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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review a
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
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: 15 Sep 2019 00:38
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32194

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