Photonic VCSEL-neuron for spike-rate representation of digital image data

Matĕj Hejda, Joshua Robertson, Julián Bueno, Juan Arturo Alanis, Antonio Hurtado

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Abstract

With the increasing importance and capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) approaches across all the domains of our society, the focus is now also moving towards the hardware used for running these algorithms. Neuromorphic computers, inspired by the computational capabilities of the brain, offer a viable, high efficiency alternative to usual von Neumann-based electronic processors. Besides the conventional CMOS-based electronics, novel technologies are also being investigated for neuromorphic computing [1] . Optics and photonics are one these promising alternative technologies for such systems, offering desirable properties including high bandwidth and low power operation. Among the photonic technologies for neuromorphic hardware, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) provide mature fabrication technology, suitability for integration and high-speed operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418768
ISBN (Print)9781665448048
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2021
Event2021 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2021 - Part of 2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO 2021 - Virtual, Online, Germany
Duration: 21 Jun 202125 Jun 2021

Publication series

Name2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
PublisherIEEE

Conference

Conference2021 European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2021 - Part of 2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO 2021
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/06/2125/06/21

Keywords

  • fabrication
  • program processors
  • neuromorphic engineering
  • Europe
  • optics
  • hardware
  • vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

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