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Escape from a chaotic attractor with fractal basin boundaries

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>7/05/2003
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of SPIE
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)102-107
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We study fluctuational transitions in a discrete dynamical system between two co-existing chaotic attractors separated by a fractal basin boundary. It is shown that there is a generic mechanism of fluctuational transition through a fractal boundary determined by a hierarchy of homoclinic original saddles. The most probable escape path from a chaotic attractors to the fractal boundary is found using both statistical analysis of fluctuational trajectories and Hamiltonian theory of fluctuations.

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