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Feedback control of waiting times

Brandes, Tobias; Emary, Clive


Tobias Brandes

Clive Emary


Feedback loops are known as a versatile tool for controlling transport in small systems, which usually have large intrinsic fluctuations. Here we investigate the control of a temporal correlation function, the waiting-time distribution, under active and passive feedback conditions. We develop a general formalism and then specify to the simple unidirectional transport model, where we compare costs of open-loop and feedback control and use methods from optimal control theory to optimize waiting-time distributions.


Brandes, T., & Emary, C. (2016). Feedback control of waiting times. Physical Review E, 93(4),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 21, 2016
Online Publication Date Apr 5, 2016
Publication Date Apr 5, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 28, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Physical Review E
Print ISSN 2470-0045
Electronic ISSN 2470-0053
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 93
Issue 4
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