The control of chaos: Theoretical schemes and experimental realizations

F T Arecchi, S Boccaletti, M Ciofini, R Meucci, C Grebogi

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Controlling chaos is a process wherein an unstable periodic orbit embedded in a chaotic attractor is stabilized by means of tiny perturbations of the system. These perturbations imply goal oriented feedback techniques which act either on the state variables of the system or on the control parameters. We review some theoretical schemes and experimental implementations for the control of chaos.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1643-1655
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998


  • unstable periodic-orbits
  • adaptive recognition
  • strange attractors
  • parametric perturbations
  • negative feedback
  • diode resonator
  • communication
  • dynamics
  • system
  • synchronization


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