In this paper we consider some analytic properties of the high-energy quark-quark scattering amplitude, which, as is well known, can be described by the expectation value of two lightlike Wilson lines, running along the classical trajectories of the two colliding particles. We will show that the expectation value of two infinite Wilson lines, forming a certain hyperbolic angle in Minkowski space-time, and the expectation value of two infinite Euclidean Wilson lines, forming a certain angle in Euclidean four-space, are connected by an analytic continuation in the angular variables: the proof is given for an Abelian gauge theory (QED) in the so-called quenched approximation and for a non-Abelian gauge theory (QCD) up to the fourth order in the renormalized coupling constant in perturbation theory. This could open the possibility of evaluating the high-energy scattering amplitude directly on the lattice or using the stochastic vacuum model.
|Titolo:||The high-energy quark-quark scattering: from Minkowskian to Euclidean theory|
|Anno del prodotto:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s002880050575|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|