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Message ID: 1972     Entry time: Tue Jul 14 20:55:50 2015
Author: Arjun 
Type: Misc 
Category: PD noise 
Subject: Some thoughts on the intensity stabilization servo 

The previous eLog I had described, the way I tried to supress intensity noise is a adhoc method. So after a discussion with Rana, I realised the parameters that needed to be considered while designing the sero and it was also pointed that my filter itself was unstable, which I overlooked yesterday.

Things to keep in mind while designing the servo:-

1) Why do we need intensity a servo if finally we calculate the diffrential signal, won't it get rid of the laser noise, as its common mode? What dictates the subtraction efficiency one can have is such a subtraction?

2) What would this efficiency be in the 'ideal' and 'non-ideal' scenarios?

3) This subtraction efficiency would inturn dictate how much gain one needs for the servo.

A simple filter design with a modest gain was suggested by Rana, I am convincing myself how it will help get better subtraction efficiencies. 

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