VCSELs for neuronal dynamics emulation

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


We report a novel approach based upon Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) to reproduce a wide range of dynamics observed in biological neurons on a much faster time scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event25th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012 - Burlingame, CA, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Sept 201227 Sept 2012


Conference25th IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBurlingame, CA


  • optical neural nets
  • surface emitting lasers
  • biomedical optical imaging
  • neurons
  • nonlinear optics
  • optical attenuators
  • optical polarization
  • stimulated emission
  • vertical cavity surface emitting lasers


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