RUSNANO project company Connector Optics will unveil its new product line based on up to 40Gbit/s VCSELs at OFC 2011

05 March 2011

Connector Optics LLC (St. Petersburg, Russia), a RUSNANO project company has announced the launch of the new product line based on ultra-high speed 850 nm vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) and photodetectors for data transmission via optical networks at speeds of 16, 28 and 40Gbit/s. The innovative products will be represented at the OFC/NFOEC exhibition, world's leading event for advancing optical solutions in Telecom, Datacom, Сomputing, that will take place in Los-Angeles, CA, USA, 8-10 March, 2011.

«Our VCSELs and photodetectors transmit data via optical networks at speeds of up to 40Gbit/s per channel and are a cost-effective solution. It is the record ratio in the world for today, - Leonid Karachinsky, CEO, Connector Optics, says. The products are aimed for use in fiber-optical networks of next generation, namely, active optical cables (AOCs) for computing systems, local area networks (LANs), storage area networks (SANs), and optical interconnects for the consumer market, such as USB, HDMI, and DisplayPort.

About Connector Optics LLC
Connector Optics LLC is a high speed 850 nm VCSEL and photodetector manufacturer located in St.Petersburg, Russia. The co-investors are RUSNANO (Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies), VI Systems GmbH (Germany) and OJSC URALSIB (Russia).
At the moment, Connector Optics has the necessary patents and know-how for the production of 850 nm high speed (up to 40 Gbit/s) vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) and photodetectors. The products are a cost effective solution for local area networks (LANs), storage area networks (SANs), active optical cables (AOCs) for computing systems, and optical interconnects for the consumer market, such as USB, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Connector Optics has its own epitaxial growth facilities equipped with a state-of-the-art MBE system and advanced characterization tools.