High-performance InP/GaAsSb double heteroj unction bipolar transistor (DHBT) employing GaAsSb/lnGaAs superlattice-base structure is demonstrated and compared with GaAsSb bulk-base structure by two-dimensional simulation analysis. The proposed device exhibits a higher current gain of 257 than the conventional InP/GaAsSb type-II DHBT with a lower current gain of 180, attributed to the tynneling behavior of minority carriers in the GaAsSb/lnGaAs superlattice-base region under large forward base-emitter bias. In addition, a larger unity gain cutoff frequency of 19.1 GHz is botained for the superlattice-base device than that of 17.2 GHz for the bulk-base device.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics