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Fluctuation phenomena in a multibranch potential.

Dykman, Mark and Luchinsky, D. G. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Stein, N. D. and Stocks, N. G. (1992) Fluctuation phenomena in a multibranch potential. Physical Review A, 45 (11). R7678-R7681. ISSN 1050-2947

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    Fluctuation phenomena, to be anticipated in all systems for which the internal fluctuating variable is a multivalued function of the observable quantity, are reported. Analog electronic experiments on a model optically bistable Fabry-Perot cavity have shown that the observable may be described in terms of a Boltzmann distribution with a multibranch effective potential. The distribution was observed to possess up to four peaks (two twin peaks) within the range of bistability, and to become singular at outer boundaries corresponding to branching points of the potential. The experimental results are compared with theory.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review A
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 32194
    Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
    Deposited On: 18 Mar 2010 13:07
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 01:23
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