We construct an explicit equivalence between the (bi)category of gl2 webs and foams and the Bar-Natan (bi)category of Temperley–Lieb diagrams and cobordisms. With this equivalence we can fix functoriality of every link homology theory that factors through the Bar-Natan category. To achieve this, we define web versions of arc algebras and their quasihereditary covers, which provide strictly functorial tangle homologies. Furthermore, we construct explicit isomorphisms between these algebras and the original ones based on Temperley–Lieb cup diagrams. The immediate application is a strictly functorial version of the Beliakova–Putyra–Wehrli quantization of the annular link homology.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geometry and Topology