Characteristics of a GaAs-InGaAs delta-doped quantum-well switch

Wei-Chou Hsu, Der Feng Guo, Wen-Chau Liu, Wen Shiung Lour

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A new delta-doped quantum well negative-differential-resistance (NDR) switch, grown by molecular beam epitaxy, has been fabricated and demonstrated. A delta-doped sheet [δ(p+)], located at the center of InGaAs quantum well, provides a potential barrier for electron injection. When a sufficiently high voltage bias is applied, an interesting S-shaped NDR phenomenon can be observed due to the avalanche multiplication and potential redistribution process. From experimental results, it is known that the environmental temperature plays an important role on the NDR performance. The influence of temperature on the device performance is studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8615-8617
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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