Delay-induced synchrony in complex networks with conjugate coupling

M. Manju Shrii, D. V. Senthilkumar, J. Kurths

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We demonstrate stable synchronous chaos in a delay coupled network of time continuous dynamical system using the framework of master stability formalism (MSF). It is further shown that conjugate coupling, i.e., coupling using dissimilar variables, can substitute delay coupling of similar variables in retrieving delay-induced phenomena. By exploiting the MSF, we show that delayed conjugate coupling in an arbitrary network is capable of both inducing synchronization where there is no synchronization at all and enhancing synchronization to a large parameter space, which even the conjugate coupling without delay is incapable of. The above results are demonstrated using the paradigmatic Rossler system and Hindmarsh-Rose neuron.

Original languageEnglish
Article number057203
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2012


  • limit-cycle oscillators
  • phase synchronization
  • systems


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