The Research and technological institute of optical materials all-Russia scientific center "S.I.Vavilov State Optical Institute" is a multi-faceted institute that is engaged in the development, testing, and production of pilot batches of optical, laser, and color glass, optical, laser, and nonlinear mono- and polycrystals, glass ceramics, refractory ceramics, and elements of optical fibres.
The institute has developed and introduced production technologies for the majority of nonorganic optical materials used in Russian industry. The materials produced by the institute are used in fiber-optic communication lines, optical instrument making, laser technology, detection and dosimetry of ionizing radiation, and medical and technical endoscopy. The customers of the Research and technological institute of optical materials are optical-mechanical plants, the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation, and research-and-development institutes. The products of the institute are exported to the Czech Republic, Austria, China, and the USA.
The Research and technological institute of optical materials has established a scientific school of optical materials science that provides an opportunity to maintain the prestige and the quality of modern domestic materials at the international level. All products of the institute comply with international norms and standards.