Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides a timely review of this promising field of research and discusses the fundamentals and theory of laser cooling
  • Particular attention is given to the physics of cooling processes and the mathematical description of these processes
  • Reviews previous experimental investigations in laser cooling and presents progress towards key potential applications

Readership

The academic community and those in the microelectronics and other industries

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.

Details

No. of pages:
236
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845696832
Print ISBN:
9781845696320

About the authors

S V Petrushkin

Sergei Petrushkin is internationally-known for his research in the field of laser cooling of solids.

V V Samartsev

Vitaly Samartsev is internationally-known for his research in the field of laser cooling of solids.

Affiliations and Expertise

Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia