Photonics Market (Product - Waveguides, Optical Modulators, Optical Interconnects, LED, Wavelength Division Multiplexer Filters, Photo Detectors, Lasers, Others; Consumer Electronics, Displays Safety and Defense Technology, Communication, Metrology, Sensing, Medical and Healthcare, High Performance Computing, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019 - 2027
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Photonics Market - Snapshot
Photonics refers to the technology and science of detecting, controlling, and generating photons. Photons are particles of light. Photonics is considered the science of light. The properties of photons and waves can be utilized in the exploration of a wide a range of things from the universe to find a cure for diseases to solution for a crime. Such extensive range of use is estimated to bolster growth of the global photonics market in the near future.
Scientists have been conducting studies on light for over a century now. The range of colors of the rainbow comprises only a very small part of the entire range of light wave, which is known as electromagnetic spectrum. Photonics investigates a wide range of wavelengths, from gamma rays to radio rays, comprising infrared light to ultraviolet to X-rays.
Emergence of Newer Technologies to Shape Contours of the Market
The global photonics market is likely to be driven by the broad scope of applications, from fiber optic links in telecommunications to treatment of cancer. Photonics find use in countless applications. Some of the applications of photonics are
- light detection
- information processing
- lighting and metrology
- military technology
- visual art
- laser material processing
The global photonics market is estimated to be driven by the growing popularity of additive manufacturing or lidar technology. Lidar technology is utilized for the analysis of pollutant and gas distribution in the atmosphere. This technology has become extremely vital for the autonomous driving in the last few years. Increased use of silicon-based photonics is expected to shape the contour of the global photonics market in the years to come.
Technological progress made in light-based technologies has ushered in a new age era that is characterized with a wave of innovation. On the other hand, the global photonics market is likely to face challenges for the high cost associated with the utilization of photonics products.
Global market for photonics has been covered under the scope of this report. The emission, generation, modulation, switching and detection of light are included within photonics. All the applications of light ranging from visible spectrum to ultraviolet rays are covered within photonics. The various applications of photonics include consumer electronics, displays, safety and defense technology, communication, metrology and sensing among others. By product type, the photonics market has been segmented into waveguides, optical modulators, optical interconnects, LED, wavelength division multiplexer filters, photo detectors, lasers, amplifiers and spectroscopes among others. Low power consumption of photonics based instruments, consequently reducing operational expenses, is one of the major factors fuelling their demand.
Increasing demand for high speed electronics is another major factor fuelling the demand for photonics globally. The photonics based communication instruments use optical technologies that provide faster data transfer compared to existing technologies, which is an added advantage along with the cost benefit. Thus, increasing demand for high-speed electronics is expected to positively impact the global market for photonics.
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Wavelength division multiplexer filter is one of the major product segments of photonics market. Increasing demand for high speed communication is one of the major factors fueling the demand for wavelength division multiplexer filters. However, amplifier is one of the fastest growing product segments for photonics. Increasing demand for accurate and fast communication is one of the major factors fueling the demand for amplifiers. Industrialization in emerging economies of Asia Pacific and RoW is also expected to boost the demand for amplifiers in the forecast period.
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The application of photonics in the field of medical and healthcare is the fastest growing segment. Increasing demand for accurate and early diagnosis is one of the major factors fueling the demand for photonics based instruments in the medical and healthcare segment. In addition, the demand for minimally invasive surgeries is also expected to boost the demand for photonics based instruments in medical and healthcare segment globally. However, display is the largest application segment for photonics based instruments. Changing customer requirements owing to increasing disposable income in the developing countries of Asia Pacific is fueling the demand for displays. Apart from this, large number of manufacturing utilities and upcoming business units in China, Japan and Taiwan among others are also expected to boost the demand for displays in the forecast period.
North America held the largest market share in the global photonics market in 2018. Presence of large number of business utilities and increasing demand for high speed and accurate communication are some of the major factors fueling the demand in North America. Europe is second largest market for photonics globally. However, Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market. India, China and Japan are some of the major countries boosting the photonics market in Asia Pacific. Rapid industrialization and the growing number of business utilities due to foreign investments are the major factors enhancing the demand for photonics in this region.
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The photonics market is dominated by few major players. Large capital requirement and rapidly changing technology are some of the major factors inhibiting new entrants from entering the photonics market.
- Intel Corporation
- Hewlett-Packard Company
- Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
- Finisar Corporation
- IBM Corp.
- Luxtera Inc.
- Infinera Corp.
- 3S Photonics S.A.S.
- Innolume GmbH
among others are the major players operating in the photonics market.
This market research study analyzes the photonics market globally and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD billion) from 2019 to 2027. It recognizes the drivers and restraints affecting the industry and analyzes their impact over the forecast period. Moreover, it identifies the significant opportunities for market growth.
Photonics includes the emission, generation, modulation, switching and detection of light. Apart from this, photonics includes all applications of light across the spectrum, ranging from ultraviolet to visible light. Photonics finds application across various application segments including consumer electronics, displays, safety and defense technology, communication, metrology and sensing among others. Additionally, photonics also finds application across medical and health care, and the high performance computing segment. Medical and healthcare is one of the fastest growing application segments for photonics based instruments.
Waveguides, optical modulators, optical interconnects, LED, wavelength division multiplexer filters, photo detectors, lasers, amplifiers and spectroscopes among others are the major products of photonics. The prices of photonics based equipment are less compared to conventional devices. Lower power consumption and need for high-speed electronics are the major factors fuelling the demand for photonics. Wavelength division multiplexer filter is one of the major products for photonics. Increasing demand for high speed communication is one of the major factors fueling the demand for wavelength division multiplexers.
North America is the largest market for photonics globally because of increasing demand for early diagnostics coupled with demand for high-speed computing. Moreover, increasing demand for fast and early diagnosis coupled with demand for minimally invasive surgery are also expected to boost the demand for photonics in the healthcare segment. Apart from this, aging population is also expected to fuel the demand for photonics based instruments in medical utilities.
In addition, the report also analyzes macro economic factors influencing and inhibiting the growth of photonics market. The market attractiveness analysis provided in the report highlights key investing areas in this industry. The report will help manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to understand the present and future trends in this market and formulate their strategies accordingly.
This report provides strategic analysis of the global photonics market and the growth forecast for the period 2019 to 2027. The report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on the products, applications and in-depth cross sectional analysis of the photonics market across different geographic segments. To support strategic decision making, the report also includes profiles of leading players in the industry, their market share and various strategies adopted by them. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis and market attractiveness analysis included in the report provide insight into market dynamics and industry competition.
In the report, the market has been segmented by application, by product and by geography. It also cover the drivers, restraints and opportunities (DROs), Porters five forces analysis and value chain of the photonics market. The study highlights current market trends and provides the forecast from 2014 to 2020. We have also covered the current market scenario for the photonics market and highlighted future trends that are expected to have an impact on demand. By geography, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The present market size and forecast until 2020 have been provided in the report.
The report also provides company market share analysis of the various industry participants with company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments in the field of photonics market. Major market participants profiled in this report include Intel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Finisar Corporation, IBM Corp., Luxtera Inc., Infinera Corp., 3S Photonics S.A.S. and Innolume GmbH among others.
The global photonics market has been segmented as follows:
Photonics Market: By geography
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the below mentioned segments with respect to the above mentioned regions.
Photonics Market: By product
- Optical Modulators
- Optical Interconnects
- Wavelength Division Multiplexer Filters
- Photo Detectors
Photonics Market: By application
- Consumer Electronics
- Safety and Defense Technology
- Medical and Healthcare
- High Performance Computing