Mandy, Brittany, Aaron
We started setting up GeNS for in-air operation. The goal is to be able to get the sensing parts of the frequency stabilized loop operational--that is, we'll suspend a disk in air outside of the cryostat, then use the ESD to ring up the modes and track a ~30kHz eigenfrequency. We will try to actuate the temperature in air, but anticipate having difficulty due to the increased specific heat of silicon at room temperature relative to 123K.
Mandy is making the following changes to the beam injection/readout:
The new setup is currently being aligned.