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Axion-photon conversion caused by dielectric interfaces: quantum field calculation

Ioannisian, Ara N.; Kazarian, Narine; Millar, Alexander J.; Raffelt, Georg G.;
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  • Published: 03 Jul 2017 Journal: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, volume 2,017, pages 5-5 (eissn: 1475-7516, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
Abstract
Axion-photon conversion at dielectric interfaces, immersed in a near-homogeneous magnetic field, is the basis for the dielectric haloscope method to search for axion dark matter. In analogy to transition radiation, this process is possible because the photon wave function is modified by the dielectric layers ("Garibian wave function") and is no longer an eigenstate of momentum. A conventional first-order perturbative calculation of the transition probability between a quantized axion state and these distorted photon states provides the microwave production rate. It agrees with previous results based on solving the classical Maxwell equations for the combined sys...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Optics
free text keywords: hep-ex, Particle Physics - Experiment, astro-ph.CO, Astrophysics and Astronomy, hep-ph, Particle Physics - Phenomenology, Astronomy and Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Experiment
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InvisiblesPlus
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 690575
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-RISE
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EC| ELUSIVES
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ELUSIVES
The Elusives Enterprise: Asymmetries of the Invisible Universe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 674896
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
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