Generalized parton distributions of the pion in a Bethe-Salpeter approach
Departamento de Física Teórica and Instituto de Física Corpuscular, Universidad de Valencia, CSIC, E-46100, Burjassot (Valencia), Spain
* e-mail: Santiago.Noguera@uv.es
We calculate generalized parton distribution functions in a field theoretic formalism using a covariant Bethe-Salpeter approach for the determination of the bound-state wave function. We describe the procedure in an exact calculation in scalar Electrodynamics proving that the relevant corrections outside our scheme vanish. We extend the formalism to the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model, a realistic theory of the pion. We go in both cases beyond all previous calculations and discover that all important features required by general physical considerations, like symmetry properties, sum rules and the polynomiality condition, are explicitly verified. We perform a numerical study of their behavior in the weak- and strong-coupling limits.
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