Delay regulated explosive synchronization in multiplex networks
Held by Sarika Jalan (Indian Institute of
11.12.2018, 16:15 Uhr
It is known that explosive synchronization (ES) in an isolated network of Kuramoto oscillators with inertia is significantly enhanced by the presence of time delay. We show that time delay in one layer of the multiplex network governs the transition to synchronization and ES in the other layers. We found that a single layer with time-delayed intra-layer coupling, depending on the values of time delay, experiences a different type of transition to synchronization, e.g., ES or continuous, and the same type of transition is incorporated simultaneously in other layers (s) as well. Hence, a suitable choice of time-delay in only one layer can lead to a desired (either ES or continuous) transition simultaneously in the delayed and other undelayed layers of the multiplexed network. These results offer a platform for a better understanding of the dynamics of those complex systems which are represented by the multilayered framework and contain time delays in the communication processes.