# Publications

Below, you will find a comprehensive list of our most recent publications since 2012. For prior work, click here.

### Books

P. R. Prucnal, B. J. Shastri *Neuromorphic Photonics*, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (May 2017). Contributors: A. N. Tait, M. N. Nahmias. T. Ferreira de Lima.

### Book Chapters

- B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “Principles of neuromorphic photonics,” in
*Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science*, R. A. Meyers, Ed. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2018. - M. P. Chang, J. Sun, M. Lu, E. Blow, P. R. Prucnal, “Optical-Based Interference Cancellation in Wireless Sensor Networks.”
*Sensors for Everyday Life*. Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp. 273–301. - B. J. Shastri*, J. Chang*, A. N. Tait, M. P. Chang, B. Wu, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “Ultrafast Optical Techniques for Communication Networks and Signal Processing,” in
*All-Optical Signal Processing: Data Communication and Storage Applications*, S. Wabnitz and B. J. Eggleton (Eds.) Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015, ch. 15, pp. 469–503. [*equal contribution]. - A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, Y. Tian, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Photonic Neuromorphic Signal Processing and Computing,” in
*Nanophotonic Information Physics*, ser.*Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics*, M. Naruse, Ed. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014, ch. 8, pp. 183–222. - B. Wu, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Secure Communication in Fiber-Optic Networks,” in
*Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technologies Security*, B. Akhgar and H. R. Arabnia, Eds. Waltham, MA: Elsevier (Morgan Kaufmann), 2013, ch. 11, pp. 173–183.

### Journal Papers

- A Jha, C Huang, PR Prucnal, "Reconfigurable all-optical nonlinear activation functions for neuromorphic photonics", Optics Letters 45 (17), 4819-4822, (2020)
- TF de Lima, AN Tait, A Mehrabian, MA Nahmias, C Huang, HT Peng, ..., P Prucnal, "Primer on silicon neuromorphic photonic processors: architecture and compiler", Nanophotonics, (2020).
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**Invited**] C Huang, A Jha, TF de Lima, A Tait, BJ Shastri, P Prucnal, "On-Chip Programmable Nonlinear Optical Signal Processor and Its Applications", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, (2020). - A Jha, C Huang, TF de Lima, PR Prucnal, "High-speed all-optical thresholding via carrier lifetime tunability", Optics Letters 45 (8), 2287-2290, (2020).
- A Jha, TF De Lima, H Saeidi, S Bilodeau, AN Tait, C Huang, S Abbaslou, PR Prucnal, "Lateral bipolar junction transistor on a silicon photonics platform", Optics Express 28 (8), 11692-11704, (2020).
- C Huang, S Bilodeau, T Ferreira de Lima, AN Tait, PY Ma, EC Blow, A Jha, ..., PR Prucnal, "Demonstration of scalable microring weight bank control for large-scale photonic integrated circuits", APL Photonics 5 (4), 040803, (2020).
- PY Ma, AN Tait, TF de Lima, C Huang, BJ Shastri, PR Prucnal, "Photonic independent component analysis using an on-chip microring weight bank", Optics Express 28 (2), 1827-1844, (2020).
- PR Prucnal, BJ Shastri, I Fischer, D Brunner, "Introduction to JSTQE Issue on Photonics for Deep Learning and Neural Computing" , IJSTQ 26, 2965384, (2020).
- C Huang, PY Ma, EC Blow, P Mittal, PR Prucnal, "Accelerated secure key distribution based on localized and asymmetric fiber interferometers", Optics express 27 (22), 32096-32110, (2019).
- C Huang, TF De Lima, A Jha, S Abbaslou, AN Tait, BJ Shastri, PR Prucnal, "Programmable silicon photonic optical thresholder", IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 31 (22), 1834-1837, (2019).
- V Bangari, BA Marquez, H Miller, AN Tait, MA Nahmias, TF De Lima, ...PR Prucnal, "Digital electronics and analog photonics for convolutional neural networks (DEAP-CNNs)", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 26 (1), 1-13, (2019).
- AN Tait, PY Ma, TF De Lima, EC Blow, MP Chang, MA Nahmias, ..., PR Prucnal, "Demonstration of multivariate photonics: blind dimensionality reduction with integrated photonics", Journal of Lightwave Technology 37 (24), 5996-6006, (2019).
- MA Nahmias, TF De Lima, AN Tait, HT Peng, BJ Shastri, PR Prucnal, "Photonic multiply-accumulate operations for neural networks", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 26 (1), 1-18, (2019).
- TF de Lima, AN Tait, H Saeidi, MA Nahmias, HT Peng, S Abbaslou, ...PR Prucnal, "Noise analysis of photonic modulator neurons", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 26 (1), 1-9, (2019).
- HT Peng, G Angelatos, TF de Lima, MA Nahmias, AN Tait, S Abbaslou, ...PR Prucnal, "Temporal information processing with an integrated laser neuron", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 26 (1), 1-9, (2019).
- PY Ma, AN Tait, TF De Lima, S Abbaslou, BJ Shastri, PR Prucnal, "Photonic principal component analysis using an on-chip microring weight bank",

