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Coupled injection microlasers with saturable absorber as optical model of a neuron
Author(s): Adolf Timofeevic Reutov; Yiuriy Ignatievic Voloschenko
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Paper Abstract

A laser structure consisting of several coupled injection lasers with saturable absorber, running in a hard mode of turn on, is discussed as optical model of a neuron. The essential properties of two principal neuron components, axon and soma, may be simulated by such a structure. The vertical cavity surface emitting lasers with two parallel p- n junctions are considered s the most convenient active elements for this structure.

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Date Published: 27 December 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2969, Second International Conference on Optical Information Processing, (27 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262645
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Adolf Timofeevic Reutov, People's Friendship Univ. (Russia)
Yiuriy Ignatievic Voloschenko, People's Friendship Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2969:
Second International Conference on Optical Information Processing
Zhores I. Alferov; Yuri V. Gulyaev; Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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