Reservoir Computing based on Mutually Injected Phase Modulated Semiconductor Lasers as a Monolithic Integrated Hardware Accelerator

Abstract: "In this paper we propose and numerically study a neuromorphic computing scheme that applies delay-based reservoir computing in a laser system consisting of two mutually coupled phase modulated lasers. The scheme can be monolithic integrated in a straightforward manner and alleviates the need for external optical injection, as the data can be directly applied on the on-chip phase m... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Aug. 7

Optical neural network Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made a silicon chip that distributes optical signals precisely across a miniature brain-like grid, showcasing a potential new design for neural networks. Using light would eliminate interference due to electrical charge and the signals would travel faster and farther, said the researchers. "... » read more