Four new 2" CVI 50/50 beamsplitters (2 for p-pol and 2 for s-pol) were delivered. They have been stored in the optics cabinet, along with the "Test Data" sheets from CVI.
I routed cables (RG405 SMA-SMA) from several demodulator boards in rack 1Y2 to the RF Switch in rack 1Y1 using the overhead track. Our switch chassis contains two 8x1 switches. The COM of the "right" switch goes to channel 7 of the "left" switch to effectively form a 16x1 switch. The following is a table of correspondences between PD and RF Switch input.
ThePOP110 demod board has not yet had a cable routed from it to the switch because I ran out of RG405.
We should also consider how important it is to include MCREFL in our setup. Doing so would require fabrication of a ~70 ft RG405 cable.
I found this very interesting German maker of cool cable cutting tools. It's called Jokari.
We should keep it as a reference for the future if we want to buy something like that, ie RF coax cable cutting knives.
Yeah, this looks nice.
And I also like to have something I have attached. This is "HOZAN P-90", but we should investigate American ones
so that we can cut the wires classified by AWG.
Having finished labeling the existing cables to match their new names, we (Steve, Kiwamu and Larisa) moved on to start laying new cables and labeling them according to the list.
Newly laid cables include: ETMXT (235'), ETMX (235'), POP (110') and MC2 (105'). All were checked by connecting a camera to a monitor and checking the clarity of the resulting image. Note that these cables were only laid, so they are not plugged in.
The MC2 cable needs to be ~10' longer; it won't reach to where it's supposed to. It is currently still in its place.
The three other cables were all a lot longer than necessary.
[Steve, Suresh, Kiwamu, Larisa]
Only the PRM/BS cable was laid today.
In one of the previous updates on cable laying, it was noted that the MC2 cable needed an additional 10' and the MC2T needed an additional 15' to reach their destinations. We cut and put BNC ends on 10' and 15' cables and connected them to the original cables in order to make them long enough.
This concludes the laying of new cables. Suresh is currently working on the QUADs...
The video work has crossed a milestone.
Kiwamu and Steve have shifted the three quads from the control room to the Video MUX rack (1Y1) and have wired them to the MUX.
The monitors in the control room have been repositioned and renumbered. They are now connected directly to the MUX.
Please see the new cable list for the input and output channels on the MUX.
As of today, all cables according the new plan are in place. Their status indicated on the wiki page above is not verified . Please ignore that column for now, we will be updating that soon.
I shifted the MC1F/MC3F camera and the MC2F cameras onto the new cables. Also connected the monitors at the BS chamber and end of the X arm to their respective cables. I have removed the RG58B BNC (black) cables running from MC2 to BS and from ETMXF to the top of the Flow Bench.
Some of the old video cables are still in place but are not used. We might consider removing them to clear up the clutter.
Some of the video cables in use are orange and if the lab's cable color code is to be enforced these will have to be replaced with blue ones..
Some of the cables in use running from the MUX to the monitor in the control room are the white 50 Ohm variety. There are also black RG59 Cables running the same way ( we have surplus cables in that path) and we have to use those instead of the white ones.
There are a number of tasks remaining:
a) The inputs from the various existing cameras have to be verified.
b) There are quite a few cameras which are yet to be installed.
c) The Outputs may not not be connected to their monitors. That the monitors may still be connected to an old cable which is not connected to the MUX. The new cable should be lying around close by. So if you see a blank monitor please connect it to its new cable.
d) The status column on the wiki page has to be updated.
e) Some of the currently in place may need to be replaced and some need to be removed. We need to discuss our priorities and come up with a plan for that.
After checking everything we can certify that the video cabling system is complete.
I would like Joon Ho to take care of this verification+documenting process and declaring that the job is complete.
Steve attached these two pictures.
[Steve, Kiwamu, Larisa]
Having finished laying new cable last week, we moved on to connecting those on PSL table and AP table.
--RCR, RCT, PMCR (all three are blue)
--OMCR (blue cable, ***now has a camera***), PMCT, IMCR, REFL, AS (white cable), OMCT (***now has camera***)
Unless otherwise noted, the cables are black on the AP table. Also on the AP table: cables were connected directly to the power source.
The wiki has been updated accordingly.
Steve noted that MC2T and POP cameras are not there.
If someone gets time, let's put in all the cable posts and clean up our cable routing on the tables.
[Anchal, Tega, JC]
We installed cable posts in ITMY, BS, and ITMX chambers for all the new suspensions. Now, there is no point where the OSEM connections are hanging freely.
In BS chamber, we installed one post for LO2 near the north edge of the table and another post for PR3 on the Western edge with the blue cable running around the table on the floor.
In ITMY chamber, we installed the cable post in between AS1 and AS4 with the blue cables running around the table on the floor. This is to ensure the useful part of the table remains empty for future and none of the OSEM cables are taught in air.
There were 4 cables running over the front side of rack 1Y4 such that the front door could not be closed. I re-routed them (one at a time) through the opening on the top of the rack. The concerned channels were
Before and after pics attached.
