Hidden-sector photon and axion searches using photonic band gap structures

Rebecca Seviour, Ian Bailey, Nathan Woollett, Peter Williams

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Many proposed extensions of the standard model of particle physics predict the existence of weakly interacting sub-eV particles (WISPs) such as hidden-sector photons and axions, which are also of interest as dark matter candidates. In this paper we propose a novel experimental approach in which microwave photonic lattice structures form part of a 'light shining through the wall'-type experiment to search for WISPs. We demonstrate the potential to match and exceed the sensitivities of conventional experiments operating in the microwave regime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035005
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number3
Early online date12 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014


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