An optical tensor core architecture for neural network training based on dual-layer waveguide topology and homodyne detection [Early Posting]
We propose an optical tensor core (OTC) architecture for neural network training. The key computational components of the OTC are the arrayed optical dot-product units (DPUs). The homodyne-detection-based DPUs can conduct the essential computational work of neural network training, i.e. matrix-matrix multiplication. The dual-layer waveguide topology is adopted to feed data into these dot-product units with ultra-low insertion loss and cross talk. Therefore, the OTC architecture allows a large-scale dot-product array and can be integrated into a photonic chip. The feasibility of the OTC and its effectiveness on neural network training is verified with numerical simulations.
作者单位：State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Xu Shaofu,Zou Weiwen. An optical tensor core architecture for neural network training based on dual-layer waveguide topology and homodyne detection[J].Chinese Optics Letters,2021,19(8):08.