Everyone who has taken an introductory class to physics has seen a Prism bend light: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prism
Or, more visually: https://www.google.com/search?q=optical+prism&tbm=isch
That is, white light goes in one end, all of the colors of light come out the other end.
That is, the light is split into its constituent parts. One wave is split into the waves of various different wavelengths comprising it.
Now, I totally understand that.
But if that's the case, then it stands to reason that a Prism, under the right conditions, might output or be made to output other non-visible wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum:
Now, increasing in frequency from visible light we have ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays, and the like.
I'm not interested in any of those. (It seems unlikely that you're going to get a higher frequency wave from a lower frequency one.)
But, directly below the frequency of visible light, we have infrared, microwaves, and below that, rf (radio frequency).
My question is simply this... has any physicist out there used a light source, a prism, and and a detector of any kind and observed any kind of non-visible electromagnetic wave/wavelength (in addition to the various colors of light) being emitted by the prism?
Infrared would be the first thing to try and detect, and if successful, then maybe the next thing to try to detect would be high-frequency microwaves, then lower frequency ones, and finally, if that could be accomplished, RF.
Maybe it wouldn't work.
But the logic looks something like this:
a) Light is an electromagnetic wave comprised of other (slower) electromagnetic waves.
b) A Prism is able to separate out those slower electromagnetic waves and show the visible ones as light.
But, are there any invisible ones as well?
It seems logical that under certain conditions (very big Prism, strong angle of attack, ?) that you might be able to get non-visible slower electromagnetic waves...
I don't have the tools or materials to confirm or deny this, and I was looking for a discussion about it from the StackExchange community...
Anyway, that's the question.