Volume 87, Number 1, July 2009
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||24 July 2009|
Hidden laser communications through matter —An application of meV-scale hidden photons
Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology - Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, UK, EU
2 Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron - Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany, EU
Accepted: 22 June 2009
Currently, there are a number of light-shining-through-walls experiments searching for hidden photons —light, sub-eV-scale, Abelian gauge bosons beyond the standard model which mix kinetically with the standard photon. If these experiments find evidence for hidden photons, laser communications through matter are possible. We show that, using methods from free-space optics, a channel capacity of more than 1 bit per second is possible in the near future, for distances up to the Earth's diameter.
PACS: 03.67.Dd – Quantum cryptography and communication security / 14.80.-j – Other particles (including hypothetical) / 42.79.Sz – Optical communication systems, multiplexers, and demultiplexers
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