Transmission of acoustic waves through a periodic array of sub-wavelength slits or holes have been studied in several recent works in relation with physical phenomena such as resonant (extraordinary) transmission, broadband sound shielding or acoustic induced transparency (AIT). In this work, we present for the first time the study of analogous phenomena for Lamb waves propagating in a thin plate. We study the transmission through one or two rows of a periodic array constituted by thin bridges separated by rectangular holes. When two rows of such an array are considered, the choice of the distance between both rows allows the realization of a broadband attenuation up to 99% in the transmission. These investigations should have implications for sound isolation, filtering and sensing applications.
Periodic media offer impressive opportunities to manipulate the transport of classical waves namely light or sound.
Elastic waves can scatter light through the so-called acousto-optic interaction which is widely used to control
light in telecommunication systems and, additionally, the radiation pressure of light can generate elastic waves.
Concurrent control of both light and sound through simultaneous photonic-phononic, often called phoxonic, bandgap
structures is intended to advance both our understanding as well as our ability to manipulate light with
sound and vise versa. In particular co-localization of light and sound in phoxonic cavities could trigger nonlinear
absorption and emission processes and lead to enhanced acousto-optic effects. In the present communication,
we present our efforts towards the design of different phoxonic crystal architectures such as three-dimensional
metallodielectric structures, two-dimensional patterned silicon slabs and simple one-dimensional multilayers,
and provide optimum parameters for operation at telecom light and GHz sound. These structures can be used
to design phoxonic cavities and study the acousto-optic interaction of localized light and sound, or phoxonic
waveguides for tailored slow light-slow sound transport. We also discuss the acousto-optic interaction in onedimensional
multilayer structures and study the enhanced modulation of light by acoustic waves in a phoxonic
cavity, where a consistent interpretation of the physics of the interaction can be deduced from the time evolution
of the scattered optical field, under the influence of an acoustic wave.
This work presents analysis of localized acoustic modes using theory given by B. Djafari-Rouchani et al. and Rytov model of elastic waves propagation in periodical medium. Localized modes were considered for Au/V nanostructures. Experimentally Au/V nanostructures on MgO substrate with period 120-240 Å were studied. Changes of light reflectivity coefficient of these nanostructures caused by femtosecond laser beam excitation were measured. Analysis of experimental results of reflectivity dependence on delay time of probe beam was made over the range up to 150 ps. The dependences of localized modes frequency on thickness of nanostructure bilayers were obtained. Measured frequencies of localized modes remain in agreement to the theoretical values.