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  381   Wed Jul 26 21:22:50 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingParametric Sweep Results


  • I resolved the major bugs in the parametric sweep scripts and ran low resolution sweeps of the gap between the ESD and sample (Gap Sweep) and the spacing between the ESD arms (ESD Arm Gap Sweep).
  • The arm gap sweep largely behaved in a reasonable way with a maximum excitation at a 1.25 mm gap. However modes 14, 19, and 25 did not follow the general trends and had sharp drops and increases compared to the other modes.
  • The sample gap sweep had less intuitive behavior, all of the modes followed the same general double peak trend that drops to zero when the gap is 1.5 mm. I cannot explain exactly why it is behaving that way, I will run a higher resolution sweep and examine the geometry in greater detail.


  380   Wed Jul 26 16:22:22 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600528 S1600531


  • 4:14pm in chamber
    • S1600528 in CR1
    • S1600531 in CR2
  • 4:16pm roughing pump on
  • 4:23pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1185160841
      Excitation broadband: 1185160876
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    • Quiet time before excitation: 1185168131
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  • 4:30pm, valve closed, pumps stopped, vented
  379   Wed Jul 26 09:27:40 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingSweeping the space between ESD and sample


  • I ran a sweep of the gap between the ESD and the sample, first from .5 mm to 1 mm. That sweep suggested that there is a significant jump in force across almost all of the modes at 1 mm. To confirm this I double checked the geometry and it appears that COMSOL is building everything as expected when changing the spacing parameter. Then I ran a finer sweep in .02 mm increments for the spacing between .9 and 1.1 mm. Once again it appears there is a large jump as the gap approaches 1 mm, but the behavior does not seem to be symmetric about that point, the force appears to diminish linearly as the gap increases beyond 1 mm. I will run a sweep of the ESD arm spacing along with the vertical gap to confirm that the jump occurs when the gap between the ESD and the sample is equivalent to the spacings between the ESD arms.

Attachment 1: Gap_near_one.jpg
  378   Tue Jul 25 13:38:30 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingParametric Sweep of ESD gap


  • I completed a short sweep of the gap between the drive and the sample, between .5 and 1 mm in .1 mm increments. It appears that a 1 mm distance is the ideal distance by approximately a factor of two. I will next sweep larger distances and see how the force profile behaves at greater distances.

  377   Tue Jul 25 11:22:37 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600548 S1600550 S1600538


  • 11:12am in chamber (non standard order is not a typo!!)
    • S1600548 in CR1
    • S1600550 in CR2
    • S1600538 in CR3
  • 11:13am roughing pump on
  • 11:22am turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1185056320
      Excitation broadband: 1185056355
      Quiet time after excitation: 1185056380

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1185057610
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  • 4:05pm valve closed, pumps stopped, venting
  376   Mon Jul 24 16:06:11 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600530 S1600532 S1600537 S1600539


  • 3:55pm installed in chamber
    • S1600530 in CR1
    • S1600532 in CR2
    • S1600537 in CR3
    • S1600539 in CR4
  • 3:58pm roughing pump on
  • 4:06pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1184986754
      Excitation broadband: 1184986789
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    • Quiet time before excitation: 1184988044
      Excitation broadband: 1184988079
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  • 11:00am valve closed, pumps stopped, venting
  375   Mon Jul 24 09:13:45 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingParametric Sweep


  • I wrote a MATLAB script that is capable of sweeping parameters, the code is attached. The next step is to create nested loops so that I can sweep multiple parameters in a single run. I also should add a function in the script to eliminate the modes that cannot be measured by the experimental setup.
  • My first sweep was for the gap between electrodes and swept from 1 to 2 mm. In the plot the gap grows from steps 1 to 6 and the only obvious effect in the plot is a decrease in force from the highest mode. Intuitively it makes sense that a wider gap would decrease the force because the electric field is diminished by spreading out the electrodes.
  • I would like to add a parameter for the overlap of the electrodes, but this would require substantial redesigning of the COMSOL model due to the multilevel dependency on parameters. 

Attachment 2: forcesweep.m
fpro = zeros(6, 27);
no = 1;
for count = 1:.2:2
    gap = strcat(num2str(count), ' [mm]')
    model = fst2(gap);
    fpro(no, :)= product(:);
    no = no + 1;
  374   Sat Jul 22 13:05:46 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600533 S1600535 S1600536 S1600547


  • 12:55pm in chamber
    • S1600533 in CR1
    • S1600535 in CR2
    • S1600536 in CR3
    • S1600547 in CR4
  • Added neutral densities
  • 12:57pm roughing pump on
  • 1:05pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1184803575
      Excitation broadband: 1184803611
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  • More excitations

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  • 3:28pm valve closed, venting



  373   Fri Jul 21 14:55:02 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsShear and bulk losses in annealed tantala

I repeated the analysis for bulk and shear losses described in an early elog entry, with the same coating, but after annealing at 500C for 9 hours. 

