Self-assembled quantum dots are typically fabricated from compressive-strained material systems, e.g., InAs on GaAs. In this letter, self-assembled quantum dots from tensile-strained GaAsN on InP are demonstrated. GaAsN on InP has type-I band alignment. Stranski-Krastanov growth mode is not observed, but in situ annealing of the uncapped samples results in the formation of islands. Photoluminescence spectra from the buried GaAsN show separate peaks due to a wetting layer and islands around the energies of 1.3 and 1.1eV, respectively.
- vapor phase epitaxy