Quasiperiodicity route to spatiotemporal chaos in one-dimensional pattern-forming systems
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We propose a route to spatiotemporal chaos for one-dimensional stationary patterns, which is a natural extension of the quasiperiodicity route for low-dimensional chaos to extended systems. This route is studied through a universal model of pattern formation. The model exhibits a scenario where stationary patterns become spatiotemporally chaotic through two successive bifurcations. First, the pattern undergoes a subcritical Andronov- Hopf bifurcation leading to an oscillatory pattern. Subsequently, a secondary bifurcation gives rise to an oscillation with an incommensurable frequency with respect to the former one. This last bifurcation is responsible for the spatiotemporally chaotic behavior. The Lyapunov spectrum enables us to identify the complex behavior observed as spatiotemporal chaos, and also from the larger Lyapunov exponents characterize the above instabilities.
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DOI: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.88.052916