Binary-phase acoustic passive logic gates.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The recent rapid development of acoustic logic devices has opened up the possibilities of sound computing and information processing. However, simultaneous realization of acoustic logic devices with subwavelength size, broad bandwidth and passive structure still poses a great challenge. To overcome it, we propose a subwavelength acoustic logic gate which consists of binary-phase passive unit cells placed into a multi-port waveguide. Based on the phase manipulations of the unit cells, we experimentally and numerically realize three basic logic gates OR, NOT and AND, and a composite logic gate XOR with a uniform threshold of 0.4 Pa based on linear acoustic interferences. More importantly, We also design a composite logic gate XNOR by a four-port waveguide, and composite logic gates NOR and NAND and a logic operation A⊙(B+C) based on two logic gates. We demonstrate a 0.6λ-length, 0.3λ-width, and 0.2-fractional bandwidth acoustic logic gate constructed by passive structures, which may lead to important advances in various applications, such as acoustic computing, acoustic information processing and integrated acoustics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, Y; Xia, J-P; Sun, H-X; Yuan, S-Q; Liu, X-J

Published Date

  • June 7, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 8355 -

PubMed ID

  • 31175315

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6555849

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2045-2322

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2045-2322

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/s41598-019-44769-0


  • eng