Student author: Christopher B. Fritz
Student author: Kevin Skowronski
In this work, we consider a ring of coupled electronic (Wien-bridge) oscillators from a perspective combining modeling, simulation, and experimental observation. Following up on earlier work characterizing the pairwise interaction of Wien-bridge oscillators by Kuramoto–Sakaguchi phase dynamics, we develop a lattice model for a chain thereof, featuring an exponentially decaying spatial kernel. We find that for certain values of the Sakaguchi parameter a, states of traveling phasedomain fronts involving the coexistence of two clearly separated regions of distinct dynamical behavior, can establish themselves in the ring lattice. Experiments and simulations show that stationary coexistence domains of synchronization only manifest themselves with the introduction of a local impurity; here an incoherent cluster of oscillators can arise reminiscent of the chimera states in a range of systems with homogeneous oscillators and suitable nonlocal interactions between them.
English, Lars Q., A. Zampetaki, P.G. Kevrekidis, K. Skowronski, C.B. Fritz, and Saidou Abdoulkary. "Analysis and Observation of Moving Domain Fronts in a Ring of Coupled Electronic Self-Oscillators." Chaos 27 (2017): e103125. http://aip.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.5009088