Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

\hbox {BCl}_{3}/\hbox {Cl}_{2} -Based Inductively Coupled Plasma Etching of GaN/AlGaN Using Photoresist Mask

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Rawal, D.S. ; Solid State Phys. Lab., New Delhi, India ; Malik, H.K. ; Agarwal, V.R. ; Kapoor, A.K.
more authors

Gallium nitride/aluminium gallium nitride (GaN/AlGaN) etching in BCl3/Cl2-based inductively coupled plasma (ICP) is investigated for high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) mesa etching using rarely preferred mask-photoresist. The critical issues related to photresist burning/deforming, resist removal, selectivity, mesa edge roughening, and nonuniform etching of GaN and AlGaN layers are discussed in detail using plasma of BCl3/ Cl2 gases. The effect of ICP process parameters like ICP power, RF power, pressure, and BCl3/Cl2 flow rate ratio on etch rate of GaN/AlGaN layers and mask is studied systematically for the optimization of a HEMT mesa etching process that results in smooth etched surface with sharp and highly anisotropic mesa edges. The photoresist mask selectivity is found to depend strongly on pressure and RF power, whereas the etched surface morphology changes significantly with the gas flow rate ratio and chamber pressure. The AlGaN etch rate and selectivity with respect to GaN is also characterized for different Al concentrations varying up to 33%. The etch process is finally applied to GaN/AlGaN HEMT mesa etching, where the mesa features with depth of ~ 1500 A° are etched successfully. The resultant process etch uniformity is found to be better than 5% over 2-in wafer.

Published in:

Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 9 )

Date of Publication:

Sept. 2012

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.