Noise-Resistant Optical Implementation of Analogue Neural Networks

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Analogue artificial neural networks are widely considered as promising computational models that more closely imitate the information processing capabilities of the human brain compared to digital neural networks. The significant computation power and the much reduced power consumption per operation make the analogue implementation of neural networks very attractive. There is an active research on artificial neural networks (ANNs) implementation using both analogue photonic and electronic hardware [1] – [4] . However, compared to digital realisations the conventional analogue systems are more sensitive to the noise that is inevitably present in practical implementations [2] , [3] . Noise properties in ANNs have been studied both in the electronic and photonic domains. However, photonic ANNs are much less investigated compared to the electronic implementations, for which some training techniques have been proposed to enhance ANNs robustness against noise [1] , [4] .
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-1876-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4804-8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2021
Event2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 21 Jun 202125 Jun 2021


Conference2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)

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  • Training
  • Power demand
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Optical computing
  • Optical fiber networks
  • Robustness
  • Optical sensors


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