Pleating invariants for punctured torus groups
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Pleating invariants for punctured torus groups. TOPOLOGY, 43 (2). pp. 447-491. ISSN 0040-9383Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper we give a complete description of the space 2F of quasifachsian punctured torus groups in terms of what we call pleating invariants. These are natural invariants of the boundary phiC of the convex core of the associated hyperbolic 3-manifold M and give coordinates for the non-Fuchsian groups 2F-F. The pleating invariants of a component of phiC consist of the projective class of its bending measure, together with the lamination length of a fixed choice of transverse measure in this class. Our description complements that of Minsky in (Ann. of Math. 149 (1999) 559), in which he describes the space of all punctured torus groups in terrns of ending invariants which characterize the asymptotic geometry of the ends of M. Pleating invariants give a quasifuchsian analog of the Kerckhoff-Thurston description of Fuchsian space by critical lines and earthquake horocycles. The critical lines extend to pleating planes on which the pleating loci of phiC are constant and the horocycles extend to BM-slices on which the pleating invariants of one component of phiC are fixed. We prove that the pleating planes corresponding to rational laminations are dense and that their boundaries can be found explicitly. This means, answering questions posed by Bers in the late 1960's, that it is possible to compute an arbitrarily accurate picture of the shape of any embedding of into C-2. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||TOPOLOGY|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Official Date:||March 2004|
|Number of Pages:||45|
|Page Range:||pp. 447-491|
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