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  17305   Wed Nov 23 16:34:33 2022 KojiUpdateCDSNew donatella testing

Let's use this entry to list of the test results of new donatella.

  • Firefox - OK (typing elog now)
  • sitemap - OK
  • Diaggui (DTT) looks working fine for the current and past data
  • Dataviewer looks working fine for the current and past (slow/fast) data
  • ndscope - fine
  • foton - works fine
  • burtgooey - ?
  17306   Wed Nov 23 17:12:34 2022 RadhikaUpdateALSXARM green laser lock debugging

I tested the mixer by feeding it a 300 kHz signal sourced from a Moku:Go. I kept the LO input the same - 231.25 kHz from the signal generator. The mixer output was a ~70 kHz waveform as expected, so demodulation is not the issue in green locking.

Next I'll align the arm cavities with IR and check to see if the green REFL signal looks as expected. If not, we'll have to invesitage the REFL PD. If the signal looks fine, and we now know it's being properly demodulated, the issue must lie further downstream.

  17307   Wed Nov 23 17:21:44 2022 JCUpdateVACInterlocks may have been tripped due to N2 pressure loss

[Paco, JC]

While changing out one of the N2 tanks today, one of the fitting stripped. This caused a major loss of pressure. I replaced one fitting then realized there was a second leak around the area of the gauge. Paco and I changed this and everything should be back up and running. Thhe interlocks may have been tripped  within the last 2 hours.


  17308   Wed Nov 23 17:28:39 2022 YehonathanUpdateBHDSome more calculations

Fields at the BHD BS. More on this later.

  17309   Wed Nov 23 20:58:23 2022 yutaSummaryBHDBHD_DIFF sensitivity to BS dither with MICH Offset with different BH55 demodulation phases

[Anchal, Paco, Yuta]

Attachment #1 is the same plot as 40m/17303 but with MICH sensitivity for ASDC and AS55 also included (in this measurement, BH55 demodulation phase was set to 140.07 deg to minimize I fringe).
Y-axis is now calibrated in to counts/m using BS actuation efficiency 26.54e-9 /f^2 m/counts (40m/17285) at 311.1 Hz.
2nd X-axis is calibrated into MICH offset using the measured AS55_Q value and it's MICH sensitivity, 8.81e8 counts/m (this is somehow ~10% less than our usual value 40m/17294).
ASDC have similar dependence with BHDC_SUM on MICH offset, as expected.
AS55_Q have little dependence with MICH offset on MICH offset, as expected.

This plot tells you that even a small MICH offset at nm level can create MICH sensitivity for BHDC_DIFF, even if we control LO phase to have BH55_Q to be zero, as MICH offset shifts zero crossing of BH55_Q for LO phase.

Notebook: /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts/CAL/BHD/BH_DIFFSens_pydemod.ipynb

Attachment #2 is the same plot, but BH55 demodulation phase was tuned to 227.569 deg to have no MICH signal in BH55_Q (a.k.a measurement (c)).
In this case, LO phase will be always controlled at 0 deg (90 deg away from optimal), even if we change the MICH offset, as BH55_Q will not be sensitive to MICH.
In this plot, BHD_DIFF have little sensitivity to MICH, irrelevant of MICH offset, as expected.
MICH sensitivity for BH55_I is also constant, which indicate that LO phase is constant over this measurement, as expected.

Notebook: /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts/CAL/BHD/BH_DIFFSens_pydemod.ipynb

Attachment #3 is the same plot, but BH55 demodulation phase was tuned to 70 deg.
This demodulation phase was tuned within 5 deg to maximize MICH signal in BHD_DIFF with large MICH offset (20).
In this case, LO phase will be always controlled at 90 deg (optimal), even if we change the MICH offset, as BH55_Q will not be sensitve to LO carrier x AS sideband component of the LO phase signal.
In this plot, BHD_DIFF have high sensitivity to MICH, irrelevant of MICH offset (at around zero MICH offset it is hard to see because LO_PHASE lock cannot hold lock, as there will be little LO phase signal in BH55_Q, and measurement error is high for BHD_DIFF and BH55 signals).
MICH sensitivity for BH55_I and BH55_Q is roughly constant, which indicate that LO phase is constant over this measurement, as expected.

These plots indicate that BH55 demodulated at MICH dither frequency can be used to control LO phase robustly at 90 deg, under unknown or zero MICH offset.

Notebook: /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts/CAL/BHD/BH_DIFFSens_pydemod.ipynb

LO phase delay:
 From these measurements of demodulation phases, I guess we can say that phase delay for 55 MHz in LO path with respect to MICH path (length difference in PR2->LO->BHDBS and PR2->ITMs->AS->BHDBS) is

2*(227.569-70(5)-90)-90 = 45(10) deg

 This means that the length difference is (omegam=5*2*pi*11.066195 MHz)

c * np.deg2rad(45(10)+360) / omegam = 6.1(2) m   (360 deg is added to make it close to the design)

  Is this consistent with our design? (According to Yehonathan, it is 12.02 m - 5.23 m = 6.79 m)

  Attachment #4 illustrates signals in BH55.

