Level repulsion and evanescent waves in sonic crystals

Autores UPV
Revista Physical Review B


This work theoretically and experimentally reports the evanescent connections between propagating bands in periodic acoustic materials. The complex band structures obtained by solving for the k(¿) problem reveal a complete interpretation of the propagation properties of these systems. The prediction of evanescent modes, nonpredicted by classical ¿(k - ) methods, is of interest for the understanding of these propagation properties. Complex band structures provide an interpretation of the evanescent coupling and the level repulsion states showing the possibility of controlling evanescent waves in periodic materials. © 2011 American Physical Society.