19-21 September 2023
Europe/Berlin timezone

Probing for light new particles with the LUXE experiment

20 Sep 2023, 17:00
Nachrichtentechnik-Hörsaal (NTI) (KIT)

Nachrichtentechnik-Hörsaal (NTI)


Engesserstraße 5, 76131 Karlsruhe


Raquel Quishpe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)


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 3×10−6 GeV−1. This reach is comparable to the background-free projection from NA62. In addition, we will discuss the ongoing optimisation of the experimental setup for the ALP search.

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