Gain-switching amplifier for compression of optical radar return signals

J. D. Spinhirne, John A Reagan

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Abstract

A circuit for a gain-switching amplifier that has been used for accurate compressional amplification of lidar return signals is presented. Gains of the amplifier vary from unity to over three decades, and bandwidths is over 2.5 MHz. Gain stages switch and settle to 1% in less than 1 μsec with small transients. The design utilizes monolithic LSI circuits rather than discrete componnets and may be readily modified to suit varying applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-439
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

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LSI circuits
Optical radar
optical radar
Amplification
amplifiers
Switches
Bandwidth
Networks (circuits)
large scale integration
unity
switches
bandwidth

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  • Instrumentation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Gain-switching amplifier for compression of optical radar return signals. / Spinhirne, J. D.; Reagan, John A.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 47, No. 4, 1976, p. 437-439.

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