Experimental Study of Parametric Autoresonance in FaradayWaves
Oded Ben-David, Michael Assaf, Jay Fineberg, and Baruch Meerson
The Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
(Received 23 November 2005; published 19 April 2006)
The excitation of large amplitude nonlinear waves is achieved via parametric autoresonance of Faraday
waves. We experimentally demonstrate that phase locking to low amplitude driving can generate
persistent high-amplitude growth of nonlinear waves in a dissipative system. The experiments presented
are in excellent agreement with theory.