Delayed dynamics in an electronic relaxation oscillator

Year: 2019

Authors: Di Garbo A., Euzzor S., Ginoux J.-M., Arecchi FT., Meucci R.

Autors Affiliation: CNR, Inst Biophys, Pisa, Italy; CNR, Natl Inst Opt, Florence, Italy; CNRS, Lab Informat & Syst, UMR 7020, Marseille, France; Univ Firenze, Dept Phys & Astron, Florence, Italy

Abstract: We present an experimental investigation of the complex dynamics of a modulated relaxation oscillator implemented by using a unipolar junction transistor (UJT) showing the transition to chaos through torus breakdown. In a previous paper a continuous model was introduced for the same system, explaining chaos based on analogy with a memristor. We propose here a new approach based on a piecewise linear model with delay considering a measured parasitic delay effect. The inclusion of this delay, accounting for memory effects, increases the dimensionality of the model, allowing the transition to chaos as observed in the experiment. The piecewise delayed model shows analogies with a two-dimensional leaky integrate-and-fire model used in neurodynamics.


Volume: 100 (3)      Pages from: 032224-1  to: 032224-9

KeyWords: CHAOS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.100.032224

Citations: 8
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