Theoretical verification of the backward displacement of waves reflected from an interface having superimposed periodicity

Declercq, Nico F.; Degrieck, Joris; Briers, Rudy; Leroy, Oswald
April 2003
Applied Physics Letters;4/14/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 15, p2533
Academic Journal
Experiments are reported by Breazeale and Torbett [Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 456 (1976)] that visualize ultrasonic backward beam displacement due to the excitation of surface waves by means of diffraction. The authors have simulated these experiments using the concept of inhomogeneous waves. Such waves have proven to be well suited in predicting beam displacements on plane interfaces. It is now found that inhomogeneous waves are even capable of predicting the experimentally observed displacement phenomena on periodic rough surfaces.


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