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  12   Tue Jul 31 21:29:43 2012 KojiGeneralGeneralWork completed in July [!]

 

  13   Tue Jul 31 21:33:17 2012 KojiGeneralGeneralPlan Update: August [!]

Completed work of the previous months: [Jul] [Aug] [Sep] [Oct] [Nov] [Dec]


Facility/Supplies

  • Work done
  • Things ordered
    • Office Depot
      • [delivered] Office Depot(R) Brand Stretch Wrap Film, 20 x 1000 Roll, Clear / 445013
      • [delivered] Eveready(R) Gold AA Alkaline Batteries, Pack Of 24 / 158448
      • [delivered] Rubbermaid(R) Roller Sponge Mop / 921841
      • [delivered] Rubbermaid(R) Roller Sponge Mop Replacement / 921858
      • [delivered] Rubbermaid(R) Sanitizing Caddy, 10 Quarts, Yellow / 674125
      • [delivered] Glad(R) Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, 13 Gallon, White, Box Of 28 / 269268
    • Global Industrial Equipment
      • [delivered] Extended Surface Pleated Cartridge Filter Serva-Cell Mp4 Slmp295 12X24X2 Gl    WBB431699
    • Global Industrial Equipment
      • [delivered] Nexel Poly-Z-Brite Wire Shelving 30"W x 21"D x 63"H Nexel Poly-Z-Brite™ Wire Shelving Starter Unit WB189209
      • [delivered] Stem Casters Set of (4) 5" Polyurethane Wheel, 2 With Brakes 1200 lb. Capacity WB500592    
    • Rack Solutions
      • [delivered] Open Frame Server Racks
        1 x 20" Depth Kit (Ideal for Audio/Video or Networking Racks) P/N: 111-1779
        1 x 36U, Rack-111 Post Kit P/N: 111-1728
        1 x Caster Kit for Open Frame RACK-111 P/N: 111-1731
      • [delivered] 36U Side Panel Kit $199.99 P/N: 102-1775
    • Rack shelf
      • [delivered] 1 RMS 19 X 15 SINGLE SIDED NON-VENTED SHELF 70121637
    • Work bench, Stools
      • [not yet] 72"L X 30"W Production Bench - Phenolic Resin Square Edge-Blue Form attached WB237381LBL    
      • [not yet] 72"W Lower Shelf For Bench - 15"D- Blue Form attached WB606951    
      • [not yet] ESD-Safe Vinyl Clean Room Stool with Nylon Base with Drag Chain Blue Form attached WBB560852    
    • P Touch
      • [delivered] Brother PT-2030 Desktop Office Labeler Punch-out product 672828    
      • [delivered] Brother(R) TZe-241 Black-On-White Tape, 0.75 x 26.2 Punch-out product 239384    
      • [delivered] Brother(R) TZe-231 Black-On-White Tape, 0.5 x 26.2 Punch-out product 239400    
    • UV light guide
      • [delivered] Fiber Optic Single Light Guide 5mm OD X 3mm ID X 1M L Note: This light guide can be used with MKIII UV Cure unit. OLB1081
    • Gloves (7.5, 8.0)
      • [delivered] GLOVE ACCTCH NR-LTX SZ7.5 PK25 Punch-out product 79999-306
      • [delivered] GLOVE ACCTCH NR-LTX SZ8 PK25 Punch-out product 79999-308
    • Lab coat (L,XL), Sticky Mat, Shoe Covers (L, XL), Cap, Mask
      • [delivered] LAB XP WH EL WR.COLL. NP L30EA Punch-out product 82007-618
      • [delivered] LAB XPWH EL WR.COLL. NP XL30EA Punch-out product 82007-620    
      • [delivered] VWR MAT ADHESIVE 30L 18X36 BLU Punch-out product 21924-110 (This was too small)
      • [delivered] VWR SHOECVR NSKID AP 2XL 150PR Punch-out product 414004-651    
      • [delivered] VWR SHOECVR NSKID AP XL 150PR Punch-out product 414004-650    
      • [delivered] CAP BOUFFANT 24IN RAYON CS500 Punch-out product 10843-053    
      • [delivered] MASK VLTC TIES N/STRL PK50 Punch-out product 10869-020
    • VWR
      • [delivered] FACE SHIELD UVC-803 Supplier: UVP 33007-151
         
    • [Delivered] Laser safety glasses
  • Work in progress

    •  
  • Work to be done
    • Replacing a file cabinet next to the south wall by a lockable cabinet
    • Laser sign
    • Safety glass holder/rack/shelf
    • Prepare clean supplies ~ glove 8.5,9,9.5
    • Ion gun safety issues: https://dcc.ligo.org/cgi-bin/private/DocDB/ShowDocument?docid=88631
        
  • Design
    • Optical layout - Laser SOP
    • Additional HEPA stage
       
  • Test
    • Confirm particle level
       
  • Note: Optical Table W96" x D48" x H27"

Beaurocracy

  • Laser SOP
  • HV use?
  • UV?

Mechanics

  • Ongoing Work 
    • Cone-shaped wire clamp design (at the OMC end) - Jeff
       
  • Design
    • Wire preparation fixture - Jeff
    • How do we hold the PDs, QPDs, and black glass - we put 2 PDs and 2 QPDs on the PD mounting blacket. - Jeff
    • Integrated solidwork model - Derek
      • Q: How the wires are clamped at the top side?
      • Q: How much the length of the wire should be?
      • Q: Locations of the wire mounts on the plate
    • Cabling investigation:
      • Where do the cables from the feed-thrus anchored?
      • List of the current internal cables and their lengths
      • List of the required internal cables and their lengths
      • Can we route the intermediate stage of the suspension? Do we need new cables?
    • Dummy intermediate stage structure
       
    • Metal templates
      • First, decide an optical design
      • takes at least a month
         
    • Weights how heavy / how many
       
    • Earthquake stop design (Sam B)
       
  • Test
    • Cone-shaped wire clamp test - Jeff/Koji 
    • Balancing the plates
      • The Faraday isolator cage isn't clean
    • Dummy metal payload test at the sites???
       
  • Procedures to be decided
    • PZT alignment
    • Prototyping with metal parts?
    • UV glue? (heat) / gluing test
    • Balance

Optics

  • Things ordered
    • Newport LB servo
    • Halogen Lamp
    • N2 cylinder/lines/filter
  • Ongoing Work 
    • Mirrors to be delivered ~Aug
       
    • Design down select - Between "Single output & BS" vs "Two outputs & no BS"
    • Down selecting procedure:
      1. Assume ELIGO beam component
      2. Assume amount of 9MHz / 45MHz sidebands at the OMC input
      3. Calculate transmitted power
      4. Require HOM to be smaller than the TEM00 offset 
         
    • UV cured epoxy (Quate obtained)
  • Design
    • Mode design for HAM6 layout
    • Finalization of scattering paths
       
  • Tests
    • Measurement of PD angles
    • R&T of each mirror
    • Curvature of the curved mirrors
    • Cavity ref/trans/finesse
    • PD Q.E. & Reflectivity measurement vs incident angle
       
  • Things to be decided / confirmed
    • How to handle optics / assemblies (Talk to the prev people)
    • First contact? (Margot: applicable to a short Rc of ~2.5m)
    • Gluing templates to be designed (how to handle it?)
       
