Global bifurcation destroying the experimental torus T-2

T. Pereira, Murilo Da Silva Baptista, M B Reyes, I. L. Caldas, J. C. Sartorelli, Jurgen Kurths

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We show experimentally the scenario of a two-frequency torus T-2 breakdown, in which a global bifurcation occurs due to the collision of a torus with an unstable periodic orbit, creating a heteroclinic saddle connection, followed by an intermittent behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number 017201
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2006


  • quasi-periodic orbits
  • dynamical systems
  • delayed feedback
  • attractors
  • CO2 laser
  • driven
  • chaos


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