Investigation of vertical cavity surface emitting laser dynamics for neuromorphic photonic systems

A. Hurtado, K. Schires, I. D. Henning, M. J. Adams

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Abstract

We report an approach based upon vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) to reproduce optically different behaviors exhibited by biological neurons but on a much faster timescale. The technique proposed is based on the polarization switching and nonlinear dynamics induced in a single VCSEL under polarized optical injection. The particular attributes of VCSELs and the simple experimental configuration used in this work offer prospects of fast, reconfigurable processing elements with excellent fan-out and scaling potentials for use in future computational paradigms and artificial neural networks.

LanguageEnglish
Article number103703
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume100
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2012

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Keywords

  • vertical cavity surface emitting laser
  • VCSEL
  • laser dynamics
  • nerve cell
  • neuromorphic photonic systems

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In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100, No. 10, 103703, 05.03.2012.

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