High energy amplitude in the dipole approach with pomeron loops: Asymptotic solution

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Abstract

In this paper an analytical solution for the high energy scattering amplitude is suggested. This solution has several unexpected features: (i) the asymptotic amplitude is a function of dipole sizes and, therefore, this amplitude shows the gray disc structure at high energy, instead of black disc behaviour which was expected; (ii) the amplitude approaches the asymptotic limit in the same way as the solution to the Balitsky-Kovchegov equation does (∝ exp(-CY2)), but the coefficient C in eight times smaller than for the Balitsky-Kovchegov equation; (iii) the process of merging of two dipoles into one, only influences the high energy asymptotic behaviour by changing the initial condition from Z(Y; [ui]) = 1 to Z(Y;[ui = 1 - γ0,i]) 1. The value of γ0 is determined by the process of merging of two dipoles into one. With this new initial condition the Balitsky-JIMWLK approach describes the high energy asymptotic behaviour of the scattering amplitude without any modifications recently suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-171
Number of pages32
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume763
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Dec 2005

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