Simulated on Multisim 14.0
In the above circuit, without RL the circuit behaves quite normally with a non inverting gain of 50 for any input at V1 till the output saturates to 15V.
Things however get weird when I connect a heavy load RL=75 ohms as shown.
For V1 = 10 to 25 mV the gain stays at 50 as expected. But as V1 is further increased, the gain starts to drop rapidly with a gain of about 35 at 50mV of V1 and about 19 at 100mV of V1. This drop however is not seen when I am driving loads of say 50 kohms; the gain stays constant. I am confused and cannot find any solution as to why this would happen. What is the significance of connecting a heavy load and how does it impact the gain?
UPDATE: Okay tinkering with values in the dialog box led to some interesting results. Following jonk's comment about current compliance I went on to change the "Output Short Circuit Current" from 25 mA to 100 mA and it seemed to do the trick. Now even at 120 mV of V1 the gain seemed to stay at about 50.
So what is the deal with this "Output Short Circuit Current"? How does it limit the performance of my op amp? Help much appreciated!!