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Using second harmonic generation, is it possible to double the frequency of sun based

  1. Jul 29, 2011 #1
    OK so i know it is possible to double the frequency of a light beam by using second harmonic generation by passing the beam through a non-linear crystal; however i am unclear as to the required intensity of light beam that is needed to achieve efficient conversation. Would it be possible to collect (a lot of) sunlight, pass it through a prism, then pass the resulting infra red light through a non-linear crystal to convert it to green light?

    Also if possible: What would the required intensity be? and what would the efficiency of conversion be?

    If possible please supply references
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
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  3. Jul 29, 2011 #2
    Re: Using second harmonic generation, is it possible to double the frequency of sun b

    no one?
     
  4. Jul 30, 2011 #3
    Re: Using second harmonic generation, is it possible to double the frequency of sun b

    can no one shed any light on this? :-)
     
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