I'm contemplating about how to drive the heater of the copper shields. So here is a list of what happening.
Objective: to drive the heater with ~ 1W power (see the previous entry). The estimated power is from my calculation. I have not taken heat conduction/uncertainties of surface emissivity into account, we might need more power to be on the safe side.
Problem: If we use a low noise driver (using AD797, cf PSL:765), the maximum delivered power will be only~0.5 W.
So, do we need the low noise driver? or do we need to have enough power? If we just need enough power, we can drive the heater with a commercial power supply.
At this point, I think it is more important to be able to tune the cavity length with larger range so that we can see the beat. Thus, sufficient heating power should be our top priority . Better heater/ control can be developed next, once we see the beat.
So the plan is: