Dynamics of dissipative topological defects in coupled phase oscillators

  title={Dynamics of dissipative topological defects in coupled phase oscillators},
  author={Simon Mahler and Vishwa Pal and Chene Tradonsky and Ronen Chriki and Asher A. Friesem and Nir Davidson},
  journal={Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
The dynamics of topological defects in a system of coupled phase oscillators, arranged in one and two-dimensional arrays, was numerically investigated using the Kuramoto model. After a rapid decay of the number of topological defects, a long-time quasi steady state with few topological defects was detected. Two competing time scales governed the dynamics corresponding to the dissipation rate and the coupling quench rate. The density of topological defects scales as a power law function of the… 
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