We used sub-μm-sized quartz fibers to probe a visible light, standing electromagnetic wave inside a laser ring cavity. By observing variations in the cavity’s irradiance decay lifetime, we observed the longitudinal shape of the standing wave.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 3, 1989
Published: April 20, 1990
David Abromson and William S. Bickel, "Probing a standing 0.6328-μm electromagnetic wave in a laser ring cavity," Appl. Opt. 29, 1745-1748 (1990)