Optics express 27 (13), 18329-18342, (2019). - AN Tait, TF De Lima, MA Nahmias, HB Miller, HT Peng, BJ Shastri, ...,PR Prucnal, "Silicon photonic modulator neuron", Physical Review Applied 11 (6), 064043, (2019).
- TF De Lima, HT Peng, AN Tait, MA Nahmias, HB Miller, BJ Shastri, ...,PR Prucnal, "Machine learning with neuromorphic photonics", Journal of Lightwave Technology 37 (5), 1515-1534 (2019).
- C Huang, PY Ma, BJ Shastri, P Mittal, PR Prucnal, "Robustness of optical steganographic communication under coherent detection attack", IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 31 (4), 327-330, 2019.
- P. Y. Ma, B. Wu, B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, P. Mittal, and P. R. Prucnal, “Steganographic communication via spread optical noise: a link-level eavesdropping resilient system”
*J. Lightwav. Technol.* - [
**Invited**] H.-T. Peng, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, P. R. Prucnal, “Neuromorphic photonic integrated circuits,”*IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron.,*vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 6101715, Nov.-Dec. 2018. - A. N. Tait, H. Jayatilleka, T. Ferreira de Lima, P. Y. Ma, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, S. Shekhar, L. Chrostowski, and P. R. Prucnal, “Feedback control for microring weight banks,”
*Opt. Express,*vol. 26, no. 20, pp. 26422–26443, Oct. 2018. - P. Y. Ma, B. J. Shastri, T. Ferreira de Lima, C. R. Huang, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, H.-T. Peng, and P. R. Prucnal, “Simultaneous excitatory and inhibitory dynamics in an excitable laser,”
*Opt. Lett.*, vol. 43, no. 15, pp. pp. 3802–3805, Aug. 2018. - A. N. Tait, A. X. Wu, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Two-pole microring weight banks,”
*Opt. Lett.,*vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 2276–2279, May 2018. - [
**Invited**] M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Neuromorphic Photonics,”*Opt. Photon. News*, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 34–41, Jan. 2018. - M. P. Chang, E. C. Blow, J. J. Sun, M. Z. Lu, P. R. Prucnal, “RF Characterization of an Integrated Microwave Photonic Circuit for Self-Interference Cancellation,”
*IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.*vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 596-605, Jan. 2018. - P. Y. Ma, B. J. Shastri, T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “All-optical digital-to-spike conversion using a graphene excitable laser,” Opt. Express, vol. 25, no. 26, pp. 33504–33513, Dec. 2017.
- A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, E. Zhou, A. X. Wu, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Neuromorphic photonic networks using silicon photonic weight banks,”
*Nature Sci. Rep.*, vol. 7, pp. 7430, 2017. - [
**Invited**] T. Ferreira de Lima, B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “Progress in neuromorphic photonics,”*Nanophotonics*, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 577–599, 2017. - M. P. Chang, E. C. Blow, J. J. Sun, M. Z. Lu, P. R. Prucnal, “Integrated Microwave Photonic Circuit for Self-Interference Cancellation,”
*IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech*, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 4493-4501, Nov. 2017. - J. Sun, M. P. Chang, and P. R. Prucnal, “Demonstration of over-the-air RF self-interference cancellation using an optical system” submitted
*IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.*vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 397–400, Feb. 2017. - C. Jia, B. J. Shastri, P. R. Prucnal, M. Saad and L. R. Chen, “Simultaneous Q-switching of a Tm3+:ZBLAN fiber laser at 1.9 μm and 2.3 μm using graphene,”
*IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.*, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 405–408, Feb. 2017. - C. Jia, B. J. Shastri, N. Abdukerim, M. Rochette, P. R. Prucnal, M. Saad and L. Chen, “Passively synchronized Q-switched and mode-locked dual-band Tm3+:ZBLAN fiber lasers using a common graphene saturable absorber,”
*Nature Sci. Rep.,*vol. 6, pp. 36071, 2016. - A. N. Tait, A. Wu, T. Ferreira de Lima, E. Zhou, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Microring weight banks,”
*IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electron.,*vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 5900214, Nov.-Dec. 2016. - P. R. Prucnal*, B. J. Shastri*, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, and A. N. Tait, “Recent progress in semiconductor excitable lasers for photonic spike processing,”
*Adv. Opt. Photon.,*vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 228–299, May 2016. [*equal contribution] - M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, L. Tolias, M. P. Chang, T. Ferreira de Lima, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “An integrated analog O/E/O link for multi-channel laser neurons,”
*Appl. Phys. Lett.,*vol. 108, no. 151106, Apr. 2016. - A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Multi-channel control for microring weight banks,”
*Opt. Express,*vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 8895–8906, Apr. 2016. - T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Scalable wideband principal component analysis via microwave photonics,”
*IEEE Photon. J.,*vol. 8, no. 2, Apr. 2016. - A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Continuously calibration of microring weights for analog optical networks,”
*IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.*, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 887–890, Apr. 2016. - B. Wu, M. P. Chang, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Dispersion deployment and compensation for optical steganography based on noise,”
*IEEE Photonics Technology Letters*, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 421–424, Feb. 2016. - R. Toole, A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, P. R. Prucnal, and M. P. Fok, “Photonic implementation of spike timing dependent plasticity and learning algorithms of biological neural systems,”
*IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology,*vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 470–476, Jan. 2016; top scoring paper. - B. J. Shastri*, M. A. Nahmias*, A. N. Tait*, A. W. Rodriguez, B. Wu, and P. R. Prucnal, “Spike processing with graphene excitable laser,”
*Nature Scientific Reports*, vol. 5, pp. 19126, Jan. 2016. [*equal contribution] - P. Y. Ma, M. P. Fok, B. J. Shastri, B. Wu, and P. R. Prucnal, “Gigabit ethernet signal transmission using asynchronous OCDMA”
*Optics Letters*, vol.40, no. 24, pp. 5854–5857, Dec. 2015. - M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “An excitable laser processing network node in hybrid silicon: analysis and simulation,”
*Optics Express,*vol. 23, no. 20, pp. 26800–26813, Oct. 2015. - B. Wu, B. J. Shastri, P. Mittal, A. N. Tait, P. R. Prucnal, “Optical signal processing and stealth transmission for privacy,”
*IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing*, vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1185–1194, Oct. 2015. - M. P. Chang, N. Wang, B. Wu, P. R. Prucnal, “A Simultaneous variable optical weight and delay in a semiconductor optical amplifier for microwave photonics,”
*IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology,*vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 2120–2126, May 2015. - M. P. Chang, C.-L. Lee, and P. R. Prucnal, “Adaptive optical self-interference cancellation using a slow and fast light tunable delay,”
*IEEE Photonics Technology Letters*, vol. 27, no. 9, pp. 1081–1021, May 2015. - A. N. Tait, J. Chang, B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “Demonstration of WDM weighted addition for principal component analysis,”
