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Title: Probing hidden sector photons through the Higgs window

Abstract

We investigate the possibility that a (light) hidden sector extra photon receives its mass via spontaneous symmetry breaking of a hidden sector Higgs boson, the so-called hidden-Higgs. The hidden-photon can mix with the ordinary photon via a gauge kinetic mixing term. The hidden-Higgs can couple to the standard model Higgs via a renormalizable quartic term - sometimes called the Higgs portal. We discuss the implications of this light hidden-Higgs in the context of laser polarization and light-shining-through-the-wall experiments as well as cosmological, astrophysical, and non-Newtonian force measurements. For hidden-photons receiving their mass from a hidden-Higgs, we find in the small mass regime significantly stronger bounds than the bounds on massive hidden sector photons alone.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [3]
  1. Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3NP (United Kingdom)
  2. Institute for Particle Physics and Phenomenology, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)
  3. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21254318
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.075005; (c) 2008 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ASTROPHYSICS; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; LASER RADIATION; MASS; MIXING; PHOTONS; POLARIZATION; RENORMALIZATION; STANDARD MODEL; SYMMETRY BREAKING

Citation Formats

Ahlers, Markus, Jaeckel, Joerg, Redondo, Javier, and Ringwald, Andreas. Probing hidden sector photons through the Higgs window. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.78.075005.
Ahlers, Markus, Jaeckel, Joerg, Redondo, Javier, & Ringwald, Andreas. Probing hidden sector photons through the Higgs window. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.78.075005
Ahlers, Markus, Jaeckel, Joerg, Redondo, Javier, and Ringwald, Andreas. Wed . "Probing hidden sector photons through the Higgs window". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.78.075005.
@article{osti_21254318,
title = {Probing hidden sector photons through the Higgs window},
author = {Ahlers, Markus and Jaeckel, Joerg and Redondo, Javier and Ringwald, Andreas},
abstractNote = {We investigate the possibility that a (light) hidden sector extra photon receives its mass via spontaneous symmetry breaking of a hidden sector Higgs boson, the so-called hidden-Higgs. The hidden-photon can mix with the ordinary photon via a gauge kinetic mixing term. The hidden-Higgs can couple to the standard model Higgs via a renormalizable quartic term - sometimes called the Higgs portal. We discuss the implications of this light hidden-Higgs in the context of laser polarization and light-shining-through-the-wall experiments as well as cosmological, astrophysical, and non-Newtonian force measurements. For hidden-photons receiving their mass from a hidden-Higgs, we find in the small mass regime significantly stronger bounds than the bounds on massive hidden sector photons alone.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.78.075005},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21254318}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 7,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {10}
}