[Alberto, Kiwamu, and Koji]
We removed the BNC cables from the control room.
The work was as hard as the one I had when I swept a 300m tunnel with a vacuum...
If we could remove the video cables, that would be a real epoch.
We found that the cabling behind the AP table is still quite ugly....grurrrh
I have designed new cable supports for the new ribbon cables running up the side of the tables in the vacuum chambers.
The clamps that I have designed (shown in basic sketch attachment 1) will secure the cable at each of the currently used cable supports.
The support consists of a backplate and a frontplate. The backplate is secured to the leg of the table using a threaded screw. The frontplate clamps the cable to the backplate using two screws: one on either side. Between two fascinating points, the cable should have some slack. This should keep the cable from being stiff and help reduce the transfer of seismic noise to the table.
It is possible to stack multiple cables in one of these fasteners. Either you can put two cables together and clamp them down with one faceplate or you can stack multiple faceplates with one cable between each faceplate. in this case the stack would go backplate then cable then faceplate then cable then the second faceplate. this configuration would require longer screws.
The exact specifics about which size screws and which size plates to use still have not been measured by me. But it will happen
All the cables needed for the AS11 PD are in place... the heliax cable runs from the AS table to the PSL rack. The LO and RF cables to demod board as well as the I and Q cables into the LSC Whitening board are connected.
The cables get rather densely packed when the LSC Whitening filter sits between the PD Interface Board and the LSC AA filter board. This makes it difficult to access the SMA connectors on the LSC whitening filter. So we shifted the LSC Whitening and AA Filter boards one slot to the right. The LSC rack looks like this just now. We have also shifted the binary cables at the back of the Eurocart by one slot so the same cables are associated with the cards.
Last Thursday, Kiwamu and I went through the cabling necessary for a full damping test of the vertex optics controled by the sus subsytem, i.e. BS, ITMX, ITMY, PRM, SRM. The sus IO chassis is sitting in the middle of the 1X4 rack. The c1sus computer is the top 1U computer in that rack.
The hardest part is placing the 2x D-sub connectors to scsi on the lemo break out boxes connected to the 110Bs. The breakout boxes can be seen at the very top of the picture Kiwamu took here. These will require a minor modification to the back panel to allow the scsi cable to get out. There are two of these boxes in the new 1X5 rack. These would be connected by scsi to the ADC adapters in the back of the sus IO chassis in 1X4. The connectors are currently behind the new 1X5 rack (along with some spare ADCs/DACs/BOs.
There are 3 cables going from 40 IDC to 37 D-sub (the last 3 wires are not used and do not need to be connected, i.e. 38-40). These plug into the blue and gold ADC adapter box, the top one shown here. There is one spare connection which will remain unused for the moment. The 40 IPC ends plug into the Optical Lever PD boxes in the upper right of the new 1X4 rack (as seen in the top picture here - the boards on the right). At the back of the blue and gold adapter box is a scsi adapter which goes to the back of the IO chassis and plugs into an ADC.
In the back of the IO chassis is a 4th ADC which can be left unconnected at this point. It will eventually be plugged into the BNC breakout box for PEM signals over in the new 1X7 rack, but is unneeded for a sus test.
There are 5 cables going from 3 SOS dewhite/anti-image boards and 2 LSC anti-image boards into 3 blue and gold DAC adapter boxes. Currently they plug into the Pentek DACs at the bottom of the new 1X4 rack. Ideally we should be able to simply unplug these from the Pentek DACs and plug them directly into the blue and gold adapter boxes. However at the time we checked, it was unclear if they would reach. So its possible new cables may need to be made (or 40 pin IDC extenders made). These boxes are then connected to the back of the IO chassis by SCSI cables. One of the DAC outputs will be left unconnected for now.
The Binary output adapter boxes are plugged into the IO chassis BO cards via D-sub 37 cables. Note one has to go past the ADC/DAC adapter board in the back of IO chassis and plug directly into the Binary Output cards in the middle of the chassis. The 50 pin IDC cables should be unplugged from XY220s and plugged into the BO adapter boxes. It is unclear if these will reach.
We have a short fiber cable (sitting on the top shelf of the new 1X3 rack) which we can plug into the master timing distribution (blue box located in the new 1X6 rack) and into the front of the SUS IO chassis. It doesn't quite make it going through all the holes at the top of the racks and through the cabling trays, so I generally only plug it in for actual tests.
The IO chassis is already plugged into the c1sus chassis with an Infiniband cable.
So in Summary to plug everything in for a SUS test requires:
Tomorrow, I will finish up a channel numbering plan I started with Kiwamu on Thursday and place it in the wiki and elog. This is for knowing which ADC/DAC/BO channel numbers correspond to which signals. Which ADCs/DACs/BOs the cables plug into matter for the actual control model, otherwise you'll be sending signals to the wrong destinations.