*Optics Express*, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 12758–12765, May 2015. - B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, B. Wu, and P. R. Prucnal, “SIMPEL: Circuit model for photonic spike processing laser neurons,”
*Optics Express*, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 8029–8044, Mar. 2015; selected/featured in*Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO)*, vol. 10, no. 4, Apr. 2015. - M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. Eder, N. Rafidi, Y. Tian, and P. R. Prucnal, “Normalized pulsed energy thresholding in a nonlinear optical loop mirror,”
*Applied Optics*, vol. 54, no. 11, pp. 3218–3224, Apr. 2015. - A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal “Broadcast and weight: an integrated network for scalable photonic spike processing,”
*IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology*, vol. 32, no. 21, pp. 3427–3439, Nov. 2014. - B. Wu, M. P. Chang, N. R. Caldwell, M. E. Caldwell, and P. R. Prucnal, "Amplifier noise based optical steganography with coherent detection,"
*Coherent Phenomena*, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 13–18, Oct. 2014. - B. Wu, A. N. Tait, M. P. Chang, P. R. Prucnal, “WDM optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise,”
*Optics Letters*, vol. 39, no. 20, 5925–5928, 2014. - B. Wu, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “System performance measurement and analysis of optical steganography based on amplifier noise,”
*IEEE Photonics Technology Letters*, vol. 26, no. 19, pp. 1920–1923, Oct. 2014. - J. Chang, J. Meister, P. R. Prucnal, “Implementing a novel highly scalable adaptive photonic beamformer using “blind” guided accelerated random search",
*IEEE/OSAJournal of Lightwave Technology*, vol. 32, no. 20, pp. 3623–3629, Oct. 2014. - [
**Invited**] B. J. Shastri*, A. N. Tait*, M. A. Nahmias*, and P. R. Prucnal, “Photonic spike processing: ultrafast laser neurons and an integrated photonic network,”*IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter*, vol. 28, no. 3, Jun. 2014. [*equal contribution]; cover article including cover artwork. - B. Wu, M. P. Chang, B. J. Shastri, Z. Wang, and P. R. Prucnal, “Analog noise protected optical encryption with two-dimensional key space,”
*Optics Express*, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 14568–14574, Jun. 2014. - B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, and P. R. Prucnal, “Simulations of a graphene excitable laser for
spike processing,”
*Optical and Quantum Electronics*, Feb. 2014. - B. Wu, Z. Wang, B. J. Shastri, M. P. Chang, N. A. Frost, and P. R. Prucnal, “Temporal phase mask encrypted optical steganography carried by amplified spontaneous emission noise,”
*Optics Express*, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 954–961, Jan. 2014. - J. Chang, M. P. Fok, R. M. Corey, J. Meister, and P. R. Prucnal, "Highly scalable adaptive photonic beamformer using a single mode to multimode optical combiner,”
*IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters*, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 563–565, Oct. 2013. - M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, and P. R. Prucnal, “A leaky integrate-and-fire laser neuron for ultrafast cognitive computing,”
*IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics*, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 1800212, Sep.-Oct. 2013. - K. Kravtsov, Z. Wang, W. Trappe, and P. R. Prucnal, “Physical layer secret key generation for ﬁber-optical networks,”
*Optics Express*, vol. 21, no. 20, pp. 23756-23771, Oct. 2013. - J. Chang and P. R. Prucnal, "A novel analog photonic method for broadband multipath interference cancellation",
*IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters*, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 377–379, Jul. 2013. - M. Nikodem, G. Plant, Z. Wang, P. Prucnal, and G. Wysocki, “Chirped Lasers Dispersion Spectroscopy Implemented with Single- and Dual-Sideband Electro-Optical Modulators,”
*Optics Express*, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 14649-14655, June 2013. - J. Bruno, M. Lu, Y. Deng, and P. R. Prucnal, “Broadband optical cosite interference cancellation,”
*Optical Engineering*, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 053001–053001, May. 2013. - A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, M. P. Fok, and P. R. Prucnal, “The DREAM: an integrated photonic thresholder,”
*IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology,*vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 1263–1272, Apr. 2013. - M. Lu, M. P. Chang, Y. Deng, and P. R. Prucnal, “Performance comparison of optical interference cancellation system architectures,”
*Applied Optics*, vol. 52, no. 11, pp. 2484–2493, Apr. 2013. - A. P. Ravikumar, G. Chen, K. Zhao, Y. Tian, P. Prucnal, M. C. Tamargo, C. F. Gmachl, and A. Shen, “Room Temperature and High Responsivity Short Wavelength Ii-Vi Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector,”
*Applied Physics Letters*, vol. 102, no. 16, pp. 161107-161107-161104, April 2013. - Y. Tian, Y.-K. Huang, S. Zhang, P. R. Prucnal, and T. Wang, “Demonstration of digital phase-sensitive boosting to extend signal reach for long-haul WDM systems using optical phase-conjugated copy,"
*Optics Express*, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 5099–5106, Feb. 2013. - M. P. Fok, Y. Tian, D. Rosenbluth, and P. R. Prucnal, “Pulse lead/lag timing detection for adaptive feedback and control based on optical spike timing dependent plasticity,”
*Optics Letter,*vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 419–421, Feb. 2013. - M. P. Chang, M. P. Fok, A. Hofmaier, and P. R. Prucnal, “Optical analog self-interference cancellation with electro-absorption modulators,”
*IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon Lett.,*vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 99–101, Feb. 2013. - J. Chang, M. P. Fok, J. Meister, and P. R. Prucnal, "A single source microwave photonic filter using a novel single-mode fiber to multimode fiber coupling technique",
*Optics Express*, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 5585–5593, Jan. 2013. - B. Wu, Z. Wang, Y. Tian, M. P. Fok, B. J. Shastri, D. R. Kanoff, and P. R. Prucnal, “Optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise,”
*Optics Express*, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 2065–2071, Jan. 2013. - [
**Invited**] B. J. Shastri, P. R. Prucnal, and D. V. Plant, “A 20-GSample/s (10 GHz × 2 clocks) burst-mode CDR based on injection-locking and space sampling for access networks,”*IEEE Photonics Journal,*vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 1783–1793, Oct. 2012. - M. P. Fok, Y. Tian, D. Rosenbluth, and P. R. Prucnal, “Asynchronous spiking photonic neuron for lightwave neuromorphic signal processing,”
*Optics Letter,*vol. 37, no. 16, pp. 3309–3311, Aug. 2012. - J. Chang, Y. Deng, M. P. Fok, J. Meister, and P. R. Prucnal, “A photonic microwave FIR filter using a spectrally sliced supercontinuum source,”
*Applied Optics,*vol. 51, no. 19, pp. 4265–4268, Jun. 2012. - N. S. Rafidi, K. S. Kravtsov, Y. Tian, M. P. Fok, M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, and P. R. Prucnal, “Power transfer function tailoring in a highly Ge-doped nonlinear interferometer-based all-optical thresholder using offset-spectral filtering,”
*IEEE Photonics Journal,*vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 528–534, Apr. 2012. - Z. Wang, M. P. Fok, and P. R. Prucnal, “Physical encoding in optical layer security,”
*Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility,*vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 83–100, Jan. 2012.

