Geometry & Topology
- Geom. Topol.
- Volume 15, Number 1 (2011), 473-498.
Braid ordering and the geometry of closed braid
We study the relationships between the Dehornoy ordering of the braid groups and the topology and geometry of the closed braid complements. We show that the Dehornoy floor of braids, which is a nonnegative integer determined by the Dehornoy ordering, tells us the position of essential surfaces in the closed braid complements. Furthermore, we prove that if the Dehornoy floor of a braid is bigger than or equal to two, then the Nielsen–Thurston classification of braids and the geometric structure of the closed braid complements are in one-to-one correspondence.
Geom. Topol., Volume 15, Number 1 (2011), 473-498.
Received: 30 September 2009
Revised: 14 December 2010
Accepted: 12 December 2010
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017
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Ito, Tetsuya. Braid ordering and the geometry of closed braid. Geom. Topol. 15 (2011), no. 1, 473--498. doi:10.2140/gt.2011.15.473. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.gt/1513732283