Can you use your imac as a monitor for you mac book pro laptop?

Can you use your imac as a monitor for you mac book pro laptop?
I have two computer one being a new mac book pro and the other being a slightly older imac desktop. I am wanting to know if you can use the desktop as a screen for my mac book pro. I just to mirror the laptop onto the desktop because it is more powerful, instead of getting another display for my laptop.
Is this possible and what connections do I need?
Thanks

Hello, we need more info on the iMac, not positive but I think it requires a 2010 or newer iMac & a Mini Display Port cable.
So we know more about it...
At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...
Hardware Overview:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 6 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.21f4

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