Motivated by the recent renewed interest in compact analog computing using light and metasurfaces ( Silva, A. et al. Science 2014 , 343, 160 - 163), we suggest a practical approach to its realization that involves reflective metasurfaces consisting of arrayed gold nanobricks atop a subwavelength-thin dielectric spacer and optically thick gold film, a configuration that supports gap-surface plasmon resonances. Using well-established numerical routines, we demonstrate that these metasurfaces enable independent control of the light phase and amplitude, and design differentiator and integrator metasurfaces featuring realistic system parameters. Proof-of-principle experiments are reported along with the successful realization of a high-quality poor-man's integrator metasurface operating at the wavelength of 800 nm.
Keywords: Metasurfaces; analog computing; gap surface plasmons; metamaterials; plasmonics.