Laser Cooling of Solids

By

  • S V Petrushkin
  • V V Samartsev, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Laser cooling is an important emerging technology in such areas as the cooling of semiconductors. The book examines and suggests solutions for a range of problems in the development of miniature solid-state laser refrigerators, self-cooling solid-state lasers and optical echo-processors. It begins by looking at the basic theory of laser cooling before considering such topics as self-cooling of active elements of solid-state lasers, laser cooling of solid-state information media of optical echo-processors, and problems of cooling solid-state quantum processors.

Laser Cooling of Solids is an important contribution to the development of compact laser-powered cryogenic refrigerators, both for the academic community and those in the microelectronics and other industries.
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Audience

The academic community and those in the microelectronics and other industries

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2009
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-632-0


Table of Contents

Thermodynamic fundamentals of fluorescent cooling; Theory of laser cooling; Experimental investigations and fundamental restrictions; Self-cooling of active elements of solid-state lasers; Laser cooling of solid-state information media of optical echo-processors; Problems of cooling solid-state quantum processors.