Homoclinic dynamics in experimental Shil’nikov attractors

R. Herrero, R. Pons, J. Farjas, F. Pi, G. Orriols

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Abstract

We report the experimental observation of Shil’nikov-type attractors in the reflection of optothermal nonlinear devices, evidencing homoclinic phenomena associated with a variety of saddle set configurations. Recurrent phase-space operations underlying the homoclinic dynamics are evidenced by analysis of proper Poincaré sections. In the case of a saddle limit cycle, deterministic aperiodic evolutions are pointed out clearly by means of high-order multibranched first-return maps. © 1996 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5627-5636
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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