A Wigner function-based quantum ensemble Monte Carlo study of a resonant tunneling diode

L. Shifren, Christian Ringhofer, D. K. Ferry

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Abstract

We present results of resonant tunneling diode operation achieved from a particle-based quantum ensemble Monte Carlo (EMC) simulation that is based on the Wigner distribution function (WDF). Methods of including the Wigner potential into the EMC, to incorporate natural quantum phenomena, via a particle property we call the affinity are discussed. Dissipation is included via normal Monte Carlo procedures and the solution is coupled to a Poisson solver to achieve fully selfconsistent results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-773
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003

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A Wigner function-based quantum ensemble Monte Carlo study of a resonant tunneling diode. / Shifren, L.; Ringhofer, Christian; Ferry, D. K.

In: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 50, No. 3, 03.2003, p. 769-773.

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