Acoustic planar surface retroreflector

Gang Yong Song, Qiang Cheng, Tie Jun Cui, Yun Jing

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This article reports on the design, numerical simulation, fabrication, and experimental test of an acoustic planar retroreflector capable of effectively reflecting sound along its incident direction for a wide operating angle range (0-70). The proposed acoustic planar retroreflector is a compound of two cascaded metasurfaces: a transmissive surface that converges the incident beam onto a second planar surface placed behind it, which serves as a reflective surface that bounces the beam back along the incident direction. Both the simulated and measured results provide evidence of the sound retroreflection effect. The structure proposed here provides a possible strategy for improving medical ultrasound, underwater communication, and illusion device design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number065201
JournalPhysical Review Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 25 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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