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Title: Enhanced performance CCD output amplifier

Abstract

A low-noise FET amplifier is connected to amplify output charge from a che coupled device (CCD). The FET has its gate connected to the CCD in common source configuration for receiving the output charge signal from the CCD and output an intermediate signal at a drain of the FET. An intermediate amplifier is connected to the drain of the FET for receiving the intermediate signal and outputting a low-noise signal functionally related to the output charge signal from the CCD. The amplifier is preferably connected as a virtual ground to the FET drain. The inherent shunt capacitance of the FET is selected to be at least equal to the sum of the remaining capacitances.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Santa Fe, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
870762
Patent Number(s):
5589881
Assignee:
Regents of Univ. of California Office of Technology Transfer (Alameda, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
enhanced; performance; ccd; output; amplifier; low-noise; fet; connected; amplify; charge; coupled; device; gate; common; source; configuration; receiving; signal; intermediate; drain; outputting; functionally; related; preferably; virtual; ground; inherent; shunt; capacitance; selected; equal; remaining; capacitances; noise signal; charge signal; functionally related; coupled device; output charge; preferably connected; common source; signal functionally; gate connected; enhanced performance; source configuration; /348/250/330/

Citation Formats

Dunham, Mark E, and Morley, David W. Enhanced performance CCD output amplifier. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Dunham, Mark E, & Morley, David W. Enhanced performance CCD output amplifier. United States.
Dunham, Mark E, and Morley, David W. Mon . "Enhanced performance CCD output amplifier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870762.
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abstractNote = {A low-noise FET amplifier is connected to amplify output charge from a che coupled device (CCD). The FET has its gate connected to the CCD in common source configuration for receiving the output charge signal from the CCD and output an intermediate signal at a drain of the FET. An intermediate amplifier is connected to the drain of the FET for receiving the intermediate signal and outputting a low-noise signal functionally related to the output charge signal from the CCD. The amplifier is preferably connected as a virtual ground to the FET drain. The inherent shunt capacitance of the FET is selected to be at least equal to the sum of the remaining capacitances.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
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