Bisch and Jones proposed the classification of planar algebras by simple generators and relations. They investigated with the second author the classification of planar algebras generated by 2-boxes. In this paper, we classify singly-generated Thurston-relation planar algebras, defined as subfactor planar algebras generated by a 3-box satisfying a relation proposed by Dylan Thurston. Our main result shows that such subfactor planar algebras are either the subfactor planar algebras or belong to a two-parameter family of planar algebras arising from the representations of type quantum groups. We introduce a new method for determining positivity of the Markov trace of planar algebras in this family.
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Corey Jones, Zhengwei Liu, Yunxiang Ren, Classification of Thurston relation subfactor planar algebras. Quantum Topol. 10 (2019), no. 3, pp. 441–480DOI 10.4171/QT/126