Neurons are the basic functional units of the nervous system, which is a complex network of cells that enables communication within the body. These specialized cells transmit and process information through electrical and chemical signals. Neurons consist of three main parts: cell body (soma), dendrites and axon.

Neurons communicate with each other through synapses, which are junctions where the axon of one neuron connects with the dendrites or cell body of another. The transmission of signals between neurons is typically mediated by neurotransmitters.


Time Series Prediction and Classification using Silicon Photonic Neuron with Self-Connection

We experimentally demonstrated the real-time operation of a photonic neuron with a self-connection, a prerequisite for integrated recurrent neural networks (RNNs). After studying two applications, we propose a photonics-assisted platform for time series prediction and classification.