Bistability in the Sine-Gordon Equation: the Ideal Switch

Abstract : The sine-Gordon equation, used as the representative nonlinear wave equation, presents a bistable behavior resulting from nonlinearity and generating hysteresis properties. We show that the process can be understood in a comprehensive analytical formulation and that it is a generic property of nonlinear systems possessing a natural band gap. The approach allows to discover that sine-Gordon can work as an it ideal switch by reaching a transmissive regime with vanishing driving amplitude.
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R. Khomeriki, J. Leon. Bistability in the Sine-Gordon Equation: the Ideal Switch. Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2005, 71, pp.056620. 〈10.1103/PhysRevE.71.056620〉. 〈in2p3-00148953〉



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