The atomic structure and stoichiometry of InAs/InGaAs quantum-dot-in-a-well structures grown on exactly oriented GaP/Si(001) are revealed by cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy. An averaged lateral size of 20 nm, heights up to 8 nm, and an In concentration of up to 100% are determined, being quite similar compared with the well-known quantum dots grown on GaAs substrates. Photoluminescence spectra taken from nanostructures of side-by-side grown samples on GaP/Si(001) and GaAs(001) show slightly blue shifted ground-state emission wavelength for growth on GaP/Si(001) with an even higher peak intensity compared with those on GaAs(001). This demonstrates the high potential of GaP/Si(001) templates for integration of III-V optoelectronic components into silicon-based technology.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)