Dear whomever setup the camera on the SW corner of the PSL table,
It would be handy if, even for temporary setups, all cables went underneath the white frame around the PSL table. As it is now, the cables are in the way of the door. The door is pretty much closed all the way, but if someone were to open other doors, the far door can easily be pushed all the way to the end of the track, thus squishing the cables. Squished cables are bad cables.
[Kevin, Rana, Koji]
I calculated the dark noise of POX and POY due to Johnson noise and voltage and current noise from the MAX4107 op-amp using nominal values for the circuit components found in their data sheets. I found that the dark noise should be approximately 15.5 nV/rtHz. The measured dark noise values are 18.35 nV/rtHz and 98.5 nV/rtHz for POX and POY respectively. The shot noise plots on the wiki have been updated to show these calculated dark noise sources.
The measured dark noise for POY is too high. I will look into the cause of this large noise. It is possible that the shot noise measurement for POY was bad so I will start by redoing the measurement.
I have been working on the calculation for the input mode cleaner. I have come out with a new optical setup that will allow us increase the Gouy phase different between the WFS to 90 degrees. I use a la mode to calculate it. The a la mode solution :
label z (m) type parameters
----- ----- ---- ----------
MC1 0 flat mirror none:
MC3 0.1753 flat mirror none:
MC2 13.4587 curved mirror ROC: 17.8700
Lens1 29.6300 lens focalLength: 1.7183
BS2 29.9475 flat mirror none:
First Mirror 30.0237 flat mirror none:
WFS1 30.2269 flat mirror none:
Second Mirror 30.2650 flat mirror none:
Third Mirror 30.5698 flat mirror none:
Lens2 30.9885 lens focalLength: 1
Fourth Mirror 31.0778 flat mirror none:
Lens3 31.4604 lens focalLength: 0.1000
Fifth Mirror 31.5350 flat mirror none:
Sixth Mirror 31.9414 flat mirror none:
WFS2 31.9922 flat mirror none:
I attached a pictures how the new setup is supposed to look like.
Can you please give us some more details on how this design was decided upon? What were the design considerations?
It would be nice to have a shorter path length for WFS2. What is the desired spot size on the WFS? How sensitive are they going to be to IMC input alignment? Are we still going to be recentering the WFS all the time?
Nic, Andres, and I discussed some more about the MC WFS project today. We want to shorten the proposed WFS2 path. Andres is going to explore moving the 2" diameter lens in coming up with layouts. We also want the WFS to face west so that we can see the diode face with an IR viewer easily and dump the reflected beams in the razor dumps.
We wondered about fixing the power levels and optical gain:
While checking this out, I converted the McWFS DC offsets script from csh to bash and committed it to the SVN. We need to remove the prefix 'feature' that Jamie has introduced to cdsutils so that we can use C1 again.
I did the calculation, and I reduced the beam Path. In my calculation, I restricted the waist size at the WFSs to be between 1mm-2mm also the other parameter is that the Gouy Phase different between the WFSs have to be 90 degrees. I also try to minimize the amount of mirrors used. I found the Gouy phase to be 89.0622 degrees between the WFSs and the following table shows the solution that I got from a la mode:
label z (m) type parameters
----- ----- ---- ----------
MC1 0 flat mirror none:
MC3 0.1753 flat mirror none:
MC2 13.4587 curved mirror ROC: 17.8700 (m)
Lens1 28.8172 lens focalLength: 1.7183(m)
BS2 29.9475 flat mirror none:
First Mirror 30.0237 flat mirror none:
Lens3 30.1253 lens focalLength: -0.100 (m)
Lens2 30.1635 lens focalLength: 0.1250(m)
WFS1 30.2269 flat mirror none:
Second Mirror 30.2650 flat mirror none:
Third Mirror 30.5698 flat mirror none:
Lens4 30.8113 lens focalLength: -0.075 (m)
WFS2 31.0778 flat mirror none:
In the first image attached below is the a la mode solution that show the waist size in the first WFS, and I used that solution to calculate the solution of the waist size for the second WFS, which is shown in figure 2. I photoshop a picture to illustrate how the new setup it supposed to look like.
Skip to final thought ...
Kiwamu and I have set about measuring the contrast of the signal on the RF PD. We can only do this when the end green laser is locked to the cavity. This is because the green transmission through the cavity, when unlocked, is too low. Unfortunately, once we lock the green beam to the cavity, we can't keep the beatnote on the RF PD stable to within a few hundred Hz of DC (remember that the cavity is swinging around by a couple of FSRs). So we also lock the PSL to cavity.
At this point we're stuck because we can't get both of these beams resonant within the cavity AND have the frequency difference between them be less 1kHz - when the lasers are locked to the cavity, their frequencies are separated by an integer number of FSRs + a fixed frequency offset, f_offset, that is set by the phase difference on reflection from the coating between the two wavelengths (532nm and 1064nm). We can never get the frequency difference between the lasers to be less than this offset frequency AND still have them both locked to the cavity.
So our contrast measuring method will have to use the RF signal.
