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  2769   Mon Apr 5 11:39:41 2010 steveUpdateSUSITM-south installation

Quote:

Steve and Koji (Friday, Apr 02)

Summary

Installation of ITMs are going on. Two new ITMs were placed on the optical table in the vacuum chambers. ITM for the south arm was put at the right place in accordance to the CAD drawing. ITM for the east arm is still at a temporaly place.


Tower placement (10:30-11:30)

- Put the tower on the table at a temporary place such that we can easily work on the OSEMs.

ITM (South arm) (14:00-16:30)

- Put the tower on the table at a temporary place such that we can easily work on the OSEMs.

- Leveled the table approximately.

- Released the EQ stops

- Removed anchors for the OSEM cables as it was too short. The wire distribution will be changed later.

- Put the OSEMs. Adjust the insertion to the middle of the OSEM ranges.

- Clamped the EQ stops again

- Placed the tower to the right place according to the CAD drawing.

- Released the EQ stops again.

- Check the OSEM values. The LL sensor showed small value (~0.5). Needs to be adjusted.

 


ITM (South) damping adjustment

- Found the signs for the facing magnets are reversed.

- Otherwise it damps very well.

 

 The cabling on the seismic stack was rerouted so it could reach the south edge of the table: the cables  were removed from the viton padded clamps and repositioned this morning.

ITM-south tower's earthquake screw viton tips could be a little bit larger. They do not stay in their screw hole after a hard clamping action.

4-40 earthquake screws under the test mass:viton tips can fall out without action, the treads are cross threaded so the screws are wobbling

 

  15625   Wed Oct 14 13:28:04 2020 KojiUpdateCOCITM/ETM spares in Downs

The two ITM spares and two ETM spares are together stored in the optic storage (B110) at Downs. c/o Liyuan and GariLynn

  3051   Sun Jun 6 04:48:41 2010 ranaUpdateCOCITM01 HR Phase Map

While trying to set up the SIS-FFT to use our new ITM phase maps, I noticed that the surface of our ITMs looks pretty good actually (even compared to the aLIGO pathfinder optic map on the AIC wiki). I'm attaching it here for your viewing pleasure.

The code to plot it has been added to the SVN in the PhaseMaps/mat directory.

  336   Fri Feb 22 15:16:33 2008 AndreyUpdatePEMITMX Accelerometer is NOT broken

As I wrote in message 330, there was a bad signal from ITMX accelerometer. I have found the reason: the BNC-cable which goes from the black board with switches for accelerometer gain (1,10,100) towards DAQ-tower was completely disconnected from that black board with gain-switches. The end of the long BNC-cable was on the floor. Therefore, it was totally impossible to see any accelerometer signal. The cable that I am writing about should transport the signal from ITMX_X accelerometer.

Now all the BNC-connections seem to be in good shape, and spectra of accelerometers near ITMX and ETMX , both of them are in x-directions, are very much similar.
  16549   Thu Jan 6 15:10:38 2022 KojiUpdateSUSITMX Chamber work

[Anchal, Koji]

=== Summary ===
- ITMX SD OSEM migration done
- LO1 OSEM insertion and precise adjustment (part 1) done
- LO1 POS/PIT/YAW/SD motions were damped


=== General Remarks ===
- 15:00 Entered into ITMX.
- We were equipped with N95 and took physical distance as much as possible.
- 17:00 Temporarily came out from the lab.
- 18:30? Came into the chamber again
- 20:00 Sus damped. OSEM work continues
- 21:00 OSEM installation work done. Exit.

=== ITMX SD OSEM position swap ===
- Moved the LO1 suspension to the center of the chamber
- Removed the ITMX SD OSEM from the right side (west side) and tried to move it to the other side.
- Noted that the open light output of the ITMX SD was 908 at the output of the SDSEN filter module. So the half-light target is 454. These numbers include the "cnt2um" calibration of 0.36. That means the open light raw ADC count was supposed to be 2522.

- The OSEM set screw (silver plated, with a plunger) was removed from the old position. We first tried to recycle it to the other side, but it didn't go into the thread with fingers. After making ourselves convinced that the threaded hole was identical for both sides, we decided to put the new identical plunger set screw with an Allen-key was used to put it in and it went in!
- Now the ITMX SD OSEM was inserted from the east side. Once we saw some shadow on the OSEM signal, the SD damping was turned on with the previous setting. And this successfully damped the side motion. ⭕️
- A bit finer adjustment has been done. After a few trials, we reached the stable output of ~400. Considering the temporary leveling of the table, we decided this is enough for now ⭕️. The set screw was tightened.
- To make the further work safer w.r.t the ITMX magnets, Anchal fastened the EQ stops of the ITMX sus except for the bottom four.
- Photo: [Attachment 1]

=== LO1 OSEM installation ~ wiring ===
- Now LO1 was moved back to the planned position.
- For the wiring, we (temporarily) clamped the in-vac DSUB cables to the stack table with metal clamps.
- Started plugging the OSEMs into the DSUB cables.
- Looking at the LO1-1 cable from the mating side with the longer side top: The top-right pin of the female connector is Pin1 as usual. From right to left LL / UR / UL coils were inserted one by one while looking at the OSEM PD signals.
- LO1-2 cable has the LR / SD coils (from the right to the left) were connected.
- Photo: [Attachment 2]

- LO1 Open light levels (raw ADC counts) the 2nd number is the target half-light level

  • UL 27679 (-> 13840)
  • UR 29395 (-> 14697)
  • LR 30514 (-> 15257)
  • LL 27996 (-> 13998)
  • SD 26034 (-> 13017)

=== RTS Filter implementation ===

- Anchal copied the filter module settings from other suspensions.
- We also implemented the simple input and output matrices.

