Ionization phenomena in A1GaAs/GaAs HBTs are theoretically and experimentally investigated. The measured multiplication factor correlates well to the results of a Monte Carlo simulation of the device, which also provides general microscopic details of the pre-avalanche regime, and evidences the role of dead-space effects.
Impact-ionization phenomena in AlGaAs/GaAs HBT's / A., Di Carlo; P., Lugli; Pavan, Paolo; E., Zanoni; R., Malik. - In: MICROELECTRONIC ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0167-9317. - STAMPA. - 19:(1992), pp. 135-140.