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 (US)
Pages (from-to)1703-1719
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Physical Journal: Special Topics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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