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

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Article number035005
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/02/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Number of pages10
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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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