Journal of Applied Physics
Monte Carlo studies of transferred electron oscillators based on bulk wurtzite GaN are presented. Two structures have been examined: (i) devices with the conventional single notch structure, and (ii) repetitive structures with serial segments to fashion a "multiple domain" device. Wurtzite material has been chosen because of the higher drift velocity and because analytical expressions for the band structure have recently become available. Performance parameters of interest such as the operating frequency, output power, and conversion efficiency are calculated. Variations due to changes in temperature, biasing voltage, and device length are also included. It is shown that multidomain Gunn diodes can lead to significant improvements in output power over conventional, single-transit structure, and so such multiple GaN diodes merit serious experimental study.
Original Publication Citation
Joshi, R. P., Sridhara, V., Shah, P., & Rosario, R. D. d. (2003). Monte Carlo analysis of GaN-based Gunn oscillators for microwave power generation. Journal of Applied Physics, 93(8), 4836-4842. doi:10.1063/1.1562734
Joshi, R. P.; Sridhara, V.; Shah, P.; and del Rosario, R. D., "Monte Carlo Analysis of GaN-Based Gunn Oscillators for Microwave Power Generation" (2003). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 156.