META Conference, META'12

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Coupled resonant modes in acoustic metamaterials
Ying Cheng, Xiaojun Liu

Last modified: 2015-07-04


Acoustic metamaterials constructed by resonant microelements in subwavelength scale were generally characterized by the effective medium approximation theory, which neglects the interaction between adjacent elements. In this paper, we show that twisting the orientation of resonators in acoustic metamaterials produces secondary coupled resonant modes by introducing internal vibration interaction. Metamaterials composed of single-slit Helmholtz resonator arranged in two-dimensional square lattice are investigated. We rotate a portion of the resonator so that the adjacent resonators in ΓX direction have a twist angle of φ. For the system with φ = 180°, the coupling interaction produces the symmetric coupled mode in in-phase oscillation and the anti-symmetric coupled mode in out-of-phase oscillation. This acoustic analog of “hybridization effect” leads to a sharp transparency window in the extended locally-resonant forbidden gap, which is analogous to the phenomenon of electromagnetically induced transparency. Such coupled resonant modes may have potential applications in sound wave manipulations such as acoustic filtering and imaging.


acoustic metamaterials; coupled resonance mode