Quasiperiodicity and suppression of multistability in nonlinear dynamical systems

Ying-Cheng Lai, Celso Grebogi

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It has been known that noise can suppress multistability by dynamically connecting coexisting attractors in the system which are otherwise in separate basins of attraction. The purpose of this mini-review is to argue that quasiperiodic driving can play a similar role in suppressing multistability. A concrete physical example is provided where quasiperiodic driving was demonstrated to eliminate multistability completely to generate robust chaos in a semiconductor superlattice system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1703-1719
Number of pages17
JournalThe European Physical Journal. Special Topics
Issue number9
Early online date24 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Bibliographical note

YCL would like to acknowledge support from the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship
program sponsored by the Basic Research Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and funded by the Office of Naval Research through Grant No. N00014-16-1-2828. This work was also supported by ONR through Grant No. N00014-15-1-2405.


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