Optoelectronics Components

Your Partner for Hard to Find Optoelectronics Components

Optoelectronics is a technical discipline that deals with the interaction between light and electrons. In optoelectronics, elements convert electric current into light. There are also elements that convert light into electrical current.

Optoelectronic devices convert electrical and optical signals back and forth. Due to the prevalence of CMOS devices, both analog and digital signals are most easily processed and stored in electronic form. However, optical signals provide distinct advantages for high-speed and long-distance transmission.

The two key technologies for converting electrical signals to optical are light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. LEDs use current flowing through a PN junction to emit photons. This junction can be engineered to produce any desired spectrum of light. Lasers also convert electricity into visible light, but can produce a coherent, more spectrally pure, and more powerful light source. Lasers require more electrical power than LEDs. A laser diode is a device that has qualities of both a laser and an LED. Converting optical signals into electrical signals is accomplished via a photodiode or photovoltaic cell.

VRG Components can source any electronic parts that are hard to find – in short supply (allocations), end of life, obsolete or have long lead times – especially optoelectronics. We do this by leveraging our extensive network of carefully vetted, reliable suppliers to provide you with the right components to meet your needs.

Our mission is to supply hard to find, high quality electronic components to maximize our customer’s production processes. With the ability to source components from more than 500 leading manufacturers we can secure the optoelectronics required for your project.

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Optoelectronic Applications

The practical applications of optoelectronics can be found in many industry sectors. The technology of optoelectronics is used in displays for computers, webcams, surveillance cameras, and lasers to read and write CD and DVD discs. You can also see the technology in LEDs for indication, semiconductor lasers or LEDs and diodes for optical fiber communication, optical temperature measurement and infrared viewers. Optoelectronics are also used in solar cells to convert the energy of sunlight into electricity. Many optoelectronic systems purely mimic their electronic counterparts. There are optoelectronic switches, transceivers, and multiplexers. They perform the same basic functions but have either optical inputs, outputs, or both. These optoelectronic systems are comprised of LEDs, lasers, laser diodes, and photodetectors.

Tailored Support

The sourcing experts at VRG Components focus on meeting your specific industry needs which is the starting point of our comprehensive worldwide service. Our global team keeps up with the changing industry requirements and complies with these requirements as it pertains to sourcing. You have the support of our dedicated experts.

No matter your need, we are here for you.

Optoelectronics Manufacturers

VRG Components is proud to offer reliable electronics components from major manufacturers such as AU Optronics, Broadcom, Everlight, Fairchild, ISOCOM Components, Lumex, ON Semiconductor, Optek, OSRAM, Sharp, Texas Instruments, TT Electronics, Vishay, and more.


AU Optronics

AU Optronics is a company in Taiwan that specializes in optoelectronic solutions.



Broadcom is an American designer, developer, manufacturer and global supplier of a wide range of semiconductor and infrastructure software products for the data center, networking, software, broadband, wireless, and storage and industrial markets.


ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor manufacturers energy efficient connectivity, sensing, power management, analog, logic, timing, discrete, and custom devices.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.


TT Electronics

TT Electronics is a global manufacturer of electronic components and provider of manufacturing services, headquartered in Woking, England.

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Vishay manufactures semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETS, and optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors and capacitors).

Optoelectronics Part finder

In order to make it easy to search through a vast inventory of electronic components such as optoelectronics, VRG Components has developed a part finder. Enter the part or component number and browse through our entire inventory. Once you have found the components you are looking for, you can request a quote that fits your needs. Our sales team will contact you within 30 minutes to tailor your quotation for hard to find components.

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Optoelectronic Components

Components in this category include:

Fiber Optics: Fiber Management Systems, Fiber Optic Couplers, Fiber Optic Switches, Fiber Optic Transceivers, Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers, Specialized Fiber Optics

Laser Diodes: Laser Diode Modules, Laser Diodes

Optical Inspection Equipment: Microscopes

Photo Couplers: IGBT & MOSFET Gate Driver PhotoCouplers, Logic Output Photocouplers, OptoCouplers, Transistor & Photovoltaic Output PhotoCouplers, Triac & SCR Output PhotoCouplers

Photo Elements: Photodetectors, Photodiodes, Photointerrupters, Photomultipliers, Phototransistors

Other Related Components

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A display is any technology that allows for the visualization of an input signal. They are often paired with computers or other electronics. Most “flat panel” displays are based on liquid crystal display (LCD), light-emitting diode (LED), or organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.

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LEDs & LED Lighting

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it. The current runs in a single direction. Electrons from one end race toward the positively charged holes found on the opposite end when electricity passes through the semiconductor.

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A sensor is a device, module, machine, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics. There are pressure sensors, motion & position sensors, optical sensors, and thermal sensors.

VRG Components is Your Ideal Partner

Our customers are often under pressure to find stock quickly. Components must meet their quality standards and arrive on time.

Global customers choose VRG Components for our ability to secure the products they need, the speed at which we can deliver, our reliability, quality, and our ongoing customer support. In other words, VRG is the essential supply chain partner that can provide you with peace of mind.

  • Unsurpassed global supply chain
  • Get a quote in 30 minutes or less
  • Quality focused & ISO 9001: 2015 certified
  • Highest quality components
  • Competitive pricing
  • Flexible payment terms

VRG Components is ISO 9001: 2015 certified. Our Quality Management System contains strict quality guidelines and rigorous counterfeit avoidance measures so you can rely on the quality of the electronic parts you receive from us. Get everything you need by contacting VRG Components for your electronic parts needs.

We focus on quickly delivering top quality electronics components including optoelectronics.  Our sourcing team is able to accomplish this due to our extensive global connections with carefully selected suppliers.


Optoelectronic Components


Optoelectronics Applications


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Relevant industries

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Fire & Security

Optoelectronics components are used in displays for computers, webcams, surveillance cameras, and lasers.

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Optoelectronics components are used for optical fiber communication.

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