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

Seviour, Rebecca and Bailey, Ian and Woollett, Nathan and Williams, Peter (2014) Hidden-sector photon and axion searches using photonic band gap structures. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 41 (3). ISSN 1361-6471

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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.

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Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
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13 Feb 2014 08:51
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