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Tunable Lasers - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 1946805
  • Report
  • September 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 547 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Coherent Inc (US)
  • Continuum (US)
  • Corning, Inc. (US)
  • EMCORE Corporation (US)
  • Finisar Corp. (US)
  • Luna Technologies (US)
  • MORE
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Tunable Lasers in Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 113 companies including many key and niche players such as Agilent Technologies Inc., Coherent Inc., Continuum, Corning, Inc., Daylight Solutions, Inc., EMCORE Corporation, Finisar Corp., Fujitsu Optical Components Limited, JDS Uniphase Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aculight Corporation, Luna Technologies, NEC Corporation, NeoPhotonics Corporation, Newport Corporation, Oclaro, Inc., Santec Corporation, Santur Corporation, and Yenista Optics SA. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Coherent Inc (US)
  • Continuum (US)
  • Corning, Inc. (US)
  • EMCORE Corporation (US)
  • Finisar Corp. (US)
  • Luna Technologies (US)
  • MORE
TUNABLE LASERS

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1
Disclaimers 2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3
Tunable Lasers 3
Tunable Laser Technologies 3
Types of Tunable Lasers 4
Excimer Lasers 4
CO2 Lasers 4
Dye Lasers (Solid and Liquid States) 4
Solid-State Lasers 4
Free Electron Lasers 4
Segmentation Based on Tunability 4

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5
Current and Future Analysis 5
Tunable Lasers Enable Dynamic Network Architectures 5
Rapidly Growing Bandwidth Demand - The Major Growth Driver 6
What Lies Ahead for the Optical Components Market 6
Competitive Analysis 7

3. OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL LASER MARKET 8
A Statistical Review 8
Table 1: Global Market for Lasers (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown by Laser Technologies - Diode Lasers, CO2 Lasers,
LPSSL, Excimer Lasers, DPSSL, Fiber Lasers and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 8

Table 2: Global Laser Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales by Application Areas - Communications & Optical
Storage, Materials Processing, Medical Therapy, Military &
Basic Research, Instrumentation & Sensors, Image Recording,
Entertainment & Display, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 8

Table 3: World Commercial Laser Market (2005-2011): Breakdown
of Annual Sales (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 9
Key Market Trends 9
Laser Device Manufacturers Feel the Pinch of Recession 9
Slowdown Halts Growth of Medical Lasers 9
Laser Market Rebounds in 2010 9
Novel Laser Treatments Offer Improved Functionalities 10
Solar-cell Processing - A New Avenue for Lasers 10
Government Subsides for Solar Segment Stimulate the Laser Market 10
Green Spectrum Lasers Enable New Applications 10
Global Cosmetic Lasers Market Offers Immense Potential 11
Cost Barriers Restricting the Growth of Medical Lasers 11
End-Use Analysis of Laser Market 11
Table 4: Global Market for Lasers (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown by Applications - Materials Processing,
Communications, Storage, Medical Therapy and Diagnostics,
Basic Research, Pumps, Image Recording, Instrumentation and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11
Materials Processing 12
Medical Therapy and Diagnostics 12
Basic Research 12
Instrumentation 12
Communications and Optical Storage 12
Image Recording 13
Entertainment and Display 13

4. TUNABLE LASER TRENDS AND ISSUES 14
Tunable Laser Technology Still in Nascent Stage of Development 14
Medical Tunable Lasers to Grow Significantly 14
Tunable Lasers Gain from Broadband Communications Industry Trends 14
Rising Competition Pulls Down Tunable Laser Prices 15
Tunable Lasers Hobbled by Costs and Reliability Concerns 15
Tunable Lasers for Metro Networks Fast Catching up Pace 15
Tunable Lasers Ideal for Metro Networks 15
Metro Networks Demand Usable Tunability Besides Flexibility 16
Transition to Tunable Lasers - A Move towards Enhanced
Profitability 17
Tunable XFPs Emerge as Significant Growth Opportunity for
Module Vendors 17
Tunable Laser Applications Expanding Beyond Telecom 17
Demand for Tunable Lasers from the Sensing Market Poised to Grow 17
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing - An Emerging Cosmetic Trend 18
Advanced Photolithography Tools - A Significant Stepping Stone 18

5. PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW 19
LASER 19
Tunable Lasers - Definition 19
Tunable Lasers and the Sparing Advantage 19
Wavelength Tunability Allows for Dynamic Reconfiguration 20
On-time Provisioning and Sparing - Two Major Applications of
Tunable Lasers 20
Complex Production Processes Make Tunable Lasers Costlier 21
Types and Categories 21
Tunable Laser Technologies 21
Edge-emitting Lasers 21
SGDBR 21
ECL 22
VCSELs 22
Tuning Technