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VO2 oscillators coupling for Neuromorphic Computation

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New computation schemes inspired by biological processes can outperform standard von-Neumann architectures in dealing with complex and unstructured tasks. As a new approach, systems of frequency-locked, coupled oscillators are investigated using the phase difference of the signal as the state variable rather than the voltage or current amplitude. As previously shown, these oscillating neural networks can efficiently solve complex tasks such as image recognition. We have built nanometer scale relaxation oscillators based on the insulator-metal transition of VO2. Coupling these oscillators with an array of tunable resistors offers the perspective of realizing compact oscillator networks. In this work we show experimental coupling of two oscillators. The phase of the two oscillators could be reversibly altered between in-phase and out-of-phase oscillation upon changing the value of the coupling resistor, i.e. by tuning the coupling strength.