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Naughton T.;Keating J.;Rott J.;Klima M.
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Optical neural network training on a reconfigurable processor
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Initial experiments were carried out as part of a project to train large-scale artificial neural networks (ANNs) using a reconfigurable optical processing system. A perception with binary inputs and bipolar outputs was trained with several two-input Boolean operations to analyze the soft learning properties of the system. It was possible to compensate for all of the system's time-invariant nonlinearities at the LCD panel. The remaining inherent nonlinearities introduced a level of noise and crosstalk which aided learning. The experiments addressed the constructional and operational difficulties in the final configuration, currently under development.
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