We use contact handle decompositions and a stabilization process to compute the cylindrical contact homology of a subcritical Stein-fillable contact manifold with vanishing first Chern class, and show that it is completely determined by the homology of a subcritical Stein-filling of the contact manifold.
- Contact handles
- Cylindrical contact homology
- Holomorphic curves
- Reeb vector field
- Subcritical Stein-fillable contact manifold