### Conference Papers

- J. K. George,A. Mehrabian, R. Amin, T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, T. El-Ghazawi, P. R. Prucnal, and V. J. Sorger, “Photonic neuromorphic processors and convolutional neural network accelerator,” in
*Cognitive Computing*, Hanover, Germany, Dec. 2018 - H.-T. Peng, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, P. R. Prucnal, “Temporal Dynamics of An Integrated Photonic Neuron,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Conf. (IPC)*, Arlington, VA, USA, Sept.-Oct. 2018. - M. A. Nahmias, H.-T. Peng, T. Ferreira de Lima, C. Huang, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, P. R. Prucnal, “A TeraMAC Neuromorphic Photonic Processor,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Conf. (IPC),*Arlington, VA, USA, Sept.-Oct. 2018. - [
**Invited Tutorial**] P. R. Prucnal, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, and T. Ferreira de Lima, H.-T. Peng, B. J. Shastri, “Photonics for Neuromorphic Computing,” in*Proc. European Conf. Opt. Commun. (ECOC)*, Rome, Italy, Sept. 2018. - [
**Invited**] B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, and T. Ferreira de Lima, H.-T. Peng, P. R. Prucnal, “Integrated Neuromorphic Photonics,” in*Proc. SPIE Optics and Photonics Congress*, San Diego, CA, USA, Aug. 2018. - J George, T El-Ghazawi, P Prucnal, and VJ Sorger, “Attojoule modulators for photonic neuromorphic algorithms,” Proc. SPIE 10721, Active Photonic Platforms X, 107211L, Sep. 2018.
- J. George, R. Amin, A. Mehrabian, J. Khurgin, T. El-Ghazawi, P. R. Prucnal, and V. J. Sorger, “Electrooptic Nonlinear Activation Functions for Vector Matrix Multiplications in Optical Neural Networks,” in
*Proc.*OSA Advanced Photonics, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2018, paper SpW4G. 3. - [
**Invited**] A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Microring Weight Banks for Neuromorphic Silicon Photonics,” in*Proc. Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO),*San Jose, CA, USA, May 2018, paper STh3B. - R Amin, J George, J Khurgin, T El-Ghazawi, PR Prucnal, VJ Sorger, "Attojoule Modulators for Photonic Neuromorphic Computing,"
*Proc. Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO),*San Jose, CA, USA, May 2018, paper ATh1Q. 4. - A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, P. Y. Ma, M. P. Chang, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, P. Mittal, and P. R. Prucnal, “Blind Source Separation in the Physical Layer,” in
*Proc. Conf. Inf. Sci. Syst. (CISS),*Princeton, NJ, USA, Mar. 2018. - A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Reconfigurable analog photonic networks,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Conf. (IPC),*Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, Oct. 2017, pp. 267–268. - A. N. Tait, A. X. Wu, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Microring weight bank designs with improved channel density and tolerance,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Conf. (IPC)*, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, Oct. 2017, paper MA3.4, pp. 101–102. - [
**Invited**] B. J. Shastri, T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “Emergence of neuromorphic photonics” in*Proc. Adv. Photon. Congress (APC)*, New Orleans, LA, USA, July 2017, paper PTu3C.4. - A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. P. Chang, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Application regime and distortion metric for multivariate RF photonics,” in
*Proc. IEEE Opt. Interconnects Conf. (OI)*, Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 2017, paper TuB.2, pp. 25–26. - P. Y. Ma*, B. J. Shastri*, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Simultaneous excitatory and inhibitory dynamics in a graphene excitable laser,” in
*Proc. Conf. on Lasers and Electro- Optics (CLEO)*, San Jose, CA, USA, May 2017, paper SF2L.6. [*equal contribution] - A. N. Tait, T. Ferreira de Lima, A. X. Wu, E. Zhou, M. P. Chang, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Silicon microring weight banks for multivariate RF photonics” in
*Proc. Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)*, San Jose, CA, USA, May 2017, paper SM1O.6. - P. Y. Ma, Y.-K. Huang, M. P. Chang, E. C. Blow, S. Zhang, P. R. Prucnal, “Microwave photonic chaos based device fingerprinting,” in
*Proc. Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conf., Los Angeles, CA, USA*, Mar. 2017. paper Th4E2 - P. Y. Ma, B. Wu, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Optical steganography communication using signal-carrying noise dispersion,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Conf. (IPC)*, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, Oct. 2016, paper MB3.5, 55-56. - P. Y. Ma, B. J. Shastri, B. Wu, T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “Spike coded bit sequence generation using photonic excitable laser,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Conf. (IPC)*, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, Oct. 2016, paper MF4.4, 184-185 - M. P. Chang, J. Sun, E. Blow, Y.-K. Huang, P. R. Prucnal, “A microwave photonic canceller for improved interference rejection in full duplex radio” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Conf. (IPC)*, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, Oct. 2016, paper WA1.4, pp. 493-494. - E. Blow, M. Chang, P. Prucnal, “Microwave photonic interference canceller: noise reduction via balanced architecture,” in Proc.
*Int. Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics*, Long Beach, CA, USA, Oct. 2016, paper TuMP22, pp. 157–160. - [
**Invited]**B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Emerging photonic hardware platforms” in*Adv. Photon. Congress (APC),*Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 2016, paper IW1B.1. - C. Jia, B. J. Shastri, N. Abdukerim, M. Rochette, P. R. Prucnal, L. Chen, and M. Saad, “Passively synchronized Q-switched and simultaneous mode-locked dual-band Tm3+:ZBLAN fiber laser at 1.48- and 1.85-μm using common graphene saturable absorber,” in
*Adv. Photon. Congress (APC)*, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 2016, paper SoTu1G.4. - T. Ferreira de Lima, B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, and P. R. Prucnal, “Physical modeling of photonic neural networks,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Soc. Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM)*, Newport Beach, CA, USA, July 2016, paper WD2.6, pp. 222–223. - [
