Interaction of modulated lasers

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If you were to amplitude modulate a laser such the helium-neon with a microwave signal for instance at 10 GHz, and if you were to shine that laser into a tuned 10 GHz resonant cavity, would the modulated laser excite the cavity?

That is would the rise and fall of intensity of the laser beam at 10 GHz induce a current in the cavity?
 

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Andy Resnick
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I would hope so- that's how cavity-stabilized oscillators work, IIRC.
 

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