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HOLOMORPHIC DISKS AND THREEMANIFOLD INVARIANTS: PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
, 2001
"... ... and HFred(Y, s) associated to oriented rational homology 3spheres Y and Spin c structures s ∈ Spin c (Y). In the first part of this paper we extend these constructions to all closed, oriented 3manifolds. In the second part, we study the properties of these invariants. The properties include a ..."
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... and HFred(Y, s) associated to oriented rational homology 3spheres Y and Spin c structures s ∈ Spin c (Y). In the first part of this paper we extend these constructions to all closed, oriented 3manifolds. In the second part, we study the properties of these invariants. The properties include a relationship between the Euler characteristics of HF ± and Turaev’s torsion, a relationship with the minimal genus problem (Thurston norm), and surgery exact sequences. We also include some applications of these techniques to threemanifold topology.
Holomorphic disks and knot invariants
 Adv. in Math
, 2004
"... Abstract. We define a Floerhomology invariant for knots in an oriented threemanifold, closely related to the Heegaard Floer homologies for threemanifolds defined in [18]. We set up basic properties of these invariants, including an Euler characteristic calculation, behaviour under connected sums. ..."
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Abstract. We define a Floerhomology invariant for knots in an oriented threemanifold, closely related to the Heegaard Floer homologies for threemanifolds defined in [18]. We set up basic properties of these invariants, including an Euler characteristic calculation, behaviour under connected sums. Then, we establish a relationship with HF + for surgeries along the knot. Applications include calculation of HF + of threemanifolds obtained by surgeries on some special knots in S 3, and also calculation of HF + for certain simple threemanifolds which fiber over the circle. 1.
On knot Floer homology and lens space surgery
"... Abstract. In an earlier paper, we used the absolute grading on Heegaard Floer homology HF + to give restrictions on knots in S 3 which admit lens space surgeries. The aim of the present article is to exhibit stronger restrictions on such knots, arising from knot Floer homology. One consequence is th ..."
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Abstract. In an earlier paper, we used the absolute grading on Heegaard Floer homology HF + to give restrictions on knots in S 3 which admit lens space surgeries. The aim of the present article is to exhibit stronger restrictions on such knots, arising from knot Floer homology. One consequence is that all the nonzero coefficients of the Alexander polynomial of such a knot are ±1. This information in turn can be used to prove that certain lens spaces are not obtained as integral surgeries on knots. In fact, combining our results with constructions of Berge, we classify lens spaces L(p, q) which arise as integral surgeries on knots in S 3 with p  ≤ 1500. Other applications include bounds on the fourball genera of knots admitting lens space surgeries (which are sharp for Berge’s knots), and a constraint on threemanifolds obtained as integer surgeries on alternating knots, which is closely to related to a theorem of Delman and Roberts. 1.
Heegaard Floer homologies and contact structures
 Duke Math. J
"... Abstract. Given a contact structure on a closed, oriented threemanifold Y, we describe an invariant which takes values in the threemanifold’s Floer homology ̂ HF (in the sense of [10]). This invariant vanishes for overtwisted contact structures and is nonzero for Stein fillable ones. The construc ..."
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Abstract. Given a contact structure on a closed, oriented threemanifold Y, we describe an invariant which takes values in the threemanifold’s Floer homology ̂ HF (in the sense of [10]). This invariant vanishes for overtwisted contact structures and is nonzero for Stein fillable ones. The construction uses of Giroux’s interpretation of contact structures in terms of open book decompositions (see [4]), and the knot Floer homologies introduced in [14]. 1.
On the Heegaard Floer homology of branched doublecovers
 Adv. Math
"... Abstract. Let L ⊂ S 3 be a link. We study the Heegaard Floer homology of the branched doublecover Σ(L) of S 3, branched along L. When L is an alternating link, ̂HF of its branched doublecover has a particularly simple form, determined entirely by the determinant of the link. For the general case, ..."
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Abstract. Let L ⊂ S 3 be a link. We study the Heegaard Floer homology of the branched doublecover Σ(L) of S 3, branched along L. When L is an alternating link, ̂HF of its branched doublecover has a particularly simple form, determined entirely by the determinant of the link. For the general case, we derive a spectral sequence whose E 2 term is a suitable variant of Khovanov’s homology for the link L, converging to the Heegaard Floer homology of Σ(L). 1.
A combinatorial description of knot Floer homology
, 2006
"... Given a grid presentation of a knot (or link) K in the threesphere, we describe a Heegaard diagram for the knot complement in which the Heegaard surface is a torus and all elementary domains are squares. Using this diagram, we obtain a purely combinatorial description of the knot Floer homology of ..."
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Given a grid presentation of a knot (or link) K in the threesphere, we describe a Heegaard diagram for the knot complement in which the Heegaard surface is a torus and all elementary domains are squares. Using this diagram, we obtain a purely combinatorial description of the knot Floer homology of K.
Knot Floer Homology and the fourball genus
 Geom. Topol
"... Abstract. We use the knot filtration on the Heegaard Floer complex ĈF to define an integer invariant τ(K) for knots. Like the classical signature, this invariant gives a homomorphism from the knot concordance group to Z. As such, it gives lower bounds for the slice genus (and hence also the unknotti ..."
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Abstract. We use the knot filtration on the Heegaard Floer complex ĈF to define an integer invariant τ(K) for knots. Like the classical signature, this invariant gives a homomorphism from the knot concordance group to Z. As such, it gives lower bounds for the slice genus (and hence also the unknotting number) of a knot; but unlike the signature, τ gives sharp bounds on the fourball genera of torus knots. As another illustration, we use calculate the invariant for several tencrossing knots. 1.
Heegaard Floer homology and alternating knots
, 2002
"... In [23] we introduced a knot invariant for a nullhomologous knot K in an oriented threemanifold Y, which is closely related to the Heegaard Floer homology of Y (c.f. [21]). In this paper we investigate some properties of these knot homology groups for knots in the threesphere. We give a combinato ..."
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In [23] we introduced a knot invariant for a nullhomologous knot K in an oriented threemanifold Y, which is closely related to the Heegaard Floer homology of Y (c.f. [21]). In this paper we investigate some properties of these knot homology groups for knots in the threesphere. We give a combinatorial description for the generators of the chain complex and their gradings. With the help of this description, we determine the knot homology for alternating knots, showing that in this special case, it depends only on the signature and the Alexander polynomial of the knot (compare [24]). Applications include new restrictions on the Alexander polynomial of alternating knots.
Knot Floer homology detects genusone fibred links
, 2008
"... Ozsváth and Szabó conjectured that knot Floer homology detects fibred knots. We propose a strategy to approach this conjecture based on Gabai’s theory of sutured manifold decomposition and contact topology. We implement this strategy for genusone knots and links, obtaining as a corollary that if ra ..."
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Ozsváth and Szabó conjectured that knot Floer homology detects fibred knots. We propose a strategy to approach this conjecture based on Gabai’s theory of sutured manifold decomposition and contact topology. We implement this strategy for genusone knots and links, obtaining as a corollary that if rational surgery on a knot K gives the Poincaré homology sphere Σ(2, 3, 5), then K is the lefthanded trefoil knot.