  • PDs
  • Misc
    • CCD beam analyzer (Zach: It is fixed.)
    • Are two PZTs used?
      • YES, for redundancy, range, upconversion tests.
         
  • Things to buy
  • Need to buy a fiber for mode cleaning?
  • Mode content of the ELIGO dark beam?
  • Jitter noise?
  • How to determine the design?
  • Why Fused Silica? (How much is the temp fluctuation in the chamber?)
  • How to align the cavity mirrors, input mirrors, QPDs, PDs, beam dumps.
  • PZTs @LLO
     

Electronics

  • Thorough scrutinization of cabling / wiring / electronics
    • ELIGO OMC Wiring diagram D070536-A2
      • Occupies 2 DB25s -> They were anchored on the sus cage
      • Preamps for DCPDs will be fixed on the ISI table
        -> DB25 for the DCPDs will be anchored on the table
      • Use longer thin cables for the DCPDs in order to route them through the suspension stages
      • Turn the heater cable to the one for the other PZT
  • Electronics / CDS electronics / software
  • Things to be tested
    • QPD/PD pre-selections (QE/noise)
    • PD preamp design (Rich)
    • Functionality test of QPD/PD/PZT

Shipping, storage etc


Jun/July
    - Lab renovation
Aug

    - Mechanics design
    - Mirror delivery
Sept

    - Basic optics test
    - Glue training
Oct
    - Cavity test
Nov

    - Suspending test
Dec
    - Shipping to LLO

Open questions
    Two optical designs
    Procedure
    Modeling
    Clamp design / stencil design
    gluing-installation procedure

  14   Wed Aug 1 19:35:00 2012 KojiFacilityGeneralFloor cleaned / Workbench being built / Table top defect

- The floor of the room was cleaned and waxed!

- Sticky mats are placed! Now we require shoe covers!

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- Work benches are being built. One unit is done.

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- The other is half done because the table top has chippings.

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  15   Sat Aug 11 00:59:14 2012 KojiFacilityGeneralLaser Safety Barrier

It seemed that a laser safety barrier was installed today!?

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  16   Mon Aug 13 16:59:11 2012 KojiCleanGeneralRoom Cleaning Log

Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Aug 13, 2012)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Aug 15, 2012)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Sep 25, 2012)
Air conditioning prefilter replaced (Sep 25, 2012)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Oct 01, 2012)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Nov 06, 2012) / ATF too
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Jan 04, 2013)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Mar 23, 2013)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Apr 17, 2013)
Air conditioning prefilter replaced (Apr 17, 2013)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Jun 24, 2013)
Removing Vladimir's mess. Floor swept with a broom (Jun 26, 2013)
Completed removing Vladimir's mess. Floor swept with a wet wiper (Jun 27, 2013)
Air conditioning prefilter replaced (Sep 12, 2013)
Floor wiper head replaced. (Dec 10, 2013)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Dec 10, 2013)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Apr 1, 2014)

Air conditioning prefilter replaced (Dec 30, 2014)
Air conditioning prefilter replaced (some time in 2015...)

Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Dec 1, 2015)
Floor wiped with a wet wiper (Aug 23, 2016)
Air conditioning prefilter replaced (Aug 8, 2017) = 1 stock remains

  17   Mon Aug 13 17:01:35 2012 KojiCleanGeneralParticle Counts

Aug 13, 2012 / 0.5um 1000~2000/(0.1 cu ft) / 0.7um   400-600/(0.1 cu ft) by ATF particle counter (MET ONE 227A)

They are counts/(0.1 ft^3)! These numbers should be multiplied by 10 to know the particle "CLASS".

  18   Tue Aug 14 03:29:06 2012 KojiSupplyGeneralClean supply rack

Clean supplies & some cleaning tools are located at the right side of the entrance.
The file cabinet there was moved to the left side of the door, but will be removed eventually.

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  19   Wed Aug 22 20:16:43 2012 KojiFacilityGeneralWorkbenches have been installed / Clean room stools

Last Friday, new workbenches were installed. Vladimir got a new table and a cleanroom stool.

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The other two workbenches were also nicely set.

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  20   Tue Sep 25 14:18:14 2012 KojiCleanGeneralParticle Counts

Particle counts

Before the prefilter is installed: 0.5um 1191cnts, 0.7um 346cnts

2:20 prefilter installed
2:25 0.5um 650 / 0.7um 255
3:00 0.5um 578 / 0.7um 99
4:00 0.5um 480 / 0.7um 102
5:00 0.5um 426 / 0.7um 76

They are counts/(0.1 ft^3)! These numbers should be multiplied by 10 to know the particle "CLASS".

  21   Mon Oct 1 16:06:55 2012 KojiCleanGeneralParticle Counts

1. It turned out that the particle counter MET ONE 227A at ATF shows
(particle count)/(0.1 ft^3)


This means that the numbers I saw previously should be multiplied by 10.
So the nominal class of the room was 5000.

2. As our GT-321s have no diffuser, I borrowed a diffuser from 227A.
The diffuser actually increases the count. We need to buy them.
All the measurments below are performed with the diffuser and calibrated in Count/ft^3.

3. Measured the particle level without the HEPA running.

With diffuser: [cnt/ft^3]

  GT-321 #1 GT-321 #2   227A
0.3um 152622 137511 -
0.5um  14706 14823   11860

Over Class 10000

4. The two HEPA fans are turned on at the speed "MED".

Basically no particles are detected in the HEPA booth.

With diffuser, inside of the HEPA booth:

  GT-321 #1 GT-321 #2  227A 
0.3um 0 0
-
0.5um 0 0 0

The particle level in the room (outside of the HEPA booth) is also improved

With diffuser, outside of the HEPA booth GT-321 #1:
0.3 um 18612
0.5 um   1728

5. The two HEPA fans are turned on at the speed "LOW".

Particle levels are still zero inside.

With diffuser, inside of the HEPA booth, GT-321 #1:
0.3 um 0
0.5 um 0

The particle level in the room (outside of the HEPA booth) is also improved
but the cleaning power for 0.3um seems degraded.

With diffuser, outside of the HEPA booth, GT-321 #1:
0.3 um 34488
0.5 um   1386

 

  22   Fri Oct 5 03:39:58 2012 KojiOpticsGeneralRoC Test setup

Based on Zach's experiment design, I wrote up a bit more detailed optical layout for the mirror test.

