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Wavelength doubling laser?

by sparkle_pony
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sparkle_pony
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May2-14, 04:52 PM
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I've heard of frequency doubling but is wavelength doubling a thing? If so, how efficient?
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May2-14, 05:07 PM
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Frequency doubling divides the wavelength in half: http://www.rp-photonics.com/frequency_doubling.html

The inverse process also works, and is usually called parametric down conversion:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontan...own-conversion

Your green laser pointer is an example of frequency doubling/second harmonic generation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_pointer#Green
See the schematic diagram on the right hand side - enlarge, and follow the red beam into the crystal which generates the green beam.


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