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

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. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Article number308
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Volume71
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Optical Phenomena and Photonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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