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  40   Sat Nov 17 02:31:34 2012 KojiOpticsCharacterizationMirror T test

Mirror T test

The mirror was misaligned to have ~2deg incident (mistakenly...) angle.

C1: Ptrans = 7.58uW, Pinc = 135.0mW => 56.1ppm

C1 (take2): Ptrans = 7.30uW, Pinc = 134.4mW => 54.3ppm

C2: Ptrans = 6.91uW, Pinc = 137.3mW => 50.3ppm

C3: Ptrans = 6.27uW, Pinc = 139.7mW => 44.9ppm

C4: Ptrans = 7.62uW, Pinc = 139.3mW => 54.7ppm

C5: Ptrans = 6.20uW, Pinc = 137.5mW => 45.1ppm

A1: Ptrans = 1.094mW, Pinc = 133.6mW => 8189ppm

  96   Thu Apr 4 01:43:06 2013 KojiOpticsCharacterizationMirror T measurement

[Zach, Koji]

The measurement setup for the transmission measurement has been made at the output of the fiber.

- First, we looked at the fiber output with a PBS. It wasn't P-pol so we rotated the ourput coupler.
  What we found was that it wasn't actually linearly polarized.
  So the input coupler was rotated to correct it. This terribly misaligned the input coupling.
  After some iteration of rotating and aligning the input/output couplers, we obtained reasonable
  extiction ratio like 10mW vs 100uW (100:1) with 11mW incidence. (Where is the rest 0.9mW!?)

- The P-pol (transmission) out of PBS goes into the mirror. Here we tested mirror A1.
  The mirror is mounted on the prism mount supported by a rotational stage for precise angle adjustment
  We limited the input power down to 5mW so that we can remove the attenuator on the power meter.
  The reading of the power meter was fluctuating, indeed depending on MY position.
  So we decided to turn off the lighting of the room. This made the reading very stable.

  The offset of the power meter was -0.58uW

  The transmitted power for the normal incidence was 39.7uW with the incident 4.84mW.
  [39.7-(-0.58)] / [4.84*1000-(-0.58)] *10^6 = 8320 ppm

  The transmitted power for the 4deg incidence was 38.0uW with the incident 4.87mW.
  [38.0-(-0.58)] / [4.87*1000-(-0.58)] *10^6 = 7980 ppm

 cf. The specification is 7931ppm


  183   Mon May 12 22:43:02 2014 KojiOpticsCharacterizationMeasured FSR/TSM of the OMC cavity

Data analysis of the FSR/TSM measruement last week.

1. FSR was measured with "the golden arches" technique.

FSR = 263.0686 MHz +/- 900Hz

Lcav = 1.1396 m --> 7.6 mm too long! (nominal 1.132m)

2. Transverse mode spacings for the vertical and horizontal modes were measured.

TMS/FSR = 0.219366 (V) / 0.220230 (H) (Predicted value with the current cavity length 0.2196/0.2202 very close!)

We want to make this to be ~0.219 (~3% less)

With the current parameters, the 19th-order lower sideband make the coincident resonance.

  94   Thu Apr 4 00:35:42 2013 ZachOpticsConfigurationMMT installed on breadboard, periscope built

[Koji, Zach]

We installed the MMT that matches the fiber output to the OMC on a 6"x12" breadboard. We did this so that we can switch from the "fauxMC" (OMC mirrors arranged with standard mounts for practice locking) to the real OMC without having to rebuild the MMT.

The solution that Koji found was:

z = 0: front face of the fiber output coupler mount

z = 4.8 cm: f = 35mm lens

z = 21.6 cm: f = 125mm lens

This should place the waist at z ~ 0.8 m. Koji has the exact solution, so I will let him post that.

The lenses are on ±0.5" single-axis OptoSigma stages borrowed from the TCS lab. Unfortunately, the spacing between the two lenses is very close to a half-integer number of inches, so I had to fix one of them using dog clamps instead of the screw holes to preserve the full range.

Koji also built the periscope (which raises the beam height by +1.5") using a vertical breadboard and some secret Japanese mounts. Part of it can be seen in the upper left corner of the photo below---sorry for not getting a shot of it by itself.


