Composite Higgs to two Photons and Gluons

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2011-4
Authors: Tuomas Hapola (CP3-Origins) and Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins)
External link: arXiv.org

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We introduce a simple framework to estimate the composite Higgs boson coupling to two-photon in Technicolor extensions of the standard model. The same framework allows us to predict the composite Higgs to two-gluon process. We compare the decay rates with the standard model ones and show that the corrections are typically of order one. We suggest, therefore, that the two-photon decay process can be efficiently used to disentangle a light composite Higgs from the standard model one. We also show that the Tevatron results for the gluon-gluon fusion production of the Higgs either exclude the techniquarks to carry color charges to the 95% confidence level, if the composite Higgs is light, or that the latter must be heavier than around 200 GeV.