Optimizing mutual synchronization of rhythmic spatiotemporal patterns in reaction-diffusion systems
AbstractOptimization of the stability of synchronized states between a pair of symmetrically coupled reaction-diffusion systems exhibiting rhythmic spatiotemporal patterns is studied in the framework of the phase reduction theory. The optimal linear filter that maximizes the linear stability of the in-phase synchronized state is derived for the case in which the two systems are nonlocally coupled. The optimal nonlinear interaction function that theoretically gives the largest linear stability of the in-phase synchronized state is also derived. The theory is illustrated by using typical rhythmic patterns in FitzHugh-Nagumo systems as examples.