Redefining 3D perception, one photon at a time. Our reliable sensors unlock the potential of autonomy and safety in the world of robotics and self-driving vehicles. 

About us

We are a team of passionate innovators on a mission to transform the world of 3D sensing. Established in August 2020 as a spin-off from the University of Tartu, our roots are firmly grounded in research and cutting-edge technology. Our team, led by CEO Jan Bogdanov, comprises 20 dedicated enthusiasts, including tech-leading PhDs and experts from diverse disciplines.

Our journey began with a singular goal in mind: to make 3D sensing technology accessible to all. In just three years, we've redefined the boundaries of what's possible. We've created a resilient 3D sensor based on direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) photon measurement, capable of safe and precise operation across the full field of view. We've broken down the barriers of size and cost, achieving a remarkable 100x reduction in unit cost and a 180x decrease in size. We've filed patent applications, innovated for world-leading tech companies and the European Space Agency, and initiated seven groundbreaking pilot programs.

The world is evolving, and with it, the need for autonomous systems, self-driving vehicles, and robots that can navigate and interact safely and efficiently. We understand that the key to achieving this lies in reliable and cost-effective 3D sensing. We're solving a critical problem for our customers: the limitations of existing sensor solutions. We're here to change that. LightCode's visionary technology, grounded in single photon sensitivity, addresses these challenges head-on. 

LightCode is not just a company; it's a revolution. We're inspired by extreme grit, transparency, and a shared mission to transform how 3D images are acquired. We invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey and be part of the future of autonomy, where safety is the driving force behind innovation.

The core team

Jan Bogdanov
CEO & Co-Founder

Expert in prototyping, experimental equipment, and laboratory technology. He has 9 years of experience in Electronics, Photonics and leadership. 

Terje Eichelmann
CCO/COO & Co-Founder

Coordinates and leads Business Development, Marketing, Sourcing, Finance and Legal business units. She has 20 years of international experience in the Electronics and Automotive industries.

Sergey Omelkov
Head of Innovation & Co-Founder | PhD, Solid State Physics

Drives innovation and leads firmware development. He has 15 years of experience in Prototyping and Partnership relations.

Andreas Valdmann
CTO & Co-Founder |  PhD, Physics, Optics

Leader of technology development responsible for the overall 3D camera development, including the architecture solutions. He has 12 years of experience in Photonics and R&D


Our values

 At LightCode Photonics, our core values are the guiding stars of our journey. We embrace an unwavering commitment to growth, innovation, and a common purpose.

Learning mindset

We are constantly learning and growing to achieve mastery and trying new things without fear of failure. 

Can-do attitude

We are challenging the status quo, getting to the root of the problems and finding new ways to overcome challenges. 


We are serving a bigger and brighter mission to make the world a better place by knowing the purpose of our work and achieving common goals together. 

Join us at LightCode Photonics,
where we're proud to be at the forefront of a technological revolution,
and where the thrill of innovation fuels our passion.