Physics Letters B
The high-energy behavior of the N = 4 SYM amplitudes in the Regge limit can be calculated order by order in perturbation theory using the high-energy operator expansion in Wilson lines. At large Nc , a typical four-point amplitude is determined by a single BFKL pomeron. The conformal structure of the four-point amplitude is fixed in terms of two functions: pomeron intercept and the coefficient function in front of the pomeron (the product of two residues). The pomeron intercept is universal while the coefficient function depends on the correlator in question. The intercept is known in the first two orders in coupling constant: BFKL intercept and NLO BFKL intercept calculated in Kotikov and Lipatov (2000, 2003, 2004) . As an example of using the Wilson-line OPE, we calculate the coefficient function in front of the pomeron for the correlator of four Z2 currents in the first two orders in perturbation theory.
Original Publication Citation
Balitsky, I., & Chirilli, G. A. (2010). High-energy amplitudes in N=4 SYM in the next-to-leading order. Physics Letters B, 687(2-3), 204-213. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2010.02.084
Balitsky, Ian and Chirilli, Giovanni A., "High-Energy Amplitudes in N= 4 SYM in the Next-to-Leading Order" (2010). Physics Faculty Publications. 248.