Accession Number : ADP008618

Title :   Optoelectric Neuron,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rohlev, Anton ; Radehaus, Christian ; Pankove, Jacques I.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In analogy to biological neurons that interact with other neurons both electrically and chemically, the optoelectronic neurons interact with other optoelectronic neurons electrically and/or optically. Like a biological neuron, the optoelectronic neuron can have multiple input and thresholding. While the chemical interaction between biological neurons can employ different neurotransmitters, the optical interaction between optoelectronic neurons can employ photons of different wavelengths.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, *NEURAL NETS, *NEUROTRANSMITTERS, NONLINEAR OPTICS, MOTOR NEURONS, PHOTONS, SEMICONDUCTORS, VOLTAGE, ILLUMINATION.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE