Site- And energy-controlled pyramidal quantum dot heterostructures

E. Kapon, E. Pelucchi, Shinichi Watanabe, A. Malko, M. H. Baier, K. Leifer, B. Dwir, F. Michelini, M. A. Dupertuis

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Abstract

The formation mechanisms, structure and optoelectronic properties of Ga(In)As/(Al)GaAs quantum dot (QD) heterostructures grown by organometallic chemical vapor deposition on patterned (111)B GaAs substrates are reviewed. With this approach, it is possible to prepare high-quality semiconductor QDs whose position on a substrate is precisely controlled via a pre-growth photolithography step. The dots are formed at the center of an inverted, tetrahedral pyramid and are surrounded by distinct, low-dimensional barriers (quantum wires and quantum wells). Reproducible neutral and charged exciton states are observed in the QDs and are probed using microphotoluminescence and photon correlation spectroscopy. Single- and correlated-photon emissions are systematically detected from specific single and biexciton states. The emission spectra of light emitting diodes incorporating single pyramidal dots indicate the possibility of preferential injection of charge carriers via self-ordered wires connected to the dots. Finally, photonic crystal structures incorporating pyramidal QDs with controlled energy states are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-297
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Volume25
Issue number2-3 SPEC.ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov
Externally publishedYes

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Semiconductor quantum dots
Heterojunctions
quantum dots
Photon correlation spectroscopy
Semiconductor quantum wires
photons
Photolithography
Organometallics
Substrates
photolithography
Photonic crystals
pyramids
quantum wires
Charge carriers
Excitons
Optoelectronic devices
Electron energy levels
Semiconductor quantum wells
Light emitting diodes
charge carriers

Keywords

  • Cathodoluminescence
  • Excitons
  • Organometallic chemical vapor deposition (OMCVD)
  • Photoluminescence
  • Photon correlation
  • Photonic crystals
  • Pyramidal quantum dots
  • Self-ordering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kapon, E., Pelucchi, E., Watanabe, S., Malko, A., Baier, M. H., Leifer, K., ... Dupertuis, M. A. (2004). Site- And energy-controlled pyramidal quantum dot heterostructures. Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 25(2-3 SPEC.ISS.), 288-297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2004.06.033

Site- And energy-controlled pyramidal quantum dot heterostructures. / Kapon, E.; Pelucchi, E.; Watanabe, Shinichi; Malko, A.; Baier, M. H.; Leifer, K.; Dwir, B.; Michelini, F.; Dupertuis, M. A.

In: Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Vol. 25, No. 2-3 SPEC.ISS., 11.2004, p. 288-297.

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Kapon, E, Pelucchi, E, Watanabe, S, Malko, A, Baier, MH, Leifer, K, Dwir, B, Michelini, F & Dupertuis, MA 2004, 'Site- And energy-controlled pyramidal quantum dot heterostructures', Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, vol. 25, no. 2-3 SPEC.ISS., pp. 288-297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2004.06.033
Kapon, E. ; Pelucchi, E. ; Watanabe, Shinichi ; Malko, A. ; Baier, M. H. ; Leifer, K. ; Dwir, B. ; Michelini, F. ; Dupertuis, M. A. / Site- And energy-controlled pyramidal quantum dot heterostructures. In: Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. 2004 ; Vol. 25, No. 2-3 SPEC.ISS. pp. 288-297.
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