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We have successfully grown InGaN self assembled quantum dots (QD's) on a GaN layer, using atmospheric-pressure metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). The average diameter of the QD's was as small as 8.4 nm, and strong emission from the QD's was observed at room temperature. Next, we have investigated a structure in which InGaN QD's were stacked to increase the total QD density. InGaN QD's were formed even when the number of stacked layers was ten. As the number of layers increased, the photoluminescence (PL) intensity increased drastically. Moreover, we have fabricated a laser structure with InGaN QD's embedded into the active layer. A clear threshold of 6.0 mJ/cm/sup 2/ was observed in the dependence of the emission intensity on the excitation energy at room temperature under optical excitation. Above the threshold, the emission was strongly polarized in the transverse electric (TE) mode, and the linewidth of the emission spectra was reduced to below 0.1 nm (resolution limit). The peak wavelength was around 405 nm. These results indicate lasing action at room temperature.