Spatial splay states and splay chimera states in coupled map lattices

Joydeep Singha, Neelima Gupte

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We study the existence and stability of splay states in the coupled sine circle map lattice system using analytic and numerical techniques. The splay states are observed for very low values of the nonlinearity parameter, i.e., for maps which deviate very slightly from the shift map case. We also observe that depending on the parameters of the system the splay state bifurcates to a mixed or chimera splay state consisting of a mixture of splay and synchronized states, together with kinks in the phases of some of the maps and then to a stable globally synchronized state. We show that these pure states and the mixed states are all temporally chaotic for our systems, and we explore the stability of these states to perturbations. Our studies may provide pointers to the behavior of systems in diverse application contexts such as Josephson junction arrays and chemical oscillations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052204
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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