RoC_test_setup.png

Item: Newfocus Fast PD
Qty.: 1
Mirror: Newfocus Fast PD
Mount: Post
Post: Post Holder (Newfocus)
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Thorlabs RF PD
Qty.: 1
Mirror: Thorlabs RF PD
Mount: Post
Post: Post Holder (Newfocus)
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Newfocus Broadband
Qty.: 1
Mirror: Newfocus EOM
Mount: Newfocus
Post: Custom Mount? or Pedestal X"?
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Newfocus Resonant
Qty.: 1
Mirror: Newfocus EOM
Mount: Newfocus
Post: Custom Mount? or Pedestal X"?
Fork: Short Fork

Item: ND Filter
Qty.: 2
Mirror: -
Mount: Thorlabs FIlter Holder
Post: Pedestal X"
Fork: Short Fork

Item: New Port Lens Kit 1"
Qty.: 1

Item: Thorlabs ND Kit
Qty.: 1

Item: Plano Convex Lens
Qty.: f=100, 100, 150, 200
Mirror: New Port (AR)
Mount: Thorlabs
Post: Post Holder (Newfocus)
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Bi-Convex Lens
Qty.: 75
Mirror: New Port (AR)
Mount: Post
Post: Post Holder (Newfocus)
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Flipper Mirror
Qty.: 1
Mirror: CVI Y1-10XX-45P
Mount: New Focus Flipper
Post: Pedestal X"
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Steering Mirror
Qty.: 8
Mirror: CVI Y1-10XX-45P
Mount: Suprema 1inch
Post: Pedestal X"
Fork: Short Fork

Item: PBS
Qty.: 3
Mirror: PBS 1inch BK7
Mount: Newport BS Mount
Post: Pedestal X"
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Knife Edge Beam Dump
Qty.: 4
Mirror: Thorlabs Knife Edge
Mount: Post
Post: Post Holder (Newfocus)
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Half Wave Plate
Qty.: 4
Mirror: CVI QWPO-
Mount: CVI
Post: Pedestal X"
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Quater Wave Plate
Qty.: 3
Mirror: CVI QWPO-
Mount: CVI
Post: Pedestal X"
Fork: Short Fork

Item: OMC Curved Mirror
Qty.: 2
Mirror: -
Mount: Suprema 0.5inch + Adapter
Post: Pedestal X"
Fork: Short Fork

Item: Prism Holder
Qty.: 1
Mirror: OMC Prism
Mount: Newport Prism Mount
Post: Pedestal X"
Fork: Short Fork

Item: CCD
Qty.: 1
Mirror: Thorlabs?
Mount: Thorlabs?
Post: Post Holder (Newfocus)
Fork: Short Fork

Attachment 1: RoC_test_setup.pdf
RoC_test_setup.pdf
  23   Mon Oct 8 11:30:47 2012 KojiOpticsGeneralEG&G 2mm photodiode angle response

EGE&G 2mm photodiode angle response measured by Sam T1100564-v1

  24   Tue Oct 9 04:59:24 2012 KojiOpticsGeneralOMC Test Optical Setup

OMC_test_setup.png

 

Attachment 2: OMC_test_setup.pdf
OMC_test_setup.pdf
  25   Tue Oct 9 05:03:15 2012 KojiElectronicsGeneralOMC Test Electronics Setup

electronics_setup.png

Attachment 2: electronics_setup.pdf
electronics_setup.pdf
  26   Fri Oct 12 17:15:19 2012 KojiOpticsGeneralLoan from the 40m / ATF
  • HWP set
    • Optics: CVI QWPO-1064-08-2-R10
    • Mount: New Focus #9401
    • Post: Pedestal 2.5inch
    • Returned: Oct 19, 2012 by KA
  • QWP set
    • Optics: CVI QWPO-1064-05-4-R10
    • Mount: New Focus #9401
    • Post: Pedestal 2.5inch
    • Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • Faraday set
    • Optics: OFR IO-2-YAG-HP Returned: Mar 21, 2013 by KA
    • Mount: New Focus #9701 Returned: Apr 17, 2013 by KA
    • Post: Pedestal (1.5+0.25inch)x2
  • Steering Mirror 1
    • Optics: CVI Y1-1037-45S
    • Mount: Newport Ultima U100-AC
    • Post: Pedestal 3inch
    • Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • Steering Mirror 2
    • Optics: CVI Y1-1037-45P
    • Mount: Newport Ultima U100-AC
    • Post: Pedestal 3inch
    • Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • Steering Mirror 3
    • Optics: New Focus 5104
    • Mount: Newport Ultima U100-AC
    • Post: Pedestal 3inch
    • Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • Prism Mount
    • Mount: Thorlabs KM100P+PM1 2014/7/17
    • Post: Pedestal 1.5+1+1/8inch
  • 0.5" Mirror Mount
    • Mount: Newport U50-AReturned: Apr 17, 2013 by KA
    • Mount: Newport U50-A 2014/7/17
    • Post: Pedestal 1.5+2inch
  • Black Glass Beam Dump
    • Optics: 1" sq. schott glass x3
    • Mount: Custom Hexagonal 1"
    • Post: Pedestal 3inch
  • PBS Set
    • 05BC16PC.9 (PBS 1064 1000:1)
    • Mount: Custom Aluminum
    • Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • Lenses
    • KBX067.AR33 f=125mm
    • KPX106 f=200mm, KPX109 f=250mm unknown-coat
    • KPX088.AR33 f=75mm
    • KPX094.AR33 f=100mm
    • PLCX-C (BK7) 3863 (f=7.5m), 2060 (f=4.0m), 1545 (f=3.0m), 1030 (f=2.0m) non-coat
    • PLCX-UV (FS) 30.9 non-coat(!) f=60mm
    • Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • Pedestals
    • 1/4" x5, 1/8" x3, Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
    • 0.5" x1, 1.5" x1

Another loan from the 40m on Oct 17th, 2012

  • Minicircuits
    • Splitter ZFSC-2-5 x2
    • Filter SLP-1.9 x2 / BLP-1.9 x1/2 / SLP-5 x1
    • Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • Connectors / Adaptors
    • SMA TEE x1 / SMA 50Ohm x 1 / BNC T x 10, Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
    • SMA TEE x1 / SMA 50Ohm x 1Returned: May 20, 2013 by KA
  • Pomona Box x1, Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • Pomona Box x1
  • Power supply for New Focus Fast PD made by Jamie R Returned: Apr 17, 2013 by KA
  • BS-1064-50-1037-45S / Newport U100-A mount / 1"+2" Pedestal, Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • BS-1064-50-1025-45P / Newport U100-A mount / 3/4" post + Base, Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • BNC cable 21ft x2, Returned: Jan 17, 2013 by KA
  • SMA Cable 6ft

 


Another loan from the 40m on Nov 21th, 2012

  • Mounting Base Thorlabs BA-2 x 17
  • Mounting Posts (phi=3/4", L=2.65", normal x15, and 1/4"-20 variant x2)

Yet another loan from the 40m on Jan 16th, 2013

  • V-groove Mounting Bases Custom. Qty.2Returned: Feb 25, 2013 by KA

Loan from ATF

32.7MHz EOM+Tilt aligner
Thorlabs Broadband EOM+Tilt aligner
Forks x 5Returned: Feb 25, 2013 by KA
JWIN Camera x 2

  27   Tue Oct 16 14:50:54 2012 jamie, jeffGeneralGeneralOMC breadboard/plate measurement dimensions

We have measured the dimensions and mass of the OMC glass plates/breadboards:

S/N Mass (g) Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Notes
01 6146 449.66 149.85 41.42, 41.42  for LLO
02 6126 449.66 149.97 41.32, 41.32  for LHO
03 6143 449.76 149.98 41.39, 41.43  
04 6139 449.78 149.81 41.40, 41.40  for 3IFO
05 6132 449.76 150.03 41.27, 41.31 corner chip, front-bottom-left*
06 6138 449.84 149.71 41.42, 41.42  
  • * orientation is relative to "front" face, i.e. long-short face with S/N on it, with S/N upright.
  • Height measurements were made twice, once at each end.
  • TMeasurements of 03, 05, 02, and 06 were done in the open in the OMC lab.  This was not thought to be too much of an issue since the plates
    are already covered with particulate matter from the tissue paper that they were wrapped in. 
    Measurements of 04 and 01 were done on the optics table, under the clean room enclosure.

