# Kitaev models based on unitary quantum groupoids

Authors
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Submission Date
Sep 17, 2013
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1063/1.4869326
Source
arXiv
We establish a generalization of Kitaev models based on unitary quantum groupoids. In particular, when inputting a Kitaev-Kong quantum groupoid $H_\mathcal{C}$, we show that the ground state manifold of the generalized model is canonical isomorphic to that of the Levin-Wen model based on a unitary fusion category $\mathcal{C}$. Therefore the generalized Kitaev models provide realizations of the target space of the Turaev-Viro TQFT based on $\mathcal{C}$.