=== LO1 OSEM insertion ===

- We struggled to make the suspension freely swinging with the OSEMs inserted.

- It seemed that the magnets were sucked to the OSEMs due to magnetic components.
- It turned out that the OSEMs were not fastened well and not seated in the holder plates.
- Once this was fixeded, we found that the mirror height is too high for the given OSEM heights.
  The suspension height (or the OSEM height should be decided with the OSEMs not inserted but fully fastened to prevent misalignment of them.

- Decided to lift up the OSEM plates in situ.
- Soon we found that the OSEM holder plates are not fastened at all [Attachment 3 arrows]
- The plates were successfully lifted up and
the suspension became much more freely swinging even with the OSEMs inserted. ⭕️

=== LO1 damping and more precise OSEM insertion ===

- Once the OSEMs were inserted to the light level of 30~70%, we started to try to dampen the motion. The side damping was somewhat successful, but the face ones were not.
- We checked the filters and found the coil output filters didn't have the alternating signs.
- Once the coil signs were corrected, the damping became more straight forward.
- And the robust damping allowed us the fine-tuning of the OSEM insertion.

- In the end, what we had for the light levels were

  • UL 14379 (52%)
  • UR 14214 (48%)
  • LR 14212 (47%)
  • LL 12869 (46%)
  • SD 14358 (55%)

The damping is working well. [Attachment 4]


Post continues at 40m/16552.

  15717   Wed Dec 9 11:54:11 2020 gautamUpdateOptical LeversITMX HeNe replaced

The ITMX Oplev (installed in March 2019) was near end of life judging by the SUM channel (see Attachment #1). I replaced it yesterday evening with a new HeNe head. Output power was ~3.25 mW. The head was labelled appropriately and the Oplev spot was recentered on its QPD. The lifetime of ~20 months is short but recall that this HeNe had already been employed as a fiber illuminator at EX and so maybe this is okay.

Loop UGFs and stability margins seem acceptable to me, see Attachment #2-#3.

  16529   Tue Dec 21 16:35:39 2021 KojiUpdateVACITMX NW feedthru (LO1-1) connector pin bent

I've received a report that a pin of an ITMX NW feedthru connector was bent. (Attachment 1)
The connector is #1 (upper left) and planned to be used for LO1-1.

This is Pin25 and used for the PD K of OSEM #1. This means that Coil Driver #1 (3 OSEMs) uses this pin, but Coil Driver #2 (2 OSEMs) does not.

Anyways, I tried to fix it by bending it back. WIth some tools, it was straightened enough for plugging the cable connector. (Attachment 2)

It seemed that the pins were exceptionally soft compared to the ones used for usual DSUBs, probably because of the vacuum compatibility.
So it's better to approach the pins in parallel to the surface and not apply mating pressure until you are sure that all the 25pins are inserted in the counterpart holes.

  6260   Wed Feb 8 16:37:02 2012 steveUpdateSUSITMX OSEM LL is sick

I'm driving C1:SUS-ITMX_OLYAW and PIT_EXC with amplitude 0,1-0.3 while taking transfer funtions of oplev.

The transfer functions are normal. However I noticed that the LL osem is not responding to this excitations

Healthy sensor respons should be like Atm3

  3686   Sun Oct 10 18:28:25 2010 kiwamuSummarySUSITMX OSEM offsets

Because of the in-vac work on Oct. 4th (see this entry) , ITMX's OSEM offsets were changed.

The two upper OSEMs are still fine, but LL and LR seem to be out of the OSEM's range. 

The plot below shows the trends of LL's and LR's readouts for about two weeks. (The channel name are in the old convention, i.e. ITMY)

OSEM.png

 Some data were missing due to the upgrade of the frame builder.

 It is apparent that the offsets are changed after the in-vac work on Oct. 4th, and now they just show almost zero numbers.

 

The damping of ITMX can still work, if LL and LR are disabled.

At some point before pumping down, we have to check the leveling of the ITMX table again.

  2641   Thu Feb 25 19:59:50 2010 KojiConfigurationSUSITMX OSEMs

Koji, Steve

ITMX OSEM CONFIGURATION

 

  12128   Tue May 24 10:21:36 2016 ericqSummarySUSITMX Oplev loops

I did a quick measurement of the ITMX oplev loops, both pitch and yaw have about the same upper UGF as previous measurements with the previous laser; about 4 Hz. 

  17102   Wed Aug 24 12:02:24 2022 PacoUpdateSUSITMX SUS is sus UL glitches?

[Yehonathan, Paco]

This morning, while attempting to align the IFO to continue with noise-budgeting, we noted the XARM lock was not stable and showed glitches in the C1:LSC-TRX_OUT (arm cavity transmission). Inspecting the SUS screens, we found the ULSEN rms ~ 6 times higher than the other coils so we opened an ndscope with the four face OSEM signals and overlay the XARM transmission. We immediately noticed the ULSEN input is noisy, jumping around randomly and where bigger glitches correlated with the arm cavity transmission glitches. This is appreciated in Attachment #1.


