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Message ID: 1549     Entry time: Mon May 18 16:49:59 2015
Author: Aidan 
Type: Summary 
Category: PMC 
Subject: Realigning PMC with rubbish input beam 

I'm practicing the procedure of aligning the PMC. The input beam isn't great (I might be clipping a little on the Faraday). I'm mostly trying to get the hang of aligning into the cavity again as it's been a while.

My technique, so far, is to adjust the alignment, in yaw, of the third mirror before the cavity and then sweep the final mirror before the cavity slowly in yaw. I'm looking for flashes of transmission on the trans-camera. The goal is to keep tweaking until the order of the transitted mode is reduced to a few or zero. I should probably be sweeping the PZT at the same time.

I'm going to adjust the alignment through the FI tomorrow - just as soon as I get my hands on a couple more mirrors.

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