We derive a large deviation principle which describes the behaviour of a diffusion process with additive noise under the influence of a strong drift. Our main result is a large deviation theorem for the distribution of the end-point of a one-dimensional diffusion with drift $\theta b$ where $b$ is a drift function and $\theta$ a real number, when $\theta$ converges to $\infty$. It transpires that the problem is governed by a rate function which consists of two parts: one contribution comes from the Freidlin-Wentzell theorem whereas a second term reflects the cost for a Brownian motion to stay near a equilibrium point of the drift over long periods of time.
"Large Deviations for One Dimensional Diffusions with a Strong Drift." Electron. J. Probab. 13 1479 - 1528, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1214/EJP.v13-564