I have a simple question. Suppose we have a laser with a cavity such that the frequency of the light that the laser emits does not match with any longitudinal modes allowed by the cavity.
In practice it would mean that the line width of the emitted light would be very small (a few Hz). The cavity must be small enough and such that the allowed mode does not match with the frequency of the light.
In addition, let's consider that there is no damping mechanism to absorb the light. Theoretically the mode can not build up and the waves emitted at the frequency do not interfere constructively.
Then my question is : In that case, what happens to the energy of the waves since the wave is supposed to interfere destructively ??
P.S.: the question could also stand for acoustic waves.