Classical Physics


A Test of the Superposition Principle in Intense Laser Beams

Authors: Alexander Unzicker

A test of a nonlinear effect hitherto unknown in classical electrodynamics is proposed. For the possible nonlinearity to be observed, a high-intensity standing wave with circular polarization in a resonator is required. If the effect exists, an electric voltage should be induced between the mirros and an electric current can be measured. Motivation, quantitative expectations and the design of the experiment are discussed.

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[v1] 2019-01-06 10:40:39

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