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Title: Deep-subwavelength control of acoustic waves in an ultra-compact metasurface lens
Authors: Chen, Jian
Xiao, Jing
Lisevych, Danylo
Shakouri, Amir
Fan, Zheng
Keywords: Acoustic Waves
Metasurface Lens
DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Chen, J., Xiao, J., Lisevych, D., Shakouri, A., & Fan, Z. (2018). Deep-subwavelength control of acoustic waves in an ultra-compact metasurface lens. Nature Communications, 9(1), 4920. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07315-6
Series/Report no.: Nature Communications
Abstract: Space-coiling acoustic metasurfaces have been largely exploited and shown their outstanding wave manipulation capacity. However, they are complex in realization and cannot directly manipulate acoustic near-fields by controlling the effective path length. Here, we propose a comprehensive paradigm for acoustic metasurfaces to extend the wave manipulations to both far- and near-fields and markedly reduce the implementation complexity with a simple structure, which consists of an array of deep-subwavelength-spaced slits perforated in a thin plate. A semi-analytical approach for such a design is established using a microscopic coupled-wave model, which reveals that the acoustic diffractive pattern at every slit exit is the sum of the initial transmission and the secondary scatterings of the coupled fields from other slits. For proof-of-concept, we examine two metasurface lenses for sound focusing within and beyond the diffraction limit. This work provides a feasible strategy for creating ultra-compact acoustic components with versatile potentials.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07315-6
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