Proposed experiment to produce and detect light pseudoscalars

K. Van Bibber, N. R. Dagdeviren, S. E. Koonin, A. K. Kerman, and H. N. Nelson
Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 759 – Published 17 August 1987
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We propose a laboratory experiment to produce and detect a light neutral pseudoscalar particle that couples to two photons. The pseudoscalar would be produced by a (real) photon from a laser beam interacting with a second (virtual) photon from a static magnetic field; it would be detected after it reconverts to a real photon in a duplicate magnetic field. The bounds on the coupling constant that could be obtained from a null result in such an experiment compete favorably with astrophysical limits and would substantially improve those from direct measurements.

  • Received 12 May 1987


©1987 American Physical Society

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K. Van Bibber

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550

N. R. Dagdeviren and S. E. Koonin

  • W. K. Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institue of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125

A. K. Kerman

  • Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

H. N. Nelson

  • Department of Physics and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305

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