Analogous to the light-shining-through-wall setup proposed for axionlike particle searches, a pair of resonant cavities have been considered to search for an extra U(1) massive gauge boson, called a hidden photon, which mediates the interactions in the hidden sector. We propose a new cavity configuration, consisting of a cylindrical emitter surrounded by a hollow cylindrical detector to remarkably improve experimental sensitivity to hidden photon signals in the
mass range. An extensive study was conducted to find the optimal cavity geometry and resonant mode, which yields the best performance. In addition, a feasible application of superconducting rf technology was explored. We found the integration of these potential improvements will enhance the sensitivity to the effective kinetic mixing parameter between the hidden photon and the Standard Model photon by multiple orders of magnitude.