Generalized bootstrap equations and possible implications for the NLO odderon
We formulate and discuss generalized bootstrap equations in nonabelian gauge theories. They are shown to hold in the leading logarithmic approximation. Since their validity is related to the self-consistency of the Steinmann relations for inelastic production amplitudes they can be expected to be valid also in NLO. Specializing to the N=4 SYM, we show that the validity in NLO of these generalized bootstrap equations allows to find the NLO odderon solution with intercept exactly at one, a result which is valid also for the planar limit of QCD.
KeywordsColor Singlet Color Octet Bootstrap Condition Reggeized Gluon Bootstrap Equation
One of us, J.B., gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the INFN Section of Bologna where most of this work has been done.