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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2005
  • pp: 3117–3124

Influence of fluorescence reabsorption and trapping on solid-state optical cooling

Bauke Heeg, Peter A. DeBarber, and Garry Rumbles  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 15, pp. 3117-3124 (2005)

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We analyze the random process of fluorescence reabsorption and trapping in solid-state optical materials in general and its influence on the efficiency of optical cooling of solids by anti-Stokes fluorescence in particular. Using the absorption and fluorescence spectra of Yb3+:ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF (ZBLAN) as input data, we employ a random-walk model to test analytical approximations of the fluorescence escape efficiency and cooling efficiency, including reflections at the boundary.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2004
Published: May 20, 2005

Bauke Heeg, Peter A. DeBarber, and Garry Rumbles, "Influence of fluorescence reabsorption and trapping on solid-state optical cooling," Appl. Opt. 44, 3117-3124 (2005)

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