**Invited]**B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Brain-inspired photonic hardware platforms,” in*Proc. IEEE Photon. Soc. Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM)*, Newport Beach, CA, USA, July 2016, paper TuD4.3, pp. 181–182. - A. N. Tait, E. Zhou, A. Wu, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Demonstration of a silicon photonic neural network,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photon. Soc. Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM)*, Newport Beach, CA, USA, July 2016, paper MD4.4, pp. 72–73; IEEE Summer Topical Meeting Series Best Student Poster Award (first place). - M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, L. Tolias, M. P. Chang, T. Ferreira de Lima, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Demonstration of an O/E/O receiverless link in an integrated multi-channel laser neuron,” in
*Proc. Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)*, San Jose, CA, USA, June 2016, paper SM3G.8. - B. Wu, Y.-K. Huang, S. Zhang, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Long range secure key distribution over multiple amplified fiber spans based on environmental instabilities,” in
*Proc. Conf. on Lasers and Electro- Optics (CLEO)*, San Jose, CA, USA, June 2016, paper SF1F.4. - A. N. Tait, A. Wu, T. Ferreira de Lima, E. Zhou, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Multi-channel microring weight bank control for reconfigurable analog photonic networks,” in
*Proc. IEEE Opt. Interconnects Conf. (OI)*, San Diego, CA, USA, May 2016, paper WC4, pp. 104–105. - E. Zhou, A. N. Tait, A. Wu, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Silicon photonic weight bank control of integrated analog network dynamics,” in
*Proc. IEEE Opt. Interconnects Conf. (OI)*, San Diego, CA, USA, May 2016, paper TuP9, pp. 52–53. - A. Wu, A. N. Tait, E. Zhou, T. Ferreira de Lima, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Coherent interactions in microring weight banks and impact on channel density,” in
*Proc. IEEE Opt. Interconnects Conf. (OI),*San Diego, CA, USA, May 2016, paper TuP8, pp. 50–51. - M. P. Chang, P. R. Prucnal, Y. Deng “Full-duplex spectrum sensing in cognitive radios using optical self-interference cancellation,” in
*Proc. International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST)*, Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 2015, pp. 341-344. - T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Improved Spectral Sensing in Cognitive Radios Using Photonic-Based Principal Component Analysis,” in
*Proc. International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS)*, Gold Coast, Australia, Dec. 2015. - A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, B. J. Shastri, A. X. Wu, E. Zhou, E. C. Blow, and P. R. Prucnal, “Continuous control of microring weight banks,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)*, Reston, VA, Oct. 2015, paper MF4.2, pp. 411–412. - B. Wu, M. P. Chang, B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, and P. R. Prucnal, “Compact optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise,”
*IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)*, Reston, VA, Oct 2015, paper MG1.3, pp. 250–251. - [
**Invited**] A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, M. P. Chang, A. X. Wu, E. Zhou, E. C. Blow, T. Ferreira de Lima, B. Wu, and P. R. Prucnal, “Balanced WDM weight banks for analog optical processing and networking in silicon,” in*Proc. IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series*, Nassau, Bahamas, Jul. 2015, paper MC2.3, pp. 21–22. - T. Ferreira de Lima, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “Proposal for CMOS- compatible optoelectronic integrated circuit for online wideband PCA,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series*, Nassau, Bahamas, Jul. 2015, paper MP2, pp. 97–98. - M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “A receiver-less link for excitable laser neurons: design and simulation,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series*, Nassau, Bahamas, Jul. 2015, paper MP3, pp. 99–100; IEEE Summer Topical Meeting Series Best Student Poster Award (first place). - M. P. Chang and P. R. Prucnal, “A photonic integrated circuit for full duplex spectrum monitoring in cognitive radio,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series*, Nassau, Bahamas, Jul. 2015, paper MP6, pp. 105-105. - M. P. Chang, P. R. Prucnal, Y. Deng, Optical self-interference cancellation system for improved spectrum sensing in cognitive radios, in
*Proc. IEEE Environment and Electrical Engineering Conference (EEEIC),*Rome, Italy, Jun. 2015, pp. 188–191. - M. P Chang, D. Fisher, J. Wang, M. Lu, B. Chen, and P. R. Prucnal, “Microwave photonic self-interference cancellation system using a slow and fast light delay line,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)*, San Diego, CA, USA, Oct. 2014, paper TuC2.3. - M. A. Nahmias*, B. J. Shastri*, A. N. Tait, N. Kunapuli, and P. R. Prucnal, “Resonant excitable switching with graphene,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)*, San Diego, CA, USA, Oct. 2014, paper ThB1.4, pp. 577–578. [*equal contribution]; IEEE Photonics Conference Student Paper (third place). - B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. Wu, B. Romeira, and P. R. Prucnal, “Spatiotemporal pattern recognition with cascadable graphene excitable lasers,” in
*Proc.**IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)*, San Diego, CA, USA, Oct. 2014, paper ThB1.2, pp. 573–574. - J. Chang, N. Cvijetic, T. Wang, and P. R. Prucnal, “Adaptive photonic beamforming for physical layer security of mobile signals in optical fronthaul networks,” submitted to Frontiers in Optics (FIO), Tucson, AZ, USA, Oct. 2014, paper FTh1B.