  355   Thu Apr 25 15:05:19 2019 JoeOpticsCharacterizationLooking at PZT HOM spacing dependance and thinking about workflow

[koji, joe]

The template or glass breadboard was wobbling, and we noticed that the caivty alignment became worse/better when it was pressed down. We saw that it was the glass breadboard, so it was fixed into the transport fixture more securely. Now its alignement didn't change when it was pressed down. We took a pzt mirror out and replaced it, the alignment din't change much so that was good. We set up posts to hold the pzt wires.

We noticed that the bottom of the mirrors were dirty, so we cleaned them, and once we were happy with the newton rings, we aligned the cavity

Took a photo of CM2, the spot is maybe 1 beam diameter vertically and horizontally from the centre, and quite a bright spot could be seen. The same problem with CM1. We thought it would be good to see a measurement of higher order mode spacing dependence on PZT DC voltage rather than doing the full characterisation since the alignment seems to change quite a lot when ever we do anything, and this cavity arrangement probably isn't very good anyway (can see scattering on both curved mirrors with the IR camera). 

did measurements of FSR, = 2.64835MHz

did HOM spacing for 0,75,150V on CM1 in pitch and yaw.

we want to come up with a work flow for how to do these measurements, and make automate parts of the analysis?


  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

  248   Fri Dec 18 15:33:24 2015 KojiGeneralLoan / LendingLoan from Rich

Loan Record: I borrowed a PD can opener from Rich => Antonio Returned Sep 9, 2016

Tungsten Carbide Engraver (permanently given to the OMC lab)


  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.

  122   Wed May 8 15:36:50 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralLatest OMC schedule
(done) Mon  6th: Invar plate arrival / Spot position measurement
(done) Tue  7th: Invar plate cleaning / Spot position measurement / EP30-2 arrival / Invar plate gluing to the test mounting brackets
(done) Wed  8th: Invar plate cleaning done / Baking of the test pieces (with Bob's oven)
Thu  9th: ***After bake torque/force test***

***If the invar plate passes the test***
Thu  9th Light side invar plate gluing
Fri 10th Cable side invar plate gluing

Mon 13th The OMC given to Bob (Air bake & Vac bake)

Mon 20th The OMC received from Bob
         Apply First contact
         Diode mount adjustment / Electronic tests
Tue 21st Diode mount adjustment / Electronic tests / Optical tests
Wed 22nd Final cabling (***Chub***)
Thu 23rd Final cabling / Packing
Fri 24th Packing / Shipping

Mon 27th? Arrival to LLO / Koji fly to LLO
Tue 28th Test on the optical bench
Wed 29th Test on the optical bench
Thu 30th Suspension test? (***Jeff B***)

Tue  4th Suspension test done?
  15   Sat Aug 11 00:59:14 2012 KojiFacilityGeneralLaser Safety Barrier

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



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

Two switches are connected in series.

  392   Mon Aug 10 15:53:46 2020 KojiGeneralGeneralLab status check

Check-in to the OMC lab to see the status. Nothing seemed changed. No bug. The HEPA is running normal. The particle level was 0.

Went into the HEPA enclosure and put a cover on the OMC. Because of the gluing template, the lid could not be close completely (that's expected and fine).

The IPA vector cloth bag was not dry yet but seemed expired (some smell). There is no stock left -> 5 bags to be ordered.

  270   Mon Nov 21 21:19:20 2016 KojiOpticsGeneralLWE NPRO Laser / Input Optics / Fiber Coupling

- About 1.5 month ago, an 700mW LWE NPRO has been brought to OMC Lab.

- The SOP can be found here.

- The base was made for the beam elevation of 3" height. Four 1" pedestals were attached to rise the beam elevation to 4".

- The output from the laser is ~740mW

- After the faraday and the BB EOM, the output is ~660mW

- After the usual struggle, the beam was coupled to the SM fiber. The output is 540mW. The coupling efficiency is >80%.

- Will proceed to the OMC cavity alignment.

