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Recent Publications

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

Book Chapters

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, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, ch. 8, 40 pages (in press).

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

M. A. Nahmias, A. N. Tait, B. J. Shastri, T. Ferreira de Lima, and P. R. Prucnal, “Excitable laser processing network node in hybrid silicon: analysis and simulation,” Optics Express, vol. 23, no. 20, pp. 26800-26813.

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.

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.

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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

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; invited paper.

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

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.

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; post deadline paper

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, paper QM4E.3.

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, “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, “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

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

·       “Graphene excitable laser for photonic spike processing”; post deadline session

·       “An evanescent hybrid silicon laser neuron”

·       “Phase mask encrypted optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise”

 

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

·       “Exploring excitability in graphene for spike processing networks”

 

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

·       “Two dimensional encrypted optical steganography based on amplified spontaneous emission noise”

·       “A timing jitter insensitive logic gate using tunable gain dynamics in an SOA and optical thresholding”

·       “Coupled waveguides for optical multiplexing in high-performance interconnects”

·       “Amplitude-invariant fast light in a semiconductor optical amplifier for microwave photonics”

 

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

·       “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. 2012

·       “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. 2012

·       “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. 2012

·       “Co-site interference mitigation using optical signal processing”

 

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

·       “Asynchronous spiking neuron based on four-wave mixing and cross absorption modulation”