Signal chain investigation

We'll do a full signal investigation on ITMX SUS electronics to try and narrow down the issue, but it seems the glitches come and go... Is this from the gold satamp box? ...

  11770   Tue Nov 17 00:57:21 2015 ericqUpdateSUSITMX UL calmed?

After running dither alignment for all mirrors, all oplevs were recentered. (Except ETMY, since we did that earlier today.)

Looking at Koji's template for OSEM signals, the ITMX UL sensor noise floor seems more in line with the LL sensor, though there continues to be more noise than in other mirrors. 

 

Trending the sensor signals over the past 7 days, Koji's measurement looks to have been taken during a time when the UL sensor voltage had jumped down. Did someone squish the satellite box cable? I have not done so. 

I think that the step right at the end is due to a new POS offset of -2k counts, which I think Koji put into place earlier today. 

According to the wiki, the Vmax/2 values and the current values are: 

Sensor

Vmax/2

Vnow

UL

0.985

0.75

UR

0.855

0.865

LR

0.735

0.938

LL

0.775

0.60

SD

0.835

1.16

  11774   Tue Nov 17 15:59:23 2015 ranaUpdateSUSITMX UL calmed?

Although this noise is bad, we have always had these kind of humps around the bounce mode. Our interpretation in the past was that this was due to poor alignment of the OSEM in the frame, leading to a large vertical to horizontal coupling. Once you implement the BLRMS for the SUS channels, we'll be able to trend the noise over long periods of time.

  5547   Mon Sep 26 16:42:08 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSITMX ULSEN : fixed

The issue on the ITMX UL sensor has been fixed. It was because of a loose connection in the sensor signal path.

After the fix, the sensor responses completely changed and the suspension became unable to be damped with the new matrix.

At the moment the ITMX suspension is damped by the default input matrix.

we should do the free swinging test once again.

 


(details)

 The loose connection was found on the rear side of the 1X5 rack.

There is an adapter card on the rear side, where the driver and sensor signals are combined into a single cable.

I pushed the sensor cable (bottom right in the picture) and the noise disappeared.

connection.png

Note that I changed the labels on the adapter cards from the old X/Y convention to the new one.

After fixing the loose cable the ITMX suspension became unable to be damped.

So I put the input matrix back to the default and it immediately started damping happily. It means our new matrix is not valid any more.

 

 Here is the latest noise spectra of the ITMX sensors damped with the default input matrix.

As usual all of them are limited by the ADC noise above 20 Hz. (ADC noise is plotted in purple curve)

ITMXsensors.png

 

During the work I also pushed not only ITMX ones but also the cable for the rest of the optics in the adapter cards.

Then PRM became unable to be damped, so it implies the PRM suspension also used to be the same situation.

The input matrix of PRM has been also back to the default.

 

Quote from #5546

Currently the damping of the ITMX suspension is intentionally disabled for the noise investigation.

 

  5544   Mon Sep 26 14:21:07 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSITMX ULSEN shows jumps

Quote from #5534

As a suspension test I am leaving all of the suspensions restored and damped with OSEMS but without oplevs

According to the spectra, all of the suspensions had been damped with the OSEMs. The peaks around 1Hz are reasonably suppressed.

However the spectra from ITMX showed a noise floor at very high level. This is because of strange jumps in the signal of the UL shadow sensor.

I will check some analog circuits for the UL sensor.

 


(ITMX shadow sensors)

Here is the spectra of the ITMX shadow sensors taken during the damping test (#5534)- -

 ITMXspectra.png 

The UL sensor shows a unacceptable amount of noise.

 

Additionally I checked the time series of the ITMX shadow sensors and found ONLY the UL sensor frequently showed strange jumps in data.

Here is an example of the time series showing a jump ONLY in the UL sensor.

ITMX-sensors.png

It is possible that the jumps are coming from some circuits, since the rest of the sensors (including the oplevs) don't detect the same jump.

  5546   Mon Sep 26 15:54:46 2011 kiwamuUpdateSUSITMX ULSEN shows jumps

Currently the damping of the ITMX suspension is intentionally disabled for the noise investigation.

Quote from #5544

 

However the spectra from ITMX showed a noise floor at very high level. This is because of strange jumps in the signal of the UL shadow sensor.

I will check some analog circuits for the UL sensor.

 

  5352   Wed Sep 7 00:39:34 2011 ranaUpdateSUSITMX adjustments

(What we did)

* Moved SUS to edge of table for OSEM adjustment.

* Leveled the table in this temporary tower position.

* Rotated all OSEMs to give some seperation between magnets and LED/PD packages.

* Moved the upper OSEM bracket a little bit upward.

* All the OSEM holding set screws were short with flat heads; this is annoying since we would like to use them more like thumbscrews. Steve took the long set-screws out of the old ITMX cage and we swapped them. Need to order ~100 silver-plated socket head spare/replacements.

* Took pictures of OSEMs.

* Moved tower back to old position.

* Releveled the table (added one rectangular weight in the NW corner of the table).

