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masayuki.nakano - 03:05, Thursday 15 November 2018 (6991)Get code to link to this report
PMC cavity pole measurement

The cavity pole of the PMC was measured by measuring the AM TF of the PMC. The estimated cavity pole is

427(7) kHz,

which corresponds to the finesse of 


The designed value is 600 kHz and 124 respectively. Also, the cavity pole estimated in another measurement was 690(70). So they are not consistent with the designed valuefrown
The measurement detail is as follows.

1. Measured the TF from the AOM driver input to the power fluctuation before the PMC

To know the actuator response of the AOM, and the sensing response of the PD, the TF from the AOM driver input to the PD output was measured. I put the pick-off mirror just after the AOM and that beam was injected into the PD (PDA100A2). The measured TF is shown in FIg.1. 


Fig.1 TF of the AOM and the PD. It's used for the calibration of TF measured in measurement 2.

2. Measured the TF of the AM

The PD used in 1. measurement was moved to the PMC TRANS and the TF from the AOM driver to the PD output was measured. The measured TF is shown in Fig.2. 

Fig.2 TF of the AOM, the PD, and the PMC.

3. Calibration and fitting

We can get the response of the AM through the PMC by dividing the TF measured at the TRANS by the TF measured before the PMC. The divided TF and the fitted curve are shown in Fig.3.

Fig.3 Calculated TF of the PMC and the fitted curve.

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masayuki.nakano - 21:50, Friday 30 November 2018 (7218)

The cavity pole was estimated again from the transfer function of the ISS AOM and the PD. The result is 610(10) kHz, and it is consistent with the design value.

The transfer function is shown in the attached figure. The fitting parameter is the overall gain, the time delay, and the pole around 600 kHz. Each result is as follows:
Overall gain: 0.126(1)
Time delay: 1.171(2) usec
pole: 610(10) kHz