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Message ID: 387     Entry time: Wed Nov 10 01:06:40 2010
Author: tara 
Type: Summary 
Category: PMC 
Subject: PMC OLG TF with different RF/gain settings 

I measure the OLG TF of the PMC with 3 different RF and gain slider settings. I plot the OLG TF of each setup and identify their UGF.


 I increase the RF as a first step to optimize PMC loop w/o modifying the circuit. This will increase the TF of the optical path.

The setting are


set RF V Gain slider (read out/acutal) UGF [Hz]
b 5.6 15 / 17.5 775
c 5.7 11 / 11.5 520
d 5.7 13 / 14 630




First I  adjust the RF power to reach where I can adjust the stability by changing the gain slider.

RF V above (6 or 7) the gain is too large, even with smallest gain slider, the signal is not stable and the PMC_RCTRANSPD drops from maximum.

So RF V ends up around 5.5 V. this makes the gain slider sit around 10 -15 where I obtain maximum stability. 

The gain slider should not to be set too low because of stability problem. The voltage supply for the opamp should be > +10V.

The gain slider setups are chosen to obtain the maximum stability and maximum power out put (PMC_RCTRANSPD.)


c and d have the same RF V, I change the gain to see if there would be any significant change in the performance, and

the data will be used for RF V calibration (how much gain we got from RF V adj).


Now we have some room to increase the gain once we lower the power, but

I have to understand why increasing the gain slider makes signal unstable.

The phase margin seems to be ok.  It might be the slope of the TF at UGF that causes instability.

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