- The breadboard has a resonance at 1.2kHz. The resonant freq may be chagned depending on the additional mass and the boundary condition.
- There is no forest of resonances at around 1kHz. A couple of resonances It mainly starts at 5kHz.
- The PZT mirrors (CM1/CM2) have the resonance at 10kHz as I saw in the past PZT test.
- Zach's LLO OMC characterization revealed that the OMC length signals have forest of spikes at 400-500Hz and 1kHz regions.
- He tried to excite these peaks assuming they were coming from mechanical systems. It was hard to excite with the OMC PZT,
but actuating the OMCS slightly excited them. (This entry)
Because the OMC length control loop can't suppress these peaks due to their high frequency and high amplitude, they limit
the OMC residual RMS motion. This may cause the coupling of the OMC length noise into the intensity of the transmitted light.
We want to eventually suppress or eliminate these peaks.
By this vibration test we want to:
- confirm whether the peaks are coming from the OMC or not.
- identify what is causing the peaks if they are originated from the OMC
- correct experimental data for comparison with FEA
- Place a NOLIAC PZT on the object to be excited.
- Look at the actuation signal for the OMC locking to find the excited peaks.
- This configuration excited the modes between 800-1.2kHz most (red curve). As well as the others, the structures above 5kHz are also excited.
- The mode at 1.2kHz was suspected to be the bending mode of the breadboard. To confirm it, metal blocks (QPD housing and a 4" pedestal rod)
were added on the breadboard to change the load. This actually moved (or damped) the mode (red curve).
- Note that the four corners of the breadboard were held with a PEEK pieces on the transport fixture.
In addition, the installed OMC has additional counter balance mass on it.
This means that the actual resonant frequency can be different from the one seen in this experiment. This should be confirmed with an FEA model.
The breadboard should also exhibit higher Q on the OMCS due to its cleaner boundary condition.
DCPD / QPD
- Vibration on the DCPDs and QPDs mainly excited the modes above 3kHz. The resonances between 3 to 5kHz are observed in addition to the ubiquitous peaks above 5kHz.
So are these coming from the housing? This also can be confirmed with an FEA model.
- Some excitation of the breadboard mode at 1.2kHz is also seen.
CM1/CM2 (PZT mirrors)
- It is very obvious that there is a resonance at 10kHz. This was also seen in the past PZT test. This can be concluded that the serial resonance of the PZT and the curved mirror.
- There is another unknown mode at around 5~6kHz.
FM1/FM2 and Peripheral prism mirrors (BSs and SMs)
- They are all prism mirrors with the same bonding method.
- The excitation is concentrated above 5kHz. Small excitation of the breadboard mode at 1.2kHz is also seen. Some bump ~1.4kHz is also seen in some cases.
- The excitation is quite similar to the case of the peripheral mirrors. Some bump at 1.3kHz.
Other tapping test of the non-OMC object on the table
- Transport fixture: long side 700Hz, short side 3k. This 3K is often seen in the above PZT excitation
- Fiber coupler: 200Hz and 350Hz.
- The beam splitter for the back scattering test: 900Hz