Bubbling route to strange nonchaotic attractor in a nonlinear seriesLCRcircuit with a nonsinusoidal force

D. V. Senthilkumar, K. Srinivasan, K. Thamilmaran, M. Lakshmanan
2008 Physical Review E  
We identify a novel route to the birth of a strange nonchaotic attractor (SNA) in a quasiperiodically forced electronic circuit with a nonsinusoidal (square wave) force as one of the quasiperiodic forces through numerical and experimental studies. We find that bubbles appear in the strands of the quasiperiodic attractor due to the instability induced by the additional square wave type force. The bubbles then enlarge and get increasingly wrinkled as a function of the control parameter. Finally,
more » ... he bubbles get extremely wrinkled (while the remaining parts of the strands of the torus remain largely unaffected) resulting in the birth of the SNA which we term as the bubbling route to SNA. We characterize and confirm this birth from both experimental and numerical data by maximal Lyapunov exponents and their variance, Poincaré maps, Fourier amplitude spectra and spectral distribution function. We also strongly confirm the birth of SNA via the bubbling route by the distribution of the finite-time Lyapunov exponents.
doi:10.1103/physreve.78.066211 pmid:19256929 fatcat:5jlzcdcyc5h2zkuudfyvju5wcm