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in the answer ID: 1009023201.Ph it is states that "The efficiency of these laser-cooling systems is based on the cooling efficiency relative to the absorbed laser power. Reports on this efficiency range from approximately 0.5% to 2.0%". Is the efficiency equal to the doppler shift which determines the amount of kinetic energy that is turned into light? Is all of the laser energy absorbed? where does all of the lost energy go too? why is this such an inefficient process?
Re: is this efficiency rating equal to the doppler shift?
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