Phase-dependent output of scattering process for traveling breathers

Takashi Teramoto, Kei Ichi Ueda, Yasumasa Nishiura

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Scattering process between one-dimensional traveling breathers (TBs), i.e., oscillatory traveling pulses, for the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (CGLE) with external forcing and a three-component activator-substrate-inhibitor model are studied. The input-output relation depends in general on the phase of two TBs at collision point, which makes a contrast to the case for the steady traveling pulses. A hidden unstable solution called the scattor plays a crucial role to understand the scattering dynamics. Stable and unstable manifolds of the scattor direct the traffic flows of the scattering process. A transition point of the input-output relation in a parameter space such as from preservation to annihilation corresponds to when the orbit crosses the stable manifold of the scattor. The phase dependency of input-output relation comes from the fact that the profiles at collision point make a loop parametrized by the phase and it traverses the stable manifold of the scattor. A global bifurcation viewpoint is quite useful not only to understand how TBs emerge but also to detect scattors. It turns out that the scattor for the CGLE (respectively the three-component system) becomes an unstable time-periodic (respectively stationary) solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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