Space charge dynamics in a semiconductor superlattice affected by titled magnetic field and heating
journal contributionposted on 17.11.2016, 15:09 authored by Alexander BalanovAlexander Balanov, Alexey A. Koronovskii, Olga I. Moskalenko, Anton O. Sel'skii, Alexander E. Hramov
© 2016, Allerton Press, Inc.The transition between different modes of current oscillations in a semiconductor superlattice, from close-to-harmonic (near the generation onset) to relaxation oscillations, has been investigated. The transition type is shown to change with an increase in temperature. A period-doubling bifurcation is observed at low temperatures. With an increase in temperature, the period-doubling bifurcation is observed at increasingly larger values of the voltage across the superlattice. The doubling bifurcation ceases to be observed at voltages at which the generation of oscillations of the current through the semiconductor superlattice is suppressed.
This study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, Project 14-12-00222