Control of synchronization in delay-coupled networks

E. SchÖll*, A. Selivanov, J. Lehnert, T. Dahms, P. HÖvel, A. Fradkov

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We consider synchronization in networks of delay-coupled oscillators. In these systems, the coupling phase has been found to be a crucial control parameter. By proper choice of this parameter one can switch between different synchronous oscillatory states of the network, e.g., in-phase oscillation, splay or various cluster states. Applying the speed-gradient method, we derive an adaptive algorithm for an automatic adjustment of the coupling phase, coupling strength, and delay time such that a desired state can be selected from an otherwise multistable regime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1246007
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number25
StatePublished - 10 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Hopf normal forms
  • Synchronization
  • delay
  • networks


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