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Non-volatile Reconfigurable Digital Optical Diffractive Neural Network Based on Phase Change Material

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posted on 2023-05-23, 16:00 authored by Chu Wu, Jingyu Zhao, Qiaomu Hu, Rui Zeng, Minming Zhang
Optical diffractive neural networks have triggered extensive research with their low power consumption and high speed in image processing. In this work, we propose a reconfigurable digital all-optical diffractive neural network (R-ODNN) structure. The optical neurons are built with Sb2Se3 phase-change material, making our network reconfigurable, digital, and non-volatile. Using three digital diffractive layers with 14,400 neurons on each and 10 photodetectors connected to a resistor network, our model achieves 94.46% accuracy for handwritten digit recognition. We also performed full-vector simulations and discussed the impact of errors to demonstrate the feasibility and robustness of the R-ODNN.



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