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Recent advances in optical refrigeration of a load (Conference Presentation)
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Paper Abstract

Laser cooling of solids has advanced immensely in recent years and temperatures well below 100 K have been demonstrated in Yb:YLF crystals. We will discuss our progress towards developing a functional all-solid-state cryocooler based on this principle. We present data and analysis concerning laser coupling efficiency, thermal link between the cooling crystal and the cold-finger, shielding the load from the fluorescence, and overall thermal load management. Considerations for building a cooler prototype for specific applications will also be discussed.

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Date Published: 7 June 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10180, Tri-Technology Device Refrigeration (TTDR) II, 101800B (7 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266159
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Aram Gragossian, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Junwei Meng, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Mohammadreza Ghasemkhani, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Alexander R. Albrecht, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Eric Lee, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Bernardo Farfan, ThermoDynamic Films (United States)
Guy Symonds, Thermodynamic Films (United States)
Richard Epstein, ThermoDynamic Films (United States)
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10180:
Tri-Technology Device Refrigeration (TTDR) II
Richard I. Epstein; Bjørn F. Andresen; Tonny Benschop; Joseph P. Heremans; Sergey V. Riabzev; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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