Quantum dots based on InAs/InP hold the promise to deliver entangled photons with wavelength suitable for the conventional telecom window around 1550 nm [1]. This makes them predestined to be used in future quantum networks applications based on existing fiber optics infrastructure. A prerequisite for the efficient generation of such entangled photons is a small fine structure splitting (FSS) in the quantum dot excitonic eigenstates [2], as well as the ability to integrate the dot into photonic structures to enhance and direct its emission. Using optical spectroscopy, we show that a growth strategy based on droplet epitaxy can simultaneously address both issues.

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