### Abstract

Numerical evidence is presented for the existence of stable heteroclinic cycles in large parameter regions of the one-dimensional complex Ginzburgâ€“Landau equation (CGL) on the unit, spatially periodic domain. These cycles connect different spatially and temporally inhomogeneous time-periodic solutions as tâ†’Â±âˆž. A careful analysis of the connections is made using a projection onto five complex Fourier modes. It is shown first that the time-periodic solutions can be treated as (relative) equilibria after consideration of the symmetries of the CGL. Second, the cycles are shown to be robust since the individual heteroclinic connections exist in invariant subspaces. Thirdly, after constructing appropriate PoincarÃ© maps around the cycle, a criteria for temporal stability is established, which is shown numerically to hold in specific parameter regions where the cycles are found to be of Shilâ€™nikov type. This criterion is also applied to a much higher-mode Fourier truncation where similar results are found. In regions where instability of the cycles occurs, either Shilâ€™nikovâ€“Hopf or blow-out bifurcations are observed, with numerical evidence of competing attractors. Implications for observed spatio-temporal intermittency in situations modelled by the CGL are discussed.

Translated title of the contribution | Robust heteroclinic cycles in the one-dimensional complex Ginzburg-Landau equation |
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Original language | English |

Pages (from-to) | 240 - 268 |

Number of pages | 29 |

Journal | Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena |

Volume | 204(3-4) |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - May 2005 |