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quantum device  semiconductor device which operation is based on quantum effects.
quantum well  semiconductor heterostructure fabricated to implement quantum effects in electronic and photonic applications; typically an ultra-thin layer of narrower bandgap semiconductor is sandwiched between two layers of larger bandgap semiconductor; realized using III-V semiconductors,e.g. GaAs and AlxGa1-xAs; electrons and holes are free to move in the direction perpendicular to the crystal growth direction, but not in the direction of crystal growth, hence, are 2-dimensionally "confined" and display characteristics distinctly different than in the "open" 3-dimensional crystal.
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