Polymer Waveguide-Based Reservoir Computing

  • Jean Benoit Héroux
  • Hidetoshi Numata
  • Daiju Nakano
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10639)


Polymer waveguide optical interconnect technology, in which VCSEL and photodiode chip arrays are flip-mounted on an organic carrier to fabricate optical multi-chip modules, has been intensively developed over the last 15 years for data transfer applications in high performance computers. In that application, multiple-channel data signals transmitted to and from CPU and memory components in a system are converted into optical signals for short range, high density, high speed, low power and low cost digital communication. In this work we explore how these efforts could be leveraged to fabricate a compact, fully integrated photonic reservoir computing module with several devices potentially operating in parallel. We present experimental results of low optical loss in a crossing structure as well as good performance simulated with realistic parameters of a time-multiplexed reservoir performing a signal recovery task.


Reservoir computing Photonics VCSEL Waveguide Array Multi-chip module 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Benoit Héroux
    • 1
  • Hidetoshi Numata
    • 1
  • Daiju Nakano
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM ResearchTokyo, KawasakiJapan

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