Gluing bifurcations in optothermal nonlinear devices

R. Herrero, J. Farjas, R. Pons, F. Pi, G. Orriols

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The gluing process through which two limit cycles become a two-lobed limit cycle by involving an intermediate saddle point has been investigated in the reflection of an optothermal nonlinear device that behaves as a three-dimensional dynamical system. Sequences of both periodic and aperiodic oscillations of complex hybrid structures appear during the process. The observed phenomena have been interpreted as arising from a set of homoclinic bifurcations organized around some codimension-two global bifurcations in which the saddle point experiences homoclinicity at both sides simultaneously. Experimental results are compared with numerical simulations.© 1998 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5366-5377
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


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