* Find that ITMX OSEMs were a couple 100 micron out of position; we adjusted them in-situ in the final position of the tower, trying not to rotate them. All mean voltages now are within 100 mV of ideal half-light.

* Back/front EQ positions adjusted by the screw method. bottom/top stops adjusted earlier.

* OSEM cables tied down with copper wire.

* Increased the incident power up to 91 mW going into MC to temporarily make the POX beam more visible.

* The POX beam was checked. It was exiting from the chamber and going through about the center of the viewport.

  11155   Sun Mar 22 13:53:44 2015 ranaUpdateSUSITMX alignment jumps

So, was there real shifting in the ITMX alignment as seen in the DV trend or just mis-diagnosis from the ETMX violin mode? Or how would the ETMX violin mode drive the ITMX with the LSC feedback disabled?

  12464   Thu Sep 1 19:18:14 2016 JohannesUpdateSUSITMX and ETMX preemptive table leveling

I balanced the ITMX and ETMX tables into level position today, for which I had to move quite a few of the on-table weights. I'm recording their original positions for future use here.

ETMX

This table was only off in 'pitch', I moved the middle weight to a new location as shown in the pictures. I added secondf disk weight on top of the one I moved, this one has to come out again when we install ETMX.

ETMX chamber original configuration
Reference for original position
Moved weight here

ITMX

I moved some weights around as shown in the image, but didn't have to add any. We simply have to move them back to their original location when the time comes.

ITMX chamber original configuration
Reference for square blocks: the lower one is a double stack
Reference for disk weights: These two are stacked.

 

While in the chambers, I also took some pictures of the ETMX window and PR2, motivated by the dirty state of SR2. We might want to consider cleaning both, specifically PR2 is relatively easily accessible and can be cleaned when we open the ITMX chamber to remove its FC and move it back into position.

 

  12467   Fri Sep 2 21:15:53 2016 gautamUpdateSUSITMX and ETMX preemptive table leveling

The ITMX table had relaxed overnight into a slightly misaligned state overnight - since the ITMX table holds PR2 and hence can affect the input pointing, we decided to fix this before commencing alignment work today. The misalignment was not as bad as what Johannes observed prior to his first re-leveling attempt, but was ~1 division on the spirit level. So I decided to move one set of weights to level the table again. It is entirely possible that over the next couple of days, the table will shift slightly again, but the hope is that we are closer to the 'ideal' orientation of the table now... Pictures to follow...

  15051   Wed Nov 27 12:16:52 2019 gautamUpdateLSCITMX and ITMY OSEMs with low and high circulating power

Summary:

The ITMX OSEMs report elevated noise in the 10-100 Hz band when we have high circulating power in the arm cavities, see Attachment #1. Since there is no LSC actuation on the ITMs in this state, this could be a radiation presssure effect, or could be scattered 1064nm light entering the OSEMs. The Oplevs don't report any elevated noise however. ITMY has the OSEM whitening broken for two channels, but the other two channels don't report as significant an increase as ITMX, see Attachment #2. I can't find the status of which OSEMs have the 1064nm blocking filters installed. The local damping loops are rolled off by ~100dB at 30 Hz, so the sensing noise re-injection should be attenuated by this factor, so maybe the OSEM sensor noise isn't the likely culprit. But radiation pressure didn't worsen the length noise in the past, even after our mirror cleaning and the increased PRG.

Quote:

...maybe the opto-mechanical CARM plant is changing as a function of the CARM offset...

  15052   Wed Nov 27 13:14:02 2019 ranaUpdateLSCITMX and ITMY OSEMs with low and high circulating power

if the RP don't fit

u must acquit

sweep the laser amplitude

to divine the couplin w certitude

  16852   Fri May 13 18:42:13 2022 PacoUpdateAlignmentITMX and ITMY sat amp failures

[Yuta, Anchal, Paco]

As described briefly by JC, there were multiple failure modes going during this work segment. blush


ITMX SatAmp SAGA

Indeed, the 64 pin crimp cable from the gold sat amp box broke when work around ITMX chamber was ongoing. We found the right 64 pin head replacement around and moved on to fix the connector in-situ. After a first attempt, we suddenly lost all damping on vertex SUS (driven by these old sat amp electronics) because our c1susaux acromag chassis stopped working. After looking around the 1x5 rack electronics we noted that one of the +- 20 VDC Sorensens were at 11.6 VDC, drawing 6.7 A of current (nominally this supply draws over 5 Amps!) so we realized we had not connected the ITMX sat amp correctly, and the DC rail voltage drop busted the acromag power as well, tripping all the other watchdogs devil ...

We fixed this by first, unplugging the shorted cable from the rack (at which point the supply went back to 20 VDC, 4.7 A) and then carefully redoing the crimp connector. The second attempt was successful and we restored the c1susaux modbusIOC service (i.e. slow controls).


