OSE PHD Student, Brian Topper shares a paper on Laser cooling silica: current status and future prospects.

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Brian Topper

Posted: January 31, 2023


Recent years have seen silica emerge as a viable material for optical refrigeration with potential applications in directed energy, integrated photonics, and precision metrology. Proper characterization of potential composition profiles is vital for optimization. Here, static photoluminescence spectroscopy of a Yb, Al co-doped silica sample over the temperature range 80 K to 300 K reveals the emission lineshape is dependent on the excitation wavelength. The impact this has on extracted laser cooling parameters is discussed.

Authors: Brian Topper, Alexander Neumann, Alexander R. Albrecht, Angel S. Flores, Stefan Kuhn, Denny Hässner, Sigrun Hein, Christian Hupel, Johannes Nold, Nicoletta Haarlammert, Thomas Schreiber, Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, and Arash Mafi.

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