Proposed experiment to produce and detect light pseudoscalars

K. Van Bibber, N. R. Dagdeviren, S. E. Koonin, A. K. Kerman, H. N. Nelson

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-762
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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Van Bibber, K., Dagdeviren, N. R., Koonin, S. E., Kerman, A. K., & Nelson, H. N. (1987). Proposed experiment to produce and detect light pseudoscalars. Physical Review Letters, 59(7), 759-762. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.759

Proposed experiment to produce and detect light pseudoscalars. / Van Bibber, K.; Dagdeviren, N. R.; Koonin, S. E.; Kerman, A. K.; Nelson, H. N.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 59, No. 7, 1987, p. 759-762.

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Van Bibber, K, Dagdeviren, NR, Koonin, SE, Kerman, AK & Nelson, HN 1987, 'Proposed experiment to produce and detect light pseudoscalars', Physical Review Letters, vol. 59, no. 7, pp. 759-762. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.759
Van Bibber, K. ; Dagdeviren, N. R. ; Koonin, S. E. ; Kerman, A. K. ; Nelson, H. N. / Proposed experiment to produce and detect light pseudoscalars. In: Physical Review Letters. 1987 ; Vol. 59, No. 7. pp. 759-762.
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