The s-channel approach to Lipatov's pomeron and hadronic cross sections
Nikolaev N.N., Zakharov B.G., Zoller V.R.
We derive a generalized BaHtsHi-Fadin-Kuraev-Lipatov equation, which applies directly to the perturbative QCD component of total cross section. With the gluon correlation radius Rc ~ 0.4fm we reproduce the empirical rate of growth of the hadron-nucleon total cross sections. The simultaneous estimate of the triple-pomeron coupling also agrees with the experiment.