Note by Koji:

  • The scale of the bake lab was used. (Max 60kg, Min resolution of 1g)
  • The dimensions were measured by a huge caliper which Jeff brought from Downs.
  • S/N 01, 03, 04 look pretty similar. They should be the primary candidates.
  28   Tue Oct 16 15:50:09 2012 KojiGeneralGeneralWork completed in August/September [!]
  • Work done
  • Things ordered
    • Office Depot
      • [delivered] Office Depot(R) Brand Stretch Wrap Film, 20 x 1000 Roll, Clear / 445013
      • [delivered] Eveready(R) Gold AA Alkaline Batteries, Pack Of 24 / 158448
      • [delivered] Rubbermaid(R) Roller Sponge Mop / 921841
      • [delivered] Rubbermaid(R) Roller Sponge Mop Replacement / 921858
      • [delivered] Rubbermaid(R) Sanitizing Caddy, 10 Quarts, Yellow / 674125
      • [delivered] Glad(R) Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, 13 Gallon, White, Box Of 28 / 269268
    • Global Industrial Equipment
      • [delivered] Extended Surface Pleated Cartridge Filter Serva-Cell Mp4 Slmp295 12X24X2 Gl    WBB431699
    • Global Industrial Equipment
      • [delivered] Nexel Poly-Z-Brite Wire Shelving 30"W x 21"D x 63"H Nexel Poly-Z-Brite™ Wire Shelving Starter Unit WB189209
      • [delivered] Stem Casters Set of (4) 5" Polyurethane Wheel, 2 With Brakes 1200 lb. Capacity WB500592    
    • Rack Solutions
      • [delivered] Open Frame Server Racks
        1 x 20" Depth Kit (Ideal for Audio/Video or Networking Racks) P/N: 111-1779
        1 x 36U, Rack-111 Post Kit P/N: 111-1728
        1 x Caster Kit for Open Frame RACK-111 P/N: 111-1731
      • [delivered] 36U Side Panel Kit $199.99 P/N: 102-1775
    • Rack shelf
      • [delivered] 1 RMS 19 X 15 SINGLE SIDED NON-VENTED SHELF 70121637
    • Work bench, Stools
      • [not yet] 72"L X 30"W Production Bench - Phenolic Resin Square Edge-Blue Form attached WB237381LBL    
      • [not yet] 72"W Lower Shelf For Bench - 15"D- Blue Form attached WB606951    
      • [not yet] ESD-Safe Vinyl Clean Room Stool with Nylon Base with Drag Chain Blue Form attached WBB560852    
    • P Touch
      • [delivered] Brother PT-2030 Desktop Office Labeler Punch-out product 672828    
      • [delivered] Brother(R) TZe-241 Black-On-White Tape, 0.75 x 26.2 Punch-out product 239384    
      • [delivered] Brother(R) TZe-231 Black-On-White Tape, 0.5 x 26.2 Punch-out product 239400    
    • UV light guide
      • [delivered] Fiber Optic Single Light Guide 5mm OD X 3mm ID X 1M L Note: This light guide can be used with MKIII UV Cure unit. OLB1081
    • Gloves (7.5, 8.0)
      • [delivered] GLOVE ACCTCH NR-LTX SZ7.5 PK25 Punch-out product 79999-306
      • [delivered] GLOVE ACCTCH NR-LTX SZ8 PK25 Punch-out product 79999-308
    • Lab coat (L,XL), Sticky Mat, Shoe Covers (L, XL), Cap, Mask
      • [delivered] LAB XP WH EL WR.COLL. NP L30EA Punch-out product 82007-618
      • [delivered] LAB XPWH EL WR.COLL. NP XL30EA Punch-out product 82007-620    
      • [delivered] VWR MAT ADHESIVE 30L 18X36 BLU Punch-out product 21924-110 (This was too small)
      • [delivered] VWR SHOECVR NSKID AP 2XL 150PR Punch-out product 414004-651    
      • [delivered] VWR SHOECVR NSKID AP XL 150PR Punch-out product 414004-650    
      • [delivered] CAP BOUFFANT 24IN RAYON CS500 Punch-out product 10843-053    
      • [delivered] MASK VLTC TIES N/STRL PK50 Punch-out product 10869-020
    • VWR
      • [delivered] FACE SHIELD UVC-803 Supplier: UVP 33007-151
         
    • [Delivered] Laser safety glasses

 

  29   Tue Oct 16 15:51:01 2012 KojiGeneralGeneralPlan Update: October [!]

Completed work of the previous months: [Jul] [Aug] [Sep] [Oct] [Nov] [Dec]


Facility/Supplies

  • Work in progress
    • RoC measurement
    • R&T measurement
    • Wedge measurement
  • Work to be done
    • Replacing a file cabinet next to the south wall by a lockable cabinet
    • Additional clean supplies ~ glove 8.5,9,9.5
    • Stainless bats
    • Ion gun safety issues: https://dcc.ligo.org/cgi-bin/private/DocDB/ShowDocument?docid=88631
        
  • Design
    • Laser SOP
       
  • Test
    • Continuous monitoring of the particle level
       
  • Note: Optical Table W96" x D48" x H27"

Beaurocracy

  • Laser SOP / HV use? / UV?
  • Procedures to be decided
    • PZT alignment
    • UV glue? (heat) / gluing test
    • Balance
    • N2 cylinder/lines/filter
  • Design
    • Mode design for HAM6 layout
    • Finalization of scattering paths
       
  • Things to be decided / confirmed
    • How to handle optics / assemblies (Talk to the prev people)
    • First contact? (Margot: applicable to a short Rc of ~2.5m)
    • Gluing templates to be designed (how to handle it?)
       
  • PDs
  • Things to buy
  • Need to buy a fiber for mode cleaning?
  • Mode content of the ELIGO dark beam?
  • Jitter noise?
  • How to determine the design?
  • Why Fused Silica? (How much is the temp fluctuation in the chamber?)
  • How to align the cavity mirrors, input mirrors, QPDs, PDs, beam dumps.
  • PZTs @LLO
     

Electronics

  • Thorough scrutinization of cabling / wiring / electronics
    • ELIGO OMC Wiring diagram D070536-A2
      • Occupies 2 DB25s -> They were anchored on the sus cage
      • Preamps for DCPDs will be fixed on the ISI table
        -> DB25 for the DCPDs will be anchored on the table
      • Use longer thin cables for the DCPDs in order to route them through the suspension stages
      • Turn the heater cable to the one for the other PZT
  • Electronics / CDS electronics / software
  • Things to be tested
    • QPD/PD pre-selections (QE/noise)
    • PD preamp design (Rich)
    • Functionality test of QPD/PD/PZT

Shipping, storage etc

  30   Wed Oct 17 20:36:04 2012 KojiOpticsGeneralRoC test cavity locked

The RoC test setup has been built on the optical table at ATF.

