Question 1:how can we create a standing wave electric field?

Question 2: light is a form of electromagnetic radiation which and electric field and magnetic field component. is there any way we can use light to create standing wave electric field?

  • $\begingroup$ Look up how microwave ovens work :) $\endgroup$ Jun 11, 2018 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ There is a standing wave of light inside a laser (between two mirrors). $\endgroup$
    – safesphere
    Jun 11, 2018 at 14:37
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    $\begingroup$ Microwave ovens and optical cavity resonators (a.k.a., "lasers") contain electro-magnetic waves. The only structure I know of that can contain something you might call an "electric wave" would be a transmission line. $\endgroup$ Jun 11, 2018 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ Ah ok you want just the electric field and no magnetic field. Also, tag people in your comments so they know you replied :) $\endgroup$ Jun 11, 2018 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ physics.stackexchange.com/questions/38370/… $\endgroup$ Jun 11, 2018 at 18:14


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