Generalized synchronization between chimera states

  • Authors
  • Andrzejak RG, Ruzzene G, Malvestio I
  • UPF authors
  • ANDRZEJAK ., RALPH GREGOR; MALVESTIO ., IRENE; RUZZENE ., GIULIA;
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • Chaos
  • Publication year
  • 2017
  • Volume
  • 27
  • Number
  • 5
  • Pages
  • 0-0
  • ISSN
  • 1054-1500
  • Publication State
  • Published
  • Abstract
  • Networks of coupled oscillators in chimera states are characterized by an intriguing interplay of synchronous and asynchronous motion. While chimera states were initially discovered in mathematical model systems, there is growing experimental and conceptual evidence that they manifest themselves also in natural and man-made networks. In real-world systems, however, synchronization and desynchronization are not only important within individual networks but also across different interacting networks. It is therefore essential to investigate if chimera states can be synchronized across networks. To address this open problem, we use the classical setting of ring networks of non-locally coupled identical phase oscillators. We apply diffusive drive-response couplings between pairs of such networks that individually show chimera states when there is no coupling between them. The drive and response networks are either identical or they differ by a variable mismatch in their phase lag parameters. In both cases, already for weak couplings, the coherent domain of the response network aligns its position to the one of the driver networks. For identical networks, a sufficiently strong coupling leads to identical synchronization between the drive and response. For non-identical networks, we use the auxiliary system approach to demonstrate that generalized synchronization is established instead. In this case, the response network continues to show a chimera dynamics which however remains distinct from the one of the driver. Hence, segregated synchronized and desynchronized domains in individual networks congregate in generalized synchronization across networks.
  • Complete citation
  • Andrzejak RG, Ruzzene G, Malvestio I. Generalized synchronization between chimera states. Chaos 2017; 27(5).
Bibliometric indicators
  • 55 times cited Scopus
  • 46 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.716(2017)