Presentation Abstract

Session: Laser Cooling and Terahertz Applications
Friday, May 21, 2010, 10:15 AM -12:00 PM
Presentation Type: QELS Invited
Presentation: QFG1 - Laser Cooling of a Semiconductor Load to 165 K
Pres. Time: Friday, May 21, 2010, 10:15 AM -10:45 AM
Location: Room A6
Category: QELS 05. Nonlinear Optics and Novel Phenomena
Author(s): Denis V. Seletskiy1, Seth D. Melgaard1, Mansoor Sheik-Bahae1, Stefano Bigotta2, Alberto Di Lieto2, Mauro Tonelli2; 1Univ. of New Mexico, USA, 2Univ. di Pisa, Italy.
Abstract: We demonstrate cooling of a 2 micron thick GaAs/InGaP double-heterostructure to 165 K by means of an optical refrigerator. Cooler is comprised of Yb-doped YLF crystal, pumped by 9 Watt near E4-E5 Stark manifold transition.

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