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Message ID: 201     Entry time: Wed Jul 7 20:02:53 2010
Author: tara 
Type: DailyProgress 
Category: Computers 
Subject: Beam output is more stable 

 

1) I just found out that the pbs + 1/4 waveplate in front of RefCav is not well aligned, so the length,as seen by the beam, is not 1/4 wavelength.

    Hence, the polarization is not turned 90 degree after double passing, and

    The reflected beam can go back to the laser and causes the power fluctuation we saw before.

    When the beam is blocked anywhere before RefCav, the beam output from PMC is very stable.

    I adjusted the PBS's angle and reduced the reflected power. Now the input power to PMC can go up to 50 mW without any fluctuation. 

 

2) I re-aligned the beam into RefCav, with Frank's help on gain adjusting,

    the transmitted power seems to be more stable. RefCav transmitted power RIN is posted below. I'll post the comparison between result at 40m soon. From a quick glance, RIN from 40m is at least 2 order of magnitude below

our result.

 

3) The PID control for slow actuator is up. I was adjusting it, but the medm screen was frozen.

    I reset it, and set the PID control (only P-part). The current setting for Proportional control(C3:PSL-FSS_SLOWKP) is +0.41.

 

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