Relationship between delayed and spatially extended dynamical systems

Giovanni Giacomelli, Antonio Politi

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The interpretation of delayed dynamical systems (DDS) in terms of a suitable spatiotemporal dynamics is put on a rigorous ground by deriving amplitude equations in the vicinity of a Hopf bifurcation. We show that comoving Lyapunov exponents can be defined and computed in a DDS. From the propagation of localized infinitesimal disturbances in DDS, we show the existence of convective type instabilities. Moreover, a widely studied class of DDS is mapped onto an evolution rule fur a spatial system with drift and diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2686-2689
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 1996


  • pattern-formation
  • chaos
  • intermittency

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