Intracavity laser cooling using a VECSEL

Alexander R. Albrecht, Denis V. Seletskiy, Jeffrey G. Cederberg, Alberto Di Lieto, Mauro Tonelli, Jerome V Moloney, Ganesh Balakrishnan, Mansoor Sheik-Bahae

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We report on the first observation of intracavity laser cooling inside of a vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL). A Yb:YLF crystal is placed under Brewster angle inside the cavity of an InGaAs quantum well VECSEL emitting around 1030 nm. With the crystal in air, we observed cooling by about 0.5 degrees. By placing the sample and cavity end mirror inside a vacuum chamber, with the window also at Brewster angle to the laser mode, cooling by 20 degrees has been realized. Furthermore, the development of a compact and efficient integrated cryocooler device is underway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8275
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventLaser Refrigeration of Solids V - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2012Jan 26 2012

Other

OtherLaser Refrigeration of Solids V
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/25/121/26/12

Fingerprint

Laser Cooling
Laser cooling
External Cavity
laser cooling
Surface emitting lasers
surface emitting lasers
Vertical
Laser
Cooling
Crystals
cavities
Brewster angle
Cavity
Crystal
Laser modes
Cryocooler
Semiconductor quantum wells
Angle
Mirrors
InGaAs

Keywords

  • Cryocooler
  • Laser cooling of solids
  • Laser refrigeration
  • VECSEL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Albrecht, A. R., Seletskiy, D. V., Cederberg, J. G., Di Lieto, A., Tonelli, M., Moloney, J. V., ... Sheik-Bahae, M. (2012). Intracavity laser cooling using a VECSEL. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8275). [827505] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.910329

Intracavity laser cooling using a VECSEL. / Albrecht, Alexander R.; Seletskiy, Denis V.; Cederberg, Jeffrey G.; Di Lieto, Alberto; Tonelli, Mauro; Moloney, Jerome V; Balakrishnan, Ganesh; Sheik-Bahae, Mansoor.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8275 2012. 827505.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Albrecht, AR, Seletskiy, DV, Cederberg, JG, Di Lieto, A, Tonelli, M, Moloney, JV, Balakrishnan, G & Sheik-Bahae, M 2012, Intracavity laser cooling using a VECSEL. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8275, 827505, Laser Refrigeration of Solids V, San Francisco, CA, United States, 1/25/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.910329
Albrecht AR, Seletskiy DV, Cederberg JG, Di Lieto A, Tonelli M, Moloney JV et al. Intracavity laser cooling using a VECSEL. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8275. 2012. 827505 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.910329
Albrecht, Alexander R. ; Seletskiy, Denis V. ; Cederberg, Jeffrey G. ; Di Lieto, Alberto ; Tonelli, Mauro ; Moloney, Jerome V ; Balakrishnan, Ganesh ; Sheik-Bahae, Mansoor. / Intracavity laser cooling using a VECSEL. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8275 2012.
@inproceedings{9d41b9d253644dbc8d8020335af480cf,
title = "Intracavity laser cooling using a VECSEL",
abstract = "We report on the first observation of intracavity laser cooling inside of a vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL). A Yb:YLF crystal is placed under Brewster angle inside the cavity of an InGaAs quantum well VECSEL emitting around 1030 nm. With the crystal in air, we observed cooling by about 0.5 degrees. By placing the sample and cavity end mirror inside a vacuum chamber, with the window also at Brewster angle to the laser mode, cooling by 20 degrees has been realized. Furthermore, the development of a compact and efficient integrated cryocooler device is underway.",
keywords = "Cryocooler, Laser cooling of solids, Laser refrigeration, VECSEL",
author = "Albrecht, {Alexander R.} and Seletskiy, {Denis V.} and Cederberg, {Jeffrey G.} and {Di Lieto}, Alberto and Mauro Tonelli and Moloney, {Jerome V} and Ganesh Balakrishnan and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1117/12.910329",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9780819489180",
volume = "8275",
booktitle = "Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Intracavity laser cooling using a VECSEL

AU - Albrecht, Alexander R.

AU - Seletskiy, Denis V.

AU - Cederberg, Jeffrey G.

AU - Di Lieto, Alberto

AU - Tonelli, Mauro

AU - Moloney, Jerome V

AU - Balakrishnan, Ganesh

AU - Sheik-Bahae, Mansoor

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - We report on the first observation of intracavity laser cooling inside of a vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL). A Yb:YLF crystal is placed under Brewster angle inside the cavity of an InGaAs quantum well VECSEL emitting around 1030 nm. With the crystal in air, we observed cooling by about 0.5 degrees. By placing the sample and cavity end mirror inside a vacuum chamber, with the window also at Brewster angle to the laser mode, cooling by 20 degrees has been realized. Furthermore, the development of a compact and efficient integrated cryocooler device is underway.

AB - We report on the first observation of intracavity laser cooling inside of a vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL). A Yb:YLF crystal is placed under Brewster angle inside the cavity of an InGaAs quantum well VECSEL emitting around 1030 nm. With the crystal in air, we observed cooling by about 0.5 degrees. By placing the sample and cavity end mirror inside a vacuum chamber, with the window also at Brewster angle to the laser mode, cooling by 20 degrees has been realized. Furthermore, the development of a compact and efficient integrated cryocooler device is underway.

KW - Cryocooler

KW - Laser cooling of solids

KW - Laser refrigeration

KW - VECSEL

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84857682523&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84857682523&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1117/12.910329

DO - 10.1117/12.910329

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84857682523

SN - 9780819489180

VL - 8275

BT - Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

ER -