Method for controlling operation of light emitting transistors and laser transistors

Nick Holonyak (Inventor), Gabriel Walter (Inventor), Milton Feng (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A method for controlling operation of a transistor includes the following steps: providing a bipolar transistor having emitter, base and collector regions; applying electrical signals to the transistor to produce light emission from the transistor; effecting photon-assisted tunneling of carriers in the transistor with self-generated photons of the light emission, and controlling operation of the transistor by controlling the photon-assisted tunneling.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number7711015
StatePublished - May 4 2010

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