ITMY SatAmp SAGA

As we restored the slow controls, and damped most vertex suspensions, we noticed ITMY UL and SD osems were reading 0 counts both on the slow and fast ADCs. crying We suspected we had pulled some wires around when busy with the ITMX sat amp saga. We found that Side OSEM cLEMO cable was very loose on the whitening board. In fact, we have had no side osem signal on ITMY for some time. We fixed this. Nevertheless the UL channel remained silent... We then did the following tests:

  • Test PD mon outputs on the whitening card. We realized the whitening cards were mislabeled, with ITMX and ITMY flipped angry. We have labeled them appropriately.
  • Tested input DB15 cable with breakout board.
  • Went to the ITMY sat amp box and used the satellite box TESTER 2 on J1. It seemed correct.
  • We opened the chamber, tested the in-vacuum segments, they all were ok.
  • We flipped UR-UL OSEMs and found that the UL OSEM is healthy and works fine on UR channel.
  • We tested the in-air cable between satellite box and vacuum flange and it was ok too.
  • We suspected that the satellite box tester  is lying, so we replaced the satellite box with the spare old MC1 satellite box, and indeed that solved the issue.

DO NOT TRUST THE SATELLITE BOX TESTER 2.


Current state:

  • IMC locking normally.
  • All suspensions are damping properly.
  • Oplevs are not centered.
  • No flashing on either of the arms. We had no luck in ~20 min of attempt with just input injection changed.
  • On kicking PR3, we do see some flashing on XARM, which means XARM cavity atleast is somewhat aligned.
  • All remaining tasks before pumpdown are still remaining. We just lost the whole day.
  5109   Wed Aug 3 14:20:49 2011 steveUpdateSUSITMX and PRM damping restored

ITMX watchdog tripped around 5 Torr  and the PRM around 450 Torr of this vent. They were restored than.

We are at 580 Torr now.

  805   Wed Aug 6 19:01:15 2008 AlbertoUpdateGeneralITMX and SRM OSEM post-earthquake diagnostic
Koji, Yoichi, Alberto

Today we reset the OSEMs on ITMX and SRM in order to be centered when the mirrors are aligned to the IFO beam. Since the PRM is still out of order, we used the beam from NPRO laser of the absolute length measurement experiment as it is injected through the AS port.
Thatís how we did it:

1) We aligned the SRM so that the reflected beam from the NPRO was at the camera after at the AS port.

2) We traded off the alignment of SRM in order for the reflected beam at the camera to have a nice shape, avoiding any clipping from the optics, and for the optical lever to be not too far from zero. The final alignment for SRM, as read on the sliders on the MDM screen, is: Pitch=1.1650, Yaw=1.4674.

3) We aligned ITMX checking out by an IR card that the incoming and the reflected main beam in between ITMX and the BS matched. The alignment of the two beams was improved checking the matching after the SRM. The final alignment for ITMX, as read on the sliders on the MDM screen, is: Pitch=-1.2937, Yaw=-0.9890.

4) After the alignment of SRM and ITMX these were the voltages at the OSEMs:

SRM
UL=0.957
UR=1.254
LR=0.768
LL=0.620
Side=0.958

ITMX
UL=1.144
UR=1.360
LR=0.591
LL=0.325
Side=-----

5) Finally we centered the OSEMs on both mirrors and we read these voltages:

SRM
UL=0.939
UR=0.994
LR=0.782
LL=0.938
Side=0.953

ITMX
UL=0.918
UR=0.891
LR=0.887
LL=0.875
Side=0.883
  2472   Mon Jan 4 09:52:40 2010 ranaConfigurationCamerasITMX camera and PSL channels

I fixed up the ITMX camera like we did for ITMY recently (removed T's and added strain relief - the lens was already OK).

I also updated the .SCAN field for the RMTEMP and RCTEMP channels to 0.1 second. This had been done via probe but was wiped out after reboot previously, because I forgot to update the psl.db file.

  798   Tue Aug 5 10:56:05 2008 AlbertoConfigurationGeneralITMX chamber opened and mirror released
D-Mass, Steve, Rana, Koji, Yoichi, Alberto,
We opened the ITMX chamber to check the optics after last week earthquake. In particular, from the spectra, ITMX seemed to be stuck and had to be released again. When we inspected the mirror, we found that it wasnít necessary to touch it. It had become free again during the vent thanks to the change of conductivity in the air inside during the vent.
We checked the magnets and they seemed to be fine.
A couple of stop screws had lost the rubber on their tips, although we donít know if that was due to the earthquake.
We also took advantage of the opening to center the LR and the left OSEMs in the mirror to their zero.
Inspecting the table we found a couple of things not totally clear on the configuration of the optics in the table. In particular we found a beam dump located too close to the ifo beam. Eventually we found out that the dump was meant to block a ghost beam coming from the ITM. A better location should probably be figured out for that. We also found that the POXM1 mirror designed to have the maximum reflectivity for the P polarization of the beam at 45 degrees is mounted so that the incident beam is at 22 degrees. This cause the beam to be 90% transmitted and only 10 percent reflected to POX. The transmitted beam appears at ther BSC chamber.

The ifo beam passes so close to the POXM1 mirror so that it can be clipped by its large metal frame ring. The beam at that point is about 6mm large and the ring is about 1cm thick so that we could gain some distance with a different mount.
  8941   Tue Jul 30 18:56:31 2013 manasaUpdateGeneralITMX chamber vented/Closing plan

[Koji,Manasa]

We removed the ITMX heavy door to fix the oplev situation. 

