Multiband Asymmetric Transmission of Airborne Sound by Coded Metasurfaces

Boyang Xie, Hua Cheng, Kun Tang, Zhengyou Liu, Shuqi Chen, Jianguo Tian

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We present the design, characterization, and theoretical and experimental demonstration of multiband asymmetric transmission of airborne sound using an ultrathin coded metasurface formed by an alternating arrangement of the coding elements 0 and 1. The asymmetric transmission effect can be easily controlled to selectively achieve off and on by coding different patterns. Both frequency- and angle-selective transmission is discussed. The proposed multiband asymmetric transmission stems from the constructive and destructive interferences of acoustic-wave coupling between the coded elements. The experimental results are in relative agreement with numerical simulations. This work opens an alternative path for ultrathin acoustic-device design and shows promise for application in acoustic rectification and noise control.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024010
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Issue number2
StatePublished - 9 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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