Neuromorphic photonics with laser dynamics

Hurtado, Antonio and Robertson, Joshua and Wade, Ewan; (2019) Neuromorphic photonics with laser dynamics. In: 2019 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM). IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM) . IEEE, USA, pp. 1-2. ISBN 978-1-7281-0597-0

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    Abstract

    We report on the activation, inhibition and propagation of controllable neuron-like spiking signals at sub-nanosecond speeds (>7 orders of magnitude faster than neurons) in artificial optical neurons based upon Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers. These results offer great prospects for future ultrafast photon-enabled neuromorphic computing platforms.