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Noise in solid state sensors
Author(s): Bela Szentpali
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Paper Abstract

In this survey at first the general figures of merit of solid-state sensors as sensitivity, dynamic range and noise equivalent signal are defined. With this the main phenomenological parameters as tangential sensitivity, noise figure, noise temperature, noise resistance is treated, and the usefulness of the tangential sensitivity is emphasized. The difference between the phenomenological parameters and the physical noise is pointed out with examples. Finally the basic noise aspects of some often used classical sensor elements as resistance; Hall-plate and diode are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5472, Noise and Information in Nanoelectronics, Sensors, and Standards II, (25 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.546736
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Bela Szentpali, Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science (Hungary)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5472:
Noise and Information in Nanoelectronics, Sensors, and Standards II
Janusz M. Smulko; Yaroslav Blanter; Mark I. Dykman; Laszlo B. Kish, Editor(s)

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