# Breathers in Hamiltonian PT -Symmetric Chains of Coupled Pendula under a Resonant Periodic Force Academic Article

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### abstract

• We derive a Hamiltonian version of the ${\cal PT}$-symmetric discrete nonlinear Schr\"{o}dinger equation that describes synchronized dynamics of coupled pendula driven by a periodic movement of their common strings. In the limit of weak coupling between the pendula, we classify the existence and spectral stability of breathers (time-periodic solutions localized in the lattice) supported near one pair of coupled pendula. Orbital stability or instability of breathers is proved in a subset of the existence region.

• July 1, 2016