One-loop electroweak radiative corrections to charged lepton pair production in photon-photon collisions


Demirci M. , Mustamin M.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.103, no.11, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.103.113004
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Abstract

We provide high-precision predictions for muon-pair and tau-pair productions in a photon-photon collision by considering a complete set of one-loop-level scattering amplitudes, i.e., electroweak (EW) corrections together with soft and hard QED radiation. Accordingly, we present a detailed numerical discussion with particular emphasis on the pure QED corrections as well as genuinely weak corrections. The effects of angular and initial beam polarization distributions on production rates are also discussed. An improvement is observed by a factor of two with oppositely polarized photons. Our results indicate that the one-loop EW radiative corrections enhance the Born cross section and the total relative correction is typically about $10\%$ for both production channels. It appears that the full EW corrections to $\gamma \gamma \to \ell^- \ell^+$ are required to match a percent level accuracy.