An InGaAs sub-monolayer (SML) quantum dot photonic crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (QD PhC-VCSEL) for fiber-optic applications is first time demonstrated. The active region of the device contains 3 InGaAs SML QD layers. Each of the InGaAs SML QD layer is formed by alternate deposition of InAs (<1 ML) and GaAs. Single fundamental mode CW output power of 3.8 mW at 28 mA has been achieved in the 990 nm range, with a threshold current of 0.9 mA. Side-mode suppression ratio (SMSR) larger than 35 dB has been demonstrated over entire current operation range. The beam profile study of the PhC-VCSEL indicates that the laser beam is well confined by the photonic crystal structure of the device. The divergence angle of the devices remains almost unchanged with increasing current.