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Photons as ants: a stigmergic photonic network

Photons as ants: a stigmergic photonic network
Photons as ants: a stigmergic photonic network
Stigmergy is the cooperative behaviour of insects mediated by the environment, found for instance in the food searching activities of ants. The ant society communicates indirectly by marking routes with chemicals (pheromones), which attract other ants to tread the same route. Using stigmergy, the entire ant colony is finally able to find the optimal (shortest) path connecting the nest to the food.
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Hu, W.
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Wu, K.
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Shum, P.
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Zheludev, N.
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Hu, W.
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Hu, W., Wu, K., Shum, P., Zheludev, N. and Soci, C. (2015) Photons as ants: a stigmergic photonic network. In Proceedings 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015. Optical Society of America..

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Abstract

Stigmergy is the cooperative behaviour of insects mediated by the environment, found for instance in the food searching activities of ants. The ant society communicates indirectly by marking routes with chemicals (pheromones), which attract other ants to tread the same route. Using stigmergy, the entire ant colony is finally able to find the optimal (shortest) path connecting the nest to the food.

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Published date: 2015
Venue - Dates: The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2015, Munich, Germany, 2015-06-21 - 2015-06-25

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Local EPrints ID: 430434
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430434
PURE UUID: 013c1b6c-ebbb-4b2d-b78a-1ccd3137230c
ORCID for N. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Last modified: 30 Nov 2019 01:41

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