8 February 2011 Effects of photon transport, emission saturation, and reflection losses on thermophotonic cooling
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Proceedings Volume 7951, Laser Refrigeration of Solids IV; 79510H (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873693
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
In thermophotonic cooling (TPC) the requirement of efficient photon extraction out of the semiconductor material is removed by the absorption of the light within the semiconductor structure. TPC cooling currently offers one of the most viable approaches to observing electroluminescent cooling of semiconductors in practice. We discuss a detailed numerical model that accounts for the current and photon transport as well as various loss mechanisms like the mirror losses and the nonradiative losses in the structure. The model essentially consists of the semiconductor equations for current transport and the radiative transfer equation for the photon transport.
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Jani Oksanen, Jukka Tulkki, "Effects of photon transport, emission saturation, and reflection losses on thermophotonic cooling", Proc. SPIE 7951, Laser Refrigeration of Solids IV, 79510H (8 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873693; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.873693
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Diodes

Semiconductors

Electrons

Photon transport

Light emitting diodes

Mirrors

Absorption

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