Local etching of nanoholes and quantum rings with InxGa1-x droplets

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2009
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  • We study the formation of nanoholes and quantum rings in GaAs and AlGaAs surfaces by local droplet etching with InxGa1−x. The rings are crystallized from droplet material and surround the nanohole openings. In particular, the influence of the In content x on density, diameter, and depth of the nanoholes is investigated. Our data establish an exponential dependence of these quantities on x, which is quantitatively reproduced by a model that considers different surface diffusion energy barriers for Ga and In. By etching with pure In, hole densities as low as 5×106 cm−2 have been achieved. In addition, for low In content incompletely removed initial droplets are visible on the surface. These droplets are not visible on samples with x>0.5 which indicates a higher desorption rate of In compared to Ga. As a consequence, even in the case of etching with InGa the quantum rings consist of nearly pure GaAs. This is confirmed by photoluminescence experiments of quantum rings overgrown with AlGaAs barrier material.
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Forschungsinformationssystem der UHH

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