The COMSOL model is the same as before, so the dilution factors are the same, except that this time I could measure a few more modes at high frequency:

As in the previous analysis, I fitted four different models:
1) one single loss angle for both bulk and shear, constant in frequency
2) one single loss angle for both bulk and shear, linear in frequency
3) separate bulk and shear loss angles, constant
4) separate bulk and shear loss angles, linear in frequency 

The data strongly favor the last model: two loss angles for shear and bulk, linearly dependent on frequency (Bayes factor -22.7 for the second best model, which is the frequency dependent single loss angle).

The results are below. 

Single constant loss angle

\phi = (3.95 \pm 0.08) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad}

Single loss angle, linearly dependent on frequency

\phi = (3.69 \pm 0.17) \times 10^{-4} + \frac{f-1 kHz}{1 kHz} (4.6 \pm 0.3)\times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad}

Bulk and shear loss angles, constant

\begin{array}{l} \phi_{shear} = (3.4 \pm 0.5) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad} \\ \phi_{bulk} = (7.3 \pm 3.3) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad} \\ \end{array}

Bulk and shear loss angles, linearly dependent on frequency

\begin{array}{l} \phi_{shear} = (3.58 \pm 0.15) \times 10^{-4} + \frac{f - 1 kHz}{1 kHz} (6.1 \pm 2.4) \times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad} \\ \phi_{bulk} = (4.5 \pm 1.2) \times 10^{-4} + \frac{f - 1 kHz}{1 kHz} (-7 \pm 16) \times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad} \\ \end{array}


Attachment 7: postannealing_linear_bulk_shear.png
  372   Fri Jul 21 08:42:09 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600525


  • 8:30am, in chamber (CR4)
  • 8:32am, roughing pump on
  • 8:41am, turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1184697303
      Excitation broadband: 1184697338
      Quiet time after excitation: 1184697363

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1184698593
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    • Quiet time before excitation: 1184703754
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    • Quiet time before excitation: 1184706334
      Excitation broadband: 1184706369
      Quiet time after excitation: 1184706394


  • 12:13pm, valve closed, pumps off
  371   Thu Jul 20 11:37:01 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingMatlab Script


  • I believe my MATLAB script successfully calculates the force distribution into each of the modes specified by the parameters. My previous error was caused by my neglecting the proportionality factor of \frac{1}{2}\chi_e\epsilon_0. Now the force order of magnitude is on the order of 103. I am currently unclear how to think about the units of the mode shapes from the disk_frequencies script, but I will pick it apart more carefully and try to figure that out. Then it will be a matter of converting units so that it matches with the N/m^3 from the COMSOL script and then comparing with real lab results. It seems to me that the error in force distribution should be inversely proportional to the number of modes calculated, in which case it would be useful to determine an appropriate number of modes to calculate. 
Attachment 1: forces.m
par.a = 75e-3/2;    % radius [m]
par.h = 1.004e-3;   % thickness [m]
par.E = 73.2e9;     % Young's modulus [Pa]
par.nu = 0.155;     % Poisson's ratio
par.rho = 2202;     % density [kg/m^3]

%Calculate fundamental modes of the disk
[freqs, modes, shapes, x, y] = disk_frequencies(par, 10000, 1, 'shapes', 0.5e-3);

%Now we extract the force profile from the COMSOL model
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  370   Wed Jul 19 21:19:14 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsShear and bulk losses in tantala

To quantify which of the fit below is the most significant, I did a Bayesian analysis (thanks Rory for the help!).

In brief, I compute the Bayes factors for each of the models considered below. As always in any Bayesian analysis, I had to assume some prior distribution for the fit parameters. I used uniform distributions, between 0 and 20e-4 for the loss angles, and between -100e-6 and 100e-6 for the slope. I checked that the intervals I choose for the priors have only a small influence on the results.

The model that has the highest probability is the one that considers different bulk and shear frequency depent loss angles. The others have the following relative probabilities

One loss angle constant:                       1/13e+13
One loss angle linear in frequency:      1/5.5
Bulk/shear angles constant:                  1/48784
Bulk/shear angles linear in frequency: 1/1

So the constant loss angle models are excluded with large significance. The single frequency dependent loss angle is less probable that the bulk/shear frequency dependent model, but only by a factor of 5.5. According to the literature, this is considered a substantial evidence in favor of frequency dependent bulk/shear loss angles.



