Here is 1 second of data, with REFLDC, POPDC and TRX:
Here is a zoom of the first 3 big peaks in TRX. The weird jumps at the beginning of each TRX peak are due to the triggered switching between the Thorlabs trans PD and the QPD trans PD. Clearly we need to work on their relative normalizations. There are also little jumps after each peak as the triggering sends the signal back to the Thorlabs PD.
Here is a zoom of the single big peak about halfway through the 1 second of data:
And here is a zoom of the tail of that peak. It looks to me like we want to start thinking about using REFL DC when our transmitted powers are around 2 counts. We could do as soon as 1 count, but 2 is a little farther into the dip.