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Photon Polarization in the $b\to s\gamma$ processes in the Left-Right Symmetric Model

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The circular-polarization of the photon in the radiative B decays is dominantly left-handed in the Standard Model (SM), but the right-handed polarization may be enhanced in some new physics models with right-handed currents, such as the Left-Right Symmetric Model (LRSM). In this article, we investigate how large this wrong polarization could be within the allowed parameter space of the LRSM. We show that in LRSM, the right-handed polarization of the photon in the $b\to s\gamma$ processes could be largely enhanced by the $W_L-W_R$ mixing contributions because of the helicity flip on the internal top quark line of the penguin diagrams and the enhancement by the CKM factor $V_{ts}^R/V_{ts}^L$. We discuss the sensitivity of the proposed methods to determine the $b\to s\gamma$ photon polarization to the LRSM as well as their complementary role compared to the direct search of right-handed charged gauge bosons at LHC.

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in2p3-00822679 , version 1 (15-05-2013)

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F.-S. Yu, E. Kou, C.-D. Lu. Photon Polarization in the $b\to s\gamma$ processes in the Left-Right Symmetric Model. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013, 12, pp.102. ⟨10.1007/JHEP12(2013)102⟩. ⟨in2p3-00822679⟩
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