One loss angle - constant

\phi = (6.99 \pm 0.05) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad}

One loss angle - linear in frequency

\phi = (6.91 \pm 0.07) \times 10^{-4} +\frac{f-1 \mbox{ kHz}}{1 \mbox{ kHz}} \cdot (3.3 \pm 2.2) \times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad}

Bulk and shear - constant

\begin{matrix} \phi_{shear} = (6.79 \pm 0.12) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad} \\ \phi_{bulk} = (8.54 \pm 0.98) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad} \end{matrix}

Bulk and shear - linear in frequency

\begin{matrix} \phi_{shear} = (6.9 \pm 0.4) \times 10^{-4} +\frac{f-1 \mbox{ kHz}}{1 \mbox{ kHz}} \cdot (9.9 \pm 7.4) \times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad} \\ \phi_{bulk} = (6.4 \pm 3.7) \times 10^{-4} +\frac{f-1 \mbox{ kHz}}{1 \mbox{ kHz}} \cdot (-14 \pm 39) \times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad} \end{matrix}


  369   Tue Jul 18 09:13:08 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsShear and bulk losses in tantala

S1600525 has been coated in Fort Collins with 480nm of pure tantala. I used the emasured loss angles (after deposition, before annealing) to estimate the shear and bulk loss angles.


First, my COMSOL simulation shows that even if I don’t include the drum-like modes, I still have a significant scatter of shear/bulk energy ratio. The top panel shows indeed the ratio shear/bulk for all the modes I can measure, and the variation is quite large. So, contrary to my expectation, there is some room for fitting here. The bottom panel just shows the usual dilution factors.

Then I tried to fit the total losses in my sample (the substrate is negligible) using four different models:
1) one single loss angle for both bulk and shear, constant in frequency
2) one single loss angle for both bulk and shear, linear in frequency
3) separate bulk and shear loss angles, constant
4) separate bulk and shear loss angels, linear in frequency 
Instead of using Gregg harry's technique (taking pairs of losses together), I simply fit the whole datasets with the assumptions above. I derived the 95% confidence intervals for all parameters. I also weighed each data point with the experimental uncertainty. I’m not sure yet how to compare the performance of the various models and decide which is the best one, since clearly the more parameters I plug into the model, the better the fit gets.
If I use two different loss angles, but constant, I get numbers similar to what Gregg presented at the last Amaldi conference (G1701225), but inverted in bulk and shear. I cross checked that I didn’t do any mistake. Instead, if I allow linear dependency on frequency of bulk and shear, I get a trend similar to the one in Gregg's slides.
My plan is to have this sample annealed today or tomorrow and measure it again before the end of the week. 


One loss angle - constant

\phi = (6.99 \pm 0.05) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad}

One loss angle - linear in frequency

\phi = (6.91 \pm 0.07) \times 10^{-4} +\frac{f-1 \mbox{ kHz}}{1 \mbox{ kHz}} \cdot (3.3 \pm 2.2) \times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad}

Bulk and shear - constant

\begin{matrix} \phi_{shear} = (6.79 \pm 0.12) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad} \\ \phi_{bulk} = (8.54 \pm 0.98) \times 10^{-4} \mbox{ rad} \end{matrix}

Bulk and shear - linear in frequency

\begin{matrix} \phi_{shear} = (6.9 \pm 0.4) \times 10^{-4} +\frac{f-1 \mbox{ kHz}}{1 \mbox{ kHz}} \cdot (9.9 \pm 7.4) \times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad} \\ \phi_{bulk} = (6.4 \pm 3.7) \times 10^{-4} +\frac{f-1 \mbox{ kHz}}{1 \mbox{ kHz}} \cdot (-14 \pm 39) \times 10^{-6} \mbox{ rad} \end{matrix}

  368   Fri Jul 14 16:43:24 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingForce profile matlab script


  • I have completed a rough, but functioning script that calculates the modal force profiles. The force values are still coming out incorrect (on the order of 10^14) but the script can take in my model as a .m file and return an array with a force value per mode. I am attaching both the .m file and the matlab script
  • I have done very little work with the numerical integration itself, based on the 2D numerical integration code I received I just appended a z component and left it at that so when I return from Livingston I will  fix that component
Attachment 1: forces.m
par.a = 75e-3/2;    % radius [m]
par.h = 1.004e-3;   % thickness [m]
par.E = 73.2e9;     % Young's modulus [Pa]
par.nu = 0.155;     % Poisson's ratio
par.rho = 2202;     % density [kg/m^3]

%Calculate fundamental modes of the disk
[freqs, modes, shapes, x, y] = disk_frequencies(par, 10000, 1, 'shapes', 0.5e-3);

%Now we extract the force profile from the COMSOL model
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Attachment 2: faster.m
function out = model
% faster.m
% Model exported on Jul 14 2017, 14:47 by COMSOL

import com.comsol.model.*
import com.comsol.model.util.*

model = ModelUtil.create('Model');
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  367   Wed Jul 12 15:08:59 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingModel of actuator and sample


  • I am attaching the first fully functioning model of the actuator and sample. I cleared both meshes and solutions to make the file a reasonable size, but they can quickly be built/solved again. 
Attachment 1: Force_Model.mph
  366   Thu Jul 6 12:48:54 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingResolving the factor of two


