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Effect of high carrier density on luminescence thermometry in semiconductors
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Paper Abstract

We present a brief analysis of laser cooling in semiconductor quantum wells with emphasis on a previous experiment that gave evidence for local cooling. This work is re-examined in the context of light management, heat removal, and how increasing photo-carrier density affects luminescence. Our main conclusion is that using a single laser to both pump the sample and monitor temperature may lead to ambiguity in semiconductor cooling experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6461, Laser Cooling of Solids, 646107 (7 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.709973
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Michael P. Hasselbeck, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Richard I. Epstein, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6461:
Laser Cooling of Solids
Richard I. Epstein; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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