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

Rebecca Seviour, Ian Bailey, Nathan Woollett, Peter Williams

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
Article number035005
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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Hidden-sector photon and axion searches using photonic band gap structures. / Seviour, Rebecca; Bailey, Ian; Woollett, Nathan; Williams, Peter.

In: Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Vol. 41, No. 3, 035005, 03.2014.

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