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Periodic pulling in a driven relaxation oscillator
Author(s): T. E. Sheridan; Mark E. Koepke; C. A. Selcher; T N. Good
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Paper Abstract

Periodic pulling, the incomplete entrainment of a driven, nonlinear oscillator, is observed experimentally in a relaxation oscillator for the first time. A neon-bulb relaxation oscillator is driven by a chopped, neon-resonant, laser beam. For driving frequencies just outside the range for entrainment, the signatures of periodic pulling are verified. The experimental results are qualitatively reproduced in numerical solutions of the driven van der Pol equation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2039, Chaos in Optics, (1 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164760
Show Author Affiliations
T. E. Sheridan, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Mark E. Koepke, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
C. A. Selcher, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
T N. Good, Gettysburg College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2039:
Chaos in Optics
Rajarshi Roy, Editor(s)

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