Optical technologies at Photonics 2023

21 / 03 / 2023

We continue to update our visitors with news about companies that will be presented at Photonics 2023, March 28-31, at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds in Moscow.

Russian developer presented a replacement for foreign devices in the field of quantum technologies

QRate, a developer of electronic devices based on quantum technologies, has signed an agreement for distribution of single photon detectors of its own production with LLS, one of the largest Russian suppliers of components and equipment in the field of optics and photonics.

Single photon detectors are a key component in quantum cryptography systems - hardware-software complexes, which rely on fundamental laws of quantum mechanics to organise secret data transfer between users. It is detectors that are used in secret key distribution in a system and fix quantum states.

Along with quantum cryptography, single photon detectors find applications in various scientific and industrial fields: telecommunications, spectroscopy, drug development, DNA analysis, gas monitoring systems, fluorescence microscopy, and lidar production, a key sensor for unmanned vehicles.

Russian-made detectors are not inferior to their foreign counterparts in their characteristics. The use of domestic devices will allow businesses not only to make up for component shortages and reduce logistics costs, but also receive prompt technical support when closing foreign representative offices.

“Due to the fact that foreign development companies have left the Russian market or have reduced their supply volumes many times, Russian business faced a significant shortage of components. However, practice shows that Russian solutions are ready to compete with foreign counterparts. The agreement with LLS is an important step towards import substitution for the entire quantum sensor industry," said Alexander Priyutov, Head of Business Development at QRate.

“LLS pays great attention to promotion of domestic products in the field of optics and photonics and closely cooperates with Russian manufacturers in this area. Specialists of LLS and QRate made a detailed comparative analysis of single photon detectors by QRate (Russia) and IDQuantique (Switzerland). It showed practically complete interchangeability. We, as a distributor with extensive experience in the field of photonics, see here serious prospects both for the development of the Russian quantum industry, and for possible export of this equipment to friendly countries such as India and China,” said Nikita Burov, Director General of LLS.

In August 2022, QRate engineers together with the National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET) and the Tomsk State University (TSU) announced a new method of measurement after pulses, a noise parametre, the detection accuracy of which is critical for efficient operation of single photon detectors.

LLS will be presented at the 17th International Exhibition for Laser, Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies – Photonics 2023 at stand No.FF040.

QRate is a domestic vendor of high-tech equipment in the field of quantum communications. Skolkovo resident since 2015.

LLS is one of the largest Russian distributors of photonics and laser systems founded in 2016. The company has its own R&D laboratory, more than 500 manufacturing partners all over the world and more than 100 employees with relevant technical education. Resident of Technopark of ITMO University, member of the Laser Association.


NPO KRIT, manufacturer of monocrystalline silicon

Photo: Alexander Samoilov

NPO KRIT is a manufacturing company that has modern equipment of its own design and highly efficient technologies in the field of manufacturing products from monocrystalline silicon by the Czochralski method.

The production was launched in 1989 based on scientific and practical developments in the field of carbon-carbon composite production technology for application in the furnaces of single-crystal silicon growing by the Czochralski method.

The company grows monocrystalline silicon of two grades:

  • Boron-doped, p-type silicon, in the resistivity range of 0.001-80 Ohm-cm;
  • Phosphor-doped, n-type silicon, in the resistivity range of 0.04–50 Ohm-cm.

Silicon produced by NPO KRIT can be used in a variety of industries such as

  • Electronic. Used for manufacture of solid-state electronic devices, microcircuits, etc.
  • Optical. Used for manufacture of components of optical devices operating in the wavelength range of 3-5 microns (optical windows, detectors, lenses, shells, and other special purpose components).
  • Solar energy. Used to produce photovoltaic converters (solar cells).

At stand No.FA040, you will be able to ask questions about silicon and thermal assemblies.


AZIMUTH PHOTONICS, specialised distributor of products of the world’s leading manufacturers, will take part in Photonics 2023


AZIMUTH PHOTONICS, a specialised distributor of optoelectronics components and research equipment, invites you to visit the company’s stand No.FG032 in the Forum Pavilion on 28-31 March 2023.

AZIMUTH PHOTONICS supplies optical and laser components from the world’s leading manufacturers, and provides component support to the Russian scientific and manufacturing industries. Among the largest customers are MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), Institute for Physico-Technical Problems (IPTP), Bauman Moscow State Technical University, enterprises of Rosatom, Roscosmos, etc. The company supplies a wide range of products of world brands, e.g., Digikey, Mouser, Arrow, Farnell, Tektronix, Agilent (KEYSIGHT), Coherent, Perkin Elmer, Excelitas, Edmund Optics, Thorlabs, Physik Instrumente, Luminos, Zaber, Cnilaser, Wavespectrum, Cobolt, Mountain Microwave, YESLED, Lightsensing, iXBlue Photonics, Opto-Link, i-fiberoptics, Newport Optosky, Specim, Heimann Sensor, AdlOptica, Chroma, Optogama, Semrock, Contrastech, Hikrobotics, RMAelectronics, QHYCCD, AZURE Photonics. A separate area is supply of stands, components, and equipment for biological research.

