Currently, multiple photonic reservoir computing systems show great promise for providing a practical yet powerful hardware substrate for neuromorphic computing. Among those, delay-based systems offer a simple technological route to implement photonic neuromorphic computation. Its operation boils down to a time-multiplexing with the delay length limiting the processing speed. As most optical setups end up to be bulky employing long fiber loops or free-space optics, the processing speeds are ranging from kSa/s to tens of MSa/s. Therefore, we focus on external cavities which are far shorter than what has been realized before in such experiments. We present experimental results of reservoir computing based on a semiconductor laser, operating in a single mode regime around 1550nm, with a 10.8cm delay line. Both are integrated on an active/passive InP photonic chip built on the Jeppix platform. Using 23 virtual nodes spaced 50 ps apart in the integrated delay section, we increase the processing speed to 0.87GSa/s. The computational performance is benchmarked on a forecasting task applied to chaotic time samples. Competitive performance is observed for injection currents above threshold, with higher pumps having lower prediction errors. The feedback strength can be controlled by electrically pumping integrated amplifiers within the delay section. Nevertheless, we find good performance even when these amplifiers are unpumped. To proof the relevance and necessity of the external cavity on the computational capacity, we have analysed linear and nonlinear memory tasks. We also propose several post-processing methods, which increase the performance without a penalty to speed.
We present our latest results on silicon photonics neuromorphic information processing based a.o. on techniques like reservoir computing. First, we dicuss how passive reservoir computing can be used to perform non-linear signal equalisation in telecom links. Then, we introduce a training method that can deal with limited weight resolution for a hardware implementation of a photonic readout.
We present in this work numerical simulations of the performance of an on-chip photonic reservoir computer using nonlinear microring resonator as neurons. We present dynamical properties of the nonlinear node and the reservoir computer, and we analyse the performance of the reservoir on a typical nonlinear Boolean task : the delayed XOR task. We study the performance for various designs (number of nodes, and length of the synapses in the reservoir), and with respect to the properties of the optical injection of the data (optical detuning and power). From this work, we find that such a reservoir has state-of-the art level of performance on this particular task - that is a bit error rate of 2.5 10-4 - at 20 Gb/s, with very good power efficiency (total injected power lower than 1.0 mW).
We present our latest results on silicon photonics neuromorphic information processing based a.o. on techniques like reservoir computing. We will discuss aspects like scalability, novel architectures for enhanced power efficiency, as well as all-optical readout. Additionally, we will touch upon new machine learning techniques to operate these integrated readouts. Finally, we will show how these systems can be used for high-speed low-power information processing for applications like recognition of biological cells.