Photodetection and Measurement: Making Effective Optical Measurements for an Acceptable Cost

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 18, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 298 pages
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Photodetection techniques are becoming increasingly necessary for electronics design work

This reference provides a practical "rules of thumb" approach to making accurate optical measurements with equipment commonly found in labs and companies.

  • Considers the full chain of equipment: photodetectors, amplifiers, LED sources, electronic drives, basic optics, interference screens, and data acquisition systems
  • How to make use of the simplest detector in every situation
  • Noise reduction techniques
  • Building in stability

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Photodetection Basics
Amplified Detection Circuitry
Fundamental Noise Basics and Calculations

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Mark Johnson, Ph.D is an independent consultant in opto-electronics and measurement innovation. He is a visiting professor at Salford University in England and St. Etienne University in France and has managed corporate research teams in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Dr. Johnson resides in Cheshire, England.

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