The InP/InGaAs and InGaP/GaAs superlattice emitter resonant tunneling bipolar transistors (SE-RTBTs) have been fabricated and demonstrated. By the employment of five-period superlattice in the emitter layer, the RT effect in saturation regime is observed at 77 K for InP/InGaAs SE-RTBT. In addition, due to the larger valence band discontinuity δEV at InGaP/GaAs heterojunction, the RT effect is observed both in saturation and forward active regimes at 300 K for InGaP/GaAs SE-RTBT. The confinement effect for minority carriers is enhanced due to the insertion of superlattice. The common emitter current gains up to 170 and 220 are observed for InP/InGaAs and InGaP/GaAs SE-RTBTs, respectively. Lower offset voltages of about 125 mV are observed in the studied devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry