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Current-induced cooling of quantum systems
Author(s): Eugen B. Dogonkin; Georgy G. Zegrya
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Paper Abstract

A mechanism of electric current-induced cooling of heterosystems is proposed and analyzed. The conditions are studied of electric current flow through a heterostructure with two quantum wells, with electrons from one quantum well passing into the other via phonon-assisted indirect tunneling. As a result, the system is cooled by the flowing current, with the temperature of the system depending on the current nonmonotonically. A universal law for the maximal cooling temperature is derived.

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Date Published: 22 May 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4651, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers, (22 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467956
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Eugen B. Dogonkin, A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russia)
Georgy G. Zegrya, A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4651:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers
Jerry R. Meyer; Claire F. Gmachl, Editor(s)

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