Synchronized clusters in coupled map networks. II. Stability analysis

Amritkar, R. E. ; Jalan, Sarika ; Hu, Chin-Kun (2005) Synchronized clusters in coupled map networks. II. Stability analysis Physical Review E, 72 (1). 016212_1-016212_9. ISSN 1063-651X

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We study self-organized and driven synchronization in some simple coupled map networks, namely globally coupled networks and complete bipartite networks, using both linear stability analysis and Lyapunov function approach and determine stability conditions for synchronization. The phase diagrams for the networks studied here have features very similar to the different kinds of structurally similar networks studied in Part I. Lyapunov function approach shows that when any two nodes are in driven synchronization, all the coupling terms in the difference between the variables of these two nodes cancel out, whereas when they are in self-organized synchronization, the direct coupling term between the two nodes adds an extra term while the other couplings cancel out. We also discuss the conditions for the occurrence of a floating node and suggest that the fluctuations of the conditional Lyapunov exponent about zero can be a criterion for its occurrence.

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