Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
The noteworthy BABAR and Belle evidence for D-0-(D) over bar (0) mixing motivates us to study its impact on D-0 -> K-*+/- K--/+ decays and their CP-conjugate processes. We show that both the D-0-(D) over bar (0) mixing parameters (x and y) and the strong phase difference between (D) over bar (0) -> K-*+/- K--/+ and D-0 -> K-*+/- K--/+ transitions (delta) can be determined or constrained from the time-dependent measurements of these decay modes. On the psi(3770) and psi(4140) resonances at a tau-charm factory, it is even possible to determine or constrain x, y and delta from the time-independent measurements of coherent (D-0(D) over bar (0)) -> (K-*+/- K--/+)(K-*+/- K--/+) decays. If the CP-violating phase of D-0-(D) over bar (0) mixing is significant in a scenario beyond the standard model, it can also be extracted from the K-*+/- K--/+ events.