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Neural network computing using a large-area VCSEL

Porte, Xavier; Skalli, Anas; Haghighi, Nasibeh; Reitzenstein, Stephan; Lott, James A.; Brunner, Daniel

AG Optoelektronik und Quantenbauelemente

We implement a fully parallel photonic neural network based on the spatially distributed modes of a large-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser. All photonic connections are realized in hardware and the system is capable of autonomous operation.