Accession Number : ADA560347


Title :   Measurement of Solid-State Optical Refrigeration by Two-Band Differential Luminescence Thermometry


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE


Personal Author(s) : Patterson, W M ; Seletskiy, D V ; Sheik-Bahae, M ; Epstein, R I ; Hehlen, M P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560347.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : We present a non-contact optical technique for the measurement of laser-induced temperature changes in solids. Two-band differential luminescence thermometry (TBDLT) achieves a sensitivity of 7 mK and enables a precise measurement of the net quantum efficiency of optical refrigerator materials. The TBDLT detects internal temperature changes by decoupling surface and bulk heating effects via time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy. Several Yb3+-doped fluorozirconate (ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF-InF3, ZBLANI) glasses fabricated from precursors of varying purity and by different processes are analyzed in detail. A net quantum efficiency of (97.39 + or -0.01)% at 238 K (at a pump wavelength of 1020.5 nm) is found for a ZBLANI:1% Yb3+ laser-cooling sample produced from metal fluoride precursors that were purified by chelate-assisted solvent extraction and dried in hydrofluoric gas. In comparison, a ZBLANI:1% Yb3+ sample produced from commercial-grade metal fluoride precursors showed pronounced laser-induced heating that is indicative of a substantially higher impurity concentration. The TBDLT enables rapid and sensitive benchmarking of laser-cooling materials and provides critical feedback to the development and optimization of high-performance optical cryocooler materials.


Descriptors :   *LASER APPLICATIONS , COOLING , LUMINESCENCE , MEASUREMENT , OPTICS , QUANTUM EFFICIENCY , REPRINTS , SOLIDS , TEMPERATURE


Subject Categories : Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE