OPE for all helicity amplitudes

Benjamin Basso, João Caetano*, Lucía Córdova, Amit Sever, Pedro Vieira

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Abstract: We extend the Operator Product Expansion (OPE) for scattering amplitudes in planar N=4$$ \mathcal{N}=4 $$ SYM to account for all possible helicities of the external states. This is done by constructing a simple map between helicity configurations and so-called charged pentagon transitions. These OPE building blocks are generalizations of the bosonic pentagons entering MHV amplitudes and they can be bootstrapped at finite coupling from the integrable dynamics of the color flux tube. A byproduct of our map is a simple realization of parity in the super Wilson loop picture.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 8 Aug 2015


  • Integrable Field Theories
  • Scattering Amplitudes
  • Wilson
  • ’t Hooft and Polyakov loops


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