We study effects of noise in two types of chaotic oscillators. The first one, represented by the Rössler system, has very coherent phase dynamics while the amplitude fluctuates strongly. The other type, homoclinic chaos characterized by chaotic spiking behavior, has regular orbits in the phase space while the interspike time intervals vary enormously. We demonstrate that in both classes of systems, noise may play a constructive role to enhance synchronization and generate the most coherent behavior in the collective oscillation of coupled phase coherent oscillators or in the spike sequences of homoclinic chaos.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics