Dynamical mechanism of intrinsic localized modes in microelectromechanical oscillator arrays

Qingfei Chen, Liang Huang, Ying-Cheng Lai, David Dietz

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Abstract

Experimental evidence of intrinsic localized modes (ILMs) in microelectromechanical oscillator arrays has been reported recently. In this paper, we carry out a detailed analysis of a new mechanism for ILMs in typical experimental settings; that is, spatiotemporal chaos is ubiquitous and it provides a natural platform for actual realization of various ILMs through frequency control. We find that unstable periodic orbits associated with ILMs are pivotal for spatiotemporal chaos to arise and these orbits are the keys to stabilizing ILMs by frequency modulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013127
Number of pages9
JournalChaos
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • chaos
  • micromechanical devices
  • oscillators
  • spatiotemporal phenomena
  • nonlinear lattices
  • cantilver arrays
  • breathers
  • existence
  • equation
  • energy

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