Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 3 (2008)

Synchronisation of spatiotemporal complex states by incoherent coupling

K. Havermann, B. Gütlich, C. Denz


Synchronisation of spatiotemporal continuous disorder is realised in a Liquid Crystal Light Valve single feedback system with an incoherent, unidirectional master-slave-coupling scheme as excellent model system for synchronisation. Thus, complex states disordered in space and time were completely synchronised by using identical systems as master and slave. Thereby the impeding role of system differences is demonstrated in comparison to former experiments. A novel imaging method is introduced, in which the synchronisation process and effects like a time lag can be more easily characterised.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2008.08001]

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