Existence of a giant hypersonic elastic mirror in porous silicon superlattices

D. Moctezuma-Enriquez*, Y. J. Rodriguez-Viveros, M. B. Manzanares-Martinez, P. Castro-Garay, E. Urrutia-Banuelos, J. Manzanares-Martinez

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Abstract

In this work, we theoretically predict the possibility to obtain a giant hypersonic elastic mirror in porous silicon superlattices by using a phononic heterostructure. The heterostructure is composed of a tandem of multiple phononic crystal lattices with periods in the range 37-167 nm, which recently have been experimentally reported [L. C. Parsons and G. T. Andrews, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 241909 (2009)]. Considering the scalability of the eigenvalues of the elastic wave equation, the lattices are chosen such that each stop band can be superposed to obtain a larger overall stop band. Theoretical evidence of a giant hypersonic phononic mirror for longitudinal and transverse vibrations is found in the gigahertz range.

Original languageEnglish
Article number171901
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume99
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Oct 2011

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