Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 7 (2002), Issue 3, Pages 157-160

The coupling of dynamics in coupled map lattices

J. Y. Chen,1 K. W. Wong,1 H. Y. Zheng,1,2 and J. W. Shuai3

1Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Hong Kong, China
2Department of Electronic Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
3Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland 44106, OH, USA

Received 3 May 2001

Copyright © 2002 J. Y. Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We investigate the coupling of dynamics in coupled map lattices (CMLs) which is not only related to coupled parameter, but also the asynchronization among different mean fields in the lattices. Computer simulations show that the optimal coupling among mean fields can be found from the maximum coupling of dynamics in various CMLs. As a consequence, the application areas of coupled systems may be broadened due to the better understanding of their dynamics.