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Quasi-monochromatic noise : new features of fluctuations in noise-driven nonlinear systems.

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Journal publication date19/08/1991
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Journal number8
Volume67
Number of pages4
Pages933-936
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The effects of Gaussian quasi-monochromatic (narrow-band) noise have been investigated with an analogue electronic circuit model. The escape probability and the reciprocal mean time to reach the top of a potential barrier were found to differ exponentially strongly. An extremely steep statistical distribution was observed and is discussed. For systems fluctuating in a symmetric single-well potential the distribution was found to be independent of the shape of the potential.