My Plan for closing:

Today: I will work on the ITMX oplev situation today and go through the vent close-up checklist as far as I can get.
Tomorrow: We will do the final alignment check tomorrow with the light doors. The access connector and heavy doors should go in place late afternoon.
Thursday: We will start pumping down early in the morning on Thursday.

  8944   Wed Jul 31 00:59:58 2013 manasaUpdateGeneralITMX chamber vented/Closing plan

My Plan for closing:

Today: I will work on the ITMX oplev situation today and go through the vent close-up checklist as far as I can get.

[Alex, Sujan, Manasa]

The ITMX oplev steering mirrors were laid out such that they were out of the way of the BS oplev leakage. But the halo associated with the He-Ne laser does exist even now. I conclude that this is something that can be dealt with after we pump down as well. So I did not change the ITMX oplev optics on the POX table.

BS, PRM, ITMY and SRM oplevs were aligned and centered.

We want to do IPANG and IPPOS alignment when the IFO is aligned satisfactorily and right before we put the heavy doors.

The arms were aligned and ASS'd before I went in to fix the oplevs. I haven't done anything but deal with the oplevs tonight. So I am being lazy by assuming the alignment is still good and calling it a night.

Tomorrow: We will do the final alignment check for the arms, PRC and SRC with the light doors on. Check IPANG and IPPOS. The access connector and heavy doors should go in place late afternoon.
Thursday: We will start pumping down early in the morning on Thursday.

  12294   Tue Jul 12 20:16:15 2016 LydiaUpdateGeneralITMX dust

Looked at ITMX. Johannes and I both saw a fairly large speck of dust near the center of the HR side. We tried to take some photos but couldn't get any with good focus. 

  12296   Wed Jul 13 00:01:38 2016 JohannesUpdateGeneralITMX dust

We ran out of illuminator juice, and short-term charging couldn't restore enough battery life to continue the work. We should be able to get some better pictures tomorrow.

Quote:

Looked at ITMX. Johannes and I both saw a fairly large speck of dust near the center of the HR side. We tried to take some photos but couldn't get any with good focus

 

  12298   Wed Jul 13 03:16:47 2016 KojiUpdateGeneralITMX dust

Multicolor flash light:

- It seems that the usb port charging doesn't work.

- There is a battery charger on Steve's desk. I set the batteries on it.

 

White LED flash light:

- I temporarily brought a compatible charger from WB. It's charging two batteries behind the LCD display on my desk.

 

  16513   Thu Dec 16 15:04:12 2021 ChubUpdateElectronicsITMX feedthroughs and in-vac cables installed

The ITMX 10" flange with four DSUB-25 feedthroughs has been install with the cables connected at the in-vac side.  See photo; as requested, LO1-1 and LO1-2 are connected to the top row of feedthroughs from left to right respectively and the opposite ends of the cables placed left to right on the laser table.  PR2-1 and PR2-2 are connected to the lower row of feedthroughs from left to right respectively, with the opposite ends placed on the surface below the laser from left to right.  This seemed the easiest way to keep the cable orientation clear.

  16515   Thu Dec 16 15:54:08 2021 KojiUpdateElectronicsITMX feedthroughs and in-vac cables installed

Thanks for the installation.

With regard to the connector convention, let's use the attached arrangement so that it will be consistent with the existing flange DSUB configuration. Not a big deal.

 

  12004   Tue Feb 23 09:51:34 2016 SteveUpdateSUSITMX free

Good job Q! Give us more details please or  play Rachmaninoff Piano Concernto #2

Atm2,  EQ 3.5 and 4.1 

          confirming ITMX is really free

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Taking inspiration from J. Lewis et. al, ITMX has been freed. 

Even better, I'm now seeing Green flashes in the X arm.  cool

 

  12003   Mon Feb 22 23:00:21 2016 ericqUpdateSUSITMX free, green is flashing

Taking inspiration from J. Lewis et. al, ITMX has been freed. 

Even better, I'm now seeing Green flashes in the X arm.  cool

  12513   Thu Sep 22 20:01:47 2016 LydiaUpdateGeneralITMX freed, all optics kicked

Rana came by and freed ITMX again. I think it shouldn't be a problem for me to free it if it happens again. 

In hopes of getting better SNR on the free swing spectra, we kicked all optics at around 7pm. The damping should come back on a little after midnight. ITMX did not get stuck after this kick. 

  5199   Thu Aug 11 19:01:45 2011 SureshUpdateSUSITMX given a kick to start it freeswing' but to no avail.

We started an ITMX freeswing run at this time

Thu Aug 11 18:58:59 PDT 2011
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 But the optic did not repond to the kick.  It is possible that the earthquake stops are close to the face and/or rear of the optic and prevent it from oscillating.  We will check again and see what is up in a few hours.

 

 

  2651   Tue Mar 2 23:11:43 2010 KojiUpdateSUSITMX hung

Jenne and Koji

We successfully hung ITMX on the SOS. Side magnet is ~2mm off from the center of the OSEM. ITMX aligned using the QPD. The OSEMs changes the alignment. It looks that something magnetic is inside the OSEM PD or LED.

Reguled ITMY side magnet.

Cleaned up the lab for the safety inspection.

  2652   Wed Mar 3 02:57:29 2010 JenneUpdateSUSITMX hung

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Jenne and Koji

We successfully hung ITMX on the SOS. Side magnet is ~2mm off from the center of the OSEM.

