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Fermionic Glauber Operators and Quark Reggeization

Moult, Ian and Solon, Mikhail P. and Stewart, Iain W. and Vita, Gherardo (2018) Fermionic Glauber Operators and Quark Reggeization. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2018 (2). Art. No. 134. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1007/JHEP02(2018)134.

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We derive, in the framework of soft-collinear effective field theory (SCET), a Lagrangian describing the t-channel exchange of Glauber quarks in the Regge limit. The Glauber quarks are not dynamical, but are incorporated through non-local fermionic potential operators. These operators are power suppressed in |t|/s relative to those describing Glauber gluon exchange, but give the first non-vanishing contributions in the Regge limit to processes such as qq → gg and qq → γγ. They therefore represent an interesting subset of power corrections to study. The structure of the operators, which describe certain soft and collinear emissions to all orders through Wilson lines, is derived from the symmetries of the effective theory combined with constraints from power and mass dimension counting, as well as through explicit matching calculations. Lightcone singularities in the fermionic potentials are regulated using a rapidity regulator, whose corresponding renormalization group evolution gives rise to the Reggeization of the quark at the amplitude level and the BFKL equation at the cross section level. We verify this at one-loop, deriving the Regge trajectory of the quark in the 3 color channel, as well as the leading logarithmic BFKL equation. Results in the 6 and 15 color channels are obtained by the simultaneous exchange of a Glauber quark and a Glauber gluon. SCET with quark and gluon Glauber operators therefore provides a framework to systematically study the structure of QCD amplitudes in the Regge limit, and derive constraints on higher order amplitudes.

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Additional Information:© 2018 The Authors. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Article funded by SCOAP3. Received: October 16, 2017; Revised: January 24, 2018; Accepted: February 12, 2018; Published: February 21, 2018. We thank Duff Neill, Ira Rothstein, and HuaXing Zhu for useful discussions. This work was supported in part by the Office of Nuclear Physics of the U.S. Department of Energy under the Grant No. DE-SCD011090, by the Office of High Energy Physics of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract Numbers DE-AC02-05CH11231 and DE-SC0011632, and the LDRD Program of LBNL. I.S. was also supported in part by the Simons Foundation through the Investigator grant 327942.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SCD011090
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-05CH11231
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Simons Foundation327942
Subject Keywords:Effective Field Theories; Perturbative QCD; Resummation
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Official Citation:Moult, I., Solon, M.P., Stewart, I.W. et al. J. High Energ. Phys. (2018) 2018: 134.
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