  271   Wed Dec 7 19:18:10 2016 KojiOpticsGeneralLWE NPRO Laser / Input Optics / Fiber Coupling

FIber Input Mount 132deg
Fiber output mount 275deg
-> 525mW P: 517mW S: 8mW extinction ratio: 0.016

  178   Tue Feb 18 18:58:38 2014 KojiGeneralGeneralLHO H1 OMC installation photos

LHO OMC installation photos

  139   Wed Jun 5 18:51:31 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralL1 OMC shipped out

[Koji, Jeff]

The L1 OMC finally sent out from Caltech!

CAM00011.jpg   P6054027.JPG

  137   Wed Jun 5 01:06:35 2013 ZachGeneralCharacterizationL1 OMC as-built diagram



  261   Fri Jun 10 17:12:57 2016 KojiGeneralConfigurationL1 OMC DCPD replacement

New DCPD(T) = A1-23
DCPD(T) = DCPDB: extracted and accomodated in CAGE-G SLOT1

New DCPD(R) = A1-25
DCPD(R) = DCPDA: extracted and accomodated in CAGE-G SLOT2

  376   Wed Sep 18 23:16:06 2019 StephenSupplyGeneralItems staged at 40m Bake Lab for PZT Subassembly Bonding

The following items are presently staged at the 40m Bake Lab (see photo indicating current location) (noting items broght by Koji as well):

  1. Bonding fixtures, now modified with larger washers to constrain springs, and with modification from OMC elog 358.
  2. Curved Mirrors and Tombstones as selected by Shruti in OMC elog 374.
  3. PZTs as debonded from first iteration subassemblies (SN 12 and SN 13)
  4. Epoxy-cure-testing toaster oven
  5. Other items I can't think of but will populate later  =D

The following item is in its home in Downs 303 (Modal Lab)

  1. EP30-2 epoxy (expiration 2020 Jan 22) with full kit (tracked in PCS via location update [LINK])


  214   Thu Jul 31 15:07:53 2014 KojiGeneralGeneralItem lending

Tara: Laser Safety goggle -> Returned

HP signal generator (990MHz) (prev. setting 32.7MHz / +3dBm)
Black glass beam dump


LB1005 Oct 24.

  220   Fri Jan 30 19:31:08 2015 KojiGeneralGeneralItem lending



HP signal generator (990MHz) (prev. setting 32.7MHz / +3dBm)Returned March 23, 2016
Black glass beam dump


LB1005 Oct 24. This unit is permanently gone to Cryo lab. Acquired a new unit. Aug, 2016.


Tara: Laser Safety goggle -> Returned

HP signal generator (990MHz) (prev. setting 32.7MHz / +3dBm)
Black glass beam dump


LB1005 Oct 24.


  221   Tue Feb 3 18:23:49 2015 KojiGeneralGeneralItem lending

- The laser was removed and shipped to LHO today.

- UV illuminator / fused silica fiber light guide / UV power meter / UV face shield (Qty 2) will be shipped to MIT.
They are CIT properties except for the illuminator.




HP signal generator (990MHz) (prev. setting 32.7MHz / +3dBm)
Black glass beam dump


LB1005 Oct 24.


Tara: Laser Safety goggle -> Returned

HP signal generator (990MHz) (prev. setting 32.7MHz / +3dBm)
Black glass beam dump


LB1005 Oct 24.



  222   Wed Feb 4 20:07:24 2015 KojiGeneralGeneralItem lending

Shipment to MIT (L. Barsotti, J. Miller)

1. UV Illuminator (LESCO Super Spot MK III)

2. UV Power meter (American Ultraviolet AIB1001) Caltech property C30140

3. UV protection face shield (VWR UVC-803) Qty.2 Caltech property C30141/C30142

4. UV Fiber Optic Light Guide (American Ultraviolet OLB1081) C30143

All returned: Aug 30, 2016

  226   Tue Jul 21 20:20:12 2015 KojiGeneralGeneralItem lending

Kate (ATF)

- 4ch color oscilloscope (Tektronix)

- Chopper controller

- Chopper with a rotating disk

  268   Fri Sep 9 14:34:31 2016 KojiGeneralGeneralItem lending

To 40m

First Contact Kit by Calum

Class A Kapton sheets


  389   Thu Feb 27 14:31:13 2020 KojiGeneralGeneralItem lending

Item lending as per Ian's request: Particle Counter from OMC Lab to QIL


  390   Mon Aug 10 15:29:54 2020 KojiGeneralGeneralItem lending

The particle counter came back to the OMC lab on Aug 10, 2020


  125   Mon May 13 14:59:16 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralInvar shim gluing

The invar reinforcement shims were glued on the glass brackets on the breadboard.
We worked on the light side on May 10th and did on the dark side on May 13rd.

