The focus of this work package will on the fabrication, characterization and optimization of the non-linear components, programmable weights, amplifiers and detectors that are needed for upscaling and parallel processing of the reservoirs. We will study the performance of VO2 and BTO based non-linear components and the programmable weights. Then, the material that gives the best performance will be selected for the integration in the final design of the RC chip.
The work in this work package is focused on integrating the material technologies developed in WP1 into silicon photonic circuits to ensure low-cost volume manufacturing of highly integrated optical reservoir computing systems. First, the integration of individual components such as optical weighting elements, amplifiers, and detectors will be demonstrated. At the end of WP3, the functionality of a medium-scale optical reservoir as well as the cascadability of small-scale reservoirs will be shown, combining previously developed materials and photonic circuits.
The work in this work package is focused to promote the up-scale and use of the newly developed materials amongst specifically identified European and International companies as well as providing opportunities for these stakeholders to deliver feedback on the project results to identify future collaboration, and to facilitate a short time to market of the project results.