The formation of an InGaAs quantum well on nanoscale InP islands by selective growth using metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy is demonstrated. The structures show intense low‐temperature photoluminescence at 1.35 eV. The blueshift of the emission peak by increasing the excitation intensity suggests that the carriers are three‐dimensionally confined. The insertion of quantum well into the islands allows a better control of the properties of structures fabricated by the self‐organizing growth, a novel technique to realize nanoscale structures without using any lithographical process steps.
- atomic force microscopy
- metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy
- quantum well
- scanning electron microscopy