## Dynamics of heterogeneous oscillator ensembles in terms of collective variables

- We consider general heterogeneous ensembles of phase oscillators, sine coupled to arbitrary external fields. Starting with the infinitely large ensembles, we extend the Watanabe-Strogatz theory, valid for identical oscillators, to cover the case of an arbitrary parameter distribution. The obtained equations yield the description of the ensemble dynamics in terms of collective variables and constants of motion. As a particular case of the general setup we consider hierarchically organized ensembles, consisting of a finite number of subpopulations, whereas the number of elements in a subpopulation can be both finite or infinite. Next, we link the Watanabe-Strogatz and Ott-Antonsen theories and demonstrate that the latter one corresponds to a particular choice of constants of motion. The approach is applied to the standard Kuramoto-Sakaguchi model, to its extension for the case of nonlinear coupling, and to the description of two interacting subpopulations, exhibiting a chimera state. With these examples we illustrate that, although theWe consider general heterogeneous ensembles of phase oscillators, sine coupled to arbitrary external fields. Starting with the infinitely large ensembles, we extend the Watanabe-Strogatz theory, valid for identical oscillators, to cover the case of an arbitrary parameter distribution. The obtained equations yield the description of the ensemble dynamics in terms of collective variables and constants of motion. As a particular case of the general setup we consider hierarchically organized ensembles, consisting of a finite number of subpopulations, whereas the number of elements in a subpopulation can be both finite or infinite. Next, we link the Watanabe-Strogatz and Ott-Antonsen theories and demonstrate that the latter one corresponds to a particular choice of constants of motion. The approach is applied to the standard Kuramoto-Sakaguchi model, to its extension for the case of nonlinear coupling, and to the description of two interacting subpopulations, exhibiting a chimera state. With these examples we illustrate that, although the asymptotic dynamics can be found within the framework of the Ott-Antonsen theory, the transients depend on the constants of motion. The most dramatic effect is the dependence of the basins of attraction of different synchronous regimes on the initial configuration of phases.…

Author: | Arkady S. PikovskyORCiDGND, Michael Rosenblum |
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DOI: | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2011.01.002 |

ISSN: | 0167-2789 (print) |

Parent Title (English): | Physica :D, Nonlinear phenomena |

Publisher: | Elsevier |

Place of publication: | Amsterdam |

Document Type: | Article |

Language: | English |

Year of first Publication: | 2011 |

Year of Completion: | 2011 |

Release Date: | 2017/03/26 |

Tag: | Coupled oscillators; Kuramoto model; Nonlinear coupling; Oscillator ensembles; Ott-Antonsen theory; Watanabe-Strogatz theory |

Volume: | 240 |

Issue: | 9-10 |

Pagenumber: | 10 |

First Page: | 872 |

Last Page: | 881 |

Funder: | DFG [SFB 555] |

Organizational units: | Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Physik und Astronomie |

Peer Review: | Referiert |