Stabilizing the operational temperature of laser optical components in high-power laser projectors is essential to maximizing their performance and extending lifetime. Thermoelectric cooling is one solution that’s up to the task.
The new UltraTEC UTX Series is a high-performance thermoelectric cooler that is assembled with advanced thermoelectric materials and can boost cooling capacity by up to 10%. The UltraTEC UTX Series features a higher thermal insulating barrier when compared to standard materials creating a maximum temperature differential (ΔT) of 72°C. It features a high heat pump density, precise temperature control, reliable solid-state operation, and does not create any noise or vibration.
Temperature control in high-power laser projectors is critical to ensure proper functionality, long life operation and crisp image projection. Not only can chillers provide a cooling solution for many projectors, but ambient liquid systems with thermoelectric coolers offer simplified spot-cooling to provide superior temperature stabilization that maintains peak performance of the laser.
Laser projectors used for entertainment applications utilize laser modules to generate 4K-resolution images with a robust color palette and up to 75,000 lumens. While commercial laser projector systems quickly have evolved to be more energy-efficient, these systems still require up to 6kW to generate bright, high-resolution images. This is needed to project in cinemas and large venues at stadiums. Consequently, the high-power laser systems generate a significant amount of heat during operation.