Monte Carlo Estimation of Hot Carrier Noise at Millimeter- and Submillimeter-Wave Frequencies

Robert O. Grondin, Peter A. Blakey, Jack R. East, Edward D. Rothman

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    Abstract

    This paper deals with the use of Monte Carlo experiments for investigating noise phenomena associated with hot carrier transport in semiconductors. In the first part of the paper procedures and problems associated with the design and interpretation of such experiments are discussed. The use of a Monte Carlo experiment is then demonstrated by estimating the velocity fluctuation spectrum of electrons in GaAs. Significant new results and insights are obtained. In particular, two new spectral peaks are discovered and explained in terms of under lying physical processes, certain simple intuitive assumptions often made in noise theory are shown to be unjustified, and a criterion for the minimum flight time needed for estimates of “conventional” diffusion coefficients is obtained.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)914-923
    Number of pages10
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
    Volume28
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 1981

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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