A discussion about the quantum mechanical effects on noise properties of ballistic (phase-coherent) nanoscale devices is presented. It is shown that quantum noise can be understood in terms of quantum trajectories. This interpretation provides a simple and intuitive explanation of the origin of quantum noise that can be very salutary for nanoelectronic engineers. In particular, an injection model is presented that, coupled with a standard Monte Carlo algorithm, provides an accurate modeling of quantum noise. As a test, the standard results of noise in tunneling junction devices are reproduced within this approach.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2003|
- Monte Carlo methods
- Semiconductor devices