We have investigated effects of growth temperature of partial GaAs cap (Tcap) on InAs quantum dots (QDs) in indium-flush (In-flush) process with atomic force microscopy (AFM) and micro photoluminescence (μ-PL) measurements. Tcap in In-flush process are varied from 385 °C to 485 °C as an experimental parameter. In order to investigate the effects of Tcap on structural property of single InAs QD, shape of QD in initial capping process are characterized by AFM measurements in air at room temperature. While isotropic shape of QDs is kept in low Tcap conditions below about 440 °C, in-plane anisotropy of initial shape of QDs are increased with increasing of Tcap due to elongation to the [1̄0] direction. μ-PL measurements are performed at 7K for the investigation of the effects of Tcap on optical property in single InAs QDs. In low Tcap conditions from 410 °C to 435 °C, distinct emissions from excitonic states in single QDs are observed. In the same Tcap range, the AFM result shows that isotropic shape of QDs is kept. On the other hand, in high Tcap conditions above about 440 °C, indefinite peaks and broad emissions appear remarkably. Excitonic emissions which are observed in low Tcap range are hardly observed in this high Tcap range.
|ジャーナル||Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2011 2|
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