Design of a scalable opto-electronic neural system using free-space optical interconnects

A. V. Krishnamoorthy, G. Yayla, S. C. Esener

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Abstract

The authors describe a three-dimensional opto-electronic neural system that uses a hybrid silicon VLSI-based opto-electronic integrated circuit (OEIC) technology to implement the neurons and their associated synapses and fixed, free-space optical diffractive elements to interconnect the neurons. The architecture provides full connectivity between neurons, flexible functionality of neurons and synapses, accurate electronic fan-in, and biologically inspired dendritic-type fan-in processing. The system requirements for neural network implementations are addressed. The architecture is described, and the technological feasibility of the system is discussed. Optimal data encoding methods are proposed. Low-area circuit designs with learning capabilities that achieve high linear dynamic range are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings. IJCNN-91-Seattle
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Joint Conference on Neural Networks
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages527-534
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0780301641
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Joint Conference on Neural Networks - IJCNN-91-Seattle - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jul 8 1991Jul 12 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings. IJCNN-91-Seattle: International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

Other

OtherInternational Joint Conference on Neural Networks - IJCNN-91-Seattle
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period7/8/917/12/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Krishnamoorthy, A. V., Yayla, G., & Esener, S. C. (1991). Design of a scalable opto-electronic neural system using free-space optical interconnects. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings. IJCNN-91-Seattle: International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (pp. 527-534). (Proceedings. IJCNN-91-Seattle: International Joint Conference on Neural Networks). Publ by IEEE.