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Chimera states are complex spatio-temporal patterns that consist of coexisting domains of spatially coherent and incoherent dynamics. This counterintuitive phenomenon was first observed in systems of identical oscillators with symmetric coupling topology. Can one overcome these limitations? To address this question, we discuss the robustness of chimera(More)
We consider noise-induced charge density dynamics in a semiconductor superlattice. The parameters are fixed in the regime below the Hopf bifurcation that gives birth to spatio-temporal oscillations, where in the absence of noise the system rests in a fixed point. It is shown that in this case noise can induce in the superlattice quite coherent oscillations(More)
— We study the effect of a time-delayed feedback within a generic model for a saddle-node bifurcation on a limit cycle. Without delay the only attractor below this global bifurcation is a stable node. Delay renders the phase space infinite-dimensional and creates multistability of periodic orbits and the fixed point. Homoclinic bifurcations, period-doubling(More)
We explore the influence of a block of excitable units on the existence and behavior of chimera states in a nonlocally coupled ring-network of FitzHugh-Nagumo elements. The FitzHugh-Nagumo system, a paradigmatic model in many fields from neuroscience to chemical pattern formation and nonlinear electronics, exhibits oscillatory or excitable behavior(More)
Chimera states, namely the coexistence of coherent and incoherent behavior, were previously analyzed in complex networks. However, they have not been extensively studied in modular networks. Here, we consider a neural network inspired by the connectome of the C. elegans soil worm, organized into six interconnected communities, where neurons obey chaotic(More)
Semiconductor laser arrays have been investigated experimentally and theoretically from the viewpoint of temporal and spatial coherence for the past forty years. In this work, we are focusing on a rather novel complex collective behavior, namely chimera states, where synchronized clusters of emitters coexist with unsynchronized ones. For the first time, we(More)
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We study the dynamics of identical leaky integrate-and-fire neurons with symmetric non-local coupling. Upon varying control parameters (coupling strength, coupling range, refractory period) we investigate the system's behaviour and highlight the formation of chimera states. We show that the introduction of a refractory period enlarges the parameter region(More)
We study numerically the development of chimera states in networks of nonlocally coupled oscillators whose limit cycles emerge from a Hopf bifurcation. This dynamical system is inspired from population dynamics and consists of three interacting species in cyclic reactions. The complexity of the dynamics arises from the presence of a limit cycle and four(More)
Motivated by real-world excitable systems such as neuron models and lasers, we consider a paradigmatic model for ex-citability with a global bifurcation, namely a saddle-node bifur-cation on a limit cycle. We study the effect of a time-delayed feedback force in the form of the difference between a system variable at a certain time and at a delayed time. In(More)