21 December 1994 Resonant tunneling structures to significantly reduce the voltage drop in contacting pZnSe layer in blue-green lasers: simulation of voltage-current behavior
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Proceedings Volume 2346, II-VI Blue/Green Laser Diodes; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.197257
Event: Photonics for Industrial Applications, 1994, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
This paper describes the usage of a novel asymmetric resonant tunneling structure (RTS) to obtain low voltage drop contacts to pZnSe and other wide energy gap semiconductors. Generally, the contact to p-ZnSe is achieved by the formation of a Schottky barrier or by forming a graded layer interface to pZnSe. These techniques have been employed in fabricating ZnSe based blue-green lasers, reported during the past few years using structures grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy. Most of these approaches result in contact voltage drops ranging from 6-30 volts for a typical current above laser threshold. In the case of pGaAs-pZnSe (or pZnCdSe) interface, the presence of a large valence energy band offset results in high voltage drop due to a rectifying interface. The use of asymmetric resonant tunneling structure(s) at these heterointerfaces is shown to result in a significantly low (0.4 volts) voltage drops at current densities above threshold (approximately equals 600 A/Cm2). The incorporation of asymmetric resonant tunneling structures is also proposed for lasers on InP substrates. It is a generic technique which can be used for realizing low resistance contacts in material systems where standard contact techniques produce poor results. This technique is applicable for both p- and n-type heterojunction interfaces.
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Faquir C. Jain, Faquir C. Jain, M. Gokhale, M. Gokhale, R. LaComb, R. LaComb, C. Chung, C. Chung, Wenli Huang, Wenli Huang, } "Resonant tunneling structures to significantly reduce the voltage drop in contacting pZnSe layer in blue-green lasers: simulation of voltage-current behavior", Proc. SPIE 2346, II-VI Blue/Green Laser Diodes, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197257; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.197257
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