Energy confinement plays an important role in improving wave–matter interactions, enabling applications such as sensing, lasing, and filtering. One convenient solution for achieving large energy-confinement is based on embedded eigenstates, i.e., non-radiating eigenmodes supported by open structures. While the analysis of these modes is quite consolidated in electromagnetics and optics, their relevance in acoustics has been less explored, despite their wide application potential. In this work, we explore acoustic embedded scattering eigenstates within the radiation continuum enabled by resonant metasurface pairs. At resonance, each metasurface strongly reflects the input wave, but as their surface resonances interfere with each other through coupling with a longitudinal resonance, an embedded eigenstate emerges. Through both theoretical and numerical analysis, we show the conditions for such an exotic resonant state to emerge and its implication for acoustic systems.
Acoustic embedded eigenstates in metasurface-based structures
Zahra Hamzavi Zarghani, Alessio Monti, Andrea Alù, Filiberto Bilotti, Alessandro Toscano; Acoustic embedded eigenstates in metasurface-based structures. Appl. Phys. Lett. 7 November 2022; 121 (19): 192202. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0114885
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