Measurement of the gamma gamma ---> pi+ pi- and gamma gamma ---> K+ K- processes at energies of 2.4-Gev to 4.1-GeV

The Belle collaboration Nakazawa, H. ; Uehara, S. ; Abe, K. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B615 (2005) 39-49, 2005.
Inspire Record 667712 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.68395

We have measured pi+pi- and K+K- production in two-photon collisions using 87.7 /fb of data collected with the Belle detector at the asymmetric energy e+e- collider KEKB. The cross sections are measured to high precision in the two-photon center-of-mass energy (W) range between 2.4 GeV < W < 4.1 GeV and angular region |cos theta^{*}| < 0.6. The cross section ratio sigma(gammagamma->K+K-)/sigma(gammagamma->pi+pi-) is measured to be 0.89 +- 0.04(stat) +- 0.15(syst) in the range of 3.0 GeV < W < 4.1 GeV, where the ratio is energy independent. We observe a sin^{-4} theta^{*} behavior of the cross section in the same W range. Production of chi_{c0} and chi_{c2} mesons is observed in both gammagamma -> pi+pi- and gammagamma -> K+K- modes.

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Cross sections for PI+ PI- and K+ K- production.

Ratio of K+ K- to PI+ PI- production in the region of W from 3.0 to 4.1 GeV, where the ratio is energy independent.

Angular dependence of the normalized differential cross section, $\sigma_0^{-1}{\rm d}\sigma/{\rm d}|\cos\theta^*|$, for the $\pi^+\pi^-$ process. The errors are statistical only.

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Exclusive production of pion and kaon meson pairs in two photon collisions at LEP

The ALEPH collaboration Heister, A. ; Schael, S. ; Barate, R. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B569 (2003) 140-150, 2003.
Inspire Record 626022 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49730
4 data tables

Measured angular distribution for pion production.

Measured angular distribution for kaon production.

Measured cross section for pion production as a function of W.

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Measurement of K+ K- production in two photon collisions in the resonant mass region

The Belle collaboration Abe, Kazuo ; Abe, Koya ; Abe, T. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C32 (2003) 323-336, 2003.
Inspire Record 629334 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.50324
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Cross section for two photon production of K+ K- in the polar angular region ABS(COS(THETA*)) < 0.6.

Differential cross sections DSIG/DCOS(THETA) for the W range 1.40 to 1.56 GeV.. Statistical errors only.

Differential cross sections DSIG/DCOS(THETA) for the W range 1.56 to 1.72 GeV.. Statistical errors only.

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Two photon production of charged pion and kaon pairs

The CLEO collaboration Dominick, J. ; Lambrecht, M. ; Sanghera, S. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D50 (1994) 3027-3037, 1994.
Inspire Record 372230 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.47104

A measurement of the cross section for the combined two-photon production of charged pion and kaon pairs is performed using 1.2~$\rm fb^{-1}$ of data collected by the CLEO~II detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring. The cross section is measured at invariant masses of the two-photon system between 1.5 and 5.0 GeV/$c^2$, and at scattering angles more than $53^\circ$ away from the $\gamma\gamma$ collision axis in the $\gamma\gamma$ center-of-mass frame. The large background of leptonic events is suppressed by utilizing the CsI calorimeter in conjunction with the muon chamber system. The reported cross section is compared with leading order QCD models as well as previous experiments. In particular, although the functional dependence of the measured cross section disagrees with leading order QCD at small values of the two-photon invariant mass, the data show a transition to perturbative behavior at an invariant mass of approximately 2.5 GeV/$c^2$. hardcopies with figures can be obtained by writing to to: Pam Morehouse preprint secretary Newman Lab Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 or by sending mail to: preprints@lns62.lns.cornell.edu

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There is an additional 10 pct point-to-point systematic error as well as the overall uncertainty given above.


Measurement of $K^+ K^-$ Production in $\gamma \gamma$ Collisions

The ARGUS collaboration Albrecht, H. ; Glaser, R. ; Harder, G. ; et al.
Z.Phys. C48 (1990) 183-190, 1990.
Inspire Record 284561 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.15151
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Data read from graph.. Errors are the square roots of the number of events.

Cross section allowing for spin components JM = 22,20,00. Data read from graph.. Additional overall systematic error 8.4%.

Cross section allowing for spin components JM = 22,00. Data read from graph.. Additional overall systematic error 8.4%.


Charged Meson Pair Production in $\gamma \gamma$ Interactions

Boyer, J. ; Burke, D.L. ; Butler, F. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 56 (1986) 207, 1986.
Inspire Record 220003 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.20236
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Data read off graph.

Data read off graph.


Pion and Kaon Pair Production in Photon-Photon Collisions

The TPC/Two Gamma collaboration Aihara, H. ; Alston-Garnjost, M. ; Avery, R.E. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 57 (1986) 404, 1986.
Inspire Record 228072 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.20204
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Data read from graph. Additional overall systematic error 20% not included.

Data read from graph.. Additional overall systematic error 20% not included.

Data read from graph.. Additional overall systematic error 20% not included.. The Q**2 dependence is normalized to unity for the bin centred on Q**2 = 0.

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Production of $K \bar{K}$ Pairs in Photon-photon Collisions and the Excitation of the Tensor Meson F-prime (1515)

The TASSO collaboration Althoff, M. ; Brandelik, R. ; Braunschweig, W. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B121 (1983) 216-222, 1983.
Inspire Record 181468 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.30814
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Data read from graph.. Errors are the square roots of the number of events.

Data read from graph.. Errors are the square roots of the number of events.


Pion Pair Production From $\gamma \gamma$ Collisions at {PEP}

Smith, J.R. ; Burke, D.L. ; Abrams, G.S. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D30 (1984) 851, 1984.
Inspire Record 195739 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.23582
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Data read from graph.. Both statistical and systematic errors included.


Exclusive Production of Hadron Pairs at Large Momentum Transfer in Photon-photon Interactions

The PLUTO collaboration Berger, Christoph ; Deuter, A. ; Genzel, H. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B137 (1984) 267-271, 1984.
Inspire Record 194772 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.30576
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THIS METHOD OF ANALYSIS OF THE OBSERVED RATIO OF HADRON TO MUON PAIRS, IS TIED TO THE SPECIFIC DETECTOR ACCEPTANCE, BUT HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING VIRTUALLY INDEPENDENT OF THE HADRON MASSES.

SEE COMMENT IN PREVIOUS TABLE.

THIS METHOD OF ANALYSIS OF THE CROSS SECTION AT 90 DEG IN THE CM AS A FUNCTION OF PCM IS MORE EASILY COMPARED WITH THEORETICAL PREDICTIONS BUT MORE DEPENDENT ON THE SPECIFIC HADRON MASSES.