About Us

Connector Optics LLC is a high speed 850 nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and p-i-n photodiode epiwafer manufacturer. The company offers VCSEL based solutions for data transmission via optical fiber networks at speeds beyond 25 Gbit/s per channel.

Connector Optics was established in 2009 in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Connector Optics has its own capacity for design and fabrication of innovative nanotechnology products of various purposes: laser diodes, incl. VCSELs, p-i-n photodiods, microwave transistors and diodes, etc. Company production facilities are equipped with the state of the art Riber 49 MBE machine with various material sources available for use, and advanced characterization tools.

Connector Optics is a team of professionals who came from A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (St.Petersburg, Russia) and St.Petersburg Academic University (Russia). These institutions are among the key world leaders in R&D of semiconductor lasers. In 2000 Academician Zhores Alferov was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to the research of semiconductor nanoheterostructures for high-speed optoelectronics that was headed by him in A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute. Connector Optics’ specialists have long-term experience in epiwafer growth both for industrial and R&D purposes also by using unique growth techniques. They also participated in big international R&D projects in Germany and Taiwan.

Connector Optics is continually working on innovations implying both modification of the existing products and developing new types of nanotechnology products. The leading nanotechnology centers, such as the A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, the St.Petersburg Academic University, the Institute of Semiconductor Physics Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia), and Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Program Systems Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Pereslavl-Zalessky), are R&D partners of the company.

Connector Optics welcomes to cooperation.

We offer the technologies of the future for the tasks of today!


«Сonnector Optics» LLC will participate in the international research conference SPIE Photonics West 2017.

World's largest multidisciplinary event focusing on photonics technologies SPIE Photonics West 2017 will be held in San Francisco, USA from 28 January 2017 to 02 February 2017. Our company will make two presentations on the latest achievements in the field of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers spectral range 1300 - 1550 nm [read more]

Connector Optics Technologies will present the project for development of 4x25 Gbit/s active optical cable for supercomputer applications at Startup Village.

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Connector Optics in cooperation with partners demonstrates reliable 25Gb/s VCSEL chips.

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