Dr Antonio Hurtado

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Institute of Photonics

Personal statement

I received the PhD degree in Photonic Technology from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain in December 2006. In 2007 I joined the Optoelectronics Research Group of the University of Essex (England, UK) first as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then as a Marie Curie Fellow (IEF Programme, Project ISLAS, 2009-2011). In 2010 I was awarded by the European Commission with a second Marie Curie Fellowship (IOF Programme, Project NINFA, 2011-2014) to carry out a collaborative project between the Universities of New Mexico (USA) and Essex (UK). Following this award in 2011 I started working in the Optoelectronics Research Group at the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM-UNM) in Albuquerque (NM, USA). In 2014 I was awarded a Chancellor Fellowship by the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland, UK). As a result of this award I started working from October 2014 as a Lecturer at Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics.

Publications

Comprehensive performance analysis of a VCSEL-based photonic reservoir computer
Bueno Julian, Robertson Joshua, Hejda Matěj, Hurtado Antonio
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Vol 33, pp. 920-923 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2021.3075095
Spatially dense integration of micron-scale devices from multiple materials on a single chip via transfer-printing
Jevtics Dimitars, Smith Jack A, McPhillimy John, Guilhabert Benoit, Hill Paul, Klitis Charalambos, Hurtado Antonio, Sorel Marc, Tan Hark Hoe, Jagadish Chennupati, Dawson Martin D, Strain Michael J
Optical Materials Express (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.432751
Neuromorphic encoding of image pixel data into rate-coded optical spike trains with a photonic VCSEL-neuron
Hejda Matej, Robertson Joshua, Bueno Julian, Alanis Juan, Hurtado Antonio
APL Photonics Vol 6 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0048674
All-optical neuromorphic binary convolution with a spiking VCSEL neuron for image gradient magnitudes
Zhang Yahui, Robertson Joshua, Xiang Shuiying, Hejda Matěj, Bueno Julián, Hurtado Antonio
Photonics Research Vol 9, pp. B201-B209 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1364/PRJ.412141
Image edge detection with a photonic spiking VCSEL-neuron
Robertson Joshua, Zhang Yahui, Hejda Matěj, Bueno Julián, Xiang Shuiying, Hurtado Antonio
Optics Express Vol 28, pp. 37526-37537 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.408747
Neuromorphic rate-coded representation of digital image data with a VCSEL-neuron
Hejda Matej, Robertson Joshua, Bueno Julian, Alanis Juan, Hurtado Antonio
European Semiconductor Laser Workshop (2020)

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Research interests

My research interests lie within Nanophotonics and Neuromorphic Photonics. In Nanophotonics, I work across topics that include nanowire photonics, nanolasers and hybrid nanophotonic fabrication. Within this activity we have recently delivered first reports on the transfer-printing of nanowire lasers for controllable nanophotonic device fabrication and on the integration of ultrasmall nanowire lasers.

Neuromorphic Photonics is an emerging scientific field looking at the emulation of the brain’s powerful computational capabilities with ultrafast photonic technologies for novel paradigms in ultrafast brain-inspired information processing. Within this activity I have delivered first reports on the controllable generation, inhibition and propagation of spiking dynamics in Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers at speeds up to 1 billion times faster than in biological neurons. 

Professional activities

Transfer printing of semiconductor nanowire lasers for nanophotonic device fabrication
Invited speaker
2/2/2019
Transfer Printing of Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers for Nanophotonic Device Fabrication
Speaker
1/11/2017
Activation, Inhibition and Propagation of Spiking Regimes in Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers
Speaker
18/5/2017
Transfer printing of semiconductor nanowires for nanophotonic device fabrication
Speaker
12/1/2017
Nanoscale Transfer Printing for Heterogeneous Device
Invited speaker
2017
Transfer printing of semiconductor nanowire lasers for nanophotonic device fabrication
Speaker
23/9/2016

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Projects

Turing AI Fellowship: PHOTONics for ultrafast Artificial Intelligence
Hurtado, Antonio (Fellow)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Energy-efficient and high-bandwidth neuromorphic nanophotonic chips for artificial intelligence systems (ChipAI) H2020-FETOPEN
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2022
Emulation of basic RETinal ciRcuits with Ultrafast PhOtonic Technologies
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator)
07-Jan-2018 - 15-Jan-2018
BRAIN-inspired networks of ultrafast LASER neurons
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator)
10-Jan-2017 - 09-Jan-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Robertson, Joshua
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator) Robertson, Joshua (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
BRAIN-inspired networks of ultrafast PHOTONIC NeuronS (Brain Photonics)
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator)
BRAIN-inspired networks of ultrafast PHOTONIC NeuronS (Brain Photonics)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2018

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Institute of Photonics
Technology Innovation Centre

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