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Neuromorphic Computing Using Superconducting Optoelectronic Neural Networks


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.62.B8483 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Richard Mirin 303.497.7955
Sae Woo Nam 303.497.3148
Jeffrey Michael Shainline 303.497.6292


Our group is developing a novel platform for implementing advanced neuromorphic computing based on superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, silicon optical waveguides, and silicon-based light emitting diodes ( Our proposed platform enables each neuron to be connected to hundreds of other neurons with no power or latency penalties, and has the potential to scale to the size of the human brain (1011 neurons). It operates with extremely low power per synaptic event with a very high speed. Research opportunities include development of all experimental aspects of such a system, including design, fabrication and measurements, as well as system modeling.


Neuromorphic computing; Neural networks, Single photon detectors; Integrated photonics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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