4 November 2004 Laser cooling of infrared sensors
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We present an overview of laser cooling of solids. In this all-solid-state approach to refrigeration, heat is removed radiatively when an engineered material is exposed to high power laser light. We report a record amount of net cooling (88 K below ambient) that has been achieved with a sample made from doped fluoride glass. Issues involved in the design of a practical laser cooler are presented. The possibility of laser cooling of semiconductor sensors is discussed.
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Michael P. Hasselbeck, Michael P. Hasselbeck, Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Jared Thiede, Jared Thiede, James Distel, James Distel, Scott Greenfield, Scott Greenfield, Wendy Patterson, Wendy Patterson, Stefano Bigotta, Stefano Bigotta, Babak Imangholi, Babak Imangholi, Denis Seletskiy, Denis Seletskiy, Daniel Bender, Daniel Bender, Venkatesh Vankipuram, Venkatesh Vankipuram, Nima Vadiee, Nima Vadiee, Richard I. Epstein, Richard I. Epstein, } "Laser cooling of infrared sensors", Proc. SPIE 5543, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XII, (4 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561738; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.561738

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