Uniform InGaAs quantum dot arrays fabricated using nanosphere lithography

Qian, X.; Li, J.; Wasserman, D.; Goodhue, W. D.
December 2008
Applied Physics Letters;12/8/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 23, p231907
Academic Journal
We demonstrate the fabrication of optically active uniform InGaAs quantum dot arrays by combining nanosphere lithography and bromine ion-beam-assisted etching on a single InGaAs/GaAs quantum well. A wide range of lateral dot sizes was achieved from an oxygen plasma nanosphere resizing process. The increased lateral confinement of carriers in the dots results in low temperature photoluminescence blueshifts from 0.5 to 11 meV. Additional quantization was achieved using a selective wet-etch process. Our model suggests the presence of a 70 nm dead layer in the outer InGaAs radial edge, which we believe to be a result of defects and dislocations introduced during the dry-etch process.


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