TITLE

High-frequency small-signal conductivity of hot electrons in nitride semiconductors

AUTHOR(S)
Sokolov, V.N.; Kim, K.W.; Kochelap, V.A.; Woolard, D.L.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/3/2004, Vol. 84 Issue 18, p3630
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We investigate the small-signal conductivity of the electrons in group-III nitrides under a high steady-state electric field. The resulting calculation indicates a frequency dependence of the conductivity that is drastically different from that given by the Drude formula. A large and very fast response of the hot electrons in the nitrides is revealed. The complex conductivity is found to be finite up to the frequency of about 10 THz. For the fields above the threshold corresponding to the peak drift velocity, the calculation also predicts a frequency interval with a negative conductivity. A detailed analysis is provided on the field and frequency dependence of the dynamic conductivity at the high electric fields. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
12930010

 

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