640 +/- 0.007
However, I had difficulties to have more precise measurement mainly because of two reasons:
o The PLL servo is too naive, and the freqency stability of the inj beam is not enough.
The injected beam should have the linewidth (=freq stability) narrower than the cavity linewidth.
o The PLL servo may experience change of the transfer function at around the resonance. The PLL works the other
frequencies. However, close to the resonance, it starts to be unstable.
So the next stuffs we should do is
o Build the PLL just using the incident beams to the ifo, not by the reflected beams.
o Build sophisticated servo to have better frequency stability.
o RF PD at the transmission.
Left the lab with Yarm locked, flipper down, shutter for the NPRO closed.