Design of an optical fixed-weight learning neural network
This paper deals with the design, analysis, and simulation of a prototype Optical Fixed-Weight Learning Neural Network. This type of network could have learning rates five orders of magnitude faster than networks based on Von-Neumann platforms. This network has an embedded learning algorithm and dynamically learns new mappings by changing recurrent neural signal strengths. This will greatly speed up optical neural network learning since the medium containing the synaptic weights does not change during learning. Software simulations suggest that this design is sound. The physical implementation and evaluation of the prototype will be reported elsewhere.
Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science
Younger, A. Steven, and Emmett Redd. "Design of an optical fixed-weight learning neural network." In Proceedings. 2005 IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2005., vol. 1, pp. 610-615. IEEE, 2005.
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks