A high-breakdown and low-offset voltage InGaP/GaAs heterostructure bipolar transistor for power system applications

Wen-Chau Liu, S. Y. Cheng, W. C. Wang, J. Y. Chen, H. J. Pan, S. C. Feng, K. H. Yu

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Due to the high bandgap (E g =1.9eV) and etching selectively of In 0.5 Ga 0.5 P material, the InGaP/GaAs material system has been proposed to replace the AlGaAs/GaAs. Undoped or lighted doped InGaP, with a relatively high resistance, was considered well as an "insulator". The wide bandgap characteristics enhance the breakdown voltage and, thus, the power handling capabilities of the device for high power applications. From the device point of view, the high breakdown voltage is an important requirement for high power operations. The wide-gap InGaP was also used to increase the collector breakdown voltage in an NpN double heterojunction bipolar transistors (DHBT's). For InGaP/GaAs DHBT's, the electron blocking effect associated with the presented ΔE C between B-C heterojunction could cause a degraded current gain. Therefore, it is necessary to suppress the electron blocking effect which mainly resulting from the ΔE C at BC heterojunction. In this paper, a new InGaP/GaAs heterostructure transistor with a δ-doped wide-gap collector structure has been fabricated successfully and demonstrated. The studied device takes the advantages of the heterostructure-emitter bipolar transistor (HEBT) and DHBT devices. Due to the employed effective E-B homojunction and the δ-doped sheet between base-collector junction, the lower offset and saturation voltages may be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Event34th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 1999 Aug 21999 Aug 5


Other34th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
CityVancouver, BC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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