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Entry  Thu Aug 3 00:39:51 2017, awade, DailyProgress, BEAT, Re-establishing beat note detectors 2017-08-02_21.14.48.jpg2017-08-02_21.30.32.jpg
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Message ID: 1849     Entry time: Thu Aug 3 18:40:57 2017     In reply to: 1847
Author: awade 
Type: DailyProgress 
Category: BEAT 
Subject: Re-establishing beat note detectors 

Pre-cavity beat note detector

Lens before pre-cavity BN detector is PLCX- 25.4-25.6-C-1064 (f = 50 mm), this wasn't quite at the right distance.  I removed lens and PD (Newport 1611) and looked at the overlap at large distance and fine tuned the MM.  After reinstalling PD and lens I got a DC voltage of -2.8 V (equivalent to 200 µW of power when I account for 1 MΩ load of oscilloscope).  So maybe position of PD in the focus could be better still.

I see a beat note of -80 dBm on a SA  noise floor of ~100 dBm: enough for diagnostics now.  This detector would perform much better with proper mode matching of the two paths.  But science return on investment isn't worth it now.

 

We get a beat note of ~62 MHz for

South slow controls voltage =  0.8052 V

North  slow controls voltage =   3.9250 V

Currently The north is locking at 3.92 V and the south at around 0.66.  So some fine tuning of the north cavity temperature is needed to produce a BN in the 125 MHz band width of the 1811 detector on the transmission of the cavities. 

Laser temperature tuning goes 4 GHz/V applied at the laser head.  

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Changing the north cavity tempurature

The current BN with both caivities locked on thier closest resonances is 456 MHz  (south slow = 0.6597 V, north slow = 3.9109 V).  I turned north heater voltage off from 11.5 V to 0 V to test which direction the heating needed to go.

This was the wrong direction. Going back the other way turned voltage back up to 12.0 V. This will take a while

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