Reduction of Base-Collector Capacitance in InP/InGaAs DHBT with Buried SiO2 Wires

Naoaki TAKEBE  Yasuyuki MIYAMOTO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E95-C   No.5   pp.917-920
Publication Date: 2012/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E95.C.917
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
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Keyword: 
heterojunction bipolar transistor,  InP,  base-collector capacitance,  in situ etching,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we report the reduction in the base-collector capacitance (CBC) of InP/InGaAs double heterojunction bipolar transistors with buried SiO2 wires (BG-HBT). In a previous trial, we could not confirm a clear difference between the CBC of the conventional HBT and that of the BG-HBT because the subcollector layer was thicker than expected. In this study, the interface between the collector and the subcollector was shifted to the middle of the SiO2 wires by adjusting the growth temperature, and a reduction in CBC with buried SiO2 wires was confirmed. The estimated CBC of the BG-HBT was 7.6 fF, while that of the conventional HBT was 8.6 fF. This 12% reduction was in agreement with the 10% reduction calculated according to the designed size.