 - Lock LO PHASE with BH55 demodulated at MICH dither frequency (RF+audio double demodulation), and repeat the same measurement
 - Finer measurement at small MICH offsets (~1nm) to see how much MICH offset we have
 - Repeat the same measurement with BH55_Q demodulation phase tuned everytime we change the MICH offset to maximize LO phase sensitivity in BH55_Q (a.k.a measurement (b)).
 - What is the best way to tune BH55 demodulation phase?

  17310   Thu Nov 24 11:23:35 2022 AnchalUpdateSUSLow noise state

I've turned off HEPA fan and all lights at
PST: 2022-11-24 11:23:59.509949 PST
UTC: 2022-11-24 19:23:59.509949 UTC
GPS: 1353353057.509949

c1ioo model has been updated to acquire C1:IOO-MC2_TRANS_PIT_OUT  and C1:IOO-MC2_TRANS_YAW_OUT at 512 Hz rate.

I'll update when I turn the HEPA on again. I plan to turn it on for a few hours everyday to keep the PSL enclosure clean.

Turned on HEPA again at:

PST: 2022-11-25 12:14:34.848054 PST
UTC: 2022-11-25 20:14:34.848054 UTC
GPS: 1353442492.848054

However this was probably not a low noise state due to vacuum disruption mentioned here.

  17311   Thu Nov 24 15:37:45 2022 AnchalUpdateASCIMC WFS output matrix diagonalization effort

I tried following the steps and the method I was using converged to same output matrix upto 2 decimal points but there is still left over cross coupling as you can see in Attachment 1. With the new output matrix, WFS loop can be turned on with full overall gain of 1.


  • I switched off +20dB FM2 on C1IOO-WFS1_PIT and increased gain C1:IOO-WFS1_PIT_GAIN from 0.1 to 1 to be uniform with other filters.
  • Output matrix change:
    • Old matrix:
      -2.   4.8 -7.3
       3.6  3.5 -2. 
       2.   1.  -6.8
    • New Matrix:
      3.44  4.22 -7.29
      0.75  0.92 -1.59
      3.41  4.16 -7.21
  • I think the main change that allowed the WFS loop to become stable was the 0,0 element sign change.


  • I made overall gain C1:IOO-WFS_GAIN 0
  • Switched of (0:0.8) FM3 on PIT filter modules (IOO-WFS1_PIT, IOO-WFS2_PIT, IOO-MC2_TRANS_PIT)
  • Changed ramp time to 2 seconds on all these modules
  • Used offset of 10000 for WFS2 and MC2_TRANS, and 30000 for WFS1 (for some reason, response to WFS1 step was much lower than others)
  • Measured the following sensor channels
  • First I took 30s average of these channels, then applied the offsets in the three modules one by one and recorded steps in each sensor.
  • Measured step from reference value taken before, and normalized each step to the DOF that was actually stepped to get a matrix.
  • Inverted this matrix and multiplied with existing output matrix. Made sure column norm1 is same as before and column signs are same as before.
  • Repeated a few times.

Note: The standard deviation on the averages was very high even after averaging for 30s. This data should be averaged after low passing high frequencies but I couldn't find the filter module medm screens for these signals, so I just proceeded with simple averaging of full rate signal using cdsultis avg command.

Fri Nov 25 12:46:31 2022

The WFS loop are unstable again. This could be due to the matrix balancing done while vacuum was disrupted. The above matrix does not work anymore.

  17312   Fri Nov 25 12:15:46 2022 AnchalUpdateVACVacuum Gate valves restored

I came today to find that PSL shutter was closed. I orginially thought some shimmer obersvations are underway in the quiet state. But that was not the case. When I tried to open the shutter, it closed back again indicating a hard compliance condition making it close. This normally happens when vacuum level is not sufficient, so I opened the vacuum screena dn indeed all gate valves were closed. This most probably happend during this interlock trip. So the main volume was just slowly leaking and reached to milli torr level today.

Lesson for future: Always check vacuum status when interlock trips.

[Paco, Anchal]

Paco came by to help. We went to asia (the Asus laptop at vacuum workstation) but could not open the medm or find the nfs mounted files. The chiara change did something and nfs mounted directories are not available on asia of c1vac. We rebooted asia and the nfs mount was working again. We can't simply restart c1vac because it runs acromag channels for vacuum system and needs to be done more carefully, a task for Monday.

After restarting asia, we opened the the vacuum control medm screen and followed the vaccum pump down instructions (mainly opening of the gate vales as the pumps were already on). Point to keep in mind, rule of thumb, do not open valve between a turbo pump and a volume if the pressure differential is more than 3 orders of magnitude. Saving turbo pumps is the priority.. Now the main volume is pumping down.

  17313   Fri Nov 25 15:35:23 2022 AnchalUpdateSUSLow noise state

Turned off HEPA at:

PST: 2022-11-25 15:34:55.683645 PST
UTC: 2022-11-25 23:34:55.683645 UTC
GPS: 1353454513.683645

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