The cavity formed by actual OMC mirrors have been locked.

The modulation frequency of the BB EOM was swept by the network analyzer.
A peak at ~30MHz was found in the transfer function when the input beam was misaligned and clipping was introduced at the transmission PD.
Without either the misalignment or the clipping, the peak disappears. Also the peak requires these imperfections to be directed in the same way
(like pitch and picth, or yaw and yaw). This strongly suggests that the peak is associated with the transverse mode.

The peak location was f_HOM = 29.79MHz. If we consider the length of the cavity is L=1.20m, the RoC is estimated as

RoC = L / (1 - Cos[f_HOM/(c/2/L) * PI]^2)

This formula gives us the RoC of 2.587 m.

I should have been able to find another peak at f_FSR-f_TMS. In deed, there was the structure found at 95MHz as expected.
However, the peak was really weak and the location was difficult to determine as it was coupled with the signal from residual RFAM.

The particle level in the clean booth was occasionally measured. Every measurement showed "zero".

To be improved:

  • The trans PD is 1801 which was found in ATF with the label of the 40m. It turned out that it is a Si PD.
    I need to find an InGaAs PD (1811, 1611, or my BBPD) or increase the modulation, or increase the detected light level.
    (==> The incident power on 1810 increased. Oct 17)
  • The BS at the transmission is actually Y1-45P with low incident angle. This can be replaced by 50% or 30% BS to increase the light on the fast PD.
    (==> 50% BS is placed. Oct 17)
  • I forgot to put a 50ohm terminator for the BB EOM.
    (==> 50Ohm installed. Oct 17)
  • A directional coupler could be used for the BBEOM signal to enhance the modulaiton by 3dB.
  • The mode matching is shitty. I can see quite strong TEM20 mode.
  • Use the longer cavity? L=1.8m is feasible on the table. This will move the peak at 27MHz and 56MHz (FSR=83MHz). Very promising.
    (==> L=1.8m, peak at 27MHz and 56MHz found. Oct.17)
Attachment 1: detailed_RoC_setup.pdf
detailed_RoC_setup.pdf detailed_RoC_setup.pdf
Attachment 2: omc_cav_lock_SCRN_SHOT.png
omc_cav_lock_SCRN_SHOT.png
Attachment 3: Cav_scan_response_20121016.pdf
Cav_scan_response_20121016.pdf
  33   Wed Nov 7 20:21:42 2012 KojiGeneralGeneralWork completed in October [!]

Completed work of the previous months: [Jul] [Aug] [Sep] [Oct] [Nov] [Dec]


 

  34   Wed Nov 7 20:44:11 2012 KojiGeneralGeneralPlan Update: November [!]

Completed work of the previous months: [Jul] [Aug] [Sep] [Oct] [Nov] [Dec]


  • Work done
    • Wedge measurement (1st trial) [ELOG]
    • RoC measurement [ELOG]
  • Work in progress
    • R&T measurement
    • Wedge measurement
  • Work to be done
    • QPD/PD pre-selections (QE/noise)
    •  
    •  
    •  
    • Misc. / Beaurocracy?
      • Continuous monitoring of the particle level
      • Replacing a file cabinet next to the south wall by a lockable cabinet
      • Ion gun safety issues: https://dcc.ligo.org/cgi-bin/private/DocDB/ShowDocument?docid=88631
      • Laser SOP / HV use? / UV?
  • Things delivered
  • Things ordered
    • Power strips Tripp Lite PS3612 (Ordered Nov. 8, Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Kapton tapes (1in x 6, 1/2in x 12 Delivered Nov. 15)
    • Sticky Mats (VWR 18888-216 Delivered Nov. 12 and 21992-042)
    • Duck tape (PK3) (Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Wipers 12"x12" 2ply x 119 pairs x case15 (Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Syringes (1mL&2mL) & Needles (20G x dozen)
    • Stainless trays with cover (Steve Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Gold Plated allen keys (Steve Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Forceps (Delivered Nov. 12) / Tweezers / Scissors (Delivered Nov. 12)
  • Things to buy / get
    • OMC testing optics / opto-mechanics
    • Black Glass / Black Glass holder / AR ==> Some at the 40m, some from LLO
    • Ionized air blow
      • N2 or Air cylinder: 4N - UHP or 5N - Research Grade.  (... steal from Downs)
    • Clean tools, tray, storage
    • Supply
      • Additional clean supplies ~ glove 8.5,9,9.5
      • Stainless bats / Pure solvents (Metha / Aceton / Iso) / Syringes / Lint free cloth / Paper lens tissue
      • Lab coats
    • ATF
      • Tefron tape
      • Thorlabs 8-32 screw kit / Thorlabs HW-KIT1
      • Pedestal Shims - Newport
  • Things to be done
    • Cavity ref/trans/finesse
    • PD Q.E. & Reflectivity measurement vs incident angle
    • Functionality test of QPD/PD (PeterK) /PZT
       
  • Procedures to be decided
    • PZT alignment
    • UV glue? (heat) / gluing test
    • Balance
    • N2 cylinder/lines/filter
    • Shipping procedure: New shipping cage design on going (Jeff) => Plastic box similar to COC
  • Design
    • Solidworks raytracing model
    • Mode design for HAM6 layout
       
  • Things to be decided / confirmed
    • How to handle optics / assemblies (Talk to the prev people)
    • First contact? (Margot: applicable to a short Rc of ~2.5m)
    • Gluing templates to be designed (how to handle it?)
  • Jitter noise?
  • How to align the cavity mirrors, input mirrors, QPDs, PDs, beam dumps.

Electronics ==> Rich

Attachment 1: OMC_Project_Schedule.pdf
OMC_Project_Schedule.pdf
  37   Thu Nov 8 19:52:57 2012 KojiOpticsGeneralHow to apply UV epoxy

KA's question:

Do you know how to apply this epoxy?
Do we need a plunger and a needle for this purpose?

Nic saids:

When we did it with Sam, I seem to remember just squirting some on some foil then dabbing it on with the needle.

Attachment 1: UVepoxy.jpg
UVepoxy.jpg
  43   Thu Nov 29 21:18:23 2012 KojiOpticsGeneralOMC Mounting Prisms have come

PB293030.JPG

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  45   Wed Dec 19 18:47:03 2012 KojiCleanGeneralFirst Contact Training with Margot

Steve and I visited Margot to have a training session for application of First Contact on optics.

- Make "thick" layer of first contact. It becomes thin when it gets dried.

- Apply more FC once a peek sheet is placed on the FC

- Wait for drying (~15min)

- Rip off the FC layer by pulling a peek tab. Make sure the ionized N2 is applied during ripping.