I resolved the factor of two from Griffiths' discussion of dipoles in non-uniform electric fields. The force on a dipole in a non-uniform field is \textbf{F}=\textbf{F}_+ + \textbf{F}_-=q(\Delta \textbf{E}) where \Delta \textbf{E} is the difference in the field between the plus end and the minus end. Component wise, \Delta E_x = (\nabla E_x) \cdot \textbf{d} where d is a unit vector. This holds for y and z, the whole thing can also be written as \Delta \textbf{E} = (\textbf{d} \cdot \nabla) \textbf{E}. Since p=qd, we can write \textbf{F} = (\textbf{p} \cdot \nabla) \textbf{E}

Jackson derives it differently by deriving the electrostatic energy of a dielectric from the energy of a collection of charges in free space. He then derives the change in energy of a dielectric placed in a fixed source electric field to derive that the energy density w is given by w = -\frac{1}{2} \textbf{P} \cdot \textbf{E}_0. This explicity explains the factor of two and is an interesting alternative explanation.

  365   Thu Jul 6 12:08:35 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingChecking physical parameters


  • I compared the electric field and the polarization to make sure that those calculations made sense. Since P = \epsilon_0 \chi_e E due to the linear dielectric, I plotted the electric field and the polarization divided by the proportionality constant and they match exactly.
  • This confirms both the constant value and the polarization distribution but gets me no closer to resolving the factor of two

  364   Wed Jul 5 16:40:51 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingForce disparity-improvement


  • In order to improve my data I shrunk the region of the finer meshing slightly and made the mesh even smaller and then recalculated the force profiles. This time I tried sampling regions inside the disc rather than immediately at the surface. The attached graphs were sampled at the center of the disc. These two techniques vastly improved the data, now the profiles appear the same, but the magnitudes differ by a factor of 2 again. Previously this was due to an error in my calculation of the force, now I do not believe this to be the case. I will leave my work here for the purposes of my first report, it is an interesting result. I also restricted my data set to the finely meshed box which resolved the earlier data display issue. 

  363   Wed Jul 5 12:01:51 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingForce plots-Correct plots, force issue


  • I sorted out my mathematical lapse in logic and computed the correct force profiles in the perpendicular direction in both disks. The issue is that now the force profiles don't match up. The fact that there is a measured force distribution for the E^2 case outside the disk is only an artifact of the numerics because it is being calculated only from the electric field data which is defined outside the sample. It can be easily removed for final plots once the force distributions are matched by either redefining the cut plane or putting a data filter specifically on the E^2 plot. The jumps in the E^2 plot suggest that the meshing is still too large, I will try to fix this first, hopefully it will help resolve the difference.

  362   Wed Jul 5 10:01:29 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600547 S1600548 S1600549 S1600550


  • NOTE: at 9:40am switched off turbo pump in CR0 to avoid  vibrations
  • NOTE: boxes are labeled as S1600546/547/548/549 but must be relabeled as S1600547/548/549/550
  • 9:53am, in chamber
    • S1600547 in CR1
    • S1600548 in CR2
    • S1600549 in CR3
    • S1600550 in CR4
  • 9:54am roughing pump on
  • 10:02am turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1183323620
      Excitation broadband: 1183323655
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    • Quiet time before excitation: 1183330910
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    • Quiet time before excitation: 1183374650
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  • 3:45pm, valve closed, vented, pumps stopped
  361   Fri Jun 30 16:27:56 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingDouble Checking Model


  • In order to confirm the accuracy of my model I checked some easily computable quantities between what real values and what COMSOL produced. My expected electric field magnitude between the electrodes is 106 V/m and COMSOL reads out 1.015*10which is less than a 2% error. When I went to compute the electric field gradient however, I discovered that I had been calculating my derivatives wrong, I was calculating full derivatives when I needed partial derivatives. Due to some subtleties of the numerics involving curl calculations are the order of the variables, in order to calculate a partial I belive that I have to map the results of the electric field to Lagrange elements.
  360   Fri Jun 30 11:02:18 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingMatching Forces


  • I adjusted the plot parameters slightly so that it only showed the actual force profile on the sample in the direction perpendicular to the sample surface. Additionally I compared the two methods of computing the force, as \vec{F} = -(\vec{P}\cdot \nabla)\vec{E} and as \vec{F} =- \chi_e \epsilon_0 \nabla \vec{E}^2. The profile of the force in both instances appear equal, but they differ in magnitude by exactly a factor of 2, I plotted the force computed with the explicit polarization doubled and the force magnitudes matched exactly. I'm still not entirely sure where this factor of two could be coming from.

