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ElectroComponent Science and Technology
Volume 6 (1980), Issue 3-4, Pages 189-191

1 GHz Low-Noise Hybrid Preamplifier for Optical Detection

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Received 27 April 1979

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A 1 GHz low- noise preamplifier, especially designed for photodetection purposes is described. The amplifier noise which sets a limit to the sensitivity of the photodiode-preamplifier combination is minimized using a hybrid technology which allows very low values of the parasitics. Results on a complete photodiode-equalized preamplifier are given.