SuperNova™ Remote Light Source

Multi-Wavelength, Multi-Port Remote Light Source for Advanced Integrated Optics Applications

The SuperNova™ light source is the backbone of Ayar Labs’ optical I/O solution, providing up to 16 wavelengths of light and powering up to 16 ports. Combined with Ayar Labs TeraPHY™ optical I/O chiplet,  the solution provides up to 1000x the bandwidth at 1/10 of the power compared to electrical I/O alternatives—eliminating I/O bottlenecks, transcending process limitations, and unleashing innovative architectures for next-generation applications.   

As the first optical source designed to be compliant with the CW-WDM MSA specification, our SuperNova can be deployed across a wide range of applications including high-speed I/O, artificial intelligence, optical computing, and high density, co-packaged optics.

Key Features:

  • Up to 16 wavelengths of light delivered into 16 fibers
  • Each fiber carries up to 16 wavelengths
  • 64X the wavelengths compared with CWDM4 multi-wavelength pluggable optics
  • Capable of supplying light for 256 channels of data, or 8.192 Tbps
  • Disaggregated, remote laser offers platform flexibility, as well as field replaceability
  • Compact form factor for lower power consumption
  • Multiple wavelengths in a single array simplify and lower the cost of packaging
  • Compliant with the CW-WDM MSA specification that standardizes optical sources for co-packaged optics, high speed I/O, AI, and optical computing
  • Meets GR-468 reliability requirements for optoelectronic devices and pluggable optics
SuperNova in fingers

The CW-WDM MSA Consortium Releases New Specification for Multi-Wavelength Optical Laser Sources

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The Industry’s First Multi-Wavelength, Multi-Port Optical Source with 64 Wavelengths

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