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Entry  Tue Mar 22 21:59:21 2011, tara, DailyProgress, Electronics Equipment, input refered noise for UPDH and sensing noise (RFPD) in ACAV PDHTF.pngnoise_raw.pngerrnoise.pngbeat_sensing.pngpeak_match.png
    Reply  Tue Mar 22 23:38:02 2011, Frank, DailyProgress, Electronics Equipment, input refered noise for UPDH and sensing noise (RFPD) in ACAV 
       Reply  Wed Mar 23 18:12:01 2011, tara, DailyProgress, Electronics Equipment, input refered noise for UPDH and sensing noise (RFPD) in ACAV electronic_noise.png000_0002.jpg000_0001.jpg000_0003.jpg
          Reply  Wed Mar 23 22:09:08 2011, Frank, DailyProgress, Electronics Equipment, input refered noise for UPDH and sensing noise (RFPD) in ACAV 
Message ID: 548     Entry time: Wed Mar 23 18:12:01 2011     In reply to: 547     Reply to this: 549
Author: tara 
Type: DailyProgress 
Category: Electronics Equipment 
Subject: input refered noise for UPDH and sensing noise (RFPD) in ACAV 

I think the reason of the high mixer noise is the amplifier for the RFPD signal before the mixer. I remove it for now and the noise seems comparable with that from RCAV's RFPD. The beat measurement between with and without the amplifier is quite similar.

the result will be posted soon.

 

1)Here is the noise at the error point from ACAV loop during lock.

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The mixer signal is really high. The sensitivity range on SR785 was on -50dB. To check that there is no weird coupling

between the signal and the spectrum analyzer I tried changing the range up to - 20 dB, but the noise level is still the same ~ 1uV /rtHz.

2) slope of the error signal,

    a) connect the triangular signal from the function gen, 10Vpkpk, 2 Hz to piezo sweep ch on the PDH box, turn the switch on.

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    b) unplug the mixer signal from the PDH box, connect it on the scope, ch A. connect the triangular signal on ch B.

   c) pk-pk value is 424 mV.

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I also tried sweeping on the FAST channel. The triangular signal is sent to FAST on the laser, 10Vpkpk 20 Hz

and read out the mixer out signal again. I get the same pk-pk value, 424mV.

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Then the width of the linear region is approximately FWHM of the cavity108kHz, (cavity pole x 2), the slope is then

108kHz/424 mV   ~ 0.25 MHz/V

Quote:

nice, much better, i only have two little things at the moment:

  1. would be great to have the noise spectrum of the error point when locked for a larger frequency span. Do you have data?
  2. How did you measure the slope of the error signal? I think the error is there so plz explain in detail what you connected to where and how you measured it. I have a strong feeling that you missed at least a factor of two already there...

we should check the mixer signal, the noise level is too high. We should compare it with the other EP signal (of the other cavity). If there is a huge difference between both we should start searching there. We should also check the RF noise level of the RF-PD. Maybe something is broken there.

 

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