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Entry  Mon Oct 22 19:27:14 2007, pkp, Other, OMC, PZT calibration/ transfer function. calib.pdfcalibpzt2.pdfall2.pdfnoPZT2.pdf
    Reply  Tue Oct 23 09:01:00 2007, rana, Other, OMC, PZT calibration/ transfer function. 
Message ID: 8     Entry time: Mon Oct 22 19:27:14 2007     Reply to this: 9
Author: pkp 
Type: Other 
Category: OMC 
Subject: PZT calibration/ transfer function. 
We measured the PZT transfer function by comparing the PZT response of the circuit with the cavity in the loop, with that of the circuit without the cavity in the loop. Basically measure the transfer function of the whole loop with the laser/PZT and Op-amps in it. Then take another measurement of the transfer function of everything else besides the PZT and from both these functions, we can calculate the PZT response.

The calibration was done by using the error signal response to a triangular wave of volts applied to the PZT. A measurement of the slope of the error signal , which has three zero-crossings as the cavity sweeps through the sidebands, gives us the Volts/Hz response. In order to derive a frequency calibration of the x axis, we assume that the first zero crossing corresponds to the first side band (-29.5 MHz) and the third one corresponds with the other sideband (+29.5 MHz). And then by using the fact that we know the response of the cavity to a constant frequency shift, we can use the Volts/Hz measurement to calculate the Volts/nm calibration. The slope that was calculated was 3.2e-6 V/Hz and using the fact that the cavity is 1 m in length and the frequency is 1064 nm, we get a calibration of 0.9022 V/nm.

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