- M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Recent progress towards a fully-integrated hybrid silicon laser neuron platform,” in
*Proc. International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA)*, Luzern, Switzerland, Sep. 2014, paper C2L-B3-6236, pp. 503–506. - A. N. Tait and P. R. Prucnal. “Applications of wavelength-fan-in for high-performance distributed processing systems,” in
*Proc. IEEE/ACM Int. Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH 2014)*, Paris, France, Jul. 2014, pp. 177–178. - B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. Wu, B. Romeira, and P. R. Prucnal, “Bistable spiking circuit with graphene excitable laser for cascadable photonic logic,” in
*Proc. IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series*, Montreal, QC, Canada, Jul. 2014, paper TuD2.4, pp. 108–109. - B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. Wu, and P. R. Prucnal, “Coincidence detection with graphene excitable laser,” in
*Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)*, San Jose, CA, USA, Jun. 2014, paper STu3I.5. - B. Wu, M. P. Chang, Z. Wang, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Optical encryption based on cancellation of analog noise,” in
*Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)*, San Jose, CA, USA, Jun. 2014, paper AW3P.5. - M. Chang, A. Tait, J. Chang, and P. R. Prucnal, “An integrated optical interference cancellation system,” in
*Proc. Wireless Optical Communications Conference (WOCC)*, Newark, NJ, USA, May 2014. Paper O5.4. - M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “O-BAR: A scalable, optical neuromorphic communication protocol,” in
*Proc. IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference (OI)*, Coronado Bay, CA, USA, May 2014, paper TuP14. - A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Broadcast-and-weight interconnects for integrated distributed processing systems,” in
*Proc. IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference (OI)*, Coronado Bay, CA, USA, May 2014, paper WA3. - [
**Postdeadline**] B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, Y. Tian, B. Wu, and P. R. Prucnal, “Graphene excitable laser for photonic spike processing,” in*Proc. IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)*, Seattle, WA, USA, Sep. 2013, paper PD.4. - M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “An evanescent hybrid silicon laser neuron,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)*, Seattle, WA, USA, Sep. 2013, paper ME3.4, pp. 93–94. - B. Wu, Z. Wang, B. J. Shastri, Y. Tian, and P. R. Prucnal, “Phase mask encrypted optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)*, Seattle, WA, USA, Sep. 2013, paper MG3.3, pp. 137–138. - B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, Y. Tian, M. P. Fok, M. P. Chang, B. Wu, and P. R. Prucnal, “Exploring excitability in graphene for spike processing networks,” in
*Proc. IEEE Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD)*, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Aug. 2013. paper TuC5. - B. Wu, Z. Wang, B. J. Shastri, Y. Tian, and P. R. Prucnal, “Two dimensional encrypted optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise,” in
*Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO),*San Jose, CA, USA, Jun. 2013, paper AF1H.5. - Y. Tian, M. P. Fok, and P. R. Prucnal, “A timing jitter insensitive logic gate using tunable gain dynamics in an SOA and optical thresholding,” in
*Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO),*San Jose, CA, USA, paper CTh4L. - Y. Shechtman, B. J. Shastri, B. Wu, P. R. Prucnal, and M. Segev, “Coupled waveguides for optical multiplexing in high-performance interconnects,” in
*Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO),*San Jose, CA, USA, Jun. 2013, paper CTu2J.8. - M. P. Chang and P. R. Prucnal, “Amplitude-invariant fast light in a semiconductor optical amplifier for microwave photonics,” in
*Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO),*San Jose, CA, USA, Jun. 2013, paper QM4E.3. - A. P. Ravikumar, G. Chen, K. Zhao, Y. Tian, P. Prucnal, M. C. Tamargo, C. F. Gmachl, and A. Shen, “Room Temperature and High Responsivity Short Wavelength Ii-Vi Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector,”
*2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)*, San Jose, CA, June 9-14, 2013, pp. CTh4J.3-CTh4J.3. - M. P. Fok and P. R. Prucnal, “Intelligent Thz Photonic Processor for Interconnection Networks Based on Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity,”
*2013 IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference*, Santa Fe, NM, May 5-8, 2013, pp. 100-101. - Y. Tian, Y.-K. Huang, S. Zhang, P. R. Prucnal, and T. Wang, “112-Gb/s DP-QPSK transmission over 7,860-km DMF using phase-conjugated copy and digital phase-sensitive boosting with enhanced noise and nonlinearity tolerance,” in
*Proc. Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference*, Anaheim, CA, USA, Mar. 2013, paper OTu2B.5. - B. J. Shastri, P. R. Prucnal, and D. V. Plant, “A 20-GSample/s (10 GHz × 2 clocks) burst-mode CDR based on injection-locking and space sampling for access networks,” in
*Proc. IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC),*Burlingame, CA, USA, Sep. 2012, paper ThC.3, pp. 717–718. - A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, M. P. Fok, and P. R. Prucnal. “A dual resonator enhanced asymmetric Mach-Zehnder: ultrafast passive thresholder for silicon-on-insulator,” in
*Proc. Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics Conference (OMN)*, Banff, AB, Canada, Aug. 2012, paper WP31, pp. 212–213. - M. Lu, J. Bruno, Y. Deng, and P. R. Prucnal, and A. Hofmaier “Co-site interference mitigation using optical signal processing”, in
*Proc.,*vol. 8397, Baltimore, MD, USA, Apr. 2012, paper 839705. - Y. Tian, M. P. Fok, D. Rosenbluth, P. R. Prucnal, “Asynchronous spiking neuron based on four-wave mixing and cross absorption modulation,” in
*Proc. Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference,*Los Angeles, CA, USA, Mar. 2012, paper OTh3H.1.

