In this study, we show that robust and tunable acoustic asymmetric transmission can be achieved through gradient-index metasurfaces by harnessing judiciously tailored losses. We theoretically prove that the asymmetric wave behavior stems from loss-induced suppression of high order diffraction. We further experimentally demonstrate this novel phenomenon. Our findings could provide new routes to broaden applications for lossy acoustic metamaterials and metasurfaces.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Physics and Astronomy