Topological defects in periodic RSOS models and anyonic chains
We provide a lattice regularization of all topological defects in minimal models CFTs using RSOS and anyonic spin chains. For defects of type $(1,s)$, we connect our result with the "topological symmetry" initially identified in Fibonacci anyons [Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 160409 (2007)], and the center of the affine Temperley-Lieb algebra discussed in [1811.02551]. We show that the topological nature of the defects is exact on the lattice as well. Our defects of type $(r,1)$, in contrast, are only topological in the continuum limit. Identifications are obtained by a mix of algebraic and Bethe-ansatz techniques. Most of our discussion is framed in a Hamiltonian (or transfer matrix) formalism, and direct and crossed channel are both discussed in detail. For defects of type $(1,s)$, we also show how to implement their fusion, which turns out to reproduce the tensor product of the underlying monoidal category used to build the anyonic chain.
- Pub Date:
- March 2020
- Mathematical Physics
- 42 pages, 4 figures