### Invited Talks

- B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Neuromorphic photonics” BITS: Brain-Inspired Technologies and Systems, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 2017.
- B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Emergence of neuromorphic photonics” in Adv. Photon. Congress (APC), New Orleans, LA, USA, July 2017, paper PTu3C.4.
- B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Emerging photonic hardware platforms” in Adv. Photon. Congress (APC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 2016.
- B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Brain-inspired photonic hardware platforms,” in Proc. IEEE Photon. Soc. Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM), Newport Beach, CA, USA, July 2016.
- P. R. Prucnal, “Photonic neuromorphic spike processing,” Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratory, Cherry Hill, October 2015.
- P. R. Prucnal, “Neuromorphic photonic spike processing,” IDA Center for Communications Research, La Jolla, August 2015.
- A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, M. P. Chang, A. X. Wu, E. Zhou, E. C. Blow, T. Ferreira de Lima, B. Wu, and P. R. Prucnal, “Balanced WDM weight banks for analog optical processing and networking in silicon,” in Proc. IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series, Nassau, Bahamas, Jul. 2015.
- B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, and P. R. Prucnal, “Recent progress towards a fully-integrated hybrid silicon laser neuron platform,” International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA), Luzern, Switzerland, Sep. 2014.
- A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, D. Rosenbluth, and P. R. Prucnal, “Lightwave neuromorphic processing,”
*AFCEA C4I Technology Review Days*, Utica, NY, USA, Jun. 2014. - A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, B. J. Shastri, D. Rosenbluth, and P. R. Prucnal, “Photonic spike processing,”
*Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements Workshop*, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Feb. 2014. - M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, D. Rosenbluth, B. J. Shastri, and P. R. Prucnal, “Integrated photonic spike processing,”
*Sandia Labs Beyond Moore Device Physics Workshop*, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Jan. 2014. - B. J. Shastri, A. N. Tait, M. A. Nahmias, and P. R. Prucnal, “Photonic neuromorphic spike processing for ultrafast cognitive computing,”
*IEEE North Jersey Section Computer Chapter and Signal Processing Chapter*, Teaneck, NJ, USA, Sep. 2013. - B. J. Shastri, M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, and P. R. Prucnal, “Photonic neuromorphic spike processor for ultrafast and low energy cognitive computing,”
*Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent Green ICT Summit*, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, Jan. 2013. - P. R. Prucnal, “Photonic Neuromorphic Signal Processing and Computing,”
*International Workshop on Information Physics and Computing in Nano-scale Photonics and Materials (IPCN)*, Orleans, France, Sep. 7, 2012.

## Conference Presentations

2017 Proc. IEEE Photon. Conf. (IPC), Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, Oct.

- Alexander Tait: “Microring weight bank designs with improved channel density and tolerance”

2017 Proc. Adv. Photon. Congress (APC), New Orleans, LA, USA, July

- B. J. Shastri: “Emergence of neuromorphic photonics”;
**invited**

2017 Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, USA, May

- Alexander Tait: “Silicon microring weight banks for multivariate RF photonics”
- Philip Ma: “Simultaneous excitatory and inhibitory dynamics in a graphene excitable laser”

2017 Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conf. Los Angeles, CA, USA, Mar

- Philip Ma: “Microwave photonic chaos based device fingerprinting”

- IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, Oct.

