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Title: Acoustic subwavelength imaging of subsurface objects with acoustic resonant metalens

Early research into acoustic metamaterials has shown the possibility of achieving subwavelength near-field acoustic imaging. However, a major restriction of acoustic metamaterials is that the imaging objects must be placed in close vicinity of the devices. Here, we present an approach for acoustic imaging of subsurface objects far below the diffraction limit. An acoustic metalens made of holey-structured metamaterials is used to magnify evanescent waves, which can rebuild an image at the central plane. Without changing the physical structure of the metalens, our proposed approach can image objects located at certain distances from the input surface, which provides subsurface signatures of the objects with subwavelength spatial resolution.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253972
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 22; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DIFFRACTION; DISTANCE; EQUIPMENT; IMAGES; SPATIAL RESOLUTION