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5 April 2002 Origin of laser-induced internal cooling of Yb3+ -doped systems
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Proceedings Volume 4645, Rare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices VI; (2002)
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
Laser induced internal cooling has been investigated in a new fluorochloride glass (CNBZn) and a fluoride glass (BIG) doped with 2.1x1020 Yb3+ ions/cm3 and in a Kpb2Cl5 crystal doped with 5x1019 Yb3+ by using collinear photothermal deflection and conventional laser excitation spectroscopies under high photon irradiances. The cooling efficiency for CNBZn glass which is approximately 2% relative to the absorbed laser power at 1010 nm and 300 K falls about 20% at 77 K. The cooling efficiency for BIG glass was only approximately 6% at room temperature. For the Yb3+ doped Kpb2Cl5 crystal we have shown internal laser cooling with a cooling efficiency of about 0.2% at room temperature. This is the third ytterbium-doped crystal, after Kgd(WO4) (Ref.10) and YAG (Ref.11), in which anti-Stokes laser-induced internal cooling has been demonstrated. The observed temperature dependence of the cooling process can be explained by a simple model accounting for the photon-ion- photon interaction.
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Joaquin R. Fernandez, A. Mendioroz, Rolindes Balda, M. Voda, M. Al-Saleh, A. J. Garcia-Adeva, Jean-Luc Adam, and Jacques Lucas "Origin of laser-induced internal cooling of Yb3+ -doped systems", Proc. SPIE 4645, Rare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices VI, (5 April 2002);

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