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Title: Spatiotemporal Synchronization of Coupled Oscillators in a Laboratory Plasma

Abstract

The spatiotemporal synchronization between two plasma instabilities of autonomous glow discharge tubes is observed experimentally. For this purpose, two tubes are placed separately and two chaotic waves interact with each other through a coupler. When the coupling strength is changed, the coupled oscillators exhibit synchronization in time and space. This is the first experimental evidence of spatiotemporal synchronization by mutual chaotic wave interaction in plasma.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;  [2]
  1. Faculty of Education, Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho 3, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8577 (Japan)
  2. Institute of Physics, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Domstrasse 10a, D-17489 Greifswald (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20775043
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.024101; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CHAOS THEORY; GLOW DISCHARGES; OSCILLATORS; PLASMA; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA WAVES; SYNCHRONIZATION; TUBES

Citation Formats

Fukuyama, T., Kozakov, R., Testrich, H., and Wilke, C. Spatiotemporal Synchronization of Coupled Oscillators in a Laboratory Plasma. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.024101.
Fukuyama, T., Kozakov, R., Testrich, H., & Wilke, C. Spatiotemporal Synchronization of Coupled Oscillators in a Laboratory Plasma. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.024101.
Fukuyama, T., Kozakov, R., Testrich, H., and Wilke, C. Fri . "Spatiotemporal Synchronization of Coupled Oscillators in a Laboratory Plasma". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.024101.
@article{osti_20775043,
title = {Spatiotemporal Synchronization of Coupled Oscillators in a Laboratory Plasma},
author = {Fukuyama, T. and Kozakov, R. and Testrich, H. and Wilke, C.},
abstractNote = {The spatiotemporal synchronization between two plasma instabilities of autonomous glow discharge tubes is observed experimentally. For this purpose, two tubes are placed separately and two chaotic waves interact with each other through a coupler. When the coupling strength is changed, the coupled oscillators exhibit synchronization in time and space. This is the first experimental evidence of spatiotemporal synchronization by mutual chaotic wave interaction in plasma.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.024101},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 2,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}