- Philip Ma: “Optical steganography communication using signal-carrying noise dispersion”
- Philip Ma: “Spike coded bit sequence generation using photonic excitable laser”
- Philip Ma: “A microwave photonic canceller for improved interference rejection in full duplex radio”

2016 Int. Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, Long Beach, CA, USA, Oct.

- Eric Blow: “Microwave photonic interference canceller: noise reduction via balanced architecture,”

2016 Advanced Photonics Congress (APC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, July

- Bhavin Shastri: “Emerging photonic hardware platforms”;
**invited** - Chenglai Jia: “Passively synchronized Q-switched and simultaneous mode-locked dual-band Tm3+:ZBLAN fiber laser at 1.48- and 1.85-μm using common graphene saturable absorber”

2016 IEEE Photon. Soc. Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM), Newport Beach, CA, USA, July

- Bhavin Shastri: “Brain-inspired photonic hardware platforms”;
**invited** - Alexander Tait: “Demonstration of a silicon photonic neural network”
- Thomas Ferriera de Lima: “Physical modeling of photonic neural networks”

2016 Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, USA, June

- Mitchell Nahmias: “Demonstration of an O/E/O receiverless link in an integrated multi-channel laser neuron”
- Ben Wu: “Long range secure key distribution over multiple amplified fiber spans based on environmental instabilities”

2016 IEEE Opt. Interconnects Conf. (OI), San Diego, CA, USA, May

- Alexander Tait: “Multi-channel microring weight bank control for reconfigurable analog photonic networks”

2015 Int. Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST), Auckland, New Zealand, Dec.

- Paul R. Prucnal: “Full-duplex spectrum sensing in cognitive radios using optical self-interference cancellation”

2015 Int. Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), Gold Coast, Australia, Dec.

- Paul R. Prucnal: “Improved Spectral Sensing in Cognitive Radios Using Photonic-Based Principal Component Analysis”

2015 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Reston, VA, Oct.

- Alexander N. Tait: “Continuous control of microring weight banks”
- Ben Wu “Compact optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise”

2015 IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series, Nassau, Bahamas, Jul.

- Alexander N. Tait: “Balanced WDM weight banks for analog optical processing and networking in silicon”;
**invited**

2015 IEEE Environment and Electrical Engineering Conference (EEEIC), Rome, Italy, Jun.

- Paul R. Prucnal: “Optical self-interference cancellation system for improved spectrum sensing in cognitive radios”

2014 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), San Diego, Ca, USA, Sep.

- Matthew P. Chang: “Microwave photonic self-interference cancellation system using a slow and fast light delay line”
- Bhavin J. Shastri: “Spatiotemporal pattern recognition with cascadable graphene excitable lasers”
- Mitchell A. Nahmias: “Resonant excitable switching with graphene”;
**IEEE Photonics Conference Student Paper (third place)**

2014 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA), Luzern, Switzerland, Sep.

- Bhavin J. Shastri: “Recent progress towards a fully-integrated hybrid silicon laser neuron platform”;
**invited**

2014 IEEE/ACM Int. Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH 2014), Paris, France, Jul.

- Paul R. Prucnal: “Applications of wavelength-fan-in for high-performance distributed processing systems”

2014 IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series, Montreal, QC, Canada, Jul.

- Bhavin J. Shastri: “Bistable spiking circuit with graphene excitable laser for cascadable photonic logic”

2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, USA, Jun.

- Bhavin J. Shastri: “Coincidence detection with graphene excitable laser”
- Ben Wu: “Optical encryption based on cancellation of analog noise”

2014 IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference (OI), Coronado Bay, CA, USA, May

- Alexander N. Tait: “Broadcast-and-weight interconnects for integrated distributed processing systems”
- Mitchell A. Nahmias: “O-BAR: A scalable, optical neuromorphic communication protocol”

2014 Wireless Optical Communications Conference (WOCC), Newark, NJ, USA, May

- Matthew P. Chang: “An integrated optical interference cancellation system”

2013 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Seattle, WA, USA, Sep.

- Bhavin J. Shastri: “Graphene excitable laser for photonic spike processing”;
**postdeadline session**. - Mitchell A. Nahmias: “An evanescent hybrid silicon laser neuron”
- Ben Wu: “Phase mask encrypted optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise”

2013 IEEE Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), Vancouver, BC, Canada, Aug.

- Bhavin J. Shastri: “Exploring excitability in graphene for spike processing networks”

2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, USA, Jun.

- Ben Wu: “Two dimensional encrypted optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise”
- Yue Tian: “A timing jitter insensitive logic gate using tunable gain dynamics in an SOA and optical thresholding”
- Yoav Shechtman: “Coupled waveguides for optical multiplexing in high-performance interconnects”
- Matthew P. Chang: “Amplitude-invariant fast light in a semiconductor optical amplifier for microwave photonics”

2013 IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference, Santa Fe, NM, May

- Mable P. Fok: “Intelligent Thz Photonic Processor for Interconnection Networks Based on Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity”

2013 Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, Mar.

- Yue Tian: “112-Gb/s DP-QPSK transmission over 7,860-km DMF using phase-conjugated copy and digital phase-sensitive boosting with enhanced noise and nonlinearity tolerance”

2012 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Burlingame, CA, USA, Sep.

- Bhavin J. Shastri: “A 20-GSample/s (10 GHz × 2 clocks) burst-mode CDR based on injection-locking and space sampling for access networks”

2012 Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics Conference (OMN), Banff, AB, Canada, Aug.

- Alexander N. Tait: “A dual resonator enhanced asymmetric Mach-Zehnder: ultrafast passive thresholder for silicon-on-insulator”

2012 Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications VIII, Baltimore, MD, USA, Apr.

- Maddie Lu: “Co-site interference mitigation using optical signal processing”

2012 Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Mar.

- Yue Tian: “Asynchronous spiking neuron based on four-wave mixing and cross absorption modulation”