This letter investigates the dc characteristics of a double heterojunction bipolar transistor (DHBT) with a compressively strained InGaAsSb base, which is grown by solid-source molecular beam epitaxy. The novel InP/InGaAsSb HBT has a lower base/emitter (B/E) junction turn-on voltage, a lower VCE offset voltage, and a junction ideality factor closer to unity than the conventional InP/InGaAs composite collector DHBT. These characteristics are attributed to the transistor's type-I B/E junction and type-II base/collector junction, which facilitates carrier transport for low power, high current density, and high-speed operation.
- Heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs)
- Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)