Photonic Neural Networks Applications

B. J. Shastri, C. Huang, A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira De Lima, P. R. Prucnal

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Integrated optical neural networks are much smaller (hundreds of neurons) than electronic implementations (tens of millions of neurons). However, the bandwidth and interconnect density in optics is significantly superior to that in electronics. This raises a question: what are the applications where sub-nanosecond latencies and energy efficiency trump the sheer size of processor? This talk will discuss of photonic neural networks in computing, communication, and signal processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 Photonics North, PN 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665444835
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 Photonics North, PN 2021 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: May 31 2021Jun 2 2021

Publication series

Name2021 Photonics North, PN 2021


Conference2021 Photonics North, PN 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


  • Silicon photonics
  • machine learning
  • neuromorphic computing
  • optical computing
  • optical neural networks


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