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A quantum well is a thin layer which can confine (quasi-) particles (typically electrons or holes) in the dimension perpendicular to the layer surface, whereas the movement in the other dimensions is not restricted. Semiconductor quantum wells are often used in the active regions of laser diodes, where they are sandwiched between two wider layers with a higher bandgap energy. These cladding layers function as a waveguide, while electrons and holes are efficiently captured by the quantum well, if the difference in bandgap energies is sufficiently large.
Related Journals of Quantum well
Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics, Journal of Electrical & Electronic Systems, Progress in Quantum Electronics, Soviet journal of quantum electronics, Nonlinear Optics Quantum Optics, Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related Topics, Classical and Quantum Gravity, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.