Interaction of intense laser radiation with weak electromagnetic waves in an evacuated section of a ring laser

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A laboratory experiment for the study of nonlinear interaction of electromagnetic waves in vacuum is proposed. The basic idea of the experiment is as follows. If one separates a certain region of the circuit in a ring laser from the remaining part with gas-impenetrable partitions, evacuates it, and forms external electromagnetic fields there, the oscillation frequencies and the polarization states of the electromagnetic waves traveling in this ring laser in counter directions are different. A calculation is made for the oscillation frequencies of electromagnetic waves traveling in a ring laser in opposite directions in the case when they interact in an evacuated section of the ring laser circuit with intense laser radiation. It is shown that the effect can be observed in experiments using presently available pulsed lasers of ultrahigh power.

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Translated from Optika i Spektroskopiya, Vol. 90, No. 6, 2001, pp. 1023–1026.

Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Denisov, Denisova.

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Denisov, V.I., Denisova, I.P. Interaction of intense laser radiation with weak electromagnetic waves in an evacuated section of a ring laser. Opt. Spectrosc. 90, 928–930 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1134/1.1380794

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Keywords

  • Electromagnetic Wave
  • Oscillation Frequency
  • Optical Path
  • Ring Laser
  • Counter Direction