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Entry  Mon Nov 9 17:38:18 2020, Paco, DailyProgress, General, SAF gain chip first light 2020_11_09_ldc200c_test.png20201109_aspheric.jpg20201109_firstlight.jpg20201109_grating.jpg
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          Reply  Wed Nov 11 12:28:33 2020, Paco, DailyProgress, General, EP30 softening acetone_bath.jpg
Message ID: 1860     Entry time: Wed Nov 11 12:28:33 2020     In reply to: 1859
Author: Paco 
Type: DailyProgress 
Category: General 
Subject: EP30 softening 

Attempted two methods to soften EP30-2, the results are summarized below.

(a) Heat -- Used the heat gun set to 200 F (~ 93 C) and held it near the back of the part so that the grating surface was never in direct exposure. The airflow was kept constant for a period of ~ 10 min, while I periodically checked to see if there were any signs of bond softening. After no signs of softening, I stopped and moved to method (b).

(b) Solvent -- After brief investigation and referring to T1400711, I got some acetone from CTN, and set up a ~ 50 ml bath. The part was not completely submerged and was arranged such that the grating face was always exposed to air, which I left for ~14 hours. The drawback of this method is that some of the acetone evaporated and at some point the EP30 bond stopped being in contact with the solvent. A picture for reference is attached, with the light blue line indicating the highest acetone level, and the red line indicating the EP30 bond level at the beginning of the bath.

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