The effect of time-delay on anomalous phase synchronization

Awadhesh Prasad, Juergen Kurths, Ramakrishna Ramaswamy

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Anomalous phase synchronization in nonidentical interacting oscillators is manifest as the increase of frequency disorder prior to synchronization. We show that this effect can be enhanced when a time-delay is included in the coupling. In systems of limit-cycle and chaotic oscillators we find that the regions of phase disorder and phase synchronization can be interwoven in the parameter space such that as a function of coupling or time-delay the system shows transitions from phase ordering to disorder and back. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6150-6154
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2008


  • non-linear oscillators
  • synchronization
  • delay coupling


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