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Makarov V. V. Study of chaotic regimes of collective electron dynamics in semiconductor superlattice in external resonator. Izvestiya VUZ. Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, 2012, vol. 20, iss. 1, pp. 75-80. DOI: 10.18500/0869-6632-2012-20-1-75-80

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Study of chaotic regimes of collective electron dynamics in semiconductor superlattice in external resonator

Makarov Vladimir Vladimirovich, Saratov State University

The paper deals the external resonator effect on collective electron dynamics in the semiconductor superlattice. Numerical simulations have shown that semiconductor superlattice which is characterized by only the regular oscillations in autonomous regime demonstrates chaotic microwave oscillations in the case of interaction with the external electrodynamical system. This phenomena gives a strong potential for novel applications of semiconductor superlattice requiring microwave chaotic signals.

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