U-shaped holding pieces are used to prevent each invar shim to be slipped from the right place.

We are going to bring the OMC breadboard to the bake oven tomorrow to cure the epoxies and promote the outgasing.

  401   Fri Nov 20 18:51:23 2020 KojiGeneralGeneralInstrument loan

FEMTO DLPCA200 low noise preamp (brand new)

Keithley Source Meter 2450 (brand new) => Returned 11/23/2020

were brought to the OMC lab for temporary use.


  266   Tue Aug 23 23:36:54 2016 KojiOpticsCharacterizationInspection of the damaged CM1 (prev H1OMC)

1. Calum and GariLynn checking the CM1 defect from the front side.
2. Same as above
3. Close up of the defect
4. Using dino-lite microscope to get a close up view of the defect from the front surface.
5. Same as 4
6. Finished for the day and setting up a safefy clamp
7. Finally a tefron cover was attached.

  267   Thu Aug 25 02:17:09 2016 KojiOpticsCharacterizationInspection of the damaged CM1 (prev H1OMC)

Initial inspection results by Calum, et al.

  358   Thu May 9 16:07:18 2019 StephenMechanicsGeneralImprovements to OMC Bonding Fixture

[Stephen, Koji]

As mentioned in eLOG 331, either increased thermal cycling or apparent improvements in cured EP30-2 strength led to fracture of curved mirrors at unintended locations of bonding to the PEEK fixture parts.

The issue and intended resolution is summarized in the attached images (2 different visualizations of the same item).

Redline has been posted to D1600336-v3.

Drawing update will be processed shortly, and parts will be modified to D1600336-v4.


  31   Thu Oct 18 20:23:33 2012 KojiOpticsCharacterizationImproved measurement

Significant improvement has been achieved in the RoC measurement.

  • The trans PD has much more power as the BS at the cavity trans was replaced by a 50% BS. This covers the disadvantage of using the a Si PD.
  • The BB EOM has a 50Ohm terminator to ensure the 50Ohm termination at Low freq.
  • The length of the cavity was changed from 1.2m to 1.8m in order to see the effect on the RoC measurement.

By these changes, dramatic increase of the signal to noise ratio was seen.

Now both of the peaks corresponds to the 1st-order higher-order modes are clearly seen.
The peak at around 26MHz are produced by the beat between the carrier TEM00 and the upper-sideband TEM01 (or 10).
The other peak at around 57MHz are produced by the lower-sideband TEM01 (or 10).


Peak fitting

From the peak fitting we can extract the following numbers:

  • Cavity FSR (hence the cavity length)
  • Cavity g-factor
  • Approximate measure of the cavity bandwidth

Note that the cavity itself has not been touched during the measurement.
Only the laser frequency and the incident beam alignment were adjusted.

The results are calculated by the combination of MATLAB and Mathemaica. The fit results are listed in the PDF files.
In deed the fitting quality was not satisfactory if the single Lorentzian peak was assumed.

There for two peaks closely lining up with different height. This explained slight asymmetry of the side tails

This suggests that there is slight astigmatism on the mirrors (why not.)

The key points of the results:

- FSR and the cavity length: 83.28~83.31MHz / L=1.799~1.800 [m] (surprisingly good orecision of my optics placement!)

- Cavity g-factor: Considering the flatness of the flat mirror from the phase map, the measured g-factors were converted to the curvature of the curved mirror.
RoC = 2.583~4 [m] and 2.564~7 [m]. (Note: This fluctuation can not be explained by the statistical error.)
The mode split is an order of 10kHz. This number also agrees with the measurement taken yesterday.

If the curved mirror had the nominal curvature of 2.5m, the flat mirror should have the curvature of ~20m. This is very unlikely.

