Recent publications

March 2021

A new concept for spatially resolved coherent detection with vertically illuminated photodetectors targeting ranging applications

Pascal Rustige, Patrick Runge, Martin Schell, Francisco M. Soares, Jan Krause

This paper proposes a novel approach for coherent detection with double-side vertically illuminated photodetectors. Signal and local oscillator are injected collinearly from opposite sides of the photodetector chip. The concept inherently provides angular selective detection and can be used for developing compact, solid-state receiver modules for coherent light detection and ranging (LiDAR).


February 2021

A Unifying Review of Deep and Shallow Anomaly Detection

Lukas Ruff, Klaus-Robert Müller, Wojciech Samek, Grégoire Montavon, Jacob R. Kauffmann, Robert A. Vandermeulen, Marius Kloft, Thomas G. Dietterich

This paper gives a comprehensive overview over classic shallow and novel deep approaches to anomaly detection. We identify the common underlying principles and provide an empirical assessment of major existing methods that are enriched by the use of recent explainability techniques. We present specific worked-through examples together with practical advice and discuss open challenges.


February 2021

Pruning by Explaining: A Novel Criterion for Deep Neural Network Pruning

Seul-Ki Yeom, Klaus-Robert Müller, Wojciech Samek, Alexander Binder, Sebastian Lapuschkin, Simon Wiedemann, Philipp Seegerer

This paper proposes a novel criterion for CNN pruning inspired by neural network interpretability: The most relevant units, i.e. weights or filters, are automatically found using their relevance scores obtained from concepts of explainable AI (XAI). By exploring this idea, we connect the lines of interpretability and model compression research.


February 2021

Optoelectronic frequency-modulated continuous-wave terahertz spectroscopy with 4 THz bandwidth

Lars Liebermeister, Martin Schell, Simon Nellen, Björn Globisch, Robert Kohlhaas, Steffen Breuer, Milan Deumer, Sebastian Lauck

Time-domain spectroscopy with terahertz frequencies typically requires complex and bulky systems. Here, the authors present an optoelectronics-based, frequency-domain terahertz sensing technique which offers competitive measurement performance in a much simpler system.


February 2021

Inferring respiratory and circulatory parameters from electrical impedance tomography with deep recurrent models

Nils Strodthoff, Claas Strodthoff, Tobias Becher, Inéz Frerichs, Norbert Weiler

Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a non-invasive imaging modality that allows a continuous assessment of changes in regional bioimpedance of different organs. One of its most common biomedical applications is monitoring regional ventilation distribution in critically ill patients treated in intensive care units. In this work, we put forward a proof-of-principle study that demonstrates how one can reconstruct synchronously measured respiratory or circulatory parameters from the EIT image sequence using a deep learning model trained in an end-to-end fashion. For this purpose, we devise an architecture with a convolutional feature extractor whose output is processed by a recurrent neural network. We demonstrate that one can accurately infer absolute volume, absolute flow, normalized airway pressure and within certain limitations even the normalized arterial blood pressure from the EIT signal alone, in a way that generalizes to unseen patients without prior calibration. As an outlook with direct clinical relevance, we furthermore demonstrate the feasibility of reconstructing the absolute transpulmonary pressure from a combination of EIT and absolute airway pressure, as a way to potentially replace the invasive measurement of esophageal pressure. With these results, we hope to stimulate further studies building on the framework put forward in this work.


January 2021

InP-Components for 100 Gbaud Optical Data Center Communication

Patrick Runge, Martin Möhrle, Martin Schell, Ute Troppenz, Marko Gruner, Tobias Beckerwerth, Hendrik Boerma

Externally modulated DFB lasers (EML) and vertically illuminated photodetectors are presented. Because of their excellent high-speed behavior and operation wavelength of 1310 nm, the devices are of interest for intra-data center communication. Since the EML and the photodetector chips are compatible with current systems, these devices are candidates for upgrading existing transceivers to higher baud rates. Therefore, a proof of concept for 100 GBaud data transmission with the presented components is demonstrated. Even without predistor! tion, the experiments show clearly open eye diagrams.


January 2021

Robustifying Models Against Adversarial Attacks by Langevin Dynamics

Vignesh Srinivasan, Klaus-Robert Müller, Wojciech Samek, Shinichi Nakajima, Arturo Marban

This paper proposes a novel, simple yet effective defense strategy for adversarial attacks on deep learning models. Our algorithm, called MALA for DEfense (MALADE), is applicable to any existing classifier, providing robust defense as well as off-manifold sample detection. In our experiments, MALADE exhibited state-of-the-art performance against various elaborate attacking strategies.


January 2021

Inverse Design Strategies for Large Passive Waveguide Structures

Marko Perestjuk, Patrick Runge, Martin Schell, Alexander Schindler, Hendrik Boerma

Inverse design is rapidly gaining popularity for automated design of photonic components. Two methods to improve it for large passive waveguide structures are developed: Adaptive Threshold Binarization and Hybrid Optimization. To demonstrate their capability, inverse design is applied to an InP waveguide platform for the first time. As an example, a polarizer with a PER of -19.4 dB is presented.


December 2020

Neural Face Models for Example-Based Visual Speech Synthesis

Wolfgang Paier, Peter Eisert, Anna Hilsmann

In this paper we present an example-based approach for visual speech synthesis. We combine the advantages of deep generative models and classical animation approaches to create a real-time capable facial animation framework based on volumetric captures.


December 2020

Second Harmonic Generation in Polymer Photonic Integrated Circuits

Hauke Conradi, Norbert Keil, Martin Schell, Moritz Kleinert, Crispin Zawadzki, Ronald Freund, David de Felipe Mesquida, Martin Kresse, Björn Globisch, Lars Liebermeister, Almontaserbillah Hakmi, Madeleine Weigel

Second harmonic generation is an efficient way to create coherent radiation at wavelengths that are not accessible with standard laser sources. In this work we demonstrate second harmonic generation from 1550 nm to 775 nm in a polymer photonic integrated circuit via the hybrid integration of a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. The bulk crystal is inserted in an on-chip free-space section between two waveguide couple! d GRIN lenses. Fiber to fiber conversion efficiencies were 0.03 %/W for a continuous wave laser source and 100 %/W for a femtosecond laser source. Furthermore, third and fourth harmonic light at 517 nm and 388 nm was observed.



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