Reguled ITMY side magnet.

Cleaned up the lab for the safety inspection.

 Some details on the side magnet situation from today: 

To glue the magnets+dumbbells to the optics, we use the magnet-dumbbell gluing fixture.  This fixture is supposed to have teflon 'pads' for the optic to sit on while you align it in the fixture, however the fixture which we received from MIT (it's Betsy's....but it came via MIT) only had one of the 4 teflon pads. 

Kiwamu and I decided (last week, when we first glued ITMX's magnets) that it would be bad news to let the AR face of the optic sit on bare metal, so we fashioned up some teflon pads using stock in a cabinet down the Yarm.  We were focused on thinking about the face magnets, and didn't think about how the thickness of the teflon affected the placement of the side magnet.  We chose some teflon that was too thin by ~1mm, so the optic sat too low in the fixture, resulting in the side magnet being glued too close to the HR side of the optic (this is all along the Z - axis, where Z is the direction of beam propagation). 

Why it ended up being 2mm off instead of only 1mm I don't really have an explanation for, other than perhaps tightening the set screws to hold the optic (by the barrel) in the fixture pushes the optic up.  I observed this happening when I didn't put any effort into keeping the optic flat on the teflon pads, but I thought that I made sure the optic was seated nicely in the fixture before starting to glue.  When I glued the new ITMY side magnet tonight I tried to make sure that the optic was seated nicely in the fixture.  We'll see what happens.

Before gluing the new ITMY side magnet (and now it's set for all future magnet gluings....), I found 4 teflon pads of all the correct thickness.  It turns out that we have a magnet gluing fixture of our own, which I found in the cabinets in the clean room.  This fixture had all 4 teflon pads, so I stole them and put them into the one that we're using for this round of upgrade / suspension hangings.  The height of all future side magnets should be correct. The thickness of the pads in the 'spare' fixture matched the one which came with the fixture from MIT as closely as I could feel by putting them on the same flat surface next to each other and feeling if there was a step. 

A side note about this magnet gluing fixture that I found:  It has the word "TOP" etched into it, to prevent exactly my problem with the ITMY side magnets in the first place.  Unfortunately the threads for the set screws which hold the optic are shot (or something is funny with them), so we can't just use this fixture. 

Gluing notes regarding the standoffs and guiderods:

There's more glue than I'd like on the guiderods / standoff for ITMX.  The glue was starting to get a little tacky when I glued the standoff in place after we balanced the optic, so it was hard to get it in the right place.  I'm confident we have a good epoxy contact, and we don't have much glue that I think it'll be a big problem.  Certainly I'll be a lot better at manuvering my glue-stick a.k.a skinny piece of wire around the suspension tower to get to the standoff for the rest of the optics that we're hanging, and I won't have glued something like ITMY side magnet immediately beforehand, which took enough time that the glue started to get tacky (not very tacky, just barely noticeably tacky).

I'd say that most gluing activities should be completed within ~10-15min of mixing the glue, after spending ~2min stirring to make sure it's nice and uniform.  It doesn't dry fast enough to be a huge rush, but you should get right on the gluing once the epoxy has been mixed. 

  2796   Mon Apr 12 22:51:31 2010 KojiUpdateSUSITMX installed and aligned

Koji

ITMX was aligned with regard to the 40m green oplev.
Now both cavities are aligned.

Next thing we are going to do is to remove PRM and SRM towers.

As well as the oplev construction for ITMs.

We anticipate the drift of the stack. So we need to revisit the alignment again.

Some tools and the level gauge were removed from the table.

Picture of the ETMX - reflection from the ITMX is hitting the mirror and Jamie's windmill.

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0. The suspension tower had been placed on the table close to the door.

1. Brought the OSEMs from the clean room. Connected the satellite box to the ITMX suspension.

2. Went into the chamber. Leveled the table.

3. Released the mirror from the clamp. Put and adjust the OSEMs.

- Note that the side OSEM is located to the south side of the tower
  so that we can still touch it after the placement of the TT suspension at the north side of the SOS tower.

4. Clamped the mirror. Moved the SOS tower according to the CAD layout.

5. Leveled the table again.

6. Released the mirror again and adjusted the OSEMs.

7. Turned on the end green laser pointer.

- The spot was slightly upside and left of the mirror. Adjusted it so that the spot is at the center.

8. Align ITMX in Pitch

- The spot was hitting the tube. Moved the pitch bias such that the beam get horizontal.

9. Align ITMX in Yaw

- Moved the SOS tower such that the approximate spot is on the ETMX. If I hit the right spot I could see the tube get grown green because of the huge scatter.

10. Adjusted the OSEMs again and check the alignment again. Repeated this process 2~3 times.

- Bias values at  the end of the work: Pitch 0.7800 / Yaw 0.270

11. Close up the chamber

- Remove the level gauge. Some of the screws are still in the Al ship in the chamber.

- Close the light door.

  7700   Tue Nov 13 00:19:51 2012 JenneUpdateCamerasITMX is just fine

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In other, semi-unrelated news, the ITMXF camera has been not working for a while.  The bottom right quad on the test mass tv has been dark for at least a week or two.  Steve, when you have a chance (after the oplevs are all taken care of), can you see if there's something obvious that's wrong?

