Accession Number : ADA185716

Title :   Analytical Investigations of Bulk Wave Resonators in the Piezoelectric Thin Film on Gallium-Arsenide Configuration.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 84-31 May 87,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AERONAUTIC AL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Tiersten, Harry F

PDF Url : ADA185716

Report Date : 28 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Trapped energy modes in the piezoelectric thin film on semiconductor composite resonator are explained and contrasted with modes that do not trap energy. The results of calculations of the quality factor of the fundamental essentially thickness-extensional mode in the composite resonator due to radiation into the bulk semiconductor wafer are discussed. The combination of materials considered was aluminum-nitride on gallium-arsenide. The calculations show that when trapping is not present the quality factor is a very rapidly varying function of the ratio of the composite resonator thickness to the wafer thickness and that the range of variation is very large, i.e., between one and two orders of magnitude. The calculations also reveal that when trapping is present the quality factor is always much larger and its range of variation with thickness ratio much smaller than when trapping is not present. The direct calculation procedure is required to check the accuracy of a perturbation procedure. The perturbation procedure for the calculation of the quality factor of the composite resonator due to radiation into the semiconductor wafer is discussed. The perturbation procedure enables calculations for the case of rectangular electrodes and diaphragms to be performed. For the strip case the calculations of the quality factor using the perturbation procedure are in good agreement with the results obtained from the earlier more cumbersome direct procedure.

Descriptors :   *BULK SEMICONDUCTORS, *GALLIUM ARSENIDES, *PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS, *RESONATORS, *SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, ACCURACY, COMPUTATIONS, ELECTRODES, ENERGY, MATERIALS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, PERTURBATIONS, QUALITY, RATIOS, RECTANGULAR BODIES, THICKNESS, THIN FILMS, TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES), TRAPS, VARIATIONS, WAFERS, WAVE PROPAGATION

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Solid State Physics
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

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