Amplifier noise

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Amplifier noise
White noise comprising random signal fluctuations whose power spectrum contains all frequencies equally over a specified bandwidth or pink noise where the frequencies diminish in a specified fashion over a specified range.
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IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the “Orange Book”). Definitive Rules, 1979. Compiled by J. Inczédy, T. Lengyel, A. M. Ure. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). On-line corrected version: http://www.iupac.org /publications/analytical compendium (2000).

This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment. For current IUPAC recommended mass spectrometry terms, see the Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.
 

Orange Book

ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the “Orange Book”). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Amplifier noise

This can be of two kinds. White noise is random signal fluctuations whose power spectrum contains all frequencies equally over a specified bandwidth whereas in pink noise the frequencies diminish in a specified fashion over a specified range.

IUPAC Orange Book Chapter 12
Index of Orange Book Terms