Neuromorphic photonic networks using silicon photonic weight banks

@inproceedings{Tait2017NeuromorphicPN,
  title={Neuromorphic photonic networks using silicon photonic weight banks},
  author={Alexander N. Tait and Thomas Ferreira de Lima and Ellen Zhou and Allie X. Wu and Mitchell A. Nahmias and Bhavin J. Shastri and Paul R. Prucnal},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Photonic systems for high-performance information processing have attracted renewed interest. Neuromorphic silicon photonics has the potential to integrate processing functions that vastly exceed the capabilities of electronics. We report first observations of a recurrent silicon photonic neural network, in which connections are configured by microring weight banks. A mathematical isomorphism between the silicon photonic circuit and a continuous neural network model is demonstrated through… CONTINUE READING
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