Fabry-Perot cavity in the field of a gravitational wave

Research paper by M. V. Sazhin

Indexed on: 01 Feb '98Published on: 01 Feb '98Published in: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics


The structure of the electromagnetic field inside a laser cavity—a gravitational-wave detector—is studied. The properties of the spatial and temporal phases of the standing electromagnetic wave are discussed in detail and the corrections appearing in the electric field of the wave as a result of the action of gravitational radiation on the optical system are determined.