Transition from non-periodic to periodic explosions

Carlos Cartes, Orazio Descalzi*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


We show the existence of periodic exploding dissipative solitons. These non-chaotic explosions appear when higher-order nonlinear and dispersive effects are added to the complex cubic quintic Ginzburg Landau equation modelling soliton transmission lines. This counterintuitive phenomenon is the result of period-halving bifurcations leading to order (periodic explosions), followed by perioddoubling bifurcations (or intermittency) leading to chaos (non-periodic explosions).

Original languageEnglish
Article number20150114
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2056
StatePublished - 13 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.


  • Chaos theory
  • Explosive solitons
  • Numerical simulations


Dive into the research topics of 'Transition from non-periodic to periodic explosions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this