Synchronization from disordered driving forces in arrays of coupled oscillators.

  title={Synchronization from disordered driving forces in arrays of coupled oscillators.},
  author={Sebastian F. Brandt and Babette Dellen and Ralf Wessel},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={96 3},
The effects of disorder in external forces on the dynamical behavior of coupled nonlinear oscillator networks are studied. When driven synchronously, i.e., all driving forces have the same phase, the networks display chaotic dynamics. We show that random phases in the driving forces result in regular, periodic network behavior. Intermediate phase disorder can produce network synchrony. Specifically, there is an optimal amount of phase disorder, which can induce the highest level of synchrony… 

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