  359   Thu Jun 29 16:40:41 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingAccurate model and force profile


  • I created a much more accurate model of the current ESD setup from the technical drawings. My resulting ESD has dimensions of 21.3x24.3x.1mm with 1 mm spacings and 17.5 mm long electrode arms. The sample has a diameter of 75 mm and thickness of 1mm, the ESD is 1mm below the sample in the current model. I still have to compare the technical drawings to confirm that is the actual distance in the current lab setup.
  • I was able to calculate the force profile on the disk from the ESD. COMSOL struggled to resolve the data with a small mesh size over the whole domain, so I created a region of extremely fine mesh around the ESD and the disk and then made the rest of the mesh size normal sized. Over the domain near the ESD my mesh size ranges from 2.5*10-3 to .25 mm and over the rest of the domain it's automatically setup at the normal size.
  • The force on a single dipole is given as F = (P \cdot \nabla)E, since fused silica is isotropic it's polarization is proportional to E so F = \chi_e \epsilon_0 \nabla (E^2). The electric suscepitibility of fused silica is 1.09, I plotted the profile of the force perpendicular to the plane of the disk and exported data files of the full vector quantity of the force for use with Matlab.


  358   Thu Jun 29 13:15:01 2017 Alastair, GabrieleGeneralGeneralLaser polishing

We laser polished S1600546, 547, 548, 549, 550 and 551

  357   Wed Jun 28 15:50:15 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600541


We plan to leave S1600541 in vacuum for a long period, and measure the Q's periodically.

  • 3:48pm, S1600541 installed in CR0
  • 3:50pm, roughing pump on
  • 4:35pm turbo pump on
  356   Tue Jun 27 14:17:47 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingFurther plots and improving models


  • I built a new model of the ESD to determine whether or not the spikes in the electric field at the corners was affecting the results enough that it had to be accounted for in further models. To create the model, I created a 2D profile of the arm used in my original model and filleted the corners at a radius of .05 mm, since the electrode model is .1 mm thick, this made completely rounded edges. In creating this model I caught an earlier mistake in the original one, I only set one half of the surface of the electrodes to have a potential or to ground, the "bottom" was left with no charge. I fixed this mistake and then compared the two models at a potential of 1000 V. For speed of computation I ran both models with a finer mesh size and then calculated the electric field at approximately the middle of the ESD, 1mm above the fourth electrode arm. For the rounded electrodes the field had a value of 84024 V/m and for the rectangular electrodes the field had a value of 80728 V/m, which is less than a 4% difference in field magnitude. Furthermore, the field shapes appear nearly indistinguishable; I am confident from this test that I can proceed modelling the arms of the ESD as rectangles.
Attachment 1: E_field_corner.png
Attachment 2: E_field_round.png
  355   Tue Jun 27 09:20:16 2017 AlenaGeneralAnnealingAnnealing run (546-551) on 3" wafers - Crime 06/27/2017

Started annealing run https://dcc.ligo.org/T1700293

Will be ready by June 28th afternoon

  354   Sat Jun 24 12:59:27 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600541 S1600542 post annealing


  • 12:47pm in chamber
    • S1600541 in CR1
    • S1600542 in CR3
  • 12:50pm roughing pump on
  • 12:59pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182524202
      Excitation broadband: 1182524237
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182524262

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182535092
      Excitation broadband: 1182535127
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182535152

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182545982
      Excitation broadband: 1182546017
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182546042

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182556872
      Excitation broadband: 1182556907
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182556932

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182567762
      Excitation broadband: 1182567797
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182567822

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182578652
      Excitation broadband: 1182578687
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182578712

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182589542
      Excitation broadband: 1182589577
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182589602

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182600432
      Excitation broadband: 1182600467
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182600492


  • 3:36pm, valve closed, vented, pumps stopped
  353   Fri Jun 23 12:02:12 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingPlots


  • I created plots of the E field and potential from my rough model of the ESD. This model has 1mm electrode arm widths and spacings, the length of each arm is 16 mm, and the resulting total size is 38mm x 20 mm x 0.1 mm. One comb has ten arms while the other has nine to match the actual ESD currently in use in the lab. 
  • I set the ten arm comb to a potential of 100 V and the other to ground. I then used physics controlled mesh with an extremely fine element size to computer the simulations. With mesh sizes larger than extra fine, there was clearly non-physical error in the electric field and potential graphs that appeared as inexplicable field lines, spikes, and coarseness in the plots. 
  • To create readable plots of the potential I created a Cut Plane in the center of the ESD perpendicular to both the arms and the plane of the device. The plots are attached with a milimeter length scale. I created a filled contour plot of the potential that is very clean, I tried a couple of different options for the electric field because it is harder to represent well. I created a contour plot for the norm of the electric field as well as superimposing a streamline plot of the field lines over that. Everything behaves generally as expected though I do suspect the spikes in electric field at the edges of each electrode are due to the fact that they are sharp corners and not smooth edges.



