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Phononic metamaterials enabled the realization of many acoustic components analogous to their electronic counterparts, such as transistors, logic gates, and calculators. A key component among these is the demultiplexer, a device that receives multiple signals and sorts them based on their frequencies into separate channels. Previous experimental realizations of acoustic and elastic multiplexers have employed plates with pillars or holes to demultiplex frequencies. However, existing realizations are confined to two dimensions, which can limit potential acoustic or elastic circuit design. Here, we show an experimental realization of a three-dimensional, four channel phononic demultiplexer. Our design methodology is based on bundles of pass-bands within a large bandgap that can easily be tuned for multi-channel frequency demultiplexing. The proposed design can be utilized in acoustic and elastic information processing, nondestructive evaluation, and communication applications, among others. Show more
Journal / seriesApplied Physics Letters
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PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
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