Probability-density-based deep learning paradigm for the fuzzy design of functional metastructures

Ying Tao Luo, Peng Qi Li, Dong Ting Li, Yu Gui Peng, Zhi Guo Geng, Shu Huan Xie, Yong Li, Andrea Alù, Jie Zhu, Xue Feng Zhu

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In quantum mechanics, a norm-squared wave function can be interpreted as the probability density that describes the likelihood of a particle to be measured in a given position or momentum. This statistical property is at the core of the fuzzy structure of microcosmos. Recently, hybrid neural structures raised intense attention, resulting in various intelligent systems with far-reaching influence. Here, we propose a probability-density-based deep learning paradigm for the fuzzy design of functional metastructures. In contrast to other inverse design methods, our probability-density-based neural network can efficiently evaluate and accurately capture all plausible metastructures in a high-dimensional parameter space. Local maxima in probability density distribution correspond to the most likely candidates to meet the desired performances. We verify this universally adaptive approach in but not limited to acoustics by designing multiple metastructures for each targeted transmission spectrum, with experiments unequivocally demonstrating the effectiveness and generalization of the inverse design.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8757403
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2020

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