Reciprocal oscillons and nonmonotonic fronts in forced nonequilibrium systems Academic Article uri icon


  • The formation of oscillons in a synchronously oscillating background is studied in the context of both damped and self-exciting oscillatory media. Using the forced complex Ginzburg-Landau equation we show that such states bifurcate from finite amplitude homogenous states near the $2\ensuremath{\mathbin:}1$ resonance boundary. In each case we identify a region in parameter space containing a finite multiplicity of coexisting stable oscillons with different structure. Stable time-periodic monotonic and nonmonotonic frontlike states are present in an overlapping region. Both types of structure are related to the presence of a Maxwell point between the zero and finite amplitude homogeneous states.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006