Radiative corrections to γγ → W ^{+}W ^{} in the electroweak standard model
Abstract
The cross section for γγ → W ^{+}W ^{} with arbitrary polarized photons and W bosons is calculated within the electroweak Standard Model including the complete virtual and softphotonic Oα corrections. We present a detailed numerical discussion of the complete radiative corrections and an analytical investigation of the leading corrections. It turns out that in the onshell renormalization scheme for fixed Mw no leading corrections associated with the running of α or heavy topquark and Higgsboson masses occur. The corrections are typically of the order of 10%. They reach, however, larger values where the lowestorder cross sections are suppressed.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 February 1995
 DOI:
 10.1016/05503213(95)00344R
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9503442
 Bibcode:
 1995NuPhB.452...80D
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
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