Journal of High Energy Physics
It is well known that the high-energy scattering of a meson from some hadronic target can be described by the interaction of that target with a color dipole formed by two Wilson lines corresponding to the fast quark-antiquark pair. Moreover, the energy dependence of the scattering amplitude is governed by the evolution equation of this color dipole with respect to rapidity. Similarly, the energy dependence of scattering of a baryon can be described in terms of evolution of a three-Wilson-line operator with respect to the rapidity of the Wilson lines. We calculated the evolution of the 3-quark Wilson loop operator in the Next-to-Leading Order (NLO), and we presented a quasi-conformal evolution equation for a composite 3-Wilson-line operator. Futhermore, we obtained the linearized version of that evolution equation describing the amplitude of the odderon exchange at high energies.
Original Publication Citation
Balitsky, I., & Grabovsky, A. V. (2015). NLO evolution of 3-quark Wilson loop operator. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015(1), 1-52. doi:10.1007/jhep01(2015)009
Balitsky, I. and Grabovsky, A. V., "NLO Evolution of 3-Quark Wilson Loop Operator" (2015). Physics Faculty Publications. 72.