The high-energy parton-parton scattering amplitude can be described, in the c.m.s., by the expectation value of two infinite Wilson fines, running along the classical trajectories of the two colliding particles. The above description suffers from IR divergences (typical of (3 + 1)-dimensional gauge theories), which can be regularized by considering finite Wilson lines, extending in proper time from -T to T (and eventually letting T --> +proportional to). Generalizing the results of a previous paper, we give here the general proof that the expectation value of two IR-regularized Wilson lines, forming a certain hyperbolic angle in Minkowski space-time, and the expectation value of two IR-regularized Euclidean Wilson lines. forming a certain angle in Euclidean four-space, are connected by an analytic continuation in the angular variables and in the IR cutoff T. This result can be used to evaluate the IR-regularized high-energy scattering amplitude directly in the Euclidean theory. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||The analytic continuation of the high-energy parton-parton scattering amplitude with an IR cutoff|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0550-3213(02)00022-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|