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Superlattice microrefrigerators fusion bonded with optoelectronic devices

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5 Author(s)
Yan Zhang ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA ; Gehong Zeng ; Piprek, Joachim ; Bar-Cohen, A.
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A three-dimensional (3-D) electrothermal model was developed to study the InP-based thin-film In0.53Ga0.47As/In0.52Al0.48As superlattice (SL) microrefrigerators for various device sizes, ranging from 40×40 to 120×120μm 2. We discussed both the maximum cooling and cooling power densities (CPDs) for experimental devices, analyzed their nonidealities, and proposed an optimized structure. The simulation results demonstrated that the experimental devices with an optimized structure can achieve a maximum cooling of 3°C, or equivalently, a CPD over 300W/cm2. Furthermore, we found it was possible to achieve a maximum cooling of over 10°C; equivalently, a CPD over 900W/cm2, when the figure of merit (ZT) of InGaAs/InAlAs SL was enhanced five times with nonconserved lateral momentum structures. Besides monolithic growth, we also proposed a fusion bonding scheme to simply bond the microrefrigerator chip on the back of the hot spots, defined as two-chip integration model in this paper. The cooling effect of this model was analyzed using ANSYS simulations.

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Components and Packaging Technologies, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 4 )