Starting with the basic physical principles of laser cooling of solids, the monograph goes on to discuss the current theoretical issues being resolved and the increasing demands of growth and evaluation of high purity materials suitable for optical refrigeration, while also examining the design and applications of practical cryocoolers.
An advanced text for scientists, researchers, engineers, and students (masters, PHDs and Postdoc) in laser and optical material science, and cryogenics.
2. Design and Fabrication of Rare–Earth–Doped Laser Cooling Materials (Markus Hehlen)
3. Laser Cooling in Fluoride Single Crystals (Stefano Bigotta, Mauro Tonelli)
4. Er–doped Materials for Solid–State Cooling (Joaquin Fernandez, Angel Garcia–Adeva, Rolindes Balda)
5. Laser Refrigerator Design and Applications (Gary Mills, Mel Buchwald)
6. Microscopic Theory of Luminescence and its Application to Optical Refrigeration of Semiconductors (Greg Rupper, Nai H. Kwong, Rolf Binder)
7. Improving the Efficiency of Laser Cooling of Semiconductors by Means of Bandgap Engineering in Electronic and Photonic Domains (Jacob Khurgin)
8. Thermodynamics of Optical Cooling of Bulk Matter (Carl E. Mungan)
Mansoor Sheik–Bahae is a professor of Physics and Astronomy and the chair of Optical Science and Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque NM (USA). He graduated from the State University of New York (Buffalo), and subsequently spent 7 years as a research scientist at CREOL–University of Central Florida before joining UNM in 1994 where he currently heads the Consortium for Laser Cooling of Solids. Professor Sheik–Bahae has authored more than 200 scientific papers in nonlinear optics, ultrafast phenomena and solid–state laser cooling, with more than 4000 citations to his work. He is a fellow of Optical Society of America.