We systematically investigated the correlation between morphological and optical properties of InGaAs self-assembled quantum dots (QDs) grown by solid-source molecular beam epitaxy on GaAs (n 11)B (n = 9, 8, 7, 5, 3, 2) substrates. Remarkably, all InGaAs QDs on GaAs(n 11)B under investigation show optical properties superior to those for ones on GaAs(100) as regards the photoluminescence (PL) linewidth and intensity. The morphology for growth of InGaAs QDs on GaAs (n 11)B, where n = 9, 8, 7, 5, is observed to have a rounded shape with a higher degree of lateral ordering than that on GaAs(100). The optical property and the lateral ordering are best for QDs grown on a (511)B substrate surface, giving a strong correlation between lateral ordering and PL optical quality. Our results demonstrate the potential for high quality InGaAs QDs on GaAs(n 11)B for optoelectronic applications.
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