A proposal for Coulomb assisted laser cooling of piezoelectric semiconductors

Iman Hassani Nia, Hooman Mohseni

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Anti-Stokes laser cooling of semiconductors as a compact and vibration-free method is very attractive. While it has achieved significant milestones, increasing its efficiency is highly desirable. The main limitation is the lack of the pristine material quality with high luminescence efficiency. Here, we theoretically demonstrate that the Coulomb interaction among electrons and holes in piezoelectric heterostructures could lead to coherent damping of acoustic phonons; rendering a significantly higher efficiency that leads to the possibility of cooling a broad range of semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 28 2014

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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