A high-voltage, high-frequency linear amplifier/driver for capacitive loads

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    A linear amplifier capable of providing a single-ended output in excess of 3 kV across a predominantly capacitive load requiring charge/discharge currents of order 10 mA is described. High-voltage capability, low-power consumption and excellent linearity and harmonic distortion performance are all obtained from a simple circuit, employing negative voltage feedback around a high-voltage low-power MOSFET ladder. Results are presented which highlight the performance of the amplifier in its intended role as a triangular-wave voltage driver for an electro-optic crystal.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)283-288
    Number of pages6
    JournalMeasurement Science & Technology
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

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    In: Measurement Science & Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1992, p. 283-288.

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