Amplitude death in coupled robust-chaos oscillators
Grupo de Investigación en Caos y Sistemas Complejos, Centro de Física Fundamental, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Mérida 5251, Venezuela
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Received: 18 May 2014
Revised: 17 October 2014
Published online: 10 December 2014
We investigate the synchronization behavior of a system of globally coupled, continuous-time oscillators possessing robust chaos. The local dynamics corresponds to the Shimizu-Morioka model where the occurrence of robust chaos in a region of its parameter space has been recently discovered. We show that the global coupling can drive the oscillators to synchronization into a fixed point created by the coupling, resulting in amplitude death in the system. The existence of robust chaos allows to introduce heterogeneity in the local parameters, while guaranteeing the functioning of all the oscillators in a chaotic mode. In this case, the system reaches a state of oscillation death, with coexisting clusters of oscillators in different steady states. The phenomena of amplitude death or oscillation death in coupled robust-chaos flows could be employed as mechanisms for stabilization and control in systems that require reliable operation under chaos.
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