On amplifing the RF output of a photodiode

Discussion created by f.amato@gatech.edu on Dec 1, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 4, 2017 by SMcBride

Hell everybody, 

I need your help and suggestions about a doubt I have.


I need to amplify the RF output (13 GHz) of a photo diode.

I was thinking to connect its output to an LNA (model HMC516LC5), would that work or do I need to put a transimpedance amplifier between the photo diode and the LNA?