InP-Based AlInAs/GaAs0.51Sb0.49/GaInAs Single Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor for High-Speed and RF Wireless Applications
Authors: Yi, Changhyun; Kim, Tong-Ho; Brown, April S.
Source: Journal of Electronic Materials, Volume 31, Number 2, 1 February 2002 , pp. 95-98(4)
Abstract:The InP-based AlInAs-GaAsSb-GaInAs heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) have been grown by solid-source molecular-beam epitaxy (SSMBE). Since the AlInAs-GaAsSb heterojunction has a type-II (staggered) band lineup, the conduction-band discontinuity is negligible at 300 K (10 meV). Thus, the turn-on voltage is significantly lower than that of an AlInAs-GaInAs HBT even without compositional grading of the emitter-base junction. A selfaligned process was used to fabricate large area devices. The measured turnon voltage and collector-emitter offset were 0.36 V and 0.23 V, respectively, with a DC current gain of approximately 25 and ideality factors of ηC = 1.01 and ηB = 1.1 at JC = 10 kA/cm2 collector-current density.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Publication date: 2002-02-01