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Control and synchronization of laser bursting and its implications in neuroscience

Year: 2009

Authors: Arecchi F.T., Meucci R., Al Naimee K., Salvadori F.

Autors Affiliation: CNR-INO, I-50125 Florence, Italy;
Univ Florence, Dept Phys, Florence, Italy;
Univ Baghdad, Coll Sci, Dept Phys, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract: We present experimental and numerical evidence of control and synchronization of burst events in modulated CO(2) lasers. Bursts appear randomly in each laser as trains of large amplitude spikes intercalated by a small amplitude chaotic regime. Experimental data and model display the frequency locking of bursts in a suitable interval of coupling strengths. The analogy with neuronal bursting will also be discussed in view of the role of bursting synchronization in cognitive functions.

Journal/Review: COGNITIVE PROCESSING

Volume: 10 (1 SUPPL.)      Pages from: 81  to: 84

More Information: F. Tito Arecchi and R. Meucci acknowledge financial support from Fondazione Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and COST B27 Electric Neuronal Oscillations and Cognition. K. Al-Naimee acknowledges ICTP for financial support in the frame-work of TRIL program and Landau Network-Centro Volta, Como.
KeyWords: Bursting; Laser synchronization; Neuroscience; Carbon dioxide, amplitude modulation; Article; Cognition; Controlled study; Experimental study; Laboratory test; Laser; Neuroscience; Positive feedback; Priority journal; p
Process control, Action Potentials; Animals; Electrophysiology; Lasers; Models, Neurological; Neurons; Neurosciences; Nonlinear Dynamics; Oscillometry
DOI: 10.1007/s10339-008-0240-0

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