Effect of a refractory period on the entrainment of pulse-coupled integrate-and-fire oscillators

Vivien Kirk, Emily Stone

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Abstract

It was shown by Mirollo and Strogatz [SIAM J. Appl. Math. 50 (1990) 1645] that a population of globally coupled, identical, integrate-and-fire oscillators will almost always become entrained. We find that the inclusion of a refractory period in the cycle of each oscillator can result in open sets of initial configurations evolving to asynchronous states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume232
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 1997

Keywords

  • Integrate-and-fire
  • Oscillators
  • Refractory
  • Synchronization

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