Stability of a reflective coupling diode with the inclusion of thermal effects in narrow band-gap materials

M. J. Gilbert, R. Akis, D. K. Ferry

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Abstract

Despite the difficulty in fabrication, resonant tunnelling diodes (RTD) have found a great deal of usage in the analogue, digital and mixed signal realms as a means of increasing the speed of signal processing circuitry, or in reducing the static power dissipation in the circuitry. Nevertheless, RTDs suffer from their non-planar structure. One possible solution is a planar diode, which operates via coupling of injected electron modes from an input waveguide to a corresponding output waveguide in a semiconductor hetrostructure, or a reflective coupling diode (RCD). In this paper, we investigate the role of temperature on the operation of an RCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Volume19
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004

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Thermal effects
temperature effects
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Diodes
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Waveguides
Resonant tunneling diodes
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signal processing
Energy dissipation
Signal processing
dissipation
analogs
Semiconductor materials
Fabrication
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Electrons

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Stability of a reflective coupling diode with the inclusion of thermal effects in narrow band-gap materials. / Gilbert, M. J.; Akis, R.; Ferry, D. K.

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