Feedback control of travelling wave solutions of the complex Ginzburg–Landau equation

K A Montgomery, M Silber
2004 Nonlinearity  
Through a linear stability analysis, we investigate the effectiveness of a noninvasive feedback control scheme aimed at stabilizing traveling wave solutions of the one-dimensional complex Ginzburg Landau equation (CGLE) in the Benjamin-Feir unstable regime. The feedback control is a generalization of the time-delay method of Pyragas, which was proposed by Lu, Yu and Harrison in the setting of nonlinear optics. It involves both spatial shifts, by the wavelength of the targeted traveling wave,
more » ... a time delay that coincides with the temporal period of the traveling wave. We derive a single necessary and sufficient stability criterion which determines whether a traveling wave is stable to all perturbation wavenumbers. This criterion has the benefit that it determines an optimal value for the time-delay feedback parameter. For various coefficients in the CGLE we use this algebraic stability criterion to numerically determine stable regions in the (K,rho) parameter plane, where rho is the feedback parameter associated with the spatial translation and K is the wavenumber of the traveling wave. We find that the combination of the two feedbacks greatly enlarges the parameter regime where stabilization is possible, and that the stability regions take the form of stability tongues in the (K,rho)--plane. We discuss possible resonance mechanisms that could account for the spacing with K of the stability tongues.
doi:10.1088/0951-7715/17/6/011 fatcat:lbm3wideuvf5rdrbk5qwpl6efa