Shadow poles in coupled-channel problems calculated with the Berggren basis

R. M. Id Betan, A. T. Kruppa, T. Vertse

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Background: In coupled-channels models the poles of the scattering S matrix are located on different Riemann sheets. Physical observables are affected mainly by poles closest to the physical region but sometimes shadow poles have considerable effect too. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show that in coupled-channels problems all poles of the S matrix can be located by an expansion in terms of a properly constructed complex-energy basis. Method: The Berggren basis is used for expanding the coupled-channels solutions. Results: The locations of the poles of the S matrix for the Cox potential, constructed for coupled-channels problems, were numerically calculated and compared with the exact ones. In a nuclear physics application the Jπ=3/2+ resonant poles of He5 were calculated in a phenomenological two-channel model. The properties of both the normal and shadow resonances agree with previous findings. Conclusions: We have shown that, with an appropriately chosen Berggren basis, all poles of the S matrix including the shadow poles can be determined. We have found that the shadow pole of He5 migrates between Riemann sheets if the coupling strength is varied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024307
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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