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On the possibility of laser-assisted production and detection of low-energy neutrino beams
Author(s): Jeff W. Eerkens
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Paper Abstract

The possible production and detection of collimated beams of low-energy sub-keV neutrinos with the assistance of lasers is examined. For a neodymium laser, the relative probability that recoiling co- or counter-propagating neutrino-antineutrino pairs are created in stimulated emission events instead of photons is calculated to be about 10-7. The effect generates a coherent monochromatic neutrino beam that overlaps the internal standing-wave photon beam, exiting at both ends of the laser. To detect such (anti)neutrino beams without the help of absorption, one can exploit (anti)neutrino-stimulated deexcitations of lasing levels in a second laser aligned with the first, whose lasable transitions are resonant with the undulation frequency of the (anti)neutrinos.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8832, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V, 88321A (1 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021117
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Jeff W. Eerkens, Prodev Consultants (United States)
Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8832:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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