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Title: Forward-angle K{sup +}{lambda} photoproduction in a Regge-plus-resonance approach

Abstract

We present an effective-Lagrangian description for forward-angle K{sup +}{lambda} photoproduction from the proton, valid for photon lab energies from threshold up to 16 GeV. The high-energy part of the amplitude is modeled in terms of t-channel Regge-trajectory exchange. The sensitivity of the calculated observables to the Regge-trajectory phase is investigated in detail. The model is extended toward the resonance region by adding a number of s-channel resonances to the t-channel background. The proposed hybrid ''Regge-plus-resonance'' (RPR) approach allows one to exploit the p({gamma},K{sup +}){lambda} data in their entirety, resulting in stronger constraints on both the background and resonance couplings. The high-energy data can be used to fix the background contributions, leaving the resonance couplings as the sole free parameters in the resonance region. We compare various implementations of the RPR model and explore to what extent the description of the data can be improved by introducing the ''new'' resonances D{sub 13}(1900) and P{sub 11}(1900). Despite its limited number of free parameters, the proposed RPR approach provides an efficient description of the p({gamma},K{sup +}){lambda} dynamics in and beyond the resonance region.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Subatomic and Radiation Physics, Ghent University, Proeftuinstraat 86, B-9000 Gent (Belgium)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20771486
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.73.045207; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; AMPLITUDES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; GEV RANGE; KAONS PLUS; LAGRANGIAN FIELD THEORY; LAGRANGIAN FUNCTION; LAMBDA BARYONS; PHOTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; PHOTONS; PHOTONUCLEAR REACTIONS; PHOTOPRODUCTION; PROTONS; REGGE TRAJECTORIES; RESONANCE; S CHANNEL; SENSITIVITY; T CHANNEL

Citation Formats

Corthals, T., Ryckebusch, J., and Cauteren, T. van. Forward-angle K{sup +}{lambda} photoproduction in a Regge-plus-resonance approach. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.045207.
Corthals, T., Ryckebusch, J., & Cauteren, T. van. Forward-angle K{sup +}{lambda} photoproduction in a Regge-plus-resonance approach. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.045207.
Corthals, T., Ryckebusch, J., and Cauteren, T. van. Sat . "Forward-angle K{sup +}{lambda} photoproduction in a Regge-plus-resonance approach". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.045207.
@article{osti_20771486,
title = {Forward-angle K{sup +}{lambda} photoproduction in a Regge-plus-resonance approach},
author = {Corthals, T. and Ryckebusch, J. and Cauteren, T. van},
abstractNote = {We present an effective-Lagrangian description for forward-angle K{sup +}{lambda} photoproduction from the proton, valid for photon lab energies from threshold up to 16 GeV. The high-energy part of the amplitude is modeled in terms of t-channel Regge-trajectory exchange. The sensitivity of the calculated observables to the Regge-trajectory phase is investigated in detail. The model is extended toward the resonance region by adding a number of s-channel resonances to the t-channel background. The proposed hybrid ''Regge-plus-resonance'' (RPR) approach allows one to exploit the p({gamma},K{sup +}){lambda} data in their entirety, resulting in stronger constraints on both the background and resonance couplings. The high-energy data can be used to fix the background contributions, leaving the resonance couplings as the sole free parameters in the resonance region. We compare various implementations of the RPR model and explore to what extent the description of the data can be improved by introducing the ''new'' resonances D{sub 13}(1900) and P{sub 11}(1900). Despite its limited number of free parameters, the proposed RPR approach provides an efficient description of the p({gamma},K{sup +}){lambda} dynamics in and beyond the resonance region.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.73.045207},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
number = 4,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}