Pierre Coullet

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We study the resonance at zero frequency in presence of a neutral mode in quasi-reversible systems. The asymptotic normal form is derived and it is shown that in the presence of a reflection symmetry it is equivalent to the set of real Lorenz equations. Near the critical point an analytical condition for the persistence of an homoclinic curve is calculated(More)
We analyze the transition from annihilation to preservation of colliding waves. The analysis exploits the similarity between the local and global phase portraits of the system. The transition is shown to be the infinite-dimensional analog of the creation and annihilation of limit cycles in the plane via a homo-clinic Andronov bifurcation, and has parallels(More)
We propose a simple model for the chaotic dripping of a faucet in terms of a return map constructed by analyzing the stability of a pendant drop. The return map couples two classical normal forms, an Andronov saddle-node bifurcation, and a Shilnikov homoclinic bi-furcation. The former corresponds to the initiation of the instability when the drop volume(More)
For the particular case of an excitable FitzHugh-Nagumo system with diffusion, we investigate the transition from annihilation to crossing of the waves in the head-on collision. The analysis exploits the similarity between the local and the global phase portraits of the system. We find that the transition has features typical of the nucleation theory of(More)
The existence and stability of stable standing-wave patterns in an assembly of spatially distributed generic oscillators governed by a couple of complex Ginzburg-Landau equations, subjected to parametric forcing, are reported. The mechanism of a dispersion-induced pattern in dissipative oscillators parametrically forced near the degenerate Turing-Hopf(More)
It has recently been emphasized again that the very existence of stationary stable localized structures with short-range interactions might allow one to store information in nonequilibrium media, opening new perspectives on information storage. We show how to use generalized topological entropies to measure aspects of the quantities of storable and(More)