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)
Pages (from-to)S481-S482
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Volume19
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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