GaAs quantum nanodisks (QNDs) in nanopillar (NP) arrays are considered to be an attractive candidate for photonic device applications. We report a damageless fabrication technique that can be used to produce large-area lattice-matched GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure NP arrays through the use of a bio-template and neutral beam etching. We have successfully realized GaAs QNDs in NPs owing to nanoscale iron oxide masks included in poly(ethylene glycol)-decorated ferritin protein shells. We observed for first time the photoluminescence emission from asetched GaAs QNDs and confirmed quantum confinement by quantum mechanical calculation. Our methodology is vital for high-efficiency pillarbased optoelectronic devices such as NP laser diodes.
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