Journal of Differential Geometry

Bending Fuschsian representations of fundamental groups of cusped surfaces in $\mathrm{PU}(2,1)$

Pierre Will

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Abstract

We describe a new family of representations of $\pi_1(\Sigma)$ in $\mathrm{PU}(2,1)$, where $\Sigma$ is a hyperbolic Riemann surface with at least one deleted point. This family is obtained by a bending process associated to an ideal triangulation of $\Sigma$. We give an explicit description of this family by describing a coordinates system in the spirit of shear coordinates on the Teichmüller space. We identify within this family new examples of discrete, faithful, and type-preserving representations of $\pi_1(\Sigma)$. In turn, we obtain a 1-parameter family of embeddings of the Teichmüller space of $\Sigma$ in the $\mathrm{PU}(2,1)$-representation variety of $\pi_1(\Sigma)$. These results generalise to arbitrary $\Sigma$ the results obtained in "The punctured torus and Lagrangian triangle groups in $\mathrm{PU}(2,1)$," J. reine angew. Math., 602 (2007), 95–121, for the 1-punctured torus.

Article information

Source
J. Differential Geom., Volume 90, Number 3 (2012), 473-520.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 24 April 2012

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jdg/1335273392

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.4310/jdg/1335273392

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2916044

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1255.30043

Citation

Will, Pierre. Bending Fuschsian representations of fundamental groups of cusped surfaces in $\mathrm{PU}(2,1)$. J. Differential Geom. 90 (2012), no. 3, 473--520. doi:10.4310/jdg/1335273392. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jdg/1335273392


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