A unit disk graph is a c-strip graph if it has a unit disk representation in which all centers of the unit disks lie between two parallel lines at distance c. The classes of c-strip graphs for various c are studied in the literature. For example, the 0-strip graphs are exactly the unit interval graphs, and every 3/2-strip graph is a co-comparability graph. In this paper, we introduce the class of thin strip graphs and study their properties. A graph is a thin strip graph if it is a c-strip graph for every c>0. We show that there is no constant t such that the t-strip graphs are exactly the thin strip graphs. We also show that the class of thin strip graphs properly includes the class of mixed unit interval graphs.
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