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Laser cooling of semiconductors using three-photon excitation
Author(s): Tzveta Apostolova; Danhong Huang; Paul M. Alsing; David A. Cardimona
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Paper Abstract

An energy-balance equation for excited carriers and phonons is established for studying the laser cooling of wide-bandgap semiconductors using three-photon excitation process. The power-exchange densities of the system are calculated for different strengths of the excitation filed. When the power-exchange density is positive, it implies laser cooling of the lattice. The effects of initial lattice temperature and field-frequency detuning on the laser-cooling phenomenon under the three-photon excitation process is demonstrated. The power-exchange densities are compared for both laser cooling and heating using nonlinear excitation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5543, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XII, (4 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561443
Show Author Affiliations
Tzveta Apostolova, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Danhong Huang, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Paul M. Alsing, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
David A. Cardimona, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5543:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XII
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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