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23 March 2016 Thermal management and design for optical refrigeration
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We present our recent work in developing a robust and versatile optical refrigerator. This work focuses on minimizing parasitic energy losses through efficient design and material optimization. The cooler’s thermal linkage system and housing are studied using thermal analysis software to minimize thermal gradients through the device. Due to the extreme temperature differences within the device, material selection and characterization are key to constructing an efficient device. We describe the design constraints and material selections necessary for thermally efficient and durable optical refrigeration.
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G. Symonds, B. G. Farfan, M. R. Ghasemkhani, A. R. Albrecht, M. Sheik-Bahae, and R. I. Epstein "Thermal management and design for optical refrigeration", Proc. SPIE 9765, Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids, 97650N (23 March 2016);


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