VCSELs for fast neuromorphic photonic systems operating at GHz rates

Hejda, Matěj and Robertson, Joshua and Bueno, Julián and Hurtado, Antonio; (2020) VCSELs for fast neuromorphic photonic systems operating at GHz rates. In: 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2020 - Proceedings. 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2020 - Proceedings . IEEE, USA. ISBN 9781943580712

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    Abstract

    We report experimentally on VCSEL-based artificial optical spiking neurons with ultrafast spiking refractory period; hence allowing operation at GHz rates. This feature is used to demonstrate all-optical digital-to-spiking information format conversion at 1.0 Gbps.