Heteroclinic Dynamics of Localized Frequency Synchrony: Stability of Heteroclinic Cycles and Networks [article]

Christian Bick, Alexander Lohse
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In the first part of this paper, we showed that three coupled populations of identical phase oscillators give rise to heteroclinic cycles between invariant sets where populations show distinct frequencies. Here, we now give explicit stability results for these heteroclinic cycles for populations consisting of two oscillators each. In systems with four coupled phase oscillator populations, different heteroclinic cycles can form a heteroclinic network. While such networks cannot be asymptotically
more » ... stable, the local attraction properties of each cycle in the network can be quantified by stability indices. We calculate these stability indices in terms of the coupling parameters between oscillator populations. Hence, our results elucidate how oscillator coupling influences sequential transitions along a heteroclinic network where individual oscillator populations switch sequentially between a high and a low frequency regime; such dynamics appear relevant for the functionality of neural oscillators.
arXiv:1810.06716v1 fatcat:bmwjpwxlrzeolj7xfnl7isjkxu