At the stand you can see:

  • photomultipliers;
  • DPSS and diode lasers Cobolt and Omicron Laserage;
  • Chroma optical filters;
  • Laser Components photon counting detectors;
  • InfraTec, InfraRed, VIGO Photonics and Heimann Sensor detectors;
  • Femto current and voltage amplifiers;
  • photodiodes, laser diodes and modules, optical elements sglux, Laser Components;
  • Thorlabs test stand with an opportunity to demonstrate the flexibility of its setup when working with laser equipment;
  • Specim stand demonstrating the possibilities of spectral material detection by a spectral camera in a continuous conveyor mode;
  • AZIMUTH PHOTONICS’ in-house development: UV-laser for scribing ceramics, engraving, marking materials, and casework.

Visiting stand No.FG032, you can learn more about these products, discuss the application of the products offered, get catalogues, brochures, documentation, and technical advice from the company’s specialists.


GPIXEL to present at the exhibition BSI sCMOS image sensors, GMAX sensor family  with megapixel global shutter, GTOF series of time-of-flight sensors and many others

Photo: Gpixel

Gpixel, a global manufacturer of CMOS sensors for a wide range of applications, invites you to its stand No.FE001, where you can learn about the company’s products, meet their representatives, listen to the presentation about the company and its course.

The company’s product samples will be presented at the exhibition: the famous BSI sCMOS sensors of the GSENSE series, the line of GMAX sensors with frame shutter, including sensors with the smallest pixel in the world, only 2.5 microns, as well as devices of high resolution. Visitors to the stand will be able to see the unique GSPRINT series, which allows a new way of looking at the process of photo-fixation of ultra-fast processes while maintaining consistently high image quality. The GL series of linear sensors, GTOF series of time-of-flight sensors and GLUX series of hypersensitive sensors, which demonstrate unique sensitivity parametres with extremely low power consumption, small form factor and MIPI interface support, will be of special interest for visitors. The hit of the end of 2022 is the new high-tech budget sensors, designed to increase the availability of Gpixel sensors in a wide range of applications.

At the exhibition, you can learn about unique developments and upcoming premieres at the Gpixel stand.


LASSARD: a domestic manufacturer of optomechanics at Photonics 2023


At the end of 2022, LASSARD’s optical tables - honeycomb-filled table tops and supports for them - will be included by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade in the register of products fully manufactured in Russia. The company will also bring them to the Photonics 2023 exhibition.

LASSARD will also present:

  • fibre, solid state and excimer lasers;
  • transverse diode pumped laser heads (quantrons);
  • optical fibres, preforms and cables;
  • semiconductor wafers and single crystals;
  • optomechanical products and optical tables.

LASSARD stand No.FE080 will be located in the Forum Pavilion. The company’s specialists will explain the exhibits in detail and answer any questions visitors may have.


NPK-Photonica will present new products from its own production as well as products from manufacturing partners

Photo: NPK-Photonica

Photonica, Research and Production Company, is a modern high-tech company specialising in the development and production of digital optical systems sensitive in the spectral ranges from the ultraviolet to the far infra-red. Having evolved from an ECB distributor company, today, NPK-Photonica implements full-cycle projects, from development of design documentation to shipment of the finished product.

With a professional team, extensive experience with photosensitive electronic components and systems based on them from the world’s leading manufacturers, and in-depth knowledge of the digital vision market, the company develops and manufactures unique products for a wide range of applications.

This year, Photonica will showcase new products from its own production as well as products from manufacturing partners:

  • compact microdisplays with high resolution;
  • laser rangefinders with the ability to measure objects up to 20 km away;
  • UV and visible spectrum sensors, cooled and uncooled infrared detectors: SWIR, MWIR, LWIR;
  • cameras with local contrast algorithms of own production and DDE;
  • monolithic integrated circuits for low-noise amplifier for transceiver devices;
  • broadband solid state power amplifiers;
  • ceramic, metal-ceramic and plastic packages for monolithic microwave integrated circuits.

A full list of examples from the Photonics range will be available for viewing at stand No.FD087.

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We are looking forward to seeing you at Photonics 2023 from 28-31 March at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, in the Forum Pavilion.

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