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Entry  Fri Nov 1 17:54:47 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - RFPD RF Ouput under inspection NFSS_RFPD_Output_Oscilloscope.pdfSFSS_RFPD_Output_Oscilloscope.pdfNFSS_RFPD_RF_OUT_COUPLED.pdfSFSS_RFPD_RF_OUT_COUPLED.pdf
    Reply  Tue Nov 5 18:37:59 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - TTFSS Testpoint Spectrum Data FSS_TP_Spectrum.pdf
       Reply  Sat Nov 9 19:28:36 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - Loop nonlinearity Test NFSS_NonLinearity_Test.pngSFSS_NonLinearity_Test.pngsignal-attachment-2019-11-09-195635.jpeg
          Reply  Mon Nov 11 20:42:49 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - Two Tone Test NFSS_RFPD_SN009_TF_11-11-2019_183131.pdfSFSS_RFPD_SN010_TF_11-11-2019_203310.pdfFSStwoToneTest.pdf
             Reply  Tue Nov 12 18:36:59 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - Two Tone Third Order Intermodulation Test FSStwoToneThirdOrderIM.pdf
                Reply  Thu Nov 14 12:19:32 2019, rana, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - Two Tone Third Order Intermodulation Test 
                   Reply  Tue Nov 19 18:51:02 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - Second-order Distortion Calculation FSSDistortionCalc.pdfFSSDistortion.zip
                      Reply  Mon Dec 9 19:54:44 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - How much distortion affects the functioning of PDH? 
       Reply  Wed Nov 27 13:59:24 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - TTFSS TP1 TimeSeries NFSS_TP1_Oscilloscope.pdf
          Reply  Wed Nov 27 15:17:51 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - Quick HF OLTF of NFSS NFSS_OLTF_HF.pdf
             Reply  Wed Nov 27 16:31:20 2019, rana, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - Quick HF OLTF of NFSS 
                Reply  Wed Dec 4 18:11:09 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, Free running laser frequency noise spectrum PMCErrorSignals.pdf
                   Reply  Thu Dec 5 18:25:11 2019, rana, DailyProgress, FSS, Free running laser frequency noise spectrum 
                   Reply  Tue Dec 17 18:29:58 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, Need for ISS? 
                      Reply  Wed Dec 18 18:40:32 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, Maybe the NPRO Laser isn't bad after all NorthLaserRINAnalysis.pdf
                         Reply  Wed Dec 18 22:03:17 2019, rana, DailyProgress, FSS, Maybe the NPRO Laser isn't bad after all 
                            Reply  Fri Dec 20 15:00:30 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, PZT, EOM to RIN TF Measurement NorthLaserPZTEOMtoRINTF.pdf
                               Reply  Fri Dec 20 18:08:44 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, PZT, EOM to RIN TF Measurement Through FSS NorthLaserPZTEOMtoRINTFThruFSS.pdf
                                  Reply  Tue Jan 7 17:59:20 2020, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, NPMC TF NPMC_TF.pdf
       Reply  Thu Dec 12 19:15:55 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - Beatnote Spectrum wrt Laser Power and Modulation Index BeatnoteSpectrumwrtPowerandModindex.pdf
       Reply  Tue Dec 17 16:55:07 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - TTFSS North U7 Boost Stage Input-Output TimeSeries NFSS_UT_TS_Analysis.pdf
    Reply  Tue Nov 12 11:39:48 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - RFPD RF Ouput under inspection 
    Reply  Fri Dec 13 16:24:02 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - RFPD Circuit Latest Available Photos SN009.jpgSN010.jpgSN009.jpgSN010.jpg
    Reply  Fri Dec 13 17:44:05 2019, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - RFPD RF Coupled Output Offset 
       Reply  Mon Jan 13 19:04:38 2020, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - SN009 (North RFPD) Notch Improvement Attempt SN009.jpgSN009_D980454-00-C.pdfSN009_Notch_Improvement_Attempt.pdf
          Reply  Tue Jan 14 18:19:33 2020, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - SN009 (North RFPD) Notch Improved! SN009.jpgSN009_D980454-00-C.pdfSN009_Notch_Improvement_Attempt.pdf
             Reply  Thu Jan 16 11:17:15 2020, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - SN010 (South RFPD) Notch Improvement Attempt SN010.jpgSN010_D980454-00-C.pdfSN010_Notch_Improvement_Attempt.pdf
                Reply  Thu Jan 16 20:18:44 2020, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - SN010 (South RFPD) Notch Improved SN010.jpgSN010_D980454-00-C.pdfSN010_Notch_Improved.pdf
                   Reply  Mon Jan 27 18:29:19 2020, anchal, DailyProgress, FSS, FSS Diagnostics - RFPD RF Out Spectrum FSS_RFPD_RFOut_Spectrum.pdf
Message ID: 2487     Entry time: Wed Dec 4 18:11:09 2019     In reply to: 2484     Reply to this: 2488   2500
Author: anchal 
Type: DailyProgress 
Category: FSS 
Subject: Free running laser frequency noise spectrum 

I took a spectrum of PMC error signal when the FSS loop is not closed. This should provide a rough estimate of the free running laser noise. We had earlier seen a peak at 435 kHz in the Northside, hence I wanted to take this data with some references. First of all, this peak is very similar in the description of relaxation-oscillation peaks of these NPRO lasers mentioned on page 52 of this manual. The "Noise Eater (NE)" is supposed to suppress this peak significantly. However, in the spectrum of the PMC error signal, there is no difference when noise eater was ON or OFF.

I took a spectrum of Southside as well, just to see if I could see action of Noise eater there. For south laser, the noise eater suppressed noise only till 100 kHz or so and probably this side also has a similar relaxation-oscillation peak problem but is shadowed by a large feature at 30 kHz. Not, the absolute value of the spectrum between North and south are vastly different due to different amount of light, different transimpedances od the PDs and different gain values in the feedback circuit.


However, the noise eater is supposed to reduce relative intensity noise only. And the error signals of PMC should really be telling us noise in the frequency of the laser. So maybe I'm connecting two dots in different Hilbert spaces. But Rana suggested that a busted Noise Eater could be the reason for the 435 kHz peak, I just do not understand how RIN would cause frequency noise so badly. I thought photothermal transfer functions from RIN to frequency noise were very small.

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