The ripple-curry amplifier in photonic applications




photodetector, optical MEMS, amplifier


This paper discusses the new design of a amplifier for the miniature MEMS-type spectrometer. The application problem of the new amplifier was the correct conditioning of the sensor's photoelectric pulses. The processed signal was a sequence of pulses that had variable both frequency and amplitude value. Thus, such a broadband amplifier should have the functionality of automatic gain control. This paper describes the concept of the new circuit, develops its detailed application, and then performs validation tests. Measurement results of the new circuit are discussed in the final section of the paper.

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How to Cite

M. Gilewski, “The ripple-curry amplifier in photonic applications”, Photon.Lett.PL, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 86–88, Dec. 2022.