Abstract

Neuromimetic systems are systems mimicking the functionalities or architecture of biological neurons and may present an alternative path for efficient computing and information processing. We demonstrate here experimentally temporal summation in a neuromimetic micropillar laser with an integrated saturable absorber. Temporal summation is the property of neurons to integrate delayed input stimuli and to respond by an all-or-none kind of response if the inputs arrive in a sufficiently small time window. Our system alone may act as a fast optical coincidence detector and paves the way to fast photonic spike-processing networks.

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