MSM 99
MSM 99
Technical Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

Applications: Microfluidics Chapter 16

Simulation of Micro-Channel Heat Sinks for Optoelectronic Microsystems

Authors: E.W. Kreutz, N. Pirch, T. Ebert, R. Wester, B. Ollier, P. Loosen, R. Poprawe

Affilation: Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany

Pages: 574 - 577

Keywords: micro-channel heat sink, laser diode, micro cooling system, optoelectronic microsystem

Water-cooled heat sinks are investigated both experimentally and theoretically as model systems to simulate the energy and mass transport in devices used for cooling of diode lasers. The design of the micro-channel heat sinks yields in a decrease of their thermal resistance and of the pressure loss of the coolant allowing to increase the output power of the diode lasers.

ISBN: 0-9666135-4-6
Pages: 697