The OVAL experiment: a new experiment to measure vacuum magnetic birefringence using high repetition pulsed magnets

  • Xing Fan
  • Shusei Kamioka
  • Toshiaki Inada
  • Takayuki Yamazaki
  • Toshio Namba
  • Shoji Asai
  • Junko Omachi
  • Kosuke Yoshioka
  • Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami
  • Akira Matsuo
  • Koushi Kawaguchi
  • Koichi Kindo
  • Hiroyuki Nojiri
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Abstract

A new experiment to measure vacuum magnetic birefringence (VMB), the OVAL experiment, is reported. We developed an original pulsed magnet that has a high repetition rate and applies the strongest magnetic field among VMB experiments online. The vibration isolation design and feedback system enable the direct combination of the magnet with a Fabry-Pérot cavity. To demonstrate and benchmark the searching potential, a calibration measurement with dilute nitrogen gas and a prototype search for VMB are performed. Based on the results, a strategy to observe VMB is reported.

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Optical Phenomena and Photonics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xing Fan
    • 1
  • Shusei Kamioka
    • 1
  • Toshiaki Inada
    • 2
  • Takayuki Yamazaki
    • 2
  • Toshio Namba
    • 2
  • Shoji Asai
    • 1
  • Junko Omachi
    • 3
  • Kosuke Yoshioka
    • 4
  • Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami
    • 1
  • Akira Matsuo
    • 5
  • Koushi Kawaguchi
    • 5
  • Koichi Kindo
    • 5
  • Hiroyuki Nojiri
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsGraduate School of Science, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Institute for Photon Science and Technology, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Photon Science Center (PSC), The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  5. 5.The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of TokyoChibaJapan
  6. 6.Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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