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Title: Semiconductor-based optical refrigerator

Optical refrigerators using semiconductor material as a cooling medium, with layers of material in close proximity to the cooling medium that carries away heat from the cooling material and preventing radiation trapping. In addition to the use of semiconducting material, the invention can be used with ytterbium-doped glass optical refrigerators.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. (Santa Fe, NM)
  2. (Nekoosa, WI)
  3. (Albuquerque, NM)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
874374
Report Number(s):
US 6378321
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
semiconductor-based; optical; refrigerator; optical; refrigerators; semiconductor; material; cooling; medium; layers; material; close; proximity; cooling; medium; carries; heat; cooling; material; preventing; radiation; trapping; addition; semiconducting; material; ytterbium-doped; glass; optical; refrigerators; semiconductor material; conducting material /62/