Associated central exclusive production of charged Higgs bosons
Summary, in English
We propose central exclusive production of a charged Higgs boson in association with a W boson as a possible signature of certain types of extended Higgs sectors. We calculate the cross section and find that the rate at the LHC could be large enough to allow observation in some models with two-Higgs doublets, where the charged Higgs and at least one of the neutral scalars can be light enough. We use the two-Higgs doublet model as a prototype and consider two distinct regions of parameter space, but we also briefly discuss the prospects for the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model, where the charged Higgs may very well be quite light.
- Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics
Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)
American Physical Society
- Subatomic Physics
- ISSN: 1550-7998