Jul 18 – 22, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

Probing ALPs at the LUXE experiment

Jul 19, 2022, 5:00 PM


Oral presentation Parallel 2B - Axions


Federico Meloni (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))


The proposed LUXE experiment (LASER Und XFEL Experiment) at DESY, Hamburg, using the electron beam from the European XFEL, aims to probe QED in the non-perturbative regime created in collisions between high-intensity laser pulses and high-energy electron or photon beams. This setup also provides a unique opportunity to probe physics beyond the standard model. In this talk we show that by leveraging the large photon flux generated at LUXE, one can probe axion-like-particles (ALPs) up to a mass of 350 MeV and with photon coupling of 3x10^{-6} GeV^{-1}. This reach is comparable to the background-free projection from NA62. In addition, we will discuss other probes of new physics such as ALPs-electron coupling.

Primary author

Jenny List (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))

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