Simultaneous influence of additive and multiplicative noise on stationary dissipative solitons

Carlos Cartes, Orazio Descalzi*, Helmut R. Brand

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We investigate the simultaneous influence of spatially homogeneous multiplicative noise as well as of spatially δ-correlated additive noise on the formation of localized patterns in the framework of the cubic-quintic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation. Depending on the ratio between the strength of additive and multiplicative noise we find a number of distinctly different types of behavior including explosions, collapse, filling in, and spatio-temporal disorder as well as intermittent behavior of all types listed. Techniques used to analyze the results include snapshots, x-t plots and plots of the spatially and temporally averaged amplitude as a function of the strength of multiplicative noise while keeping the strength of additive noise fixed. Typically 50 realizations are used for averaging to obtain the corresponding data points in these diagrams. For the widths of these distribution as a function of additive noise we obtain a linear decrease in the limit of fairly large, but fixed values of the multiplicative noise. To summarize our findings concisely we show three-dimensional plots of the mean pattern amplitude and the generalized susceptibility as a function of the strengths of additive and multiplicative noise. We critically compare the results of our investigations with those obtained in the two limiting cases of purely additive and of purely multiplicative noise.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012214
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number1
StatePublished - 25 Jul 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
O.D. and C.C. wish to acknowledge the support of FONDECYT (CL), 1170728 and Universidad de los Andes (CL) through FAI initiatives. H.R.B. thanks the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DE) for partial support of this work.

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© 2019 American Physical Society.


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