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Title: Passive bias temperature compensation circuit module

Abstract

A passive bias temperature compensation module for silicon photomultiplier, avalanche photodiodes and similar photodetectors that possess a moderately linear temperature coefficient of gain and that may be compensated by varying an applied bias voltage. The module includes an electrical circuit and a method for determining component values to provide a constant voltage source to stabilize the gain of one or more photodetector devices. A temperature sensor in the module is held in close thermal contact with the photodetector and a filter capacitor is electrically close to the photodetector. The module is based on the concept of temperature sensitive voltage division which is applicable to situations in which large numbers of photodetectors must be gain-compensated for temperature variations over a wide range while maintaining excellent gain matching. The passive bias temperature compensation method enables multiple photodetectors to share a single constant voltage supply without loss of matching performance.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1632482
Patent Number(s):
10541660
Application Number:
15/792,437
Assignee:
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05K - PRINTED CIRCUITS
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03G - CONTROL OF AMPLIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/24/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

McKisson, John E. Passive bias temperature compensation circuit module. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
McKisson, John E. Passive bias temperature compensation circuit module. United States.
McKisson, John E. Tue . "Passive bias temperature compensation circuit module". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632482.
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