The crystal quality of InGaAs/GaAs quantum, dots (QDs) is substantially improved without redistribution of composition using inductively coupled Ar plasma exposure. After plasma exposure, the QDs exhibit an increase in photoluminescence intensity by a factor of 1.7 while keeping the peak wavelength unshifted, and the band gap blueshift after rapid thermal annealing is suppressed, denoting an improvement in thermal stability, The Lime-resolved photoluminescence shows an increase in carrier lifetime from 735 to 1.140 ps by plasma exposure, indicating the mechanism of grown-in defects reduction in the QD regions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - Jun 19 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)