Optimized V-shape design of GaN nanodiodes for the generation of Gunn oscillations
Monte Carlo method
Fecha de publicación
American Institute of Physics
J. F. Millithaler, I. Iñiguez-de-la-Torre, A. Iñiguez-de-la-Torre, T. González, P. Sangaré, G. Ducournau, C. Gaquière, and J. Mateos; Optimized V-shape design of GaN nanodiodes for the generation of Gunn oscillations; Applied Physics Letters 104, 073509 [1-4] (2014)
In this work, recent advances in the design of GaN planar Gunn diodes with asymmetric shape, socalled self-switching diodes, are presented. A particular geometry for the nanodiode is proposed, referred as V-shape, where the width of the channel is intentionally increased as approaching the anode. This design, which reduces the effect of the surface-charges at the anode side, is the most favourable one for the onset of Gunn oscillations, which emerge at lower current levels and with lower threshold voltages as compared to the standard square geometry, thus enhancing the power efficiency of the self-switching diode as sub-millimeter wave emitters.