- Margot has a Dark Field Microscope. We checked how the dusts are removed from the surface.
There are many dusts on the mirror even if they are invisible. First Contact actually removes
these dusts very efficiently. Margot told us that even carbonhydrates (like finger prints) can be removed by FC.

  46   Wed Dec 26 14:33:33 2012 KojiFacilityGeneralLase Interlock wired

Two switches are connected in series.

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  47   Mon Dec 31 01:45:04 2012 KojiGeneralGeneralWork completed in Nov and Dec [!]

Completed work of the previous months: [Jul] [Aug] [Sep] [Oct] [Nov] [Dec]


  • Work done
  • Things delivered
    • The ionized gun used in the clean room at Downs: made by Terra Universal.com (Jeff's room)
      http://www.terrauniversal.com/static-control/ionizing-blow-off-guns.php
    • Flow path: N2 cylinder - Filter - Gun (Jeff's room)
    • Power strips Tripp Lite PS3612 (Ordered Nov. 8, Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Kapton tapes (1in x 6, 1/2in x 12 Delivered Nov. 15)
    • Sticky Mats (VWR 18888-216 Delivered Nov. 12 and 21992-042)
    • Duck tape (PK3) (Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Wipers 12"x12" 2ply x 119 pairs x case15 (Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Syringes (1mL&2mL) & Needles (20G x dozen)
    • Stainless trays with cover (Steve Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Gold Plated allen keys (Steve Delivered Nov. 12)
    • Forceps (Delivered Nov. 12) / Tweezers / Scissors (Delivered Nov. 12)
    • OMC testing optics / opto-mechanics
    • SolidWorks raytracing model
    • Mode design for HAM6 layout [Zach]
       
    • Black Glass / Black Glass holder / AR ==> Some at the 40m, some from LLO
    • Ionized air blow
      • N2 or Air cylinder: 4N - UHP or 5N - Research Grade.  (... steal from Downs)
  48   Mon Dec 31 03:10:09 2012 KojiOpticsGeneralSolidWorks model of the OMC breadboard
Attachment 1: D1201439_aLIGO_Breadboard_layout_assy_121224.png
D1201439_aLIGO_Breadboard_layout_assy_121224.png
Attachment 2: D1201439_aLIGO_Breadboard_layout_assy_130105.easm
  52   Sun Jan 6 23:22:21 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralSolidWorks model of the OMC suspension

D0900295_AdvLIGO_SUS_Output_Mode_Cleaner_Overall_Assembly.png

Attachment 2: D0900295_AdvLIGO_SUS_Output_Mode_Cleaner_Overall_Assembly.easm
  57   Tue Jan 22 11:10:25 2013 KojiFacilityGeneralEyeware storage and hooks for the face shields are installed

A carpenter has come to install the eyeware storage and hooks for the face shields.

Attachment 1: P1223116.JPG
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  58   Tue Jan 22 17:56:32 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralRotary stage selection

Newport UTR80

Newport 481-A (SELECTED)

  • Sensitivity: 15 arcsec
  • Graduations: 1 deg
  • Vernier: 5 arcmin
  • Fine travel range: 5 deg
  • With Micrometer

Newport RS40

  • Sensitivity: 16 arcsec
  • Graduations: 2 deg
  • Vernier: 12 arcmin
  • Fine travel range: 10 deg
  • Micrometer BM11.5

Newport RS65

  • Sensitivity: 11 arcsec
  • Graduations: 2 deg
  • Vernier: 12 arcmin
  • Fine travel range: 10 deg
  • Micrometer SM-06 to be bought separately

Elliot science MDE282-20G

  • Sensitivity: 5 arcsec
  • Graduations: 2 deg
  • Vernier: 10 arcmin
  • Fine travel range: 10 deg
  • Micrometer 2 arcmin/1div
  • Metric

Suruga precision B43-110N

Thorlabs precision B43-110N

  61   Thu Feb 7 21:35:46 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralDmass's loan of LB1005 / A2&C2 sent to Fullerton / First Contact @40m

Dmass borrowed the LB1005 servo amp from the OMC lab.
It happened this week although it seems still January in his head.
Got it back on Mar 24th

The A2 and C2 mirrors have been sent to Josh Smith at Fullerton for the scatterometer measurement.

First Contact kit (incl. Peek Sheets)
Manasa borrowed the kit on Feb 7.
Got it back to the lab.

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  69   Thu Mar 7 15:53:47 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralOMC Transportation fixture, OMC PD/QPD mounts

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  70   Thu Mar 14 17:06:21 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralOMC SUS work @LLO

EDIT (ZK): All photos on Picasa. Also, I discovered that since Picasa was migrated to Google+ only,
you no longer have the option to embed a slideshow like you used to. Lame, Google.

Photos sent from Zach

(3D VIEW)

2013-03-14_16.04.07.jpg2013-03-14_16.03.40.jpg

  71   Thu Mar 14 22:18:23 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralNew loans for the diode test

ALL returned

Loan from ATF:

2 blue banana cables returned on Jun 4, 2013

BNC cable returned on Mar 21, 2013

TENMA triple power supply returned on July 17, 2015

From 40m:

4x GPIB cables returned on Mar 21, 2013

From EE shop:

red banana cables returned on Jun 4, 2013

  75   Sat Mar 23 02:32:23 2013 KojiFacilityGeneralN2 cylinder delivered

Preparation for ionized N2 blow

- 99.9998% N2 cylinder delivered (ALPHAGAZ 2 grade by AIR LIQUIDE) ALPHAGAZ 2 [PDF]

- Filter and Arcing module already in the lab

- A brass regulator to be installed (Done - March 24)

- 50 ft air line already in the lab / needs to be wiped/rinsed (Done - March 24)

- Air line and filter installed (Done - March 24)

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  76   Sat Mar 23 02:41:00 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralBlack glass beam dumps for the first OMC

Received black glass beam dumps from MIT

- gluing by EP30-2 looks pretty fine. Enough sturdy.

- some gap visible between the glass => incident angle should be considered so that the first beam does not exit from the gap

- Dusts are visible on the glass surface. Some have a lot, the other have less. But every piece still needs to be wiped.

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  77   Sat Mar 23 13:34:14 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralPZT assembly prototype glued

Prototype PZT assembly

Motivation:

Before we glue the PZT assembly, we need to build a prototype. This is to confirm the heat cure process
does not cause any cracking of the PZT or glass components. The CTE of the PZT is 2~3ppm
(depends on the direction) while the one for Fused Silica is 0.55ppm.

Materials:

- A fused silica substrate, 1/2" in dia. Supplied from Garilynn. I defined the chamfered side as the front side.

- PZT: Noliac NAC2124, serial #24, this is a spare PZT as this has the worst length to angle coupling.

- Mounting Prism: D1102069 SN22. This has the worst perpendicularity among the prisms.

- Fixtures:

D1300185 aLIGO OMC CURVED MIRROR BONDING FIXTURE ASSY
D1300186 aLIGO OMC CURVED MIRROR BONDING FIXTURE FRONT
D1300187 aLIGO OMC CURVED MIRROR BONDING FIXTURE BACK
D1300188 aLIGO OMC CURVED MIRROR BONDING FIXTURE RING

P3223322.jpg

Procedure:

- Wipe all of the components with the isopropanol.

