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Type: Journal article
Title: On-off collective imperfect phase synchronization and bursts in wave energy in a turbulent state
Author: He, K.
Chian, A.
Citation: Physical Review Letters, 2003; 91(3):034102-1-034102-4
Publisher: American Physical Soc
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 0031-9007
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Kaifen He and Abraham C.-L. Chian
Abstract: A new type of synchronization, on-off collective imperfect phase synchronization, is found in a turbulent state. In the driver frame the nonlinear wave system can be transformed to a set of coupled oscillators moving in a potential related to the unstable steady wave. In “on” stages the oscillators in different spatial scales adjust themselves to collective imperfect phase synchronization, inducing strong bursts in the wave energy. The interspike intervals display a power-law distribution. In addition to the embedded saddle point, it is emphasized that the delocalization of the master mode also plays an important role in developing the on-off synchronization.
Rights: ©2003 American Physical Society
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.034102
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