Enhancing synchronization in chaotic oscillators by induced heterogeneity
European Physical Journal: Special Topics
We report enhancing of complete synchronization in identical chaotic oscillators when their interaction is mediated by a mismatched oscillator. The identical oscillators now interact indirectly through the intermediate relay oscillator. The induced heterogeneity in the intermediate oscillator plays a constructive role in reducing the critical coupling for a transition to complete synchronization. A common lag synchronization emerges between the mismatched relay oscillator and its neighboring identical oscillators that leads to this enhancing effect. We present examples of one-dimensional open array, a ring, a star network and a two-dimensional lattice of dynamical systems to demonstrate how this enhancing effect occurs. The paradigmatic Rössler oscillator is used as a dynamical unit, in our numerical experiment, for different networks to reveal the enhancing phenomenon.
Banerjee, Ranjib; Bera, Bidesh K.; Ghosh, Dibakar; and Dana, Syamal Kumar, "Enhancing synchronization in chaotic oscillators by induced heterogeneity" (2017). Journal Articles. 2532.