Shankar Krishnan

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We investigate current collapse in GaN MIS-HEMTs for >600 V operation. Extreme trapping leading to total current collapse has been observed after OFF-state stress at high voltage. We attribute this to high-field tunneling-induced electron trapping (“Zener trapping”) inside the AlGaN barrier or the GaN channel layers. The trapping takes place in a narrow(More)
An efficient beam element, the modified elastofiber (MEF) element, has been developed to capture the overall features of the elastic and inelastic response of slender columns and braces under axial cyclic loading without unduly heavy discretization. It consists of three fiber segments, two at the member ends and one at mid-span, with two elastic segments(More)
A fully automated Mueller-matrix ellipsometer with a division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter as the polarization-state detector is described. This device achieves Mueller-matrix ellipsometry by measuring the Stokes parameters of reflected light as a function of the fast axis C of a quarter-wave retarder, which, in combination with a fixed linear polarizer,(More)
Laser light can exert forces on matter by exchanging momentum in form of radiation pressure and refraction. Although these forces are small, they are sufficient to trap and manipulate microscopic particles [Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 156 (1970)]. In this paper, we study the optical trapping phenomena by using computer simulation to show a detailed account of the(More)
A hybrid heat sink concept which combines passive and active cooling approaches is proposed. The hybrid heat sink is essentially a plate fin heat sink with the tip immersed in a phase change material (PCM). The exposed area of the fins dissipates heat during periods when high convective cooling is available. When the air cooling is reduced, the heat is(More)
The grating division-of-amplitude photopolarimeter (G-DOAP) is an instrument that exploits the multiple-beam-splitting, polarizing, and dispersive properties of diffraction gratings for the time-resolved measurement of the complete state of polarization of collimated broadband incident light, as represented by the four Stokes parameters as a function of(More)