Neuromorphic object edge detection with artificial photonic spiking VCSEL-neurons

Robertson, Joshua and Hejda, Matĕj and Zhang, Yahui and Bueno, Julián and Xiang, Shuiying and Hurtado, Antonio; (2020) Neuromorphic object edge detection with artificial photonic spiking VCSEL-neurons. In: 2020 IEEE Photonics Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., CAN. ISBN 9781728158914 (

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Fast spiking Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser neurons are used to reveal neuromorphic object edge information in digital images. Input integration and thresholding are used in tandem with convolution to create a photonic spiking node with high prospects for convolutional neural networks and computer vision.


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