On local and global aspects of the 1:4 resonance in the conservative cubic Henon maps
We study the 1: 4 resonance for the conservative cubic Henon maps C6 with positive and negative cubic terms. These maps show up different bifurcation structures both for fixed points with eigenvalues +/- i and for 4-periodic orbits. While for C-, the 1: 4 resonance unfolding has the so-called Arnold degeneracy [the first Birkhoff twist coefficient equals (in absolute value) to the first resonant term coefficient], the map C+ has a different type of degeneracy because the resonant term can vanish. In the last case, non-symmetric points are created and destroyed at pitchfork bifurcations and, as a result of global bifurcations, the 1: 4 resonant chain of islands rotates by pi/4. For both maps, several bifurcations are detected and illustrated. Published by AIP Publishing.