So this is our method. We know the incident power from each beam on the RF PD (see Kiwamu's elog entry here), but to recap,
P_green_PSL = 72 uW (as measured today)
P_green_XARM = 560 uW (as measured by Kiwamu last week).
The trans-impedance of the RF PD is 240 Ohms. We'll assume a responsitivity of 0.25 A/W. So, if the XARM transmission and PSL green beams are perfectly matched then the maximum value of the RF beat note should be:
RF_amplitude_max = 2* SQRT(P_green_PSL*P_green_XARM) * responsivity * transimpedance = 240*0.25*2*(72E-6*560E-6)^(1/2) (volts)
= 24 mV = -19.5 dBm (or 27.5dBm after the +47 dB from the two ZFL-1000LN+ amplifiers - with +15V in - that protrude from the top of the PD)
The maximum RF strength of the beat-note that we measure is around -75 dBm (at the RF output of the PD). This means the contrast is down nearly 600x from optimal. Or it means something is broken.
Final thought: at the end of this procedure we found that the RF beat note amplitude would jump to a different and much higher amplitude state. This renders a lot of the above useless until we discover the cause.
The calendar tab now displays calendars with weeks that run from Sunday to Saturday (as opposed to Monday to Sunday). However, the frame on the left hand side of the main page still has 'incorrect' calendars.
noise in m/s = -------------------
10 * 802(V/(m/s))
Using the numbers from the sensing measurement, I calibrated the measured in-loop MICH spectrum from Tuesday night into free-running displacement noise. For convenience, I used the noise-budgeting utilities to make this plot, but I omitted all the technical noise curves as the coupling has probably changed and I did not measure these. The overall noise seems ~x3 higher everywhere from the best I had last year, but this is hardly surprising as I haven't optimized anything for low noise recently. To summarize:
I will do a more thorough careful characterization and add in the technical noises in the coming days. The dominant uncertainty in the sensing matrix measurement, and hence this free-running noise spectrum, is that I haven't calibrated the actuators in a while.
I finally analyzed the sensing measurement I ran on Tuesday evening. Sensing responses for the DRMI DOFs seems consistent with what I measured in October 2017, although the relative phasing of the DoFs in the sensing PDs has changed significantly. For what it's worth, my Finesse simulation is here.
[Yuta, Jenne, Koji]
We stabilized the Xarm using the ALS and took a spectrum of POX as our out of loop sensor. We used the calibration from elog 6841 to go from counts to meters.
We find (see attached pdf) that the RMS is around 60pm, dominated by 1Hz motion.
In other, related, news, I took out the beam pipe connecting the AP and PSL tables and covered the holes with foil. This makes it much easier and faster to get to the X beat setup for alignment. Eventually we'll have to put it back, but while the AUX laser on the AP table is not being used for beating against the PSL it'll be nice to have it out of the way.
I calibrated the REFL signals to meters from counts. The I-phase signals all line up very nicely, but the Q-phase signals do not at all. I'm not sure what the deal is.
I locked the PRMI on sidebands, and drove the PRM. I looked at the peak values at the drive frequency in the REFL signals, and used that as my "COUNTS" value for each PD.
I know the PRM actuator calibration is 19.6e-9 (Hz/f)^2 m/ct , so if I plug in my drive frequency (564 Hz, with the notch in the PRC loop enabled), and multiply by my drive amplitude in counts, I know how many meters I am pushing the PRM. Then, to get a meters per count calibration, I divide this calibration number (common for every PD) by the peak value in each PD, to get each signal's calibration.
As a side note, I also drove MICH, and tried to use this technique for the Q-phase calibrations, but neither calibration (using the PRCL drive nor the MICH drive) made the Q-phase signals line up at all.
At least for the I-phase signals, it's clear that REFL33 has more noise than REFL11 or REFL165, and that REFL55 has even more noise than REFL33.
Here are the calibration values that I used:
We usually want to remove PRCL from the Q quadrature for each PD.
Therefore, you are not supposed to see any PRCL in Q assuming the tuning of the demod phases are perfect.
Of curse we are not perfect but close to this regime. Namely, the PRCL in Qs are JUNK.
In the condition where MICH is supressed by the servo, it is difficult to make all of the Qs line up because of the above PRCL junk.
But you shook MICH at a certain freq and the signal in each Q signal was calibrated such that the peak has the same height.
So the calibration should give you a correct sensing matrix.
If you tune the demod phases precisely and use less integrations for MICH, you might be able to see the residual MICH lines up on the Q plot.
The goal of the measurements we made ( my previous 3 elogs) was to characterize the laser frequency thermal actuator that is a part of the FOL- PID loop.
