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학술대회 The Effects of Plasma Induced Damage on The Channel Layers of Ion Implanted GaAs MESFETs during Reactive Ion Etching(RIE) and Plasma Ashing Processes
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안호균, 지홍구, 문재경, 박민, 김해천
Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting 2002 (Spring), v.720, pp.67-72
The gate length of GaAs MESFETs is required to be shorter for higher microwave frequency applications. The side-wall process using silicon nitride is one of the effective processes to fabricate short gate length GaAs MESFETs. The side-wall process consists of deposition and anisotropic etching of silicon nitride and delivers plasma induced damages on the channel layers of the devices. In this study, the effects of plasma induced damage on the channel layers of ion implanted GaAs MESFETs during reactive ion etching and plasma ashing processes have been investigated. The plasma induced damage was characterized by sheet resistance measurement, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS) and auger electron spectroscopy(AES) of different etched surfaces, compared with a chemically wet-etched reference surface. Also the effect of the plasma induced damage on the device performance was investigated. As a result, plasma ashing can deteriorate the plasma-induced damage by RIE.
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Anisotropic etching, Auger Electron Spectroscopy, Microwave frequencies, Plasma Ashing, Reactive ion etching(RIE), Reference surface, Side-wall, Silicon Nitride, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, device performance, gate length