MONTE CARLO SIMULATION OF STEADY-STATE TRANSPORT IN SUBMICROMETER InP AND GaAsn+–i(n)–n+ DIODE

H. ARABSHAHI, M. REZAEE ROKN-ABADI, F. BADIEIAN BAGHSIAHI, M. R. KHALVATI
2010 Modern physics letters B  
Monte Carlo simulation of electron transport in an InP diode of n +i(n)-n + structure is compared with GaAs diode. The anode voltage ranges from 0.5 to 1.5 V. The distributions of electron energies and electron velocities and the profiles of the electron density, electric field and potential and average electron velocity are computed. Based on these data, the near ballistic nature of the electron transport in the 0.2 µm-long diode and the importance of the back-scattering of electrons from the
more » ... electrons from the anode n + -layer are discussed. In addition, the effects of the lattice temperature and doping on the length of the active layer are discussed. Electronic states within the conduction band valleys at the Γ, L, and X are represented by non-parabolic ellipsoidal valleys centered on important symmetry points of the Brillouin zone. Our simulation results have also shown that the electron velocity characteristics in InP diode are more sensitive to temperature than in other III-V semiconductors such as GaAs.
doi:10.1142/s0217984910022603 fatcat:b662d6eyyndqtpoaixb2ss7ija