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Fluctuations and the energy-optimal control of chaos.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2000
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review Letters
Issue number10
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)2100-2103
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The energy-optimal entraining of the dynamics of a periodically driven oscillator, moving it from a chaotic attractor to a coexisting stable limit cycle, is investigated via analysis of fluctuational transitions between the two states. The deterministic optimal control function is identified with the corresponding optimal fluctuational force, which is found by numerical and analog simulations.