Dykman, Mark and Golubev, G. P. and Luchinsky, D. G. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Stein, N. D. and Stocks, N. G. (1994) Noise-enhanced heterodyning in bistable systems. Physical Review E, 49 (3). pp. 1935-1942. ISSN 1539-3755
A new form of heterodyning is reported in which a heterodyne signal at the difference frequency between an input signal and a reference signal can be enhanced by adding noise. The underlying mechanism is closely related to that of stochastic resonance. The dependences of the heterodyne signal and the signal-to-noise ratio on the amplitudes and frequencies of the input and reference signals have been investigated. Noise-induced enhancement of the heterodyning has been demonstrated both for white noise and for high-frequency noise (with the power spectrum centered at the frequency of the reference signal) added at the input.
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