We study the clusterization of phase oscillators coupled with delay in complex networks. For the case of diffusive oscillators, we formulate the equations relating the topology of the network and the phases and frequencies of the oscillators (functional response). We solve them exactly in directed networks for the case of perfect synchronization. We also compare the reliability of the solution of the linear system for non-linear couplings. Taking advantage of the form of the solution, we propose a frequency adaptation rule to achieve perfect synchronization. We also propose a mean-field theory for uncorrelated random networks that proves to be pretty accurate to predict phase synchronization in real topologies, as for example, the Caenorhabditis elegans or the autonomous systems connectivity.
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Research Article| June 28 2011
Phase clustering in complex networks of delay-coupled oscillators
Víctor M. Eguíluz;
Toni Pérez, Víctor M. Eguíluz, Alex Arenas; Phase clustering in complex networks of delay-coupled oscillators. Chaos 1 June 2011; 21 (2): 025111. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3595601
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