Exploiting a monolithic passively Q-switched Nd: YAG laser to mimic a single neuron cell under periodic stimulation

Yung-Fu Chen*, C. C. Lee, J. Q. Hsiao, H. Y. Huang, C. H. Tsou, H. C. Liang, Kai-Feng Huang

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A monolithic passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser under periodic pulse pumping is originally exploited to emulate the response of a single neuron cell stimulated by periodic pulse inputs. Experimental results reveal that the output characteristics of the monolithic passively Q-switched laser can analogously manifest not only the firing patterns but also the frequency-locked plateaus of the single neuron cell. Moreover, the sine circle map is innovatively used to generate the output pulse sequences that can exactly correspond to experimental firing patterns. The present exploration indicates that a monolithic passively Q-switched solid-state laser is highly feasible to be developed as a compact artificial neuron cell. (C) 2020 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4032-4035
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2020



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