Experimental investigation of high-quality synchronization of coupled oscillators.


Journal Article

We describe two experiments in which we investigate the synchronization of coupled periodic oscillators. Each experimental system consists of two identical coupled electronic periodic oscillators that display bursts of desynchronization events similar to those observed previously in coupled chaotic systems. We measure the degree of synchronization as a function of coupling strength. In the first experiment, high-quality synchronization is achieved for all coupling strengths above a critical value. In the second experiment, no high-quality synchronization is observed. We compare our results to the predictions of the several proposed criteria for synchronization. We find that none of the criteria accurately predict the range of coupling strengths over which high-quality synchronization is observed. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

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Cited Authors

  • Blakely, JN; Gauthier, DJ; Johnson, G; Carroll, TL; Pecora, LM

Published Date

  • September 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 738 - 744

PubMed ID

  • 12779423

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12779423

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7682

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-1500

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.1286996


  • eng