An integrated analog O/E/O link for multi-channel laser neurons

Mitchell A. Nahmias, Alexander N. Tait, Leonidas Tolias, Matthew P. Chang, Thomas Ferreira De Lima, Bhavin J. Shastri, Paul R. Prucnal

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We demonstrate an analog O/E/O electronic link to allow integrated laser neurons to accept many distinguishable, high bandwidth input signals simultaneously. This device utilizes wavelength division multiplexing to achieve multi-channel fan-in, a photodetector to sum signals together, and a laser cavity to perform a nonlinear operation. Its speed outpaces accelerated-time neuromorphic electronics, and it represents a viable direction towards scalable networking approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151106
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 11 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Nahmias, M. A., Tait, A. N., Tolias, L., Chang, M. P., Ferreira De Lima, T., Shastri, B. J., & Prucnal, P. R. (2016). An integrated analog O/E/O link for multi-channel laser neurons. Applied Physics Letters, 108(15), [151106].