Spatial adiabatic passage processes in sonic crystals with linear defects

R. Menchon-Enrich, J. Mompart, V. Ahufinger

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We investigate spatial adiabatic passage processes for sound wave propagation in sonic crystals, consisting of steel cylinders embedded in a water host medium, that present two linear defects. This work constitutes an extension of the well-known quantum optical rapid adiabatic passage technique to the field of sound propagation. Several spatial adiabatic passage devices are proposed by appropriately designing the geometry of the two linear defects along the propagation direction to work as a coherent multifrequency adiabatic splitter, a phase difference analyzer, and a coherent multifrequency adiabatic coupler. These devices are robust in front of fluctuations of the geometric parameter values. © 2014 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number094304
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2014


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