I Relation between tensor decomposition and helicity amplitude

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It is common to write e.g photon two point function in terms of manifest transverse and longitudinal form factors with lorentz structure factored out, e.g $$\Pi^{\mu \nu} = (g^{\mu \nu} - q^{\mu} q^{\nu}/q^2)T_T + q^{\mu} q^{\nu}T_L,$$ where mu and nu are polarisation indices.

How do I relate such expressions to helicity amplitudes which are usually given in terms of e.g ++, -- for transverse degrees of freedom or 00 for longitudinal?

If I take two transverse photons, then mu and nu are both +, but then what is ##g^{++}##? Looks like light cone components but I am not sure if this is the correct notation.


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Perhaps put another way, how to go from helicity summed expressions to the individual helicity components?

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