For this we made indirect TF measurements for the thermal actuator by looking at the PZT response by 1)arm cavity( ETM ,ITM) displacement and 2) temperature offset excitation. The goal was to do something like getting G1=TF3/TF1 and G2=TF3/TF2 and ultimately dividing G2/G1 to get TF2/TF1 with correct calibration. The final TFs obtained are the X and Y arm TFs for Laser frequency response vs temperature offset in(HZ/count). The calculations in detail are:
Obtained G1 = PZT response/ Temperature Offset (count/count): (in detail here )
Obtained G2 = PZT response/ X and Y arm displacement( count/ count) : (in detail here)
Calibrated G2 to count/m ( in detail here)
Divided G2/G1 to get X and Y arm displacement/ Temperature Offset( m/ count) to get G3
Did these calculations:
dL/ L = dF /F
F = c/lambda ;Lambda = 532 nm ; L =
X arm length = 37.79 +/- 0.05 m
Y arm length = 37.81 +/- 0.01 m
TF: Laser Freq/ Temperature Offset = G3 *F/L (HZ/Count)
The calibration coefficients for the ends are :
X End: [23.04 +/- 0.23 ]* 10^3 (HZ/Count)
Y End: [18.71 +/- 0.2 ]* 10^3 (HZ/Count)
For the TFs of the temperature actuator on laser frequency I used ITMs for both the arms. The bode plots for the calibrated( HZ/Temp Count) are attached.
For the X-Arm Thermal Actuator, I calculated the TFs at two different frequency ranges and combined the results where the coherence is high(>0.7). At 1 Hz the coherence was not as good as the other frequencies(due to the suspension resonance at 0.977 Hz).
The poles and zeroes are estimated after fitting this data using Matlab vectfit tool.The graphs showing fit and measured values are attached.
Y arm Thermal Actuator:
5th order TF fitted:
z1 = -0.9799;
z2 = 2.1655;
z3 = -2.9746- i * 3.7697
z4 = -2.9746+ i * 3.7697
z5 = 95.7703 + 0.0000i
p1 = -0.0985- i* -0.0845
p2 = -0.0985+ i* -0.0845
p3 = -0.6673- i* -0.7084
p4 = -0.6673+ i* -0.7084
p5 = -8.7979.
X-arm Thermal Actuator:
Gain = 20
z2 = -18.2774
z3 = -16.6167
z4 = -1.2486
z5 = 28.1080
p1 = -0.1311 - 0.1287i
p2 = -0.1311 + 0.1287i
p3 = -8.3797 + 0.0000i
p4 = -4.0588 - 7.5613i
p5 = -4.0588 + 7.5613i
I will use get the poles and zeroes from these fitted bode plots and use it to build the PID loop.
To estimate in-loop MICH noise:
(a) Calibrate MICH_ERR:
1. Lock the arms for IR using POX11 and POY11.
2. Misalign the ETMs.
3. Obtain the average peak-to peak (bright to dark fringe) counts from the time series of AS55_Q_ERR. I measured this to be d = 6.358 counts.
4. This gives the calibration factor for AS55_Q_ERR [Calibration factor = 2*pi*d/1064/10^-9 = 3.7546x10^7 counts/m]
(b) In-loop MICH noise:
1. Lock MICH using AS55_Q.
2. Since LSC input matrix sets MICH_IN1 = 1* AS55_Q_ERR, the power spectrum measured using dtt and calibrated using the calibration factor from step 4 in (a) gives us the calibrated in-loop MICH noise.
The plot below shows the in-loop MICH noise and the dark noise (measured by closing the PSL shutter):
Compared with old measurements done by Keiko elog 6385 the noise levels are much better in the low frequency region below 100 Hz.
(No, no, no... this is not an apple-to-apple comparison: KA)
I calibrated noise spectrum of green lock.
1. Measurement of conversion factor of ADC input from V to ct:
As a preparation, first I measured a conversion factor at ADC input of C1;GCX1SLOW_SERVO1.
It was measured while the output of AI ch6 as the output of C1;GCX1SLOW_SERVO2 with 1Hz, 1000ct(2000ct_pp) was directly connected into AA ch7 as the input of C1;GCX1SLOW_SERVO1. Amplitude at the output at AI ch6 was 616mVpp measured by oscilloscope, and C1;GCX1SLOW_SERVO1_IN1 read as 971.9ct_pp. So the conversion factor is calculated as 6.338e-4[V/ct].
2. Injection of a calibration signal:
When Green laser was locked to cavity with fast PZT and slow thermal, I injected 100Hz, 1000ct EXC at ETMX ASL. The signal was measured at C1:GCX1SLOW_SERVO1_IN1 as 5.314ct_rms. It can be converted into 3.368e-3Vrms using above result, and then converted into 3368Hz_rms using PZT efficiency as 1MHz/V. This efficiency was obtained from Koji's knowledge, but he says that it might have 30% or higher error. If somebody get more accurate value, put it into the conversion process from V to Hz here.
Frequency of green f=c/532nm=5.635e14[Hz] is fluctuating with above 3368Hz_rms,so the fluctuation ratio is 3368/5.635=5.977e-12, and it corresponds to length fluctuation of 37.5m. So, cavity fluctuation will be 5.977e-12*37.5=2.241e-10m_rms by 100Hz, 1000ct EXC at ETMX ASL.
