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The electron and hole multiplication characteristics, Me and Mh, respectively, have been measured in two series of AlxGa1−xAs (x=0.15 and 0.30) p-i-n diodes where the i-region thicknesses, w, vary from 1.0 down to 0.025 μm. From these, the effective electron and hole ionization coefficients, α and β, respectively, have been determined and in the thicker structures agreement is found with data published previously in the literature. However, in the devices where w≤0.1 μm, the dead space effect reduces multiplication below their bulk values at lower values of bias. As the bias is increased, α and β increase very rapidly suggesting that overshoot effects are compensating for the dead space. © 1997 American Institute of Physics.
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