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Title: Constraining PCP Violating Varying Alpha Theory through Laboratory Experiments

Abstract

In this report we have studied the implication of a parity and charge-parity (PCP) violating interaction in varying alpha theory. Due to this interaction, the state of photon polarization can change when it passes through a strong background magnetic field. We have calculated the optical rotation and ellipticity of the plane of polarization of an electromagnetic wave and tested our results against different laboratory experiments. Our model contains a PCP violating parameter {beta} and a scale of alpha variation {omega}. By analyzing the laboratory experimental data, we found the most stringent constraints on our model parameters to be 1 {le} {omega} {le} 10{sup 13} GeV{sup 2} and -0.5 {le} {beta} {le} 0.5. We also found that with the existing experimental input parameters it is very difficult to detect the ellipticity in the near future.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1042672
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-15060
Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998; arXiv:1105.1981; TRN: US1202801
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Phys.Rev.D84:026008,2011
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PARITY; PHOTONS; POLARIZATION; ROTATION; Phenomenology-HEP,HEPPH

Citation Formats

Maity, Debaprasad, /NCTS, Taipei /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U., Chen, Pisin, and /NCTS, Taipei /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC. Constraining PCP Violating Varying Alpha Theory through Laboratory Experiments. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Maity, Debaprasad, /NCTS, Taipei /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U., Chen, Pisin, & /NCTS, Taipei /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC. Constraining PCP Violating Varying Alpha Theory through Laboratory Experiments. United States.
Maity, Debaprasad, /NCTS, Taipei /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U., Chen, Pisin, and /NCTS, Taipei /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC. Wed . "Constraining PCP Violating Varying Alpha Theory through Laboratory Experiments". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1042672.
@article{osti_1042672,
title = {Constraining PCP Violating Varying Alpha Theory through Laboratory Experiments},
author = {Maity, Debaprasad and /NCTS, Taipei /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U. and Chen, Pisin and /NCTS, Taipei /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC},
abstractNote = {In this report we have studied the implication of a parity and charge-parity (PCP) violating interaction in varying alpha theory. Due to this interaction, the state of photon polarization can change when it passes through a strong background magnetic field. We have calculated the optical rotation and ellipticity of the plane of polarization of an electromagnetic wave and tested our results against different laboratory experiments. Our model contains a PCP violating parameter {beta} and a scale of alpha variation {omega}. By analyzing the laboratory experimental data, we found the most stringent constraints on our model parameters to be 1 {le} {omega} {le} 10{sup 13} GeV{sup 2} and -0.5 {le} {beta} {le} 0.5. We also found that with the existing experimental input parameters it is very difficult to detect the ellipticity in the near future.},
doi = {},
journal = {Phys.Rev.D84:026008,2011},
issn = {1550-7998},
number = 2,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
}