B9: Stochastic and structural properties of complex laser networks for optical computing
Prof. Dr. Kathy Lüdge 
We investigate complex laser networks for modern optical computing schemes. Having studied the bifurcation structure of simple laser networks and evaluated their reservoir computing performance, we will develop new concepts to both increase the realism of our numerical simulations with complex gain models and spontaneous emission noise, as well as develop novel analytical tools to study the information processing capabilities of generic oscillator networks with a tailored topology. Global phase space properties, photon distributions as well as entropy-based measures of the dynamics will be evaluated to link the performance to dynamical states and thus gain predictive results for optimization.