First observation and analysis of DANCE: Dark matter Axion search with riNg Cavity Experiment

Yuka Oshima*, Hiroki Fujimoto, Masaki Ando, Tomohiro Fujita, Jun'ya Kume, Yuta Michimura, Soichiro Morisaki, Koji Nagano, Hiromasa Nakatsuka, Atsushi Nishizawa, Ippei Obata, Taihei Watanabe

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Abstract

Dark matter Axion search with riNg Cavity Experiment (DANCE) was proposed to search for axion dark matter [Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 161301 (2018)]. We aim to detect the rotation and oscillation of optical linear polarization caused by axion-photon coupling with a bow-tie cavity. DANCE can improve the sensitivity to axion-photon coupling constant gaγ for axion mass ma < 10−10 eV by several orders of magnitude compared to the best upper limits at present. A prototype experiment DANCE Act-1 is ongoing to demonstrate the feasibility of the method and to investigate technical noises. The optics was assembled and the performance of the cavity was evaluated. The first 12-day observation was successfully performed in May 2021. We reached 3 × 10−6 rad/Hz at 10 Hz in the one-sided amplitude spectral density of the rotation angle of linear polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012042
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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