Optical implementation of a backpropagating neuron by means of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot etalon requires thresholding a forward signal beam while the transmittance of a backpropagating beam is multiplied by the differential of the forward signal. This is achievable by inputting a bichromatic field to a three-level system in an optical cavity. The response characteristics of this device have the added possibility of adaptability of the threshold by the backward probe input intensity.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 23, 1988
Published: May 1, 1989
David Kagan and Harry Friedmann, "Backpropagating neurons from bichromatic interaction with a three-level system," Appl. Opt. 28, 1697-1700 (1989)