Modelling band-to-band tunneling current in InP-based heterostructure photonic devices

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Abstract

Some semiconductor photonic devices show large discontinuities in the band structure. Short tunnel paths caused by this band structure may lead to an excessive tunneling current, especially in highly doped layers. Modelling of this tunnelling current is therefore important when designing photonic devices with such band structures. The traditional Kane’s tunnelling model can only be applied to homostructures. An extension to heterostructures is developed to study interband tunneling probability in InP-based heterostructures and the resulting tunnelling current is calculated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, November 26-27, 2015, Brussels, Belgium
EditorsP. Kockaert, P. Emplit, S.-P. Gorza, S. Massar
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherOPERA-photonics, Brussels School of Engineering
Pages27-30
ISBN (Print)978-2-8052-0288-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event20th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, November 26-27, 2015, Brussels, Belgium - Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 8 Feb 20169 Feb 2016
http://www.photonics-benelux.org/symp15/

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Conference20th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, November 26-27, 2015, Brussels, Belgium
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period8/02/169/02/16
OtherDue to safety threats in Brussels on November 26-27, 2015, the symposium was rescheduled on February 8-9, 2016
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Due to safety threats in Brussels on November 26-27, 2015, the symposium was rescheduled on February 8-9, 2016

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van Engelen, J. P., Shen, L., van der Tol, J. J. G. M., & Smit, M. K. (2015). Modelling band-to-band tunneling current in InP-based heterostructure photonic devices. In P. Kockaert, P. Emplit, S-P. Gorza, & S. Massar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, November 26-27, 2015, Brussels, Belgium (pp. 27-30). Brussels: OPERA-photonics, Brussels School of Engineering.