High-frequency generation in two coupled semiconductor superlattices

Satpal Matharu, Feodor V. Kusmartsev, Alexander G. Balanov

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We theoretically show that two semiconductor superlattices arranged on the same substrate and coupled with the same resistive load can be used for a generation of high-frequency periodic and quasiperiodic signals. Each superlattice involved is capable to generate current oscillations associated with drift of domains of high charge concentration. However, the coupling with the common load can eventually lead to synchronization of the current oscillations in the interacting superlattices. We reveal how synchronization depends on detuning between devices and the resistance of the common load, and discuss the effects of coupling and detuning on the high-frequency power output from the system.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)2559-2570
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Physical Journal: Special Topics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2013


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