PIRSA:19070001

Axion production and detection with superconducting RF cavities

APA

Narayan, V. (2019). Axion production and detection with superconducting RF cavities. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/19070001

MLA

Narayan, Vijay. Axion production and detection with superconducting RF cavities. Perimeter Institute, Jul. 26, 2019, https://pirsa.org/19070001

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_19070001,
            doi = {10.48660/19070001},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/19070001},
            author = {Narayan, Vijay},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Axion production and detection with superconducting RF cavities},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2019},
            month = {jul},
            note = {PIRSA:19070001 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Vijay Narayan University of California

Collection
Talk Type Scientific Series

Abstract

We propose a novel design of a laboratory search for axions based on photon regeneration with superconducting RF cavities. Our particular setup uses a toroid as a region of confined static magnetic field, while production and detection cavities are positioned in regions of vanishing external field. This permits cavity operation at quality factors of Q ~ 10¹⁰ - 10¹². The limitations due to fundamental issues such as signal screening and back-reaction are discussed, and the optimal sensitivity is calculated. This experimental design can potentially probe axion-photon couplings beyond astrophysical limits, comparable and complementary to next generation optical experiments.