Attachment 1: Potential.png
Attachment 2: E_w_Lines.png
Attachment 3: Mesh.png
  352   Thu Jun 22 15:37:20 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingBeginning modeling


  • Created the geometry of the ESD by creating blocks and joining them with Unions. I then created a block to serve as the domain and added air to that region
  • This plot is a combination of a Surface plot of the potential and a Streamline plot of the electric field
  • I created another model of the ESD with more accurate measurements to the real thing and added the silica disc to the model
  351   Thu Jun 22 13:16:37 2017 ZachElectronicsModelingBeginning with COMSOL


  • 4:30 pm- Installed COMSOL, began modeling current ESD by creating parameters and the first arm of the comb
  350   Wed Jun 21 17:04:20 2017 AlenaGeneralAnnealingAnnealing run (541-542) on 3" wafers - Crime 06/25/2017

Started an annealing run https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-T1700271

Will be ready by Friday morning


  349   Tue Jun 20 16:01:27 2017 Gabriele, Zach, AlastairGeneralMeasurementsS1600541 S1600542 (laser polished)


  • The two substrates were laser polished (CO2 power ~ 23 W)
  • 3:50pm installed in chamber
    • S1600541 in CR1
    • S1600542 in CR3
  • 3:52pm roughing pump on
  • 4:00pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182045787
      Excitation broadband: 1182045822
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182045887

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182056717
      Excitation broadband: 1182056752
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182056817

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182067648
      Excitation broadband: 1182067683
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182067748

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182078578
      Excitation broadband: 1182078613
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182078678

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1182089509
      Excitation broadband: 1182089544
      Quiet time after excitation: 1182089609



  • 1:56pm, valve closed, pumps off


  348   Fri Jun 16 15:56:55 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600541 S1600542


  • 3:25pm in chamber
    • S1600541 in CR1
    • S1600542 in CR3
  • 3:45pm, roughing pump on
  • 3:55pm turbo pump on
  • Exitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181706587
      Excitation broadband: 1181706622
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181706687

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181717517
      Excitation broadband: 1181717552
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181717617

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181728447
      Excitation broadband: 1181728482
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181728547

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181739377
      Excitation broadband: 1181739412
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181739477

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181750307
      Excitation broadband: 1181750343
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181750408

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181761238
      Excitation broadband: 1181761273
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181761338

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181772168
      Excitation broadband: 1181772203
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181772268

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181783098
      Excitation broadband: 1181783133
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181783198

  • The turbo pump switched off, so the pressure was about 3e-2 Torr, all measurements are bad..


  • 8:48am, turbo pump on again
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181929822
      Excitation broadband: 1181929857
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181929922

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181937152
      Excitation broadband: 118193718
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181937252

  • 2:28pm, valve closed, pumps off


  • 1:45pm vented


  347   Thu Jun 15 11:20:13 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600539 S1600540


  • 11:13am in chamber
    • S1600539 in CR1
    • S1600540 in CR3
  • 11:14am roughing pump on
  • 11:23am turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181596817
      Excitation broadband: 1181596852
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181596917

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181607747
      Excitation broadband: 1181607782
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181607847

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181618677
      Excitation broadband: 1181618712
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181618777


  • 3:17pm venting
  346   Wed Jun 14 16:53:54 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600546


  • 4:44pm in chamber
    • S1600546 in CR1
  • 4:47pm roughing pump on
  • 4:55pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181533731
      Excitation broadband: 1181533766
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181533831

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181544661
      Excitation broadband: 1181544696
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181544761

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181555591
      Excitation broadband: 1181555626
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181555691



  • 11:09am venting


  345   Fri Jun 2 16:04:12 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600525 S1600526


  • 3:55pm in chamber:
    • S1600525 in CR1
    • S1600526 in CR3
  • 3:56pm roughing pump on
  • 4:04pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1180561453
      Excitation broadband: 1180561488
      Quiet time after excitation: 1180561553

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1180572383
      Excitation broadband: 1180572418
      Quiet time after excitation: 1180572483

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1180583313
      Excitation broadband: 1180583348
      Quiet time after excitation: 1180583413

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1180594243
      Excitation broadband: 1180594278
      Quiet time after excitation: 1180594343

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1180605173
      Excitation broadband: 1180605208
      Quiet time after excitation: 1180605273

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1180616103
      Excitation broadband: 1180616138
      Quiet time after excitation: 1180616203

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1180627033
      Excitation broadband: 1180627068
      Quiet time after excitation: 1180627133

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1180637963
      Excitation broadband: 1180637998
      Quiet time after excitation: 1180638063


  • 8:10am, pumps stopped, valve closed, chamber vented


  • 3:50pm, in chamber
    • S1600525 in CR1
    • S1600526 in CR3
  • 3:50pm roughing pump on
  • 4:00pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181012200
      Excitation broadband: 1181012235
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181012300

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181023130
      Excitation broadband: 1181023165
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181023230

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181034060
      Excitation broadband: 1181034095
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181034160

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181044990
      Excitation broadband: 1181045025
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181045090

  • More excitations

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181488352
      Excitation broadband: 1181488388
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181488453

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181499283
      Excitation broadband: 1181499318
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181499384

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1181510214
      Excitation broadband: 1181510249
      Quiet time after excitation: 1181510314



  • 4:40pm, pumps stopped, valve closed, vented


  344   Tue May 16 13:44:01 2017 GabrieleGeneralGeneralEffect of meshing on dilution factor simulation

I ran a series of COMSOL simulations to compute the dilution factors of a coated disk with the dimensions we are currently using (75mm diameter, 1mm thick, 1um of coating).

