NEuromorphic Reconfigurable Integrated photonic Circuits as artificial image processor (NEoteRIC)


2017 - 2022


The technological proposition of NEoteRIC aims to merge cutting edge photonic technologies like reconfigurable silicon integrated structures and planar ferroelectric schemes so as to spawn a disruptive generation of general purpose neuromorphic photonic chips, having hundreds of nodes, exhibiting supreme processing speed and consuming negligible power. Low-power & high-speed chip reconfiguration will unleash the true potentials of NEoteRIC’s arsenal providing for the first-time photonic implementation of cutting-edge neuromorphic paradigms, multi-task capabilities and on-chip. NEoteRIC’s pave a clear technological roadmap to revolutionize high speed imaging applications through careful escalating steps that start from the realization of innovative reconfigurable integrated photonic building blocks, moving to their encapsulation to low-power high-bandwidth machine learning subsystems and finally reaching to application-bound integrated systems able to deliver unparalleled performance in terms of frame rate and marginal power. Through NEoteRIC’s photonic-FPGA neuromorphic platform cytometric data analysis will be performed in the analogue-optical domain, alleviating the need for high-speed electronics, offering unparalleled speed, eliminating offline data storage and minimizing power consumption due to photonic passive processing. NEoteRIC’s devices can be directly implemented in a vast pallet of applications ranging from laser manufacturing to cyber security applications.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871330


University of the Aegean, University of Gent, IBM Research GMBH, CEA-LETI, Prophesee, Teramount LTD, Eulambia Ltd, CERTH, Lumiphase AG

Principal investigator

  José Capmany Francoy

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Photonics Research Labs (PRL)