 While helping Charles string the ethernet cable (elog 7698) for the power strip in the vertex (from 1Y1 to 1X1), I looked at the ITMX power cord.  It was connected to the same power strip as the illuminator, which, since the illuminator was turned off by turning off the power strip, meant no power was going to the camera.  Since Charles is very close to having the new power strips set up, I unplugged the ITMX illuminator and turned the power strip back on.  ITMX camera is back to normal.

  10328   Mon Aug 4 09:17:42 2014 SteveUpdateSUSITMX is still kicked

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I was investigating several issues on the IFO. As many of you noticed and not elogged, ITMX had frequent kicking without its oplev servo.
Also I had C1:LSC-TRY_OUT flatted out to zero even though I could see some fringes C1:SUS-ETMY_TRY_OUT.

Restarted all of the realtime models (no machine reboot).

Now I don't find any beam on REFL/AS/POP cameras.

If I look at BS-PRM camera, I can see big scattering, the beam is in the BS chamber.
I jiggled TT1 but cannot find neither a Michelson fringe nor POP beam.

So far I can't figure out what has happened but I'm leaving the lab now.

IMC is locked fine.
I can see some higher order mode of the Yarm green, so the Y arm alignment is no so far from the correct one.

 ITMX is kicked up periodically.  ITMX_PD_MAX_VAR is lowered to 500 from 1350

It started at Friday morning 8-1

  7822   Thu Dec 13 04:42:32 2012 DenUpdateSUSITMX local damping

Tonight we've noticed that ITMX local damping was kicking the optics. This happened because LR shadow sensor was not working. In ~30 minutes it started to work again. Evan and I were working on installation, moving and focusing cameras and locking prcl and mich. We've installed a camera on BSC and plugged it in to PSL_SPARE input.

I'm not sure that this can be correlated to ITMX LR shadow sensor behaviour.

 

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  792   Mon Aug 4 16:20:20 2008 DmassConfigurationPhotosITMX magnet position relative to OSEMS
We have vented, and taken the following pics of the magnets to document their position before we ruin everything.
  5308   Fri Aug 26 15:30:36 2011 JenneUpdateSUSITMX magnet reglued
The ITMX UL magnet has been reglued.

I *very carefully* using the corner of a cleaned razor blade dropped single drops of acetone onto the top of the dumbbell, and scratched off the residual glue. I didn't want to get even a sprinkle of acetone on the dumbbell-glass junction, and I managed to avoid it. Also, the dumbbell never broke off of the glass (something I've never been able to achieve before), so all I had to do was glue the magnet back onto the dumbbell.

I also scratched the glue from the magnet, after soaking in acetone. I made sure to keep track of which way the magnet had been glued by putting it in the pickle picker that I received from Betsy before getting rid of the glue. I specifically did not compare the polarity of this magnet to the others still glued, because I have seen that in the past break magnets from dumbbells. They can't really handle sideways forces. But since it's glued the same way that it was, it should be fine.

I then aligned the optic in the gluing fixture. I test-fit the pickle picker with magnet, to ensure that the axes of the dumbbell and magnet were aligned as closely as possible. I adjusted the optic to make this axial alignment as perfect as I could see with my eye. Unfortunately the fixture doesn't allow a whole lot of viewing angles of the magnet-dumbbell joint, so we'll see how well I did after I remove it from the fixture.

I put a little dab of epoxy on the end of the magnet, spread it around so it coated the whole surface, and glued it on.

I'll come in tomorrow (Saturday) to check on it, and take it out of the fixture. If it's going to break coming out of the fixture, which I hope won't happen, but has happened before, then I want to be able to fix it again asap.
  5311   Sat Aug 27 14:33:04 2011 JenneUpdateSUSITMX magnet status

As I feared, since I couldn't see the magnet-to-dumbbell joint from all angles, they ended up being off by ~1/3 of a magnet diameter. 

Because I don't want to deal with finding another failed glue joint tomorrow, I removed the magnet and dumbbell from the optic, and broke the manget off of the dumbbell.  As with yesterday, I kept track of which end of the magnet had been glued to the dumbbell. 

I got a new dumbbell, removed all the glue from the magnet, and reglued them together, in the fixture that ensures they are well aligned. 

Tomorrow I will come in and glue the magnet dumbbell assembly to the ITM.

  5314   Sun Aug 28 20:15:11 2011 JenneUpdateSUSITMX magnet status

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Tomorrow I will come in and glue the magnet dumbbell assembly to the ITM.

 Glued.

Tomorrow afternoon I'll remove the optic from the fixture, and put it in the oven.

  12491   Wed Sep 14 09:33:54 2016 SteveUpdateGeneralITMX magnets are stucked

I believe that the UR and LR magnets are stuck. There was no earth quake at 16:18 yesterday. Something had to kick it into this position. See 4days plot

Please advise  freeing details.

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[Lydia,Teng]

Something strange happened to the ITMX osem reading around 4.pm. PDT as shown below.

Also the there was no response of the reading as we adjusted the PITCH and YAW. :(

Note that we restarted the slow machine: c1susaux,c1ausex this afternoon because of the unresponced interface.

 

 

 

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