Quantitative strain analysis of InAs/GaAs quantum dot materials
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Geometric phase analysis has been applied to high resolution aberration corrected (scanning) transmission electron microscopy images of InAs/GaAs quantum dot (QD) materials. We show quantitatively how the lattice mismatch induced strain varies on the atomic scale and tetragonally distorts the lattice in a wide region that extends several nm into the GaAs spacer layer below and above the QDs. Finally, we show how V-shaped dislocations originating at the QD/GaAs interface efficiently remove most of the lattice mismatch induced tetragonal distortions in and around the QD.