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Interaction of modulated lasers

  1. Apr 27, 2008 #1
    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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  3. Apr 28, 2008 #2

    Andy Resnick

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