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Entry  Tue Jul 2 11:21:24 2013, Erica, DailyProgress, fiber optic, mode matching snip_of_beam_profiling_6_27.JPGP1020518.JPG
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                      Reply  Wed Jul 17 18:29:37 2013, Erica, DailyProgress, fiber optic, reducing drift in the recombined beam 
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                            Reply  Tue Jul 23 10:29:12 2013, Erica, DailyProgress, fiber optic, reducing drift in the recombined beam shielded_10s_TEK0005.PNGunshielded_10s_TEK0027.PNG
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Message ID: 1243     Entry time: Wed Jul 17 18:29:37 2013     In reply to: 1242     Reply to this: 1245
Author: Erica 
Type: DailyProgress 
Category: fiber optic 
Subject: reducing drift in the recombined beam 
Went on a tour to 40m lab led by Jenne. It's basically a prototype of the ones in Livingston and Hanford. It allows LIGO to test coatings, control systems, etc. before AdvLIGO is even built.

I tried making the drift go away, but it seems to me it got better, and then got worse.
I tried turning off just one HEPA filter, then two. I couldn't really find that much stuff to insulate the fiber, so I used the bubble wrap that the coil came with to wrap around the coiled fiber. However, that didn't seem to really help at all.

With only 1 HEPA filter off (the one closest to the input), I was able to get a rise time of about 35s, which is pretty similar to what there was yesterday. With the 2 HEPA filters off, I got a rise time of about 5s.

For some reason, at one point the signal just started oscillating like crazy. I lowered the power coming from the output fiber (from 0.5 to 0.4mW) so it would be closer to the original beam (0.3mW) and there wasn't noise any more, but I'm not sure if it was because of the power differential at all.


Questions:
How much drift is allowable? Does it have to be flat or is it okay if it is simply linear?

I can increase the output from the fiber to 1.3 mW.


Note:
  • A message has popped up on the oscilloscope that I've been using saying it needs to be recalibrated.
  • The wire connecting the probe to the power meter (PM100D, the red one) is coming out of the insulator.
  • Rana had me bring the SR620 to 40m so that's where it is.
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