Nonlinear oscillations and chaos in electrical breakdown in Ge

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Self-generated nonlinear oscillations and chaos are found in the conductance of liquid-He-cooled far-infrared photoconductors made from ultrapure Ge. Complex behavior includes a period-doubling cascade to chaotic oscillation with increasing applied electric field, quasiperiodic oscillation, frequency locking, and intermittent switching between modes of oscillation. A rate-equation model is presented which includes impurity impact ionization and space-charge injection. © 1983 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Teitsworth, SW; Westervelt, RM; Haller, EE

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 825 - 828

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.51.825

Citation Source

  • Scopus