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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
Los Angeles, California United States
March 4-8, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-938-1
Nonlinear Optical Signal Processing I (OTh3H)

Asynchronous Spiking Neuron Based on Four-Wave Mixing and Cross Absorption Modulation

Yue Tian, Mable P. Fok, David Rosenbluth, and Paul Prucnal  »View Author Affiliations


http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OFC.2012.OTh3H.1


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate an asynchronous photonic neuron using four-wave-mixing in photonic-crystal fiber and cross-absorption-modulation in an electro-absorption-modulator. Our approach enables completely asynchronous-spiking in response to input signals, while maximizing the throughput relative to synchronous approaches.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(200.4700) Optics in computing : Optical neural systems
(320.7085) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast information processing

Citation
Y. Tian, M. P. Fok, D. Rosenbluth, and P. Prucnal, "Asynchronous Spiking Neuron Based on Four-Wave Mixing and Cross Absorption Modulation," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OTh3H.1.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OFC-2012-OTh3H.1


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