MEDINA Anibal Damian
Collider phenomenology of gauge-Higgs unification scenarios in warped extra dimensions
MARCELA CARENA, ANIBAL D. MEDINA, BORIS PANES, NAUSHEEN R. SHAH, AND CARLOS E. M. WAGNER
PHYSICAL REVIEW D
AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Lugar: New York; Año: 2008 p. 76003 - 76026
We compute the couplings of the zero modes and first excited states of gluons, W?s, Z gauge bosons, as well as the Higgs, to the zero modes and first excited states of the third generation quarks, in a Randall-Sundrum Gauge-Higgs unification scenario based on a bulk SO(5)×U(1)_X gauge symmetry, with gauge and fermion fields propagating in the bulk. Using the parameter space consistent with electroweak precision tests and radiative electroweak symmetry breaking, we study numerically the dependence of these couplings on the parameters of our model. Furthermore, after emphasizing the presence of light excited states of the top quark, which couple strongly to the Kaluza-Klein gauge bosons, the associated collider phenomenology is analyzed. In particular, we concentrate on the possible detection of the first excited state of the top, t1, which tends to have a higher mass than the ones accessible via regular QCD production processes. We stress that the detection of these particles is still possible due to an increase in the pair production of t1 induced by the first excited state of the gluon, G1.