Poisson-geometric Analogues of Kitaev Models

Spies A (2021)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021


DOI: 10.1007/s00220-021-03992-5


We define Poisson-geometric analogues of Kitaev’s lattice models. They are obtained from a Kitaev model on an embedded graph Γ by replacing its Hopf algebraic data with Poisson data for a Poisson-Lie group G. Each edge is assigned a copy of the Heisenberg double H(G). Each vertex (face) of Γ defines a Poisson action of G (of G) on the product of these Heisenberg doubles. The actions for a vertex and adjacent face form a Poisson action of the double Poisson-Lie group D(G). We define Poisson counterparts of vertex and face operators and relate them via the Poisson bracket to the vector fields generating the actions of D(G). We construct an isomorphism of Poisson D(G)-spaces between this Poisson-geometrical Kitaev model and Fock and Rosly’s Poisson structure for the graph Γ and the Poisson-Lie group D(G). This decouples the latter and represents it as a product of Heisenberg doubles. It also relates the Poisson-geometrical Kitaev model to the symplectic structure on the moduli space of flat D(G)-bundles on an oriented surface with boundary constructed from Γ.

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Spies, A. (2021). Poisson-geometric Analogues of Kitaev Models. Communications in Mathematical Physics. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00220-021-03992-5


Spies, Alexander. "Poisson-geometric Analogues of Kitaev Models." Communications in Mathematical Physics (2021).

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