Revista Matemática Iberoamericana

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Volume 18, Issue 3, 2002, pp. 653–684
DOI: 10.4171/RMI/331

Published online: 2002-12-31

Non-rectifiable limit sets of dimension one

Christopher J. Bishop[1]

(1) SUNY at Stony Brook, USA

We construct quasiconformal deformations of convergence type Fuchsian groups such that the resulting limit set is a Jordan curve of Hausdorff dimension 1, but having tangents almost nowhere. It is known that no divergence type group has such a deformation. The main tools in this construction are (1) a characterization of tangent points in terms of Peter Jones' $\beta$'s, (2) a result of Stephen Semmes that gives a Carleson type condition on a Beltrami coefficient which implies rectifiability and (3) a construction of quasiconformal deformations of a surface which shrink a given geodesic and whose dilatations satisfy an exponential decay estimate away from the geodesic.

Keywords: Hausdorff dimension, quasi-Fuchsian groups, quasiconformal deformation, critical exponent, convex core

Bishop Christopher: Non-rectifiable limit sets of dimension one. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 18 (2002), 653-684. doi: 10.4171/RMI/331