Study of self-organized InAs/GaAs quantum dots by photoluminescence and photoreflectance

J. S. Hwang, C. C. Chang, W. C. Hwang, G. S. Chang, L. B. Chen, Y. T. Lu, H. H. Lin, M. C. Chen

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By using photoluminescence and photoreflectance ranging from 8 to 300K, this study investigates transition energies in InAs/GaAs quantum dot (QD) samples grown on (100) misoriented 7o towards (110) GaAs substrates using gas source molecular beam epitaxy with various V/III ratios. Only exciton transition appears in the PL spectra of all samples. Experimental results indicate that the decrease of the FWHM of the PL peak with an increasing temperature can be attributed to the effective suppression of non-predominant size QD emissions due to carrier tunneling between nearby dots. Signals from all relevant portions of the samples have been observed in the PR spectra. One to three transition energies in QDs, depending on the dot size, are observed in the PR spectra. Furthermore, the binding energies of excitons and thus the QD size are estimated from the temperature dependence of the exciton energies and the first transition energies of QDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)J3.5.1-J3.5.6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventSemiconductor Quantum Dots II - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2000 Nov 272000 Nov 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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