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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1990
  • pp: 1745–1748

Probing a standing 0.6328-μm electromagnetic wave in a laser ring cavity

David Abromson and William S. Bickel  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 1745-1748 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.001745


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Abstract

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.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 3, 1989
Published: April 20, 1990

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-12-1745


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