We define invariants of null-homologous Legendrian and transverse knots in contact 3-manifolds. The invariants are determined by elements of the knot Floer homology of the underlying smooth knot. We compute these invariants, and show that they do not vanish for certain non-loose knots in overtwisted 3-spheres. Moreover, we apply the invariants to find transversely non-simple knot types in many overtwisted contact 3-manifolds.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics
- Heegaard Floer homology
- Legendrian knots
- Transverse knots