Observation of phase-flip transition in delay-coupled Nishio-Inaba circuits
School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Palkalaiperur Campus, Tiruchirapalli 620024, Tamilnadu, India
Revised: 3 May 2013
Published online: 11 July 2013
We examine the dynamics of two time-delay coupled Nishio-Inaba circuits exhibiting limit-cycle motion. By numerically solving the governing delay-differential equations, we show that the delay coupled Nishio-Inaba circuits undergo a phase-flip transition. Our results reveal that depending on the strength of coupling and the amount of time-delay, the relative phase between the oscillators changes from in-phase to anti-phase and vice versa, and the pattern repeats with increasing delay. We also verify our numerical predictions using OrCAD PSpice circuit simulation.
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