Arrest of domain coarsening via antiperiodic regimes in delay systems

J. Javaloyes, T. Ackemann, A. Hurtado

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Motionless domain walls representing connecting temporal or spatial orbits typically exist only for very specific parameters, around the so-called Maxwell point. This report introduces a novel mechanism for stabilizing temporal domain walls away from this peculiar equilibrium, opening up new possibilities to encode information in dynamical systems. It is based on antiperiodic regimes in a delayed system close to a bistable situation, leading to a cancellation of the average drift velocity. The results are demonstrated in a normal form model and experimentally in a laser with optical injection and delayed feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Article number203901
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015


  • temporal orbits
  • spatial orbits
  • delay systems


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