What is Photon Fusion?

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What is Photon Fusion?
« on: 18/03/2009 13:15:08 »
Someone the other day mentioned Photon Fusion

I have not heard of this, anyone know what it is?


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What is Photon Fusion?
« Reply #1 on: 18/03/2009 16:30:21 »
Combining wavelengths of light to produce higher energy might help make photovoltaic cells more efficient. I don't know much about it.

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Scientists have manipulated light - such as sunlight - to combine the photons' energy with particular wavelengths. Previously only possible with high-energy density laser light, the process could pave the way for more efficient solar cells.

An innovative process that converts low-energy longwave photons into higher-energy shortwave photons has been developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and at the Sony Materials Science Laboratory in Stuttgart (both in Germany).