Optical neuromorphic processor at 11 TeraOPs/s based on Kerr soliton crystal micro-combs

Mengxi Tan, Xingyuan Xu, Jiayang Wu, Andreas Boes, Bill Corcoran, Thach G. Nguyen, Sai T. Chu, Brent E. Little, Damien G. Hicks, Roberto Morandotti, Arnan Mitchell, David J. Moss

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We demonstrate a universal optical vector convolutional accelerator operating at 11 Tera-OPS, generating convolutions of images of 250,000 pixels with 8-bit resolution for 10 kernels simultaneously. We use the same hardware to form a deep optical CNN with ten output neurons, achieving successful recognition of full 10 digits with 88% accuracy. Our approach is scalable and trainable for applications to unmanned vehicle and real-time video recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC)
EditorsDomiique Dagenais
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781557524669
ISBN (Print)9781665470124
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventOptical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition 2022 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 6 Mar 202210 Mar 2022
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9748173/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition 2022
Abbreviated titleOFC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
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