Finally, we knew 5.314ct corresponds to 3368Hz and 2.241e-10m, so conversion factor from ct to Hz and ct to m are ;
633.8[Hz/ct] @ C1:GCX1SLOW_SERVO1
4.217e-11[m/ct] @ C1:GCX1SLOW_SERVO1
You can measure green noise spectrum at C1;GCX1SLOW_SERVO1_IN1 during lock, and mutiply above result to convert Hz or m.
This calibration is effective above corner frequency of slow and fast servo around 0.5Hz and UGF of fast servo around 4kHz.
I show an example of calibrated green noise.
Each color show different band-width. Of course this results of calibration cactor does not depend on band-width. Noise around 1.2Hz is 6e-8Hz/rHz. It sounds a bit too good by factor ~2. The VCO efficiency might be too small.
Note that there are several assumptions in this calibration;
1. TF from actual PZT voltage to PZT mon is assumed to be 1 in all frequency. Probably this is not a bad assumption because circuit diagram shows monitor point is extracted PZT voltage directly.
2. However above assumption is not correct if the input impedance of AI is low.
3. As I said, PZT efficiency of 1MHz/V might be wrong.
I also measured a TF from C1:SUS-ETMX_ALS_EXC to C1:GCX1SLOW_SERVO1_IN1. It is similar as calibration injection above but for wide frequency. This shows a clear line of f^-2 of suspension.
Files are located in /users/osamu/:20110127_Green_calibration.
The ultimate goal of characterizing the temperature actuator turned to be fruitful in obtaining the calibration values for ETMX and ETMY (Calibration of ITMs were done previously here but not for ETM). In this process, I measured the PZT response by displacing one of the test masses in the frequency range of 20 Hz and 900 Hz and measured the transfer functions in counts/counts.
ETMX = [12.27 x 10 -9/ f2 ] m/count
ETMY = [14.17 x 10 -9/ f2] m/count
I calculated these calibration values from the measurements that we have taken( in detail : elog) and did the following calculations:
The measurements I made were :PZT count/ Actuator Count separately for all the test masses.
PZT count/ Actuator count = [PZT count/ arm cavity displacement(m) ]*[ displacement of a test mass(m) / Actuator Count]
For a same laser and assuming flat response of the PZT, the term [PZT count/ arm cavity displacement(m) ] remains for all the test masses.
The fitting was done on the gain plots of the PZT Response vs Test mass displacement and a function G * f ^-2 was fitted. The resulting G values were:
ETMX: 8.007* f ^-2
ITMX: 3.067* f ^-2
ETMY :11.389* f ^-2
ITMY : 3.745* f ^-2
To calculate the calibration of ETMX:
[PZT count/ Actuator count : ETMX ] / [ displacement of a test mass(m) / Actuator Count :ETMX] = [PZT count/ Actuator count : ITMX ] / [ displacement of a test mass(m) / Actuator Count :ITMX]
putting the values from the above fitting and Kiwamu's elog,
the calibrated value was calculated to be [12.27 * 10^-9 /f^-2 ]m/count.
A similar calculation was done for ETMY.
The attached are the fitting plots for the measurements taken.
Now using these and the previously measured calibrations, I will get the complete calibrated TF of the thermal actuator.
Measured actuator response between 50Hz and 200 Hz in (m/counts).
BS = (20.7 +/- 0.1) x 10 -9 / f2
ITMX = (4.70 +/- 0.02) x 10 -9/ f2
ITMY = (4.66 +/- 0.02) x 10 -9/ f2
Actuator response differs by 30% for all the 3 mirrors from the previous measurements made by Kiwamu in 2011.
Calibration of BS, ITMX and ITMY actuators
We calibrated the actuators using the same technique as in Kiwamu's elog.
A) Measure MICH error
1. Locked Y-arm and X-arm looking at TRY and TRX.
2. Misaligned ETMs
3. Measured MICH error using ASDC and AS55_Q err (MICH_OFFSET = 20 - to compensate for offset in AS_Qerr which exists even after resetting LSC offsets)
B) Open loop transfer function for MICH control
1. Measured the transfer function between C1:LSC-MICH_IN1 and C1:LSC-MICH_IN2 by exciting on C1:LSC-MICH_EXC.
MICH filter modules used for measurements(0:1 , 2000:1, ELP50). ELP50 used so that actuation signals above 50 Hz are not suppressed.
C) Calibration of BS/ ITMX/ ITMY actuators
1. Measured transfer function between actuation channels on BS/ ITMX/ ITMY and C1:LSC-AS55_Q_ERR.
While trying to resolve the strange SRCL loop shape seen yesterday (which has been resolved, eric will elog about it later), we got a chance to put in the correct filters to the "CINV" branch in the C1CAL model for MICH, PRCL, and SRCL - so we have some calibrated spectra now (Attachment #1). The procedure followed was as follows:
The final set of gains used were:
MICH: -247 dB
PRCL: -256 dB
SRCL: -212 dB
and the gain-only filters in the CINV filter banks are all called "DRMI1f".