- Approximate cavity line width: FWHM = 70~80kHz. This corresponds to the finesse of ~500. The design value is ~780.
This means that the locking offset is not enough to explain the RoC discrepancy between the design and the measurement.


  299   Mon Jul 2 12:29:01 2018 KojiElectronicsCharacterizationImpedances of individual components (3IFO EOM)

[Rich Koji]

The impedances of the individual components from the 3IFO EOM (before modification) were tested.
Each component was modeled by LISO. The LISO model (in PDF and txt) are attached at the end of the entry.

There are three inductors taken from the EOM unit. They showed the Q ranging from 150~300.
Their impedances are compared with the coil taken from the 9MHz port of the spare EOM (=current LHO EOM).
The inductance of the 8.7MHz inductor indicated higher L but still higher Q.

Todd made a replica of the 45.3MHz coil. He used a silver plated wire and it actually showed highest Q of ~400.

Crystal capacitance
The crystal capacitances were measured by attaching a test rig on the DB15 connector of the crystal housing. The rig was calibrated such that the impedances of the attched components on the rig were measured. They showed somewhat similar feature with parasitic resonances at ~50MHz. Above this frequnecy the capacitance went down (i.e. Abs(Z) went up). This indicates there are stray series LCR in pararrel to the crystal. Not sure what is the cause of this.

The central (24.1MHz) port showed smaller capacitance. This probably means the plates for the central port is smaller. Not sure the actual dimensions of the plates for this unit.

  403   Sun Nov 22 13:49:12 2020 KojiElectronicsCharacterizationImpedance Measurement for InGaAs QPDs

To know any anomaly to the junction capacitance of the QPD segments, the RF impedances were tested with a hand-made impedance measurement.
All segments look almost identical in terms of capacitance.

Measurement setup:
The impedance of a device can be measured, for example, from the complex reflection coefficient (S11). To measure the reflection, a bidirectional coupler was brought from the 40m. Attachments 1 and 2 shows the connection. The quantity A/R shows S11. The network analyzer can convert a raw transfer function to an impedance in Ohm.

Calibration and Measurement limit:
The network analyzer was calibrated with 1) a piece of wire to short the clips 2) 50ohm resistor 3) open clips. Then the setup was tested with these three conditions (again). Attachment 3 shows the result. Because of the impedance variation of the system (mainly from the Pomona clip, I guess), there looks the systematic measurement error of ~1pF or ~25nH. Above 100MHz, the effect of the stray impedance is large such that the measurement is not reliable.

The setup was tested with a 10pF ceramic capacitor and this indicated it is accurate at this level. The setup is sufficient for measuring the diode junction capacitance of 300~500pF.

Impedance of the QPD segments:

Then the impedances of the QPD segments were measured (Attachment 4). The segments showed the identical capacitance of 300~400pF level, except for the variation of the stray inductance at high freq, which we can ignore. Note that there is no bias voltage applied and the nominal capacitance in the datasheet is 225pF at 5V reverse bias. So I can conclude that the QPDs are quite nominal in terms of the junction capacitance.

(Ed: 11/23/2020 The RF components were returned to the 40m)

  366   Thu May 23 23:27:38 2019 KojiOpticsCharacterizationIGHQEX3000 high power test

LaserComponents IGHQEX3000 (Cage B2: Serial# B1-23) was exposed to the beam with the optical power from 1.6mW to 332mW.
After each illumination, the dark current and the dark noise level were measured. Also the photo image of the PD surface was taken each time.

- No significant change of the dark current after each illumination.

- No significant change of the dark noise after each illumination.

- No visible change of the surface observed.

(During this dark noise measurement, the current amp gain was set to be 1e8 V/A, instead of 1e7 for the measurements yesterday.)

