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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2001
  • pp: 5423–5429

Distributed laser refrigeration

Anton Rayner, Madeleine Hirsch, Norman R. Heckenberg, and Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 30, pp. 5423-5429 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.005423


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Abstract

A 250-µm-diameter fiber of ytterbium-doped ZBLAN (fluorine combined with Zr, Ba, La, Al, and Na) has been cooled from room temperature. We coupled 1.0 W of laser light from a 1013-nm diode laser into the fiber. We measured the temperature of the fiber by using both fluorescence techniques and a microthermocouple. These microthermocouple measurements show that the cooled fiber can be used to refrigerate materials brought into contact with it. This, in conjunction with the use of a diode laser as the light source, demonstrates that practical solid-state laser coolers can be realized.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2001
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2001
Published: October 20, 2001

Citation
Anton Rayner, Madeleine Hirsch, Norman R. Heckenberg, and Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, "Distributed laser refrigeration," Appl. Opt. 40, 5423-5429 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-30-5423

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