Planar Schottky diode with a Γ-shaped anode suspended bridge
In this paper we report on the fabrication of a planar Schottky diode utilizing a Г-shaped anode suspended bridge. The bridge maintains transition between the top and bottom level planes of a 1.4 µm thick GaAs mesa. To implement the profile of a suspended bridge and inward tilt of a mesa wall adjacent to it, we make use of an anisotropic etching of gallium arsenide. The geometry proposed enables the fabrication of a diode with mesa of an arbitrary thickness to mitigate AC losses in the diode layered structure at terahertz frequencies of interest. For frequencies beyond 1 THz, it is also beneficial to use the geometry for the implementation of n-GaAs/n-InGaAs heterojunction Schottky diodes grown on InP substrate.