  190   Tue Jun 24 18:43:15 2014 KojiGeneralGeneralICS entries for the OMC baking/assembly

For baking:

  • Assembly Name aLIGO Output Mode Cleaner
    Assembly Number D1201439
  • Part Name: Breadboard transport fixture
    Part # / Drawing #: D1201515

D1201274-V1-00-S009: OMC DCPD Housing        (remove part)
D1201274-V1-00-S010: OMC DCPD Housing        (remove part)
D1201275-V1-00-0006: OMC DCPD FACE PLATE        (remove part)
D1201275-V1-00-0007: OMC DCPD FACE PLATE        (remove part)
D1201280-V1-00-0006: OMC QPD HOUSING        (remove part)
D1201280-V1-00-0007: OMC QPD HOUSING        (remove part)
D1201281-V1-00-0006: OMC QPD FACE PLATE        (remove part)
D1201281-V1-00-0007: OMC QPD FACE PLATE        (remove part)
D1300052-V1-00-0003: aLIGO OMC BRACKET, CABLE CONNECTOR        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0021: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0022: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0023: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0024: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0025: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0026: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0027: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0028: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0029: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300057-v2-00-0030: aLIGO CABLE PEG        (remove part)
D1300060-V1-00-0005: aLIGO OMC BRACKET, MASS MOUNTING        (remove part)
D1300060-V1-00-0006: aLIGO OMC BRACKET, MASS MOUNTING        (remove part)

More entries to be added (Found in the LHO OMC entry) [DONE]
D1300371-V2-00-S1301806: ISC DCPD Cable for OMC-Breadboard Bracket to DCPD #1
D1300372-V2-00-S1301807: ISC DCPD Cable for OMC-Breadboard Bracket to DCPD #2
D1300373-V3-00-S1301810: ISC QPD Cable for OMC-Structure to Breadboard Bracket
D1300374-V2-00-S1301813: ISC QPD Cable for OMC-Breadboard Bracket to QPD #1

  211   Sun Jul 20 17:19:50 2014 KojiMechanicsCharacterizationI1OMC vibration test ~ 2nd round

Improved vibration measurement of the OMC


- Added some vibration isolation. Four 1/2" rubber legs were added between the OMC bread board and the transport fixture (via Al foils).
  In order to keep the beam height same, 1/2" pedestal legs were removed.

- The HEPA filter at the OMC side was stopped to reduce the excitation of the breadboard. It was confirmed that the particle level for 0.3um
  was still zero only with the other HEPA filter.


- Same measurement method as the previous entry was used.



- In this new setup, we could expect that the resonant frequency of the body modes were close to the free resonances, and thus the Q is higher.
  Noise is much more reduced and it is clear that the resonance seen 1.1kHz is definitely associated with the body mode of the breadboard (red curve).

  As a confirmation, some metal objects were placed on the breadboard as tried before. This indeed reduced the resonant frequency (blue curve).



- Vibration on the DCPDs and QPDs mainly excited the modes above 2~3kHz.
  In order to check if they are coming from the housing, we should run FEA models.

- Some excitation of the breadboard mode at 1.1kHz was also seen.


CM1/CM2 (PZT mirrors)

- Baseically excitation was dominated by the PZT mode at 10kHz. Some spourious resonances are seen at 4~5kHz but I believe this is associated with the weight placed on the excitation PZT.


FM1/FM2 and peripheral prism mirrors (BSs and SMs)

- The modes of the FMs are seen ~8k or 12kHz. I believe they are lowered by the weight for the measurement. In any case, the mode frequency is quite high compared to our frequency region of interest.

- As the prism resonance is quite high, the excitation is directly transmitted to the breadboard. Therefore the excitation of the non-cavity caused similar effect to the excitation on the breadboard.
  In fact what we can see from the plot is excitation of the 1.1kHz body mode and many high frequency resonances.


Beam dumps

- This is also similar to the case of the peripheral mirrors.


  210   Thu Jul 17 02:19:20 2014 KojiMechanicsCharacterizationI1OMC vibration test


- 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. 




- 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.

- Some excitation of the breadboard mode at 1.2kHz is also seen.


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.

I1OMC_vibration_test_FM.png I1OMC_vibration_test_Prism.png

Beam dumps

- 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

  186   Sat May 17 07:40:14 2014 KojiOpticsCharacterizationI1OMC cavity mirrors glued

I1OMC cavity mirrors were glued.

