Ultrafast emulation of retinal neuronal circuits with artificial VCSEL optical neurons

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Biological retinal neuronal circuits are emulated using a system of connected 1550 nm Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL)-neurons. Spiking and non-spiking neuronal responses are reproduced at ultrafast speed (>7 orders of magnitude faster than neurons) with prospects for novel brain-inspired computing platforms and Artificial Intelligence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0615-1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2019
EventIEEE Photonics Conference 2019 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20193 Oct 2019


ConferenceIEEE Photonics Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleIPC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio


  • neuromorphic Photonics
  • VCSELs
  • laser dynamics

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