Switching in the presence of colored noise

The decay of an unstable state

Mark C James, Frank Moss, Peter Hänggi, Christian Van Den Broeck

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Abstract

Switching events are studied by means of a parametrically operated, fast transition from a monostable to a bistable potential in the continuous presence of colored noise. The problem is thus the decay of an unstable state with random initial conditions. We calculate, using contemporary colored-noise theory, and measure by analog simulation, the relaxation time to cross a reference boundary, and we contrast this with the strictly defined mean first passage time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4690-4695
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Switching in the presence of colored noise : The decay of an unstable state. / James, Mark C; Moss, Frank; Hänggi, Peter; Van Den Broeck, Christian.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 38, No. 9, 1988, p. 4690-4695.

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James, Mark C ; Moss, Frank ; Hänggi, Peter ; Van Den Broeck, Christian. / Switching in the presence of colored noise : The decay of an unstable state. In: Physical Review A. 1988 ; Vol. 38, No. 9. pp. 4690-4695.
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