We found an explicit construction of a representation of the positive quantum group and its modular double by positive essentially self-adjoint operators. Generalizing Lusztig's parametrization, we found a Gauss type decomposition for the totally positive quantum group parametrized by the standard decomposition of the longest element . Under this parametrization, we found explicitly the relations between the standard quantum variables, the relations between the quantum cluster variables, and realizing them using non-compact generators of the q-tori by positive essentially self-adjoint operators. The modular double arises naturally from the transcendental relations, and an space in the von Neumann setting can also be defined.