In case of the two-photon Bethe-Heitler
process, we can factorize the process: u(x)*|A(u)|^2 + d(x)*|A(d)|^2
= [u(x)+d(x)/4]*|A(u)|^2 (A : Feynman amplitude) neglecting the mass difference.
But in case of the electroweak (EW) process where Z0 couples to a quark line,
coupling structures are different between u and d quarks, i.e. the ratios of
vector and pseudo-vector coupling constants are different. Therefore
we cannot do such a factorization. Also in case of the QED process where two
types of diagrams exist: (1) one photon connected to a quark line and (2)
two photons connected to a quark line, again we cannot do such a factorization.
Anyway using the MERGE card as seen in Table1
of the GRAPE paper is the best we can do for saving time.
Comments to Tetsuo ABE (email@example.com)
Last updated on July 11, 2001