Volume 87, Number 5, September 2009
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||16 September 2009|
Far-field focusing of acoustic waves by a two-dimensional phononic crystal with surface grating
Key Lab of Acoustic and Photonic Materials and Devices of Ministry of Education and Department of Physics, Wuhan University - Wuhan 430072, China
2 Department of Physics, Center South University - Changsha 410073, China
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 18 August 2009
We show that by adding a surface grating onto a two-dimensional phononic crystal slab, negative refraction of acoustic waves can be observed in the originally forbidden frequency region. Far-field focusing by this mechanism is demonstrated with exact numerical simulations, which is in agreement with the physical analysis based on the wave-beam negative-refraction law. Potential applications of the effect in acoustic devices are expected.
PACS: 78.20.Ci – Optical constants (including refractive index, complex dielectric constant, absorption, reflection and transmission coefficients, emissivity) / 43.20.+g – General linear acoustics / 43.58.+z – Acoustical measurements and instrumentation
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