Using 1.0 fb^{1} of pp collision data collected at a centreofmass energy of sqrt{s}=7 TeV with the LHCb detector, measurements of the polarization amplitudes, strong phase difference and triple product asymmetries in the B_s^0 > phi phi decay mode are presented. The measured values are A_0^2 = 0.365 + 0.022 (stat) + 0.012 (syst), A_perp^2 = 0.291 + 0.024 (stat) + 0.010 (syst), cos(delta_parallel) = 0.844 + 0.068 (stat) + 0.029 (syst), A_U = 0.055 + 0.036 (stat) + 0.018 (syst), A_V = 0.010 + 0.036 (stat) + 0.018 (syst) .
Decay angles for the $ B ^0_ s \rightarrow \phi \phi$ decay, where the $K^+$ momentum in the $\phi_{1,2}$ rest frame, and the parent $\phi_{1,2}$ momentum in the rest frame of the $ B ^0_ s $ meson span the two $\phi$ meson decay planes, $\theta_{1,2}$ is the angle between the $K^+$ track momentum in the $\phi_{1,2}$ meson rest frame and the parent $\phi_{1,2}$ momentum in the $ B ^0_ s $ rest frame, $\Phi$ is the angle between the two $\phi$ meson decay planes and $\hat{n}_{1,2}$ is the unit vector normal to the decay plane of the $\phi_{1,2}$ meson. 
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Invariant $K^+K^K^+K^$ mass distribution for selected $ B ^0_ s \rightarrow \phi \phi$ candidates. A fit of a double Gaussian signal component together with an exponential background (dotted line) is superimposed. 
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Invariant mass distribution of $K^+K^$ pairs for the $B^0_s \rightarrow \phi \phi$ data without a $\phi$ mass cut. The background has been removed using the $_{s}\mathcal{P}lot$ technique in conjunction with the $K^+K^$ invariant mass. There are two entries per $B^0_s$ candidate. The solid line shows the result of the fit model described in the text. The fitted Swave component is shown by the dotted line. 
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Angular distributions for (a) $\Phi$, (b) $\cos\theta_1$ and (c) $\cos\theta_2$ of $B_s^0 \rightarrow \phi \phi$ events with the fit projections for signal and background superimposed for the total fitted PDF (solid line) and background component (dotted line). 
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Distributions of the $U$ (left) and $V$ (right) observables for the $B_s^0 \rightarrow \phi \phi$ data in the mass range $5286.6 < M(K^+K^K^+K^) < 5446.6 \unit{MeV / {\it c}^2}$. The distribution for the background is taken from the mass sidebands, normalized to the same mass range and is shown by the solid histogram. 
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Selection criteria for the $ B ^0_ s \rightarrow \phi \phi$ decay. The abbreviation IP stands for impact parameter and $ p_{\rm T} ^{\phi1}$ and $ p_{\rm T} ^{\phi2}$ refer to the transverse momentum of the two $\phi$ candidates. 
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Measured polarization amplitudes and strong phase difference. The uncertainties are statistical only. The sum of the squared amplitudes is constrained to unity. The correlation coefficient between ${A_0}^2$ and ${A_{\perp}}^2$ is $0.47$. 
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Systematic uncertainties on the measured polarization amplitudes and the strong phase difference. 
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{} Systematic uncertainties on the triple product asymmetries $A_U$ and $A_V$. The total uncertainty is the quadratic sum of the larger of the two components. 
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Created on 11 July 2020.