Dark matter Axion search with riNg Cavity Experiment DANCE: Design and development of auxiliary cavity for simultaneous resonance of linear polarizations

Hiroki Fujimoto*, Yuka Oshima, Masaki Ando, Tomohiro Fujita, Yuta Michimura, Koji Nagano, Ippei Obata

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Abstract

Axion-like particles (ALPs) are undiscovered pseudo-scalar particles that are candidates for ultralight dark matter. ALPs interact with photons slightly and cause the rotational oscillation of linearly polarized light. Dark matter Axion search with riNg Cavity Experiment (DANCE) searches for ALP dark matter by amplifying the rotational oscillation with a bow-tie ring cavity. Simultaneous resonance of linear polarizations is necessary to amplify both the carrier field and the ALP signal, and to achieve the design sensitivity. The sensitivity of the current prototype experiment DANCE Act-1 is less than expectation by around three orders of magnitude due to the resonant frequency difference between s- and p-polarization in the bow-tie ring cavity. In order to tune the resonant frequency difference, the method of introducing an auxiliary cavity was proposed. We designed an auxiliary cavity that can cancel out the resonant frequency difference and realize simultaneous resonance, considering optical loss. We also confirmed that the sensitivity of DANCE Act-1 with the auxiliary cavity can reach the original sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012182
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume2156
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 21
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Aug 262021 Sep 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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