- Attach the back piece of the fixture on the Al wrapped bracket.
(The current 4-40 screws for the middle piece are too long and stick out from the back side of the back piece.
Therefore a 1/16" shim for a 1/2" rod is inserted between the bracket and the back piece)

- Brought a glue package to the lab (10:40PM)

- Loosely attach the middle piece to the back piece with four 4-40 screws.

- Insert the mounting prism in the fixture. Insert the PZT in the fixture too.

- Insert a dummy substrate in the fixture.

- Attach the front piece with spring loaded screws.

- Align the PZT and the optic in the fixture. (Basically apply downward force to them)

- Test the rigidity of the assembly (11:30PM)

- Remove the PZT and the mirror. Apply UV epoxy.
(A single dub was applied for each PZT surface of the PZT but this was too much.)

- Make sure the PZT and the optic are aligned by applying the downward force.

- Illuminate UV light from the front.

- Illuminate UV light from the back. (11:50PM)

Procedural issues:

- Long 4-40 screws (described above)
(Circumvented)

- As the PZT is not constrained with the middle piece, it tends to move vertically and rotationally
because of the wire tension. (This is not a mistake but the design so that the PZT is constrained by the optic.)
Therefore after applying glue on the PZT, the motion of the PZT spreads the glue on the back surface of
the curved mirror.

(Solution to be tried) Our solution is to glue the PZT and the mounting prism first with a dummy optics (made of SF2).
The wires should be tacked somewhere on the mount 

- The amount of glue on the PZT was too much. I gave one dub of glue for each side.
As a result, excess glue leaks out along the ring.

- The front plate has a chamfered hole but this tends to slip and move the mirror vertically.
Later I used the flat side of the plate to hole the mirror.
(Circumvented) It seems that this hold the mirror in a better way as the plate can't rock

- Spring load for the front plate was too strong. This was because the natural length of the spring was too long.
(Circumvented) The spring was cut at the length of the 4-40 screw. Then attaching the screws became completely fine.

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Result:

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Slide show:

  79   Mon Mar 25 02:04:05 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC building plan / procedure ~ WB18

WB 18 March

  • Diode test
    • Dark current / Dark noise / Impedance
    • Quantum Efficiency test (but with glass)
    • Diode given to Bob for cleaning
  • Research possible issue of UV light on 1064 HR coating
    • ~ppm order loss increase after depositing 3J/cm^2 in 8 hours (i.e. same order to our illumination but in 10s for us)
    • Sent an e-mail to Ke-Xun Sun -> So far, no reply.
  • Glue test of PZT+prism+curved mirror with UV bond epoxy 
    • Done. Found some handling issues on the fixture.
  • Preparation of N2 line:
    • Done

Action items:

  • Bake test at 100°C for 1 hour at CIT 
    • Will be done on 25 Mon-26 Tue at Bob's lab
  • Curved mirror characterization
  • R&T measurement
  80   Mon Mar 25 18:34:25 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC building plan / procedure ~ Mar 25 Mon

25 March (Mon):

Inspect the test PZT assembly

  • => Give it to Bob. (done)

Glue topside components (done)

  • Clean up the table for the gluing work.
  • Prepare the transport fixture on the table.
  • Glass breadboard
    • Pick breadboard #1 (cf. [ELOG 27])
    • Wipe the entire glass breadboard with IPA
    • Place the breadboard in the fixture (check which is the upper side)
  • Gluing
    • Set the gluing template on the breadboard.
    • Place all of the glass components on the plate (just for confirmation)
    • Wipe (locally) both surfaces to be glued.
    • Apply glue on the component to be glued
    • Align the components in the template. Use the cantilever pusher if necessary.
    • Illuminate UV
    • Repeat the above process for all of the components.
  • Close the transport fixture and wrap with Al foil
  81   Mon Mar 25 19:31:16 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralOMC Top-side gluing

[Koji Jeff Zach]

AAA

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BBB

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CCC

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DDD

P3253400.jpg

  82   Tue Mar 26 22:33:07 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralLoan for the OMC building

Loan from PSL Lab

- 300mm mirror with Ultima mount and pedestal
- Isopropanol small glass bottleReturned on Apr 12 2013.
- Newport 422-1S single-axis stage
Returned on Apr 12 2013.

Loan from ATF Lab

- 50/50 Cube BS 05BC16NP.9 without mount
- 1.5" pedestal (1/4-20 thread), 1/4" shim (1/4-20 through-hole), 1/8" shim (1/4-20 through-hole): 2 eachReturned on Aug 22, 2013.
- PBS & PBS mount
- Newport 422-1S single-axis stageReturned on Apr 12 2013.
- 10 ft BNC cable x 2
- some more BNC (labeled as ATF)Returned on May 20 2013.
- Y1-1037-45P with ultima mount 3inch post
- 1x Newfocus 5104 mirrorReturned on Aug 22, 2013.
- 4x ForkReturned on Aug 22, 2013.

Loan from 40m

- 4 BNC Ts and 1 BNC Ys
- 4 BNC Ts and 1 BNC YsReturned on May 20 2013.
- 6 BNC cablesReturned on May 20 2013.

- SONY CCD / CCD Monitor / CCD power supply
- Optical fiber tester (for fiber alignment) Returned on Apr 9 2013.

  83   Wed Mar 27 20:54:45 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC building plan / procedure ~ Mar 26 Mon

26 March (Tue):

- Curved mirror characterization (Koji, done)

- Input optics for the cavity locking (Zach)

Faraday, BB EOM, Resonant EOM, AOM, MZ

  84   Wed Mar 27 20:54:54 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC building plan / procedure ~ Mar 27 Wed

27 March (Wed)

- AOM drift investigation (Lisa, Zach)

- Cavity input optics ~ Fiber coupling (Zach)

Action Items

  • Glue curved mirror sub-assys.
  • R&T measurement
  85   Wed Mar 27 20:55:10 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralOMC building plan / procedure ~ Mar 28 Thu

28 March (Thu):

  • Rebuild the bottom template in the lab
  • Place the bottom template on the OMC
  • Glue the PZTs on the mounting prisms (x2)
  • Glue the curved mirrors on the PZTs (x2)
  • R&T measurement
  • Placing optics on the OMC breadboard
     
  • Better coupling to the fiber
  • Matching to the OMC cavity

 

29 March (Fri):

Start gluing bottom side: Set 4 cavity mirrors and 1 HR mirror
   and try to resonate beam.  Glue when OK.


Place BS and DCPD mounting brackets.  Glue when OK.
Friday: Place QPDs and rest of optics.  Glue when OK.

