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Advances in Laser Systems (Technical Insights)

  • ID: 358705
  • March 2005
  • Frost & Sullivan



Demand for Miniaturization Drives Growth in Laser Technology

Consumer demand for miniaturization of electronic devices such as cell phones and smart cards, and for increased optical storage, has been rapidly gaining in traction. This trend is impacting innovation of laser systems and, in turn, the market for numerous products that are best produced using laser technologies. For instance, the use of lasers in the manufacturing of wafers has enhanced their quality and end value immensely. As the demand for miniaturization of electronic devices keeps growing, the need for laser technology to enable this trend will correspondingly increase.

This Frost & Sullivan research service focuses on the most recent advances in laser systems worldwide. It provides in-depth definitions of the most popularly used laser technologies and includes analysis of the diverse applications that utilize lasers. Besides vital information on stakeholder assessment, regulatory issues are a part of the study. The latest technical innovations, restraints, drivers, and challenges have also been dealt with in the analysis.

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1. Executive Summary

- 1. Scope and Methodology

- - 1. Scope

- - 2. Methodology

- 2. Key Findings

- - 1. Noteworthy Emerging Technologies

- - 2. Noteworthy Applications

- - 3. Assessment of Competing Technologies

2. Technology and Applications Viewpoint

- 1. Technology and Applications Analysis

- - 1. Technology Primer

- - 2. Applications Analysis and Trends

- 2. Analysis and Ranking of Application Segments

- - 1. Microelectronics (Semiconductors and Electronic Devices) Applications Impact Analysis

- - 2. Industrial Applications Impact Analysis

- - 3. Medical Applications Impact Analysis

- - 4. Aerospace and Defense Applications Impact Analysis

- - 5. Niche Applications Impact Analysis

- 3. Stakeholder Assessment and Analysis; Regulatory Issues

- - 1. Stakeholder Assessment and Analysis

- - 2. Regulatory; Environmental; and Political Factors

- 4. Influential Market Factors

- - 1. M&A Analysis

- - 2. Industry Trends

3. Technology Adoption Factor Analysis

- 1. Analysis of Technology Restraints

- - 1. Regulatory Hurdles and Standards Assessment

- - 2. Technology or Product-Development Restraints

- - 3. Competing Technologies

- 2. Analysis of Technology Drivers

- - 1. Technology Features and Benefits

- - 2. Adoption Drivers for Laser Systems

4. Innovative Developments in Microelectronics (Semiconductor and Electronic Devices)

- 1. Assessment of Innovation in North America

- - 1. Leading Supplier of DUV Light Source Picks LPP for Next-Generation Lithography

- - 2. Laser Systems Boost Production Yields of Semiconductor Devices

- - 3. Intel Scientists Make First Silicon Laser

- - 4. Advantages of UV Lasers for Processing Wafers

- - 5. LANL Develops Tunable Quantum Dot Lasers

- - 6. When Quantum Computers Arrive NIST Has Technology to Keep Them Error Free

- - 7. Carbon Nanotubes Being Used in Detectors for Laser Power Measurements

- - 8. Novel Lasing Quantum Dots Developed at University of Missouri-Rolla

- 2. Assessment of Innovation in Rest of the World

- - 1. UK’s Powerlase Develops LPP EUV Source

- - 2. Unique Water-Jet-Guided Lasers Excel in Wafer Processing

- - 3. Irish Company Offers Innovative Micromachining for Semiconductor Materials

- - 4. Japan Invests in EUV Technology

- - 5. Blu-Ray Disc: Next-Generation Large-Capacity Optical Storage

5. Innovative Developments in Industrial Markets

- 1. Assessment of Innovations in North America

- - 1. Lasers Move into Scoring/Perfing Flexible Packaging Market

- - 2. Industrial Fiber Lasers Are Gaining Market Share

- - 3. Quasi CW Mode-locking Platform Is an Exceptionally Reliable UV Source

- - 4. LLNL Seeks Licensee for Novel Laser Disk Technology

- - 5. Lasers Slice Cheese for Wisconsin Industry

- 2. Assessment of Innovation in Rest of the World

- - 1. Leica’s Laser Trackers Find Worldwide Industrial Acceptance

- - 2. Rofin-Sinar Introduces Diode-pumped Disk Lasers

- - 3. UK Spin-Off Developing High-Power Fiber Lasers

- - 4. Laser Marking System for Multiple Marking Applications

6. Innovative Developments in Medical Markets

- 1. Assessment of Innovations in North America

- - 1. Laser Treatment Enhances Wound Healing

- - 2. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): Photons Provide Relief

