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1 G. Visser, IU, 4/10/2014 Single-photon signals from PMT through front board and pogo pins to 30 Ω load on carrier (mockup) board 4 independent events, selected for 30 – 45 mV amplitude and “no obvious extra pulses” Amplitude scaled and time shifted 20 GS/s 500 ps/div 5 mV/div ext. att risetime of these pulses ~130 ps My initial guess for a good termination impedance was 70 Ω – not so good The ringing that remains here Is just the linear response of connection parasitics, same on every pulse, harmless Might be improved with a series resistor on the front board capacitors, and/or an isolation resistor at the −600 V pogo pin on HVB  to be explored on 2 nd HVB/front

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3 First attempt w/ 2-stage amp on “carrier” board. I suspect the severe ringing is due to new 30 Ω scheme, and can be resolved. But this only got working about 20 minutes ago. Needs a bit more time. 640 ps risetime  good (too fast?) 3200 V here

4 The severe ringing issue in previous results seems to be related to the LMH6629 input stage reacting to the fast pulse (which is well beyond the LMH6629 closed- loop bandwidth, but perhaps within the input stage’s open-loop bandwidth). “Fixed” now, with an R-C filter at the very input. (In quotes because a fix which we don’t fully understand isn’t fully satisfying. But it may have to do.) Updated update, 4/11/2014 HVB input 3200 V risetime 750 ps Amplifier VCC = 3.6 V load = 10 pF gain = 3188 Ω (calc.) 20 GS/s 2 ns/div 100 mV/div

5 Noise and bandwidth look reasonable. As before, the load capacitance is an important noise-filter component; explicit capacitor should be included at IRSX input on Carrier Rev. E, value TBD. [I suggest also on the test board.] [UH: Do you guys have a network analyzer? If so could you measure input on test board please?] HVB off all else exactly as before −50 dBm  141 nV/sqrt(Hz) input referred:  1.54 nV/sqrt(Hz) It’s about the expected value, and a respectable figure IMHO. 250 MHz/div 3 dB/div RBW=25 MHz no load 10 pF inst. noise floor

6 Revised circuit, basically as was used for these latest tests. Output probe buffer not shown Actual board has C4 to VREF not ground (better layout, should be equivalent) Actual board has 10nF caps (what I have right now) Expect some further tweaking, perhaps adding an inductor at input and/or output Cal circuit feeds into 2 nd stage as summer, not shown here Note: Compensation selector (pin 6) is just a logic signal. It is wired as shown to optimize the layout. It’s on my to-do list to verify PSRR from C pin is good i.e. well beyond V+ pin spec. Or else, this plan will change.


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