InGaN Quantum Dots Grown on GaN Pyramid Arrays
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Selective-area growth (SAG) of InGaN on GaN pyramids, which allows the formation of additional hybrid quantum structures, including quantum wires and quantum dots (QDs) in a site-controlled fashion, is attractive for both fundamental research and device application. The site-controlled growth of QDs showing sharp emission lines is seen as the first step toward the frontier quantum information application (QIA). Note that, in such case, one QD represents one device unless the challenge of fabricating identical QDs is overcome.
The concept of SAG GaN pyramids hosting InGaN QDs has been reported since 2000. However, the observation of sharp emission lines, which can be ascribed to three-dimensional carrier confinement in QDs, seems to be occasional.
The main outcome of this work is the investigation of the InGaN QDs grown on GaN hexagonal pyramids. This work covers the formation mechanism of InGaN QDs to the emission properties of individual InGaN QDs. A modified SAG approach to obtain InGaN QDs emitting photons with heralded polarization directions is also demonstrated. The inherent high polarization degree of photons emitted by InGaN QDs together with heralded polarization direction reveals a promising potential for the direct generation of linearly-polarized photons by site-controlled InGaN QDs.
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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. , 59 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1534
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97412ISBN: 978-91-7519-550-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97412DiVA: diva2:647675
2013-09-05, Planck, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
Taylor, Robert A., Professor
Holtz, Per Olof, Professor
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