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IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices

Issue 3 • Date March 1970

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s): c1
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  • Introduction

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s): 177
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  • Carrier waves in semiconductors I: Zero temperature theory

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):178 - 192
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    A detailed treatment of the space-charge waves or carrier waves which are associated with drifting carriers in a semiconductor is given. These waves have a phase velocity comparable to that of the drifting carriers, but normally have very high loss. This dielectric relaxation loss may be radically decreased by utilizing the interaction between two sets of carriers, working with semiconductors of s... View full abstract»

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  • Traveling-wave amplification and power flow in conducting solids

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):193 - 199
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    An RF power-density function is used to obtain some of the characteristics of small-signal traveling-wave amplification in solids. Criteria for determining instability conditions are developed, in terms of well-defined drift and phase velocities, for both electrostatic and electromagnetic wave systems. The results are useful, typically, at or below the microwave range. More exactly, we investigate... View full abstract»

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  • Electron—Hole plasma instabilities

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):200 - 206
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    A semiconductor plasma slab will support three classes of slow quasi-static waves: 1) bulk waves which involve space-charge disturbance throughout the bulk of a thick slab, 2) surface waves which involve surface charge disturbance along one surface of a thick slab, and 3) thin-layer waves which involve dipolar surface charge disturbance on either side of a thin plasma slab. A review of the linear ... View full abstract»

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  • Current oscillations and negative differential conductivity in n-type germanium

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):207 - 213
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    The existence of several types of high-frequency majority carrier current instabilities in [100] and [110] oriented samples of n-type germanium has led to a renewed interest in the conductivity of germanium in a strong electric field. We review the experimental situation with regard to these instabilities and show how their properties can be understood in terms of bulk negative differential conduc... View full abstract»

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  • Acoustoelectric amplification in composite piezoelectric and semiconducting structures

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):214 - 218
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    Acoustoelectric amplification in composite semiconducting and piezoelectric structures is discussed, with emphasis on work with guided plate modes in PZT and LiNbO3. These guided modes have proven to yield very strong amplification at frequencies between 1 and 10 MHz, with a variety of mode-dependent characteristics such as frequency dependence and dispersion. A simple theoretical treat... View full abstract»

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  • The theory of the interaction of drifting carriers in a semiconductor with external traveling-wave circuits

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):219 - 223
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    The interaction between slow electromagnetic waves and drifting carriers in a semiconductor is analyzed including mechanisms important and peculiar to the semiconductor device. The growth rate coefficients, excitation amplitudes, and phase are found using a modification of Pierce's one-dimensional model of the traveling-wave tube. A technique for calculating a growing mode criterion is presented. View full abstract»

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  • Spin-wave/Carrier-wave interactions

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):224 - 229
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    The possibility of spin-wave/carrier-wave interactions has been considered with a more rigorous stability analysis than that used in previous studies. It is concluded that unstable bulk interactions in magnetic semiconductors will not be possible until resistivities are reduced to several orders of magnitude below those presently available. Composite YIG-InSb structures are potentially unstable at... View full abstract»

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  • Acoustooptic interactions and devices

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):229 - 235
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    A review of recent advances in the understanding of the interaction of light and ultrasonic waves in solids and liquids is presented, emphasizing the Bragg diffraction regime wherein the diffracted optical energy is confined near one angular direction. The usefulness of optical beam probing techniques, using laser light sources, for investigating such subjects as ultrasonic attenuation and diffrac... View full abstract»

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  • A new acoustic phonon spectrometer

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):236 - 239
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    Paramagnetic impurities which interact primarily with the resonant phonons in a dielectric crystal and show large magneto-optical properties can be used as a tunable and sensitive probe of the acoustic waves, or phonons, in a dielectric crystal. Such a technique usually works only at a few degrees Kelvin and is tunable over a wide frequency range, 10-500 GHz, with a magnetic field. View full abstract»

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  • Optical excitation of surface plasmons

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):240 - 244
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    Described are the resonance effects associated with surface plasmon excitation (the excitation of evanescent electro-magnetic surface waves) which occur when light is reflected from metal gratings and rough surfaces. View full abstract»

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  • Parametric excitations of density waves in semiconductors by electromagnetic radiation

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):245 - 247
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    The parametric excitations of electron-hole density fluctuations by means of a long wavelength radiation field is discussed. The kinetic equations for electrons and holes driven by a "strong" homogeneous radiation field is solved. The condition for the onset of instability is obtained. View full abstract»

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  • Cascade mechanism of nonlinear interactions between modes in a turbulent plasma

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):247 - 251
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    A hydrodynamical model of plasma turbulence is developed. A cascade concept is utilized to solve the problem of closure, which is characteristic of any nonlinear system. The spectra of kinetic and electrostatic energies are investigated for both the collisional and collisionless cases. In the former case, the spectrum of potential energy from the electrostatic potential fluctuations, as a function... View full abstract»

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  • On quasi-particle descriptions of many particle systems

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):252 - 257
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    Quasi-particle descriptions of thermal or weakly turbulent fluctuations in classical many particle systems may be derived with the aid of a complete set of eigenmodes. For a Maxwell-Vlasov electron plasma, the latter comprise a set of continuous and discrete modes, the continuum modes being dressed single-particle excitations with real eignvalues. Fluctuation field correlations can be represented ... View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s): c4
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