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Benchmarking of a novel contactless characterisation method for micro thermoelectric modules (μTEMs)

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dc.contributor.author Hickey, Séamus
dc.contributor.author Punch, Jeff
dc.contributor.author Jeffers, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-29T09:36:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-29T09:36:09Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6496
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Significant challenges exist in the thermal control of Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs) for use in optical communications. Increasing component density coupled with greater functionality is leading to higher device-level heat fluxes, stretching the capabilities of conventional cooling methods using thermoelectric modules (TEMs). A tailored thermal control solution incorporating micro thermoelectric modules (mu TEMs) to individually address hotspots within PICs could provide an energy efficient alternative to existing control methods. Performance characterisation is required to establish the suitability of commercially-available TEMs for the operating conditions in current and next generation PICs. The objective of this paper is to outline a novel method for the characterisation of thermoelectric modules (TEMs), which utilises infra-red (IR) heat transfer and temperature measurement to obviate the need for mechanical stress on the upper surface of low compression tolerance (similar to 0.5N) mu TEMs. The method is benchmarked using a commercially-available macro scale TEM, comparing experimental data to the manufacturer's performance data sheet. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartof EUROTHERM SEMINAR 102: THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Physics: Conference Series;525, 012021
dc.subject benchmarking en_US
dc.subject photonics integrated circuits (PICs) en_US
dc.title Benchmarking of a novel contactless characterisation method for micro thermoelectric modules (μTEMs) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-01-29T08:46:31Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1088/1742-6596/525/1/012021
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IDA en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1621041
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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