FSR = 264.82MHz => Lcav = 1.132m (nominal 1.132m)

TMS/FSR for Vpzt1=Vpzt2=0: 0.2185 (V) and 0.2196 (H) (nominal 0.219)


aLIGO OMC: Power Budget 2014/5/16

<<<Measured Values>>>
Input Power: 35.7 [mW]
Transmitted Power through FM2: 33.5 [mW]
Transmitted Power through CM1: 0.188 [mW]
Transmitted Power through CM2: 0.192 [mW]
Reflection PD DC output (Unlocked): 6.2 [V]
Reflection PD DC output (Locked): 0.096 [V]
Reflection PD DC output (Dark Offset): -0.00745 [V]
Assumed cavity finesse : 400.

Input Power: 35.7 [mW]
Uncoupled light Power (Junk light + sidebands): 0.575698 [mW]
Input TEM00 Carrier Power: 35.1243 [mW]  (Ratio: 0.983874)
Cavity reflectivity (in power): 548.319 ppm
Cavity transmission (in power): 0.953756
Loss per mirror: 70.1183 ppm
FM1 power transmission: 7640.17 ppm
FM2 power transmission: 7640.17 ppm
CM1 power transmission: 43.2093 ppm
CM2 power transmission: 44.1337 ppm


  205   Thu Jul 10 23:22:28 2014 KojiOpticsCharacterizationI1OMC QPD

QPD#              QPD1       QPD2
Housing#          #006       #007
Diode#            #50        #51
Shim              1.25mm 03  1.25mm 02   (1.25mm = D1201467-10)

Power Incident    123.1-13.0 uW  124.5-8.0 uW
Sum Out            77.0 mV   82.5 mV
Vertical Out      -24.0 mV  - 8.8 mV
Horizontal Out      4.2 mV    9.0 mV
SEG1              -11.6 mV  -16.0 mV
SEG2              -12.6 mV  -18.0 mV
SEG3              -25.2 mV  -24.4 mV
SEG4              -21.4 mV  -21.4 mV
Spot position X   -21   um  -19   um  (positive = more power on SEG1 and SEG4)
Spot position Y   +102  um  +47   um  (positive = more power on SEG3 and SEG4)

Responsivity[A/W] 0.70      0.71
Q.E.              0.82      0.83

Arrangement of the segments
View from the beam
/ 2 | 1 X
\ 3 | 4 /


I(w,x,y) = Exp[-2 (x^2 + y^2)/w^2]/(Pi w^2/2)

(SEG_A+SEG_B-SEG_C-SEG_D)/(SEG_A+SEG_B+SEG_C+SEG_D) = Erf[sqrt(2) d/w]

d: distance of the spot from the center
w: beam width

  206   Fri Jul 11 00:06:33 2014 KojiOpticsCharacterizationI1OMC PD

DCPD#             DCPD1      DCPD2
Housing#          #009       #010
Diode#            #07        #10
Shim              1.00mm 01  1.00mm 02   (1.00mm = D1201467-09)

Power Incident     11.1 mW   10.6 mW
Vout                7.65 V    7.33 V

Responsivity[A/W]   0.69      0.69
Q.E.                0.80      0.81
photo              2nd        1st


PD alignment confirmation

  160   Thu Aug 29 18:55:36 2013 KojiMechanicsGeneralI1 OMC top side gluing (UV)

The glass components for the I1 OMC top side were glued by the UV glue.

Breadboard SN#4
Wire bracket SN#5/6/7/8

  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.

  38   Thu Nov 8 20:12:10 2012 KojiOpticsConfigurationHow many glass components we need for a plate

Optical prisms 50pcs (A14+B12+C6+E18)
Curved Mirrors 25pcs (C13+D12)



Curved No BS OMC Wedge tested
Coating A: IO coupler   14 0  2 prisms 5/5
Coating B: BS 45deg   12 0  2 prisms  0/5
Coating C: HR   6 13 2 curved  
Coating D: Asym. output coupler   0 12 -  
Coating E: HR 45deg   18 0  4 prism (1 trans + 3 refl) 0/3
D1102209 Wire Mount Bracket 25      4  
D1102211 PD Mount Bracket 30      8  


