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Time-dependent analysis of $B^0 \to {{K^0_{S}}} \pi^- \pi^+ \gamma$ decays and studies of the $K^+\pi^-\pi^+$ system in $B^+ \to K^+ \pi^- \pi^+ \gamma$ decays

Abstract : We measure the time-dependent $CP$ asymmetry in the radiative-penguin decay $B^0 \to {{K^0_{S}}} \pi^- \pi^+ \gamma$, using a sample of $471$ million $\Upsilon(4S) \to B{\kern 0.18em\overline{\kern -0.18em B}}$ events recorded with the BaBar detector at the PEP-II $e^+e^-$ storage ring at SLAC. Using events with $m_{K\pi\pi}<1.8{\mathrm{\,Ge\kern -0.1em V/}c^2}$, we measure the branching fractions of $B^+ \to K^+ \pi^- \pi^+ \gamma$ and $B^0 \to K^0 \pi^+ \pi^- \gamma$, the branching fractions of the kaonic resonances decaying to $K^+ \pi^- \pi^+$, as well as the overall branching fractions of the $B^+ \to \rho^0 K^+ \gamma$, $B^+ \to K^{*0} \pi^+ \gamma$ and S-wave $B^+ \to (K \pi)^{*0}_0 \pi^+ \gamma$ components. For events from the $\rho$ mass band, we measure the $CP$-violating parameters ${\mathcal{S}_{{{K^0_{S}}}\pi^+\pi^-\gamma}} = 0.14 \pm 0.25 \pm 0.03$ and ${\mathcal{C}_{{{K^0_{S}}}\pi^+\pi^-\gamma}} = -0.39 \pm 0.20^{+0.03}_{-0.02}$, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. We extract from this measurement the time-dependent $CP$ asymmetry related to the $CP$ eigenstate $\rho^0 {{K^0_{S}}}$ and obtain ${\mathcal{S}_{{{K^0_{S}}}\rho\gamma}} = -0.18 \pm 0.32^{+ 0.06}_{-0.05}$, which provides information on the photon polarization in the underlying $b \to s \gamma$ transition.
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P. del Amo Sanchez, J. P. Lees, V. Poireau, V. Tisserand, N. Arnaud, et al.. Time-dependent analysis of $B^0 \to {{K^0_{S}}} \pi^- \pi^+ \gamma$ decays and studies of the $K^+\pi^-\pi^+$ system in $B^+ \to K^+ \pi^- \pi^+ \gamma$ decays. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2016, 93, pp.052013 ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.93.052013⟩. ⟨in2p3-01242779⟩



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