Chimera states are spatiotemporal patterns in which coherent and incoherent dynamics coexist simultaneously. These patterns were observed in both locally and nonlocally coupled oscillators. We study the existence of chimera states in networks of coupled Rössler oscillators. The Rössler oscillator can exhibit periodic or chaotic behavior depending on the control parameters. In this work, we show that the existence of coherent, incoherent, and chimera states depends not only on the coupling strength, but also on the initial state of the network. The initial states can belong to complex basins of attraction that are not homogeneously distributed. Due to this fact, we characterize the basins by means of the uncertainty exponent and basin stability. In our simulations, we find basin boundaries with smooth, fractal, and riddled structures.
Basin of attraction for chimera states in a network of Rössler oscillators
Note: This paper is part of the Focus Issue, Chaos: From Theory to Applications.
Vagner dos Santos, Fernando S. Borges, Kelly C. Iarosz, Iberê L. Caldas, J. D. Szezech, Ricardo L. Viana, Murilo S. Baptista, Antonio M. Batista; Basin of attraction for chimera states in a network of Rössler oscillators. Chaos 1 August 2020; 30 (8): 083115. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0014013
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