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harmonic frequency generation

Production of coherent radiation of frequency k ν(k = 2 , 3 , ...) from coherent radiation of frequency. In general, this effect is obtained through the interaction of laser light with a suitable optical medium with non-linear polarizability. The case k = 2 is referred to as frequency doubling, k = 3 is frequency tripling and k = 4 is frequency quadrupling. Even higher integer values of k are possible.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2245
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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