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Title:Nanoscale Selective Area Epitaxy for Optoelectronic Devices
Author(s):Elarde, Victor Christopher
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Coleman, James J.
Department / Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Discipline:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Abstract:Self-assembled quantum dots have been heavily researched in recent years because of the potential applications to quantum electronic and optoelectronic devices they present. The nonuniformity and random ordering resulting from the self-assembly processes, however, are detrimental to potential applications, prohibiting the type of engineering control necessary for complex systems. The work presented in this document has sought to overcome the limitations of self-assembly by combining selective area epitaxy via metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) with high-resolution electron beam lithography to achieve lateral control over semiconductor structures at the nanometer scale. Two different structures are presented. The first is patterned quantum dots which improve on the uniformity and order of similar, self-assembled quantum dots. The second is an entirely novel structure, the nanopore active layer, which demonstrates the potential for this process to extend beyond the constraints of self-assembly. The nanopore active layer consists of a periodic array of high bandgap barrier regions perturbing a lower bandgap planar quantum well. Experimental and theoretical results for both structures are presented.
Issue Date:2007
Description:123 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3269887
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007

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