Real-time operation of silicon photonic neurons

Thomas Ferreira de Lima, Chaoran Huang, Simon Bilodeau, Alexander N. Tait, Hsuan Tung Peng, Philip Y. Ma, Eric C. Blow, Bhavin J. Shastri, Paul Prucnal

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


In this paper, we use standard silicon-photonic components in order to implement a neuromorphic circuit with two neurons. The network exhibits reconfigurable weights and nonlinear transfer functions, enabling high-bandwidth analog signal processing tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2020
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580712
StatePublished - 2020
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2017Mar 12 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F174-OFC 2020
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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