- - 3. Near-IR Laser Energizes Nanoparticles for Tumor Ablation

- - 4. Biocavity Laser Aids in Cancer Cell Detection

- - 5. Multiwavelength Digital Holography (MWDH) Has Medical Applications

- - 6. Ultrafast Laser May Treat Cancer

- - 7. Laser Treatments Effective for Acne Scars and Sun-Damaged Skin

- - 8. Laser Stimulation of Nerves Is Safe; Precise; and Effective

- 2. Assessment of Innovation in Rest of the World

- - 1. Photoacoustic Noninvasive Glucose Monitor Patented

- - 2. Diseases Diagnosed with Laser-Based Breath Analyzer

- - 3. Miniature Violet Laser Delivers Genes to Cells

7. Innovative Developments in Aerospace and Defense Markets

- 1. Assessment of Innovations in North America

- - 1. NASA/ESA Join in Space Mission to Detect Gravitational Waves

- - 2. NASA-MIT Designing Interplanetary Laser to Communicate with Mars

- - 3. ORNL and Fisk University Collaborate on IR Lasers for Defense

- - 4. US Developing an Airborne Laser Program

- - 5. US DoD Initiatives in High-Energy Laser Technology

- - 6. DARPA SHEDS Program Targets 85% Power Conversion Efficiency

- - 7. Field Test for Anthrax Developed Using Raman Spectroscopy

- 2. Assessment of Innovation in Rest of the World

- - 1. Advanced Disk Laser Developed for Space Applications in Germany

- - 2. Mobile Tactical High-Energy Laser—Joint Israel/US Defense Weapon Effort

- - 3. Japanese R&D Uses Laser-Based Space Solar Power Systems (L-SSPS)

8. Innovative Developments in Niche Markets

- 1. Assessment of Innovations in North America

- - 1. Commercial Printers Adopting Laser-Based Computer-to-Plate Imagery

- - 2. Laser Applications in the Construction Industry

- - 3. Applications for Portable Tunable-Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

- - 4. National Ignition Facility Building World’s Largest Laser

- - 5. NASA’s Laser Cooling R&D

- 2. Assessment of Innovation in Rest of the World

- - 1. Laser-Projection Systems Enter Military Flight Simulation Market

- - 2. German Team Develops Deep Blue and UV Tunable Organic Solid-State Lasers

- - 3. Status of Ultrafast Erbium Fiber Systems

- - 4. Persistent Organic Pollutants Tracked with Two-Photon Excitation Microscopy

- - 5. Holey Optical Fibers Attracting Major R&D

- - 6. Laser Micropyrolysis Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: Applications

- - 7. 3D Laser Radar for Traffic Monitoring

9. Analysis of Funding Sources and Innovation Assessment

- 1. Venture Capital and Public Sector Funding Analysis

- - 1. Venture Capital Analysis

- - 2. Public Sector Funding Analysis

- 2. Company Funding and Innovation Assessment

- - 1. Company Funding

- - 2. Innovation Assessment

10. Patents; Database of Key Industry Participants; and Glossary

- 1. Patents and Database of Key Industry Participants

- - 1. Patents in March

- - 2. Patents in February

- 2. Glossary and Database of Key Industry Participants

- - 1. Glossary

- - 2. Database of Key Industry Participants

11. Frost & Sullivan Science and Technology Awards

- 1. Technology Innovation

- - 1. Award Description

- - 2. Award Recipient

- 2. Technology Leadership

- - 1. Award Description

- - 2. Award Recipient

- 3. Excellence in Technology

- - 1. Award Description

- - 2. Award Recipient

12. Critical Reference Tables

- 1. Decision Support Database

- - 1. Military Expenditure

- - 2. Government Healthcare Expenditure

- - 3. Private Healthcare Expenditure

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