Nonlinear resonant-tunneling through double-barrier structures



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Díez, E. and Domínguez-Adame Acosta, Francisco and Sánchez, A. (1995) Nonlinear resonant-tunneling through double-barrier structures. Physics Letters A, 198 (5-jun). pp. 403-406. ISSN 0375-9601

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We study resonant tunnelling through double-barrier structures under an applied bias voltage, in which nonlinearities due to self-interaction of electrons in the barrier regions are included. As an approximation, we concern ourselves with thin barriers simulated by delta-function potentials. This approximation allows for an analytical expression of the transmission probability through the structure. We show that the typical peaks due to resonant tunneling decrease and broaden as nonlinearity increases. The main conclusion is that nonlinear effects degrade the peak-to-valley ratio but improve the maximum operation frequency of the resonant tunnelling devices.

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© Elsevier.
F. D-A. acknowledges support from UCM through project PR161/93-4811. A. S. acknowledges partial support from C.I.C. y T. (Spain) through project PB92-0248 and by the European Union Human Capital and Mobility Programme through contract ERBCHRXCT930413.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Physics, Multidisciplinary
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:27769
Deposited On:16 Dec 2014 08:51
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