I purchased a set of telephoto and macro lenses for the lab. They're stored in the tool cabinet.
Yesterday I came in the QIL and performed an express kidnapping of the 2um in fiber AOM (Brimrose) and the 5 W RF amplifier that was hooked to the RF in port (though it seems it saturates at ~ 600 mW from past elogs). I will test it with the 1419 nm ECDL fiber pickoff port to see that it works and if it doesn't I will reinstall it in the 2um testing facility.
Also borrowed Mini-Circuits amplifier ZFL-500LN+ from same setup.
Stephen and I spent about an hour today tidying up the North Table in preparation for 2um photodiode testing in the Megastat.
I ordered two more wire racks (24" deep, 36" wide, 27" high with two shelves each) to go under the table and serve as instrumentation racks.
I bought two racks to house all our electronics which is currently taking up space on the North Table. The legs were exactly the same length as the clearance between the floor and the bottom fo the table - but not after I got the hacksaw involved. Thankfully the legs have plugs on the top whic cover up the sharp bits that I cut.
Next step is to start transferring the equipment below the table.
We shut down the workstations and the FBs by doing sudo shutdown and unplugged them from the wall.
Electronic equipment on the FB rack was shut down and unplugged from the wall.
Diablo's current was ramped down and the control unit was shutdown. Optical table electronic equipment was shutdown and the table's powerstrip was switched off.
Equipment under the optical table was switched off and unplugged.
Henry from the Carpentry Shop has started replacing ceiling tiles. They need to be cut to fit each location. There was a lot of set up getting equipment across to Bridge before lunch so not that much progress was made replacing tiles in QIL and TCS Labs. Expect work will speed up as we find our groove.
Tiles are replaced.
% Polarizer calibration / Rana's lab
% Tobin Fricke 2007-10-26
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