Synchronization in a population of globally coupled chaotic oscillators
Max-Planck-Arbeitsgruppe "Nichtlineare Dynamik" an der Universität
Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 19, PF 601553, D-14415 Potsdam, Germany
Accepted: 9 March 1996
We demonstrate synchronization transition in a large ensemble of non-identical chaotic oscillators, globally coupled via the mean field. We show that this coherent behaviour is due to synchronization of phases of these oscillators, while their amplitudes remain chaotic. Two types of transition, depending on the phase coherence properties of the individual systems, are described.
PACS: 05.45.+b – Theory and models of chaotic systems / 64.60.Cn – Order-disorder and statistical mechanics of model systems
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