Investigation of an InGaAsGaAs doped-channel MIS-like pseudomorphic transistor

Lih Wen Laih, Jung Hui Tsai, Wen Chau Liu, Wei Chou Hsu, Wen Shiung Lour

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A GaAsInGaAs doped-channel MIS-like pseudomorphic FET has been fabricated and investigated. The device under study shows advantages of high breakdown voltage, high current capability, very large gate voltage swing for high transconductance operations, and ease of fabrication. For a 2 × 100 μm2 gate device, a breakdown voltage of 17.4 V, a maximum drain saturation current of 930 mA/mm, a maximum transconductance of 230 mS/mm, and a very broad gate voltage range larger than 3 V with the transconductance higher than 200 mS/mm are obtained. An estimated electron saturation velocity vs up to 2.2 × 107 cm/s is acquired even for a thin InGaAs channel layer with a 4 × 1018 cm-3 doping level. A simple two-layer model is also proposed to study the theoretical properties which shows a good agreement with the experimental results. Consequently, the device demonstrates a good potential for use in high-speed, high power and large input signal circuit applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1747-1753
Number of pages7
JournalSolid State Electronics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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