Once we are able to lock the DRFPMI again, we can do the same for CARM and DARM as well...
I have completed the calibration of the demod board efficiencies. Here is the schematic of the set-up.
The data is given below and the data-file is attached in several different formats.
Measurements After corrections Efficiency= out/in
Demod Board mV_ampl mV_pk-pk mV_pk-pk mV_ampl mV_ampl mV_ampl Vout/Vin Vout/Vin
PD in Q out I out PD in Q out I out Q out I out
REFL33 10.6 10.0 10.0 9.4 5.0 5.0 0.53 0.53
AS11 24.0 10.0 11.0 21.3 5.0 5.5 0.23 0.26
REFL11 22.5 240.0 255.0 20.0 120.0 127.5 6.00 6.38
POX11 24.0 9.2 8.5 21.3 4.6 4.3 0.22 0.20
POY11 22.4 10.5 9.0 19.9 5.3 4.5 0.26 0.23
AS55 17.6 268.0 268.0 15.6 134.0 134.0 8.57 8.57
REFL55 19.7 15.8 15.5 17.5 7.9 7.8 0.45 0.44
POP55 18.8 278.0 274.0 16.7 139.0 137.0 8.32 8.20
REFL165 21.2 16.0 16.4 18.8 8.0 8.2 0.42 0.44
POY110 23.4 14.7 14.4 20.8 7.4 7.2 0.35 0.35
POY22 17.5 11.9 9.3 15.6 6.0 4.6 0.38 0.30
ADC: 216counts = 4V Hence, calibration of ADC is 214counts/V.
Gain of the AA board, g1 = 0.1
Sensitivity = 800 V/ms-1
214 counts/V x 800 V/ms-1 = 13107200 counts/ms-1 -----> 7.6294e-08 ms-1/count
Gain, g2 = 10
Calibration = 7.6294e-08 ms-1/count x g1 x g2 = 7.6294e-08 ms-1/count
Sensitivity = 1500 V/ms-1
214 counts/V x 1500 V/ms-1 = 24576000 counts/ms-1 -----> 4.069e-08 ms-1/count
Gain of the STS electronic breakout box, g3 = 10
Calibration = 4.069e-08 ms-1/count x g1 x g3 = 4.069e-08 ms-1/count
I'm pretty sure that don't have any ADC's with this gain. It should be +/- 10V for 16 bits.
Jenne told us that the ADC was +/- 2V for 16 bits so our calibration is wrong. Since, the ADC is +/- 10V for 16 bits we need to change our calibration and now we can also use the purple STS breakout box.
New calibration for Guralp:
ADC: 216counts = 20V Hence, calibration of ADC is (215x0.1) counts/V.
(215 x 0.1) counts/V x 800 V/ms-1 = 2621440 counts/ms-1 -----> 3.8147e-07 ms-1/count
Calibration = 3.8147e-07 ms-1/count
Using the above calibration we obtain the following plot:
When we compare this plot with the old plot (see here) we see that in our calibration, we have got a factor of 10 less than the old plot. We do not know the gain of the Guralp. If we assume this missing 10 factor to be the gain of Guralp then we can get the same calibration as the old plot. But is it correct to do so?
We just checked with a function generator the calibration of the ADC. We set a square wave with amplitude 1V. We measured the voltage with the oscilloscope and we found on the data viewer that one volt is 3208 counts. That's what we expected (+/- 10V for 16bits) but now we are more sure.
Finally, we have found the correct calibration of Guralp and STS2 seismometers.
ADC: 216counts = 20V Hence, calibration of ADC is 3.2768e+03 counts/V.
Sensitivity of seismometer = 800 V/ms-1
Gain of the guralp breakout box (reference elog entry) = 20
Calibration = 3.2768e+03 counts/V x 800 V/ms-1 x 20 = 52428800 counts/ms-1 -----> 1.9073e-08 ms-1/count
Gain of the STS electronic breakout box = 10
Calibration = 3.2768e+03 counts/V x 1500 V/ms-1 x 10 = 49152000 counts/ms-1 -----> 2.0345e-08 ms-1/count
I wanted to check that the calibration of the MC ASS lockins was sensible, before trusting them forevermore.
To measure the calibration, I took a 30sec average of C1:IOO-MC_ASS_LOCKIN(1-6)_I_OUT with no misalignment.
Then step MC1 pitch by 10% (add 0.1 to the coil output gains). Remeasure the lockin outputs.
2.63 / (Lockin1noStep - Lockin1withStep) = calibration.
Repeat, with Lockin2 = MC2 pit, lockin3 = MC3 pit, and lockins 4-6 are MC1-3 yaw.
The number 2.63 comes from: half the side of the square between all 4 magnets. Since our offsets are in pitch and yaw, we want the distance between the line connecting the lower magnets and the center line of the optic, and similar for yaw. Presumably if all of the magnets are in the correct place, this number is the same for all magnets. The optics are 3 inches in diameter. I assume that the center of each magnet is 0.9mm from the edge of the optic, since the magnets and dumbbells are 1.9mm in diameter. Actually, I should probably assume that they're farther than that from the edge of the optic, since the edge of the dumbbell ~touches the edge of the flat surface, but there's the bevel which is ~1mm wide, looking normal to the surface of the optic. Anyhow, what I haven't done yet (planned for tomorrow...) is to figure out how well we need to know all of these numbers.
We shouldn't care more than ~100um, since the spots on the optics move by about that much anyway.
For now, I get the following #'s for the calibration:
Lockin1 = 7.83
Lockin2 = 9.29
Lockin3 = 8.06
Lockin4 = 8.21
Lockin5 = 10.15
Lockin6 = 6.39
The old values were:
C1:IOO-MC_ASS_LOCKIN1_SIG_GAIN = 7
C1:IOO-MC_ASS_LOCKIN2_SIG_GAIN = 9.6
C1:IOO-MC_ASS_LOCKIN3_SIG_GAIN = 8.3
C1:IOO-MC_ASS_LOCKIN4_SIG_GAIN = 7.8
C1:IOO-MC_ASS_LOCKIN5_SIG_GAIN = 9.5
C1:IOO-MC_ASS_LOCKIN6_SIG_GAIN = 8.5
The new values measured tonight are pretty far from the old values, so perhaps it is in fact useful to re-calibrate the lockins every time we try to measure the spot positions?
The AC response of the actuators on BS, ITMX and ITMY were re-measured by another technique.
Last time I estimated them by measuring the open-loop transfer functions, but this time the responses were measured in a more direct way.
The measured AC responses (60 Hz - 200 Hz) are :
BS = 1.643e-98 / f2 [m/counts] (corrected based on the plot below - Manasa)
BS = 1.643e-98 / f2 [m/counts] (corrected based on the plot below - Manasa)
ITMX = 3.568e-9 / f2 [m/counts]
ITMY = 3.542e-9 / f2 [m/counts]
Next : measurement of the PRM actuator response
This time a technique that Rana told me a week ago was used.
This technique allows us to directly measure the response of an actuator at high frequency without any loop corrections.
First of all, MICH has to be locked to keep MICH within the linear range of the error signal. So now MICH is a linear sensor to the mirror motions.
In the MICH control a steep low pass filter should be inserted in order to avoid unwanted effects from the control loop at the high frequencies.
For example I put a low pass filter composed of an elliptical filter whose cut-off frequency is at 50 Hz such that the control loop doesn't push the mirrors above the cut-off frequency.
Hence the error signal of MICH above 50 Hz directly corresponds to the motion of the mirrors including BS, ITMX and ITMY.
Taking a transfer function from an actuator to the MICH error signal directly gives the actuator response.
In my measurements MICH was locked by feeding the signal back to BS. The plot below is the expected open-loop transfer function for the MICH control.
You can see that the open loop TF suddenly drops above 50 Hz. The UGF was at about 20 Hz, confirmed by looking at the loop oscillation on DTT.
In the technique the error signal has to be calibrated to [m]. This time AS55_Q was used and calibrated based on a peak-to-peak measurement.
The peak to peak value in the MICH error signal was 8 counts, which corresponds to the sensor efficiency of 4.72e+07 [counts/m].
Then I took transfer functions from each suspension (i.e. C1:SUS-XXX_LSC_EXC) to the error signal at AS55_Q over a frequency range from 60 Hz to 200Hz.
For the transfer function measurements I ran the swept sine on DTT to get the data. Note that the PD whitening filters were on.
The plot below is the results of the measurements together with the fitting lines.
In the fitting I excluded the data pints at 60 Hz, because their coherence was low due to the power line noise.
To calibrate the measured TFs and characterize the thermal actuator for the FOL loop, we [ Me, Eric Q, Koji ] made the TF measurements of PZT response by giving a disturbance to the position of each of X and Y arm ETM and ITM.
In order to make reasonable conclusions, the measurements were done at frequencies greater than 20 Hz (assuming the PZT response to be flat till a few KHz), which is out of the bandwidth of the control loops operating for other noises at low frequencies, so that we can get the response only( mainly) due to the disturbance of the masses.
For this measurement , a Sine sweep excitation was given as an input to one of the test mass and PZT actuation signal was monitored. The channels used for the measurement are:
Input( Mirror displacement):
Output ( PZT Response):
The units of the TF of these measurements are not calibrated and are in count/count. For this I will use the ITMX and ITMY calibration values from Izumi's Elog. I will also make some calculations and post in the calibrations of ETMX and ETMY in a separate elog.
I am now estimating the calibrated Thermal Actuator TF and will estimate the location of poles and zeroes to build the PID loop. I will elog the final calibrated TFs in my next elog.
The attached are the Bode Plots for ETM and ITM for X and Y arms.