Volume 121, Number 3, February 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||06 April 2018|
Experimentally observed evolution between dynamic patterns and intrinsic localized modes in a driven nonlinear electrical cyclic lattice
1 Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University - Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192, Japan
2 Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY 14853-2501, USA
Received: 23 October 2017
Accepted: 20 March 2018
Locked intrinsic localized modes (ILMs) and large amplitude lattice spatial modes (LSMs) have been experimentally measured for a driven 1-D nonlinear cyclic electric transmission line, where the nonlinear element is a saturable capacitor. Depending on the number of cells and electrical lattice damping an LSM of fixed shape can be tuned across the modal spectrum. Interestingly, by tuning the driver frequency away from this spectrum the LSM can be continuously converted into ILMs and vice versa. The differences in pattern formation between simulations and experimental findings are due to a low concentration of impurities. Through this novel nonlinear excitation and switching channel in cyclic lattices either energy balanced or unbalanced LSMs and ILMs may occur. Because of the general nature of these dynamical results for nonintegrable lattices applications are to be expected. The ultimate stability of driven aero machinery containing nonlinear periodic structures may be one example.
PACS: 05.45.-a – Nonlinear dynamics and chaos / 89.75.Kd – Patterns / 63.20.Pw – Localized modes
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