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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2000
  • pp: 782–787

Reconfigurable optical neuron based on photoelectret materials

Gabriel Moagăr-Poladian  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 782-787 (2000)

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An all-optical reconfigurable neuron based on a photoelectret–electro-optic medium with a sandwich-type structure is presented. Both the inputs and the output of the neuron and the reconfiguration of the weights of the inputs are optical. The structure presented is very versatile and exhibits low energy consumption, as the numerical estimates indicate. The number of inputs can be varied (to an upper limit that is determined by the diffraction effect) without changing the structure of the optical neuron; the same is true for the neurons’ weights.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.4260) Optics in computing : Neural networks
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(200.4700) Optics in computing : Optical neural systems
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

Original Manuscript: May 14, 1999
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 1999
Published: February 10, 2000

Gabriel Moagăr-Poladian, "Reconfigurable optical neuron based on photoelectret materials," Appl. Opt. 39, 782-787 (2000)

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