Transient experimentation and modeling of a multi-microchannel evaporator
Laser diodes are semiconductor devices that convert electrical energy into light. Often, diodes are arrayed closely together to produce high optical output. Commercially available diode arrays show electro-optical efficiencies of ~50%, resulting in high heat fluxes from these compact devices. Active thermal management is warranted to prevent decreases in performance or damage to the device. Two-phase cooling in microchannels has shown great promise in steady-state studies, dissipating heat fluxes over 1.1 kW cm-2. The very high latent heat and buoyancy-driven effects associated with two-phase ...
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