Site-controlled quantum dots grown in inverted pyramids for photonic crystal applications

E. Pelucchi, S. Watanabe, K. Leifer, B. Dwir, E. Kapon

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We report on the growth and optical properties of various configurations of sub-micron pitch dense arrays of pyramidal quantum dots (QDs) grown by organometallic chemical vapour deposition on patterned substrates. We show that the effective growth rate of these QDs is influenced by the ratio between the free {111}B area and {111}A exposed facets surrounding them. This provides a powerful technique for engineering the energy level structure of ordered QD arrays by means of geometrical patterning of the growth template. Such technique should be particularly useful for applications in photonic crystals incorporating QDs with tailored absorption and/or emission properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-481
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number3-4 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Expitaxial - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 2003 Oct 132003 Oct 15


  • Cathodoluminescence
  • Organometallic chemical vapour deposition (OMCVD)
  • Photoluminescence
  • Photonic crystals
  • Pyramidal quantum dots
  • Site controlled

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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