VCSELs are no longer just for datacenters. In fact, they can be used very effectively for 3D Imaging and Image processing. This report examines the different techniques to create a 3D image utilizing VCSELs. But arguably more interesting, is the way VCSELs can form Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) as an inexpensive platform for complex image classification. This optical solution is emerging as an attractive, fast, low power, and low cost neural network for neuromorphic computing. Additionally, this presentation identifies one more “killer app”… But this uniquely curated report is available to EPIC members only.