Synchronization in complex networks by time-varying couplings
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Synchronization in networks of complex topologies using couplings of time-varying strength is numerically investigated. The time-dependencies of coupling strengths are coupled to the dynamics of the nodes in a way to enhance synchronization. By time-varying couplings, oscillators are found to take quite a short time to reach synchronization state when the couplings are relatively strong. Even when a nearly regular networks of large-size with few shortcuts is difficult to be synchronized by fixed couplings, the time-varying couplings can easily enhance the emergence of synchronization.
PACS.41.20.Jb Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation 42.25.Dd Wave propagation in random media 83.80.Ab Solids: e.g., composites, glasses, semicrystalline polymers 77.84.Lf Composite materials
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