  3   Wed Jun 20 00:10:53 2012 KojiFacilityGeneralHole on the wall was patched


  262   Fri Jul 22 22:24:05 2016 KojiGeneralGeneralHQEPD inventory

As of Jul 22, 2016
As of Aug 11, 2016

As of Aug 16, 2016

A1-23 in Cage G https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-A1-23
-> Shipped to LLO https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8181
-> Now in https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/ASSY-D1201439-1
= Replaced C30665 eLIGO PD (SN 01 in Cage G now) ICS: C30665GH-0-00-0001
-> Removed PD@LLO, Waiting for the shipment to CIT

A1-25 in Cage G https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-A1-25
-> Shipped to LLO https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8181
-> Now in https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/ASSY-D1201439-1
= Replaced C30665 eLIGO PD (SN 02 in Cage G now) ICS: C30665GH-0-00-0002
-> Removed@LLO, Waiting for the shipment to CIT

B1-01 in Cage A https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-B1-01
-> Shipped to LHO https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8182
-> Now in https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/ASSY-D1201439-3_2
= replaced C30665 eLIGO PD (SN 11 in Cage A now) ICS: C30665GH-0-00-0011
-> Removed PD@LHO
-> Shipped from LHO to CIT https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8187

B1-16 in Cage A https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-B1-16
-> Shipped to LHO https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8182
-> Now in https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/ASSY-D1201439-3_2
= replaced C30665 eLIGO PD (SN 12 in Cage A now) ICS: C30665GH-0-00-0012
-> Removed PD@LHO
-> Shipped from LHO to CIT https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8187

C1-05 in Cage F https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-C1-05
-> @CIT contamination test cavity

C1-07 in Cage F https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-C1-07
-> @CIT contamination test cavity

C1-17 in Cage E https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-C1-17
-> Shipped to LHO https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8182
-> Left @LHO as a spare

C1-21 in Cage E https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-C1-21
-> Shipped to LHO https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8182
-> Left @LHO as a spare

D1-08 in Cage E https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-D1-08
-> Shipped to LHO https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8182
-> Moved to Cage A3
-> Shipped from LHO to CIT https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8186
-> Arrived at CIT (Aug 16)

D1-10 in Cage E https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/IHGQEX3000-0-00-D1-10
-> Shipped to LHO https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8182
-> Moved to Cage A4
-> Shipped from LHO to CIT https://ics-redux.ligo-la.caltech.edu/JIRA/browse/Shipment-8186
-> Arrived at CIT (Aug 16)

  256   Sat Mar 26 17:39:50 2016 KojiElectronicsCharacterizationHQEPD dark noise

Dark noise measurement for 6 HQEPDs and 1 C30665. All of these showed sufficiently low dark current noise levels compared with the noise level of the DCPD preamp. The measurement was limited by the input noise (ADC) noise of the FFT analyzer as the line noises were too big.

The measurement has been done with the transimpedance of 1e7. The bandwidth of the measurement was 50kHz.

  254   Sun Mar 13 22:02:09 2016 KojiOpticsCharacterizationHQEPD QE measurement (direct comaprison)

Direct comparison of the PD responsibities

We can expect 5% increase of the QE with the new PD.

P-pol 10deg incident

Power meter Ophir RM9C (Systematic error +/-5%)
Vbias = 6V

C30665GH (#07)
Incident: 7.12mW
Reflection: 0.413mW (=> R=5.8%)
PD output: 5.690+/-0.006V
=> Responsibity 0.799+/-0.001 A/W
=> QE = 0.931+/-0.001

HQE PD (A1-23)
Incident: 7.15mW
Reflection: 0.020+/-0.1mW (=> R=0.28%)
PD output: 6.017+/-0.007V
=> Responsibity 0.842+/-0.001 A/W
=> QE = 0.981+/-0.001

Note that there is a 5% systematic error with the power meter.

  255   Sat Mar 26 01:49:48 2016 KojiOpticsCharacterizationHQEPD QE

Calibration of the transimpedance

Use KEITHLEY 2450 as a calibrated current source. Model 2450 has the current source accuracy of 0.020%+1.5uA at 10mA range. For 6mA current output, the error is 3uA (0.05%).

The output of the current amp at 103 Ohm setting was 6.0023V when -6.000mA current was applied. i.e R_trans = 1000.4 +/- 0.5 Ohm. This is a negligible level.

QE of the diodes (As of 07/30/2016)

Refer E1800372

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