Dykman, Mark and Mannella, R. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Stein, N. D. and Stocks, N. G. (1993) Giant nonlinearity in the low-frequency response of a fluctuating bistable system. Physical Review E, 47 (3). pp. 1629-1632. ISSN 1539-3755Full text not available from this repository.
The response of a bistable system to a low-frequency driving force is demonstrated to display a giant nonlinearity: a sinusoidal force can induce a nearly rectangular signal in the system even when its amplitude is small. The nonlinearity comes about through the force modulating the effective activation energies of fluctuational transitions between the stable states, which in turn can give rise to strong modulation of the transition probabilities and the populations of the states for low noise intensities. Theoretical results are shown to be in good agreement with the results of analog and digital simulations.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review E|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Professor P. V. E. McClintock|
|Deposited On:||16 Mar 2010 13:13|
|Last Modified:||18 Jun 2015 05:27|
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