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Deep photonic reservoir computing recurrent network

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posted on 2023-09-13, 16:00 authored by Cheng Wang
Deep neural networks usually process information through multiple hidden layers. However, most hardware reservoir computing recurrent networks only have one hidden reservoir layer, which significantly limits the capability of solving real-world complex tasks. Here we show a deep photonic reservoir computing (PRC) architecture, which is constructed by cascading injection-locked semiconductor lasers. In particular, the connection between successive hidden layers is all optical, without any optical-electrical conversion or analog-digital conversion. The proof of concept is demonstrated on a PRC consisting of 4 hidden layers and 320 interconnected neurons. In addition, we apply the deep PRC in the real-world signal equalization of an optical fiber communication system. It is found that the deep PRC owns strong ability to compensate the nonlinearity of fibers.



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