Evidences of spatial (angular) filtering of sound beams by sonic crystals

Autores UPV
Revista Applied Acoustics


We report experimental evidences of spatial (angular) filtering of sound beams propagating through sonic crystals. We show that at specific frequencies of the incident wave the paraxial plane wave compo- nents of the beam can be efficiently transmitted through the crystal, whereas the components propagat- ing at large angles are strongly reflected or deflected (filtered out) by the crystal. The modification of the angular field distribution results in formation of sound beams of relatively high spatial quality.