We analyze a field effect transistor whose operation utilizes the quantum diffraction of electrons by a narrow slit in the gate. Calculations are performed using a low-energy conformal mapping technique which does not assume small-angle scattering. It is shown that the device will exhibit far-field quantum diffraction similar in appearance to the Fraunhofer patterns observed in optics. The diffraction pattern can be detected as current collected at a number of narrow Schottky contacts which together comprise a "viewing screen". Fringe visibilities on the order of 0.5 are predicted. A number of applications of the device are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering