Frontiers of Physics

, 12:126801 | Cite as

Nontrivial standing wave state in frequency-weighted Kuramoto model

Research article


Synchronization in a frequency-weighted Kuramoto model with a uniform frequency distribution is studied. We plot the bifurcation diagram and identify the asymptotic coherent states. Numerical simulations show that the system undergoes two first-order transitions in both the forward and backward directions. Apart from the trivial phase-locked state, a novel nonstationary coherent state, i.e., a nontrivial standing wave state is observed and characterized. In this state, oscillators inside the coherent clusters are not frequency-locked as they would be in the usual standing wave state. Instead, their average frequencies are locked to a constant. The critical coupling strength from the incoherent state to the nontrivial standing wave state can be obtained by performing linear stability analysis. The theoretical results are supported by the numerical simulations.


synchronization Kuramoto model nonstationary 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 11135001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Nantong Middle SchoolNantongChina
  3. 3.No. 4 Middle School Affiliated to ECNUShanghaiChina

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