[eng] Thanks to its high energy and luminosity, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN can also be exploited as an high energy photon collider. In particular photoproduction offers interesting possibilities for the study of the electroweak sector up to TeV scale. After a brief presentation of cross sections for many photon-induced processes, prospects are discussed for the Higgs boson search as well as for the top quark physics. Although the studied final states possess striking characteristics, the separation of photon-induced processes from the overwhelming background of partonic interactions requires the use of advanced techniques. In this context, several tagging strategies are proposed, depending on the LHC luminosity.
In order to realistically perform a simulation of the response of a multipurpose detector, a dedicated framework called DELPHES was designed. Using this fast simulation of a LHC-like detector, expected sensitivity on the tWb coupling measurement using several topologies resulting from the W associated single top photoproduction are presented. Finally, a more detailed estimate of the expected sensitivity of photoproduction for the most promising topology has been performed with the CMS simulation tools, which confirms the results obtained with DELPHES.