WB 1 April

  • Testing at CIT
    • Transmission / Coupling / Loss
    • FSR / TMS
    • Power dependence
    • PZT position dependence
    • Back scattering
    • Openloop TF
    • PZT TF
    • Noise measurement
  • Epoxy cure bake at CIT
  • Retest at CIT
    • ditto

WB 8 April or after

  • Packing
  • Shipping - Shipping box?
  • Optical Testing at LLO (2 days anticipated)
  88   Mon Apr 1 03:13:41 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralFailure of PZT-glass joints

[Koji, Jeff, Zach, Lisa]

We glued a test PZT-mirror assembly last week in order to make sure the heat cure of the epoxy does not make any problem
on the glass-PZT joints. The assembly was sent to Bob for the heat treatment. We received the assembly back from Bob on Wednesday.

We noticed that the assembly after the heat cure at 100degC had some voids in the epoxy layer
(looking like the fused silica surface was only 70% "wetted" by the epoxy).
The comparison of the assembly before and after the heat treatment is found in the slideshow at the bottom of the entry.

Initially our main concern was the impact to the control and noise performance.
An unexpected series resonance on the PZT transfer function and unwanted noise creation by the imperfect bonding may terribly ruin the IFO sensitivity.
In reality, after repeated poking by fingers, the PZT-prism joint was detached. This isn't good at all.
Note that there is no sign of degradation on the glass-glass joint.

We investigated the cause of this like:
- Difference of thermal expansion (3ppm/C PZT vs 0.55ppm/C fused silica)
- Insufficient curing of epoxy by UV (but this is the motivation of the heat cure)

Our resolution up to this point is to switch the glue to EP30-2. This means we will go through the heat cure test again.
Unfortunately there is no EP30-2 in stock at Caltech. We asked MIT to send us some packets of EP30-2.

Hardness of the epoxies is another concern. Through the epoxy investigation, we learned from Noliac that the glue for the PZT
should not be too hard (stiff) so as not to constrain the deformation of the PZT. EP30-2 has Shore D Hardness of 75 or more,
while Optocast UV epoxy has 88, and EPOTEK Epoxies, which Noliac suggested for gluing, has ~65. This should also be
confirmed by some measurement.  We will also ask Master Bond if they have information regarding the effect of curing
temperature on the hardness of the epoxy.  EP30-2 can be cured anywhere between RT and 200F (it's service range is up to 300F).
However, the entire breadboard, with the curved mirror sub-assemblies, will need to be baked at 110C to cure the UV Bond epoxy. 
We hope that exposure to relatively higher temps doesn't harden the EP30-2. The EP30-2 data sheet recommends an epoxy
thickness of 80-120 microns which is much thicker than we would like.

We also don't have a way tocontrol the thickness; though we could add glass spheres to the epoxy to control the thickness.
The thickness of the EP30-2 used to bond the metal wire guide prism on the core optics is much thinner at 15-25 microns.

 

  89   Mon Apr 1 03:23:48 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralUV power calibration

[Koji Lisa Jeff Zach]

Eric G bought a UV power meter from American Ultraviolet.

Our UV illuminator was calibrated by this power meter.

The first blast (i.e. cold start): 3.9W/cm^2

After many blasting: 8.3W/cm^2

The spec is 20W/cm^2

  90   Mon Apr 1 10:28:03 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralAdditional UV blast for the top surface

[Koji, Lisa, Jeff, Zach]

Jeffs concern after talking with the glue company (EMI) was that the UV blast for the top side was not enough.

First we wanted to confirm if too much blasting is any harmful for the glue joint.

We took a test joint of FS-FS with the UV epoxy. We blasted the UV for 1min with ~15mm distance from the joint.
After the observation of the joint, we continued to blast more.
In total, we gave additional 5min exposure. No obvious change was found on the joint.

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Then proceed to blast the OMC top again. We gave 1 min additional blast on each glue joint.

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  91   Mon Apr 1 18:17:01 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralMirror curvature center test

Locations of the curvature minimum on the OMC curved mirrors have been measured.

Motivation:

When a curved mirror is misaligned, the location of the curvature center is moved.
Particularly, our OMC mirror is going to be attached on the PZT and the mounting prism with the back surface of the mirror.
This means that a curved mirror has inherent misalignment if the curvature minimum of the curved mirror is shifted from the center of the mirror.
Since we have no ability to control mirror pitch angle once it is glued on the prism, the location of the curvature minima
should be characterized so that we can oush all of the misalignment in the horizontal direction.

Measurement technique:

When a curved mirror is completely axisymmetric (in terms of the mirror shape), any rotation of the mirror does not induce change on the axis of the refected beam.
If the curvature minimum is deviated from the center of the mirror, the reflected beam suffer precession. As we want to precisely rotate the mirror, we use the gluing
fixture for the PZT assembly. In this method, the back surface of the curved mirror is pushed on the mounting prism, and the lateral position of the mirror is precisely
defined by the fixture. As you rotate the mirror in clockwise viewing from the front, the spot moves in counter clockwise on the CCD.
curved_mirror_precession1.png

 

 

Setup and procedure:

The mounting prism (#21) is placed on the gluing fixture. A curved mirror under the test is loaded in the fixture with no PZT.
i.e. the back surface is aligned by the mounting prism. The fixing pressure is applied to the curved mirror by the front plate
with spring loads. The mirror needs be pushed from the top at least once to keep its defined position in the fixture.
The incident beam is slightly slated for the detection of the reflected spot. The beam is aligned and hits the center of the mirror as much as possible.

curved_mirror_precession2.png

The position of the spot on the CCD (WinCamD) is recorded, while the mirror is rotated 90deg at once. The rotation of the mirror is defined as shown in the figure below.
The angle origin is defined by the arrow mark of the mirror and rotated in clockwise being viewed from the front face. The mirror is rotated 540deg (8points) to check
the reproducibility.

curved_mirror_precession3.png

Measurement result:

8 point for each mirror is fitted by a circle. The fitting result provides the origin and radius of the circle, and the angle correspond to mirror angle of 0deg.

Analysis:

d: distance of the curvature minimum and the mirror center (quantity to be delived)

D: distance of the prove beam spot from the center of the mirror

R: Radius of curvature of the mirror

theta_R: angle of incidence/reflection

curved_mirror_precession4.png

 

 

The interesting consequence is that precession diameter (X-X') on the CCD does not depend on the spot position on the mirror.
This ensures the precision of the measurement. In the measurement, the radius of the precession (r = (X-X')/2) is obtained.

Therefore,

d = r R / (2 L)

Mirror name, distance[mm]
C1: 0.95
C3: 1.07
C4: 1.13
C5: 0.97
C6: 0.73
C7: 1.67
C8: 2.72
C9: 1.05
C10: 0.41
C11: 0.64
C12: 0.92
C13: 0.14

Resolution:
The angle to be rotated is depicted in the following plot for each mirror.

curved_mirror_minimum_position.png

Attachment 5: curved_mirror_precession.pdf
curved_mirror_precession.pdf
  93   Wed Apr 3 18:42:45 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralEP30-2 gluing test

EP30-2 gluing test

  104   Mon Apr 8 21:11:14 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralPZT assembly gluing

[Jeff, Zach, Koji]

PZT assembly gluing

Glue gun -> to be returned to MIT
Fixtures x2
Al bases, spacers
spare screws
mirrors / prisms / PZTs
IPA bottle
clean tools x2
first contact kit
gloves (7.5)

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