The mesh is generated as follows:

  1. a free triangular mesh with defined maximum element size is generated on the coating top surface
  2. the triangular mesh is swept across the coating, generating a defined number of layers
  3. the same mesh is swept through the substrate, generating a defined number of layers

The plots below shows the effect on the dilution factor convergence of the three parameters above. It turns out that the size of the surface trinagular mesh is the most relevant parameter, followed by hte number of layers in the coating. Instead, the number of layers in the substrate is not particularly relevant.

  343   Mon May 15 13:19:12 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsQ measured again after four weeks in vacuum

I measured again two of the substrates that have been sitting in the pumped-down vacuum chamber for about four weeks. The pressure now is below 1e-7 Torr. There is no significant difference between the two sets of measured Q values.

  342   Thu Apr 20 09:10:25 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600542 S1600543 S1600544 S1600545


  • 9:09am in chamber
    • S1600542 in CR1
    • S1600543 in CR2
    • S1600544 in CR3
    • S1600545 in CR4
  • 10:50am, roughing pump on
  • 11:00am turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176767876
      Excitation broadband: 1176767911
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176767976

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176773406
      Excitation broadband: 1176773441
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176773506

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176778936
      Excitation broadband: 1176778971
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176779036

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176784466
      Excitation broadband: 1176784501
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176784566

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176789996
      Excitation broadband: 1176790031
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176790096

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176795526
      Excitation broadband: 1176795561
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176795626

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176801056
      Excitation broadband: 1176801091
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176801156

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176806586
      Excitation broadband: 1176806621
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176806686



  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1178680521
      Excitation broadband: 1178680556
      Quiet time after excitation: 1178680621

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1178691451
      Excitation broadband: 1178691486
      Quiet time after excitation: 1178691551

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1178702381
      Excitation broadband: 1178702416
      Quiet time after excitation: 1178702481

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1178713311
      Excitation broadband: 1178713346
      Quiet time after excitation: 1178713411

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1178724241
      Excitation broadband: 1178724276
      Quiet time after excitation: 1178724341

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1178735171
      Excitation broadband: 1178735206
      Quiet time after excitation: 1178735271

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1178746101
      Excitation broadband: 1178746136
      Quiet time after excitation: 1178746201

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1178757031
      Excitation broadband: 1178757066
      Quiet time after excitation: 1178757131



  341   Fri Apr 14 13:49:17 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600538 S1600539 S1600540 S1600541


  • 1:45pm in chamber
    • S1600538 in CR1
    • S1600539 in CR2
    • S1600540 in CR3
    • S1600541 in CR4
  • 1:48pm roughing pump on
  • 2:00pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176267253
      Excitation broadband: 1176267289
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176267354

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176281784
      Excitation broadband: 1176281819
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176281884

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176296314
      Excitation broadband: 1176296349
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176296414

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176310844
      Excitation broadband: 1176310879
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176310944

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176325374
      Excitation broadband: 1176325409
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176325474

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176339904
      Excitation broadband: 1176339939
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176340004

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176354434
      Excitation broadband: 1176354469
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176354534

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176368964
      Excitation broadband: 1176368999
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176369064



  • 8:58am valve closed, venting, pumps stopped


  340   Tue Apr 11 14:07:48 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600533 S1600535 S1600536 S1600537


  • 2:02pm, in chamber
    • S1600533 in CR1
    • S1600535 in CR2
    • S1600536 is CR3
    • S1600537 in CR4
  • 2:05pm roughing pump on
  • 2:15pm, turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175994832
      Excitation broadband: 1175994867
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175994932

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176000362
      Excitation broadband: 1176000397
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176000462

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176005892
      Excitation broadband: 1176005928
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176005992

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176011422
      Excitation broadband: 1176011457
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176011522

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176016953
      Excitation broadband: 1176016988
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176017053

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176022483
      Excitation broadband: 1176022518
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176022583

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176028013
      Excitation broadband: 1176028048
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176028113

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1176033543
      Excitation broadband: 1176033578
      Quiet time after excitation: 1176033643


  • 12:58pm, valve closed, pumps off
  339   Mon Apr 10 16:22:12 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600529 S1600530 S1600531 S1600532


