Reversed Doppler effect in double negative metamaterials

Sam Hyeon Lee, Choon Mahn Park, Yong Mun Seo, Chul Koo Kim

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Doppler shifts in double negative metamaterials have never been observed. This Rapid Communication presents experimental results on Doppler effect in a double negative acoustic metamaterial. We observed that frequency was downshifted when the source was approaching and upshifted when receding. Notably, while in ordinary media wavelengths corresponding to downshifted frequencies are longer, we demonstrate that in double negative metamaterials wavelengths increase as the frequencies increase. Consequently even though the frequencies were downshifted in front of the moving source, the wavelengths became shorter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number241102
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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