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dc.contributor.authorMueller, Guido
dc.contributor.authorSikivie, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorTanner, D.B.
dc.contributor.authorvan Bibber, Karl
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-08T22:01:59Z
dc.date.available2015-04-08T22:01:59Z
dc.date.issued2009-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44890
dc.description.abstractA resonantly-enhanced photon-regeneration experiment to search for the axion or axion-like particles is described. This experiment is a shining light through walls study, where photons travelling through a strong magnetic field are (in part) converted to axions; the axions can pass through an opaque wall and convert (in part) back to photons in a second region of strong magnetic field. The photon regeneration is enhanced by employing matched Fabry-Perot optical cavities, with one cavity within the axion generation magnet and the second within the photon regeneration magnet. Compared to simple single-pass photon regeneration, this technique would result in a gain of (F/ )2, where F is the finesse of each cavity. This gain could feasibly be as high as 1010, corresponding to an improvement in the sensitivity to the axion-photon coupling, ga , of order (F/ )1/2 300. This improvement would enable, for the first time, a purely laboratory experiment to probe axionphoton couplings at a level competitive with, or superior to, limits from stellar evolution or solar axion searches. This report gives a detailed discussion of the scheme for actively controlling the two Fabry-Perot cavities and the laser frequencies, and describes the heterodyne signal detection system, with limits ultimately imposed by shot noise.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDetailed design of a resonantly-enhanced axion-photon regeneration experimenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.funderThis work was supported in part under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy under contracts DE-FG02- 97ER41029, and DE-AC52-07NA27344. P.S. gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the Aspen Center of Physics while working on this project.en_US


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