  • 4:10pm, in chamber:
    • S1600529 in CR1
    • S1600530 in CR2
    • S1600531 in CR3
    • S1600532 in CR4
  • 4:14pm, roughing pump on
  • 4:24pm, turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175916121
      Excitation broadband: 1175916156
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175916221

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175921651
      Excitation broadband: 1175921686
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175921751

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175927181
      Excitation broadband: 1175927216
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175927281

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175932711
      Excitation broadband: 1175932746
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175932811

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175938241
      Excitation broadband: 1175938276
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175938341

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175943771
      Excitation broadband: 1175943806
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175943871

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175949301
      Excitation broadband: 1175949336
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175949401

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175954831
      Excitation broadband: 1175954866
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175954931



  • 11:09 valve closed, pumps stopped


  338   Fri Apr 7 16:19:03 2017 GabrieleOpticsDaily ProgressNew 1103P laser installed

This afternoon I installed the new Lumentum (former JDSU) HeNe laser, model 1103P in CR0.

Realigned everything.

I installed a sample in the chamber to reflect a beam back inot the QPD. Checking the QPD signals over a hour and more did not show any sign of excess noise or instability.

  337   Fri Apr 7 14:12:52 2017 Eric, GabrieleGeneralGeneralS1600525 S1600526 S1600527 S1600528


  • 2:12pm in chamber, pumps on
    • S1600525 in CR1
    • S1600526 in CR2
    • S1600527 in CR3
    • S1500528 in CR4
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175653360
      Excitation broadband: 1175653395
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175653460

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175660690
      Excitation broadband: 1175660725
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175660790

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175668021
      Excitation broadband: 1175668056
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175668121

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175675351
      Excitation broadband: 1175675386
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175675451

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175682681
      Excitation broadband: 1175682717
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175682782

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175690012
      Excitation broadband: 1175690047
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175690112

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175697342
      Excitation broadband: 1175697377
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175697442

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1175704672
      Excitation broadband: 1175704707
      Quiet time after excitation: 1175704772


  • 11:19am, valve closed, pumps off
  336   Thu Mar 30 15:23:44 2017 GabrieleOpticsGeneralSwapped HeNe laser in CR0

The JDSU HeNe laser 1103P that I was using is dead. I swapped it with a JDSU 1125P borrowed from the 40m.

  335   Thu Mar 30 13:33:13 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600477


  • 1:23pm, in chamber CR2
  • 1:25pm, roughing pump started, clamps on
  • 1:34pm turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174958541
      Excitation broadband: 1174958576
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174958641

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174960471
      Excitation broadband: 1174960506
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174960571

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174962401
      Excitation broadband: 1174962436
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174962501

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174964331
      Excitation broadband: 1174964366
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174964431

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174966261
      Excitation broadband: 1174966296
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174966361

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174968191
      Excitation broadband: 1174968226
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174968291

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174970122
      Excitation broadband: 1174970157
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174970222

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174972053
      Excitation broadband: 1174972088
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174972153

  334   Wed Mar 29 11:57:09 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsMIT sample


  • 11:47am, in chamber CR0, balanced
  • 11:48am roughing pump on
  • 12:00pm, turbo pump on
  • Excitations:
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174976553
      Excitation broadband: 1174976585
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174976607

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174977837
      Excitation broadband: 1174977869
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174977891

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174979121
      Excitation broadband: 1174979153
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174979175

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174980405
      Excitation broadband: 1174980437
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174980459

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174981689
      Excitation broadband: 1174981721
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174981743

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174982973
      Excitation broadband: 1174983006
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174983028

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174984258
      Excitation broadband: 1174984291
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174984313

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174985543
      Excitation broadband: 1174985575
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174985597

  333   Wed Mar 22 12:47:40 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600469 S1600471 S1600481 S1600483


  • 12:38am, in chamber
    • S1600469 in CR1
    • S1600471 in CR2
    • S1600481 in CR3
    • S1600483 in CR4
  • 12:40 roughing pump on
  • 12:47 turbo pump on
  • Excitations
    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174263313
      Excitation broadband: 1174263348
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174263413

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174265243
      Excitation broadband: 1174265278
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174265343

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174267173
      Excitation broadband: 1174267208
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174267273

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174269103
      Excitation broadband: 1174269138
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174269203

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174271033
      Excitation broadband: 1174271068
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174271133

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174272963
      Excitation broadband: 1174272998
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174273063

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174274893
      Excitation broadband: 1174274928
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174274993

    • Quiet time before excitation: 1174276823
      Excitation broadband: 1174276859
      Quiet time after excitation: 1174276924



  • 11:40am removed from chamber


  332   Sat Mar 11 17:33:45 2017 GabrieleGeneralMeasurementsS1600490


  • 4:38pm, in chamber
  • 4:40pm, roughing pump on
  • 4:59pm, turbo pump on


  • 12:10am pumps off
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