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

Press release

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

Specification facilitates advances in artificial intelligence, data center efficiency, and other advanced applications of optical interconnect

About the CW-WDM MSA

The CW-WDM MSA (Continuous-Wave Wavelength Division Multiplexing Multi-Source Agreement) was formed to standardize WDM CW sources in the O-band for emerging advanced integrated optics applications that are expected to move to 8, 16, and 32 wavelengths. Such higher wavelength counts are needed for emerging applications such as silicon photonics (SiPh) based high-density co-packaged optics, optical computing, and AI, and enable a leap in performance, efficiency, cost, and bandwidth scaling compared with previous technology generations.

Promoter Members of the CW-WDM MSA are Arista Networks, Ayar Labs, II-VI Incorporated, imec, Intel Corporation, Lumentum, Luminous Computing, MACOM, Quintessent, Sivers Photonics, and Sumitomo Electric.

For a list of Observer Members and more information about the CW-WDM MSA, please visit https://cw-wdm.org.