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Probing ALPs at the LUXE experiment

by Federico Meloni, on behalf of the LUXE collaboration

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Meloni Federico
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Preprint Link: scipost_202210_00029v1  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2023-04-28
Date submitted: 2022-10-03 18:52
Submitted by: Federico, Meloni
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 14th International Conference on Identification of Dark Matter (IDM2022)
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Academic field: Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Experiment
Approach: Experimental


The proposed LUXE experiment (LASER Und XFEL Experiment) at DESY, Hamburg, aims to probe QED in its non-perturbative regime. In order to do this, LUXE will study the interactions between 16.5 GeV electrons from the European XFEL and high-intensity laser pulses. This experiment also provides a unique opportunity to probe physics beyond the Standard Model: exploiting the large photon flux generated at LUXE, it is possible to design a dedicated detector to probe axion-like-particles up to a mass of 350 MeV and with photon coupling of 3x10^-6 GeV^-1. This reach is comparable to the projected sensitivity of experiments like FASER2 at the HL-LHC and NA62 operating in dump mode.

Published as SciPost Phys. Proc. 12, 037 (2023)

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Anonymous Report 1 on 2022-11-9 (Invited Report)

  • Cite as: Anonymous, Report on arXiv:scipost_202210_00029v1, delivered 2022-11-09, doi: 10.21468/SciPost.Report.6109


The LUXE-NPOD extension setup of the proposed LUXE experiment is designed to search for long-lived axion like particles in challenging regions of the phase space up to masses of 350 GeV. The proposal has comparable sensitivity to other future experiments such as FASER2 or NA62 (in dump mode). I recommend this proceeding for publication.

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