Hydrodynamic analysis of submicrometer n+nn+ diodes for microwave generators

V. Gruzhinskis, E. Starikov, P. Shiktorov, L. Reggiani, M. Saraniti, L. Varani

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We present a theoretical investigation on the electrical behavior of submicrometer n+nn+ diode microwave generators. To this end we adopt a mixed scheme which uses space-homogeneous and stationary Monte Carlo simulations to provide the input parameters for a hydrodynamic analysis of the diode performances. Comparison between GaAs and InP made devices working at 400 K give similar results by predicting generation frequencies up to 700 GHz for an active region length of 0.2 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1456-1458
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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