InGaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Dot Nanostructures for 980 nm Operation
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We studied the dependence of the photoluminescence emission energy of InGaAs/AlGaAs quantum dot (QD) structures grown by molecular beam epitaxy as a function of the Al and In content in barriers and QDs, respectively. We show that emissions are blue-shifted by increasing both the Al content in the 0 to 0.30 range and, unexpectedly, the In composition in the 0.4 to 0.7 range; we suggest that such results stem from significant changes in QD sizes, shapes, and composition profiles. This research led to the preparation of structures with efficient light emission in the 980 nm window of optoelectronic interest.
KeywordsQuantum dots molecular-beam epitaxy nanostructures 980-nm light emission
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The work has been partially supported by the “SANDiE” Network of Excellence of EU, Contract No. NMP4-CT-2004-500101. The AFM characterization was carried out at CIM, University of Parma. The involvement of M. Belli in the early stages of the research is acknowledged.
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