For a braided finite tensor category C with unit object 1∈C, Lyubashenko considered a certain Hopf algebra F∈C endowed with a Hopf pairing ω:F⊗F→1 to define the notion of a ‘non-semisimple’ modular tensor category. We say that C is non-degenerate if the Hopf pairing ω is non-degenerate. In this paper, we show that C is non-degenerate if and only if it is factorizable in the sense of Etingof, Nikshych and Ostrik, if and only if its Müger center is trivial, if and only if the linear map HomC(1,F)→HomC(F,1) induced by the pairing ω is invertible. As an application, we prove that the category of Yetter-Drinfeld modules over a Hopf algebra in C is non-degenerate if and only if C is.
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