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The Riley slice revisited

Yohei Komori and Caroline Series

Geometry & Topology Monographs 1 (1998) 303–316
DOI: 10.2140/gtm.1998.1.303

arXiv: math.GT/9810194

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Keen and Series analysed the theory of pleating coordinates in the context of the Riley slice of Schottky space , the deformation space of a genus two handlebody generated by two parabolics. This theory aims to give a complete description of the deformation space of a holomorphic family of Kleinian groups in terms of the bending lamination of the convex hull boundary of the associated three manifold. In this note, we review the present status of the theory and discuss, more carefully than in the article by Keen and Series, the enumeration of the possible bending laminations for , complicated in this case by the fact that the associated three manifold has compressible boundary. We correct two complementary errors in the earlier paper, which arose from subtleties of the enumeration, in particular showing that, contrary to a previous assertion, the pleating rays, namely the loci in in which the projective measure class of the bending lamination is fixed, have two connected components.

Kleinian group, Schottky Group, Riley slice, pleating coordinates
Received: 27 November 1997
Published: 27 October 1998
Yohei Komori
Department of Mathematics
Osaka City University
Osaka 558
Caroline Series
Mathematics Institute
University of Warwick
United Kingdom