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Investigation of a background suppression transimpedance amplifier for photovoltaic detectors

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Authors
Metzger, Ferdinand Joseph, Jr.
Subjects
Background suppression
Transimpedance amplifier
Photovoltaic detector
Advisors
Davis, David Scott
Date of Issue
1992-12
Date
December 1992
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The current generation of transimpedance amplifier based detector systems are limited by coamp saturation when operating at a high gain or in the presence of a large background signal. To eliminate saturation, an amplifier that is frequency dependent is developed. Additionally, the noise sources in the conventional transimpedance amplifier and photovoltaic detector are quantified for comparison to any modified circuit. Initial results indicate that the frequency dependent detector system is a viable system, however, further development is required. Further research of this technology is expected to support future infrared and long range detection applications.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Physics
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
63 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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