I am trying to understand the Source Follower amplifier as a primitive buffer, and am running some simulations with a SPICE simulator. I have the amplifier hooked up as shown below with a current source acting as the bias for the NMOS transistor M1.
I am able to see a relatively good copy of the square-wave input on the the source leg of M1 with a slightly smaller amplitude and no phase change, which I understand is the case with the source follower (Gain less than 1.0).
However, the amplifier shifts the output bias point by one volt. For example, if the square wave Vin is biased around 0.5V, the output on the source leg is biased around -0.5 V. Changing the magnitude of the Ibias current source only affects the shape of the square wave output waveform, it does not shift the bias point of the output.
In order to keep the input and output roughly centered around the same bias point, what modifications would you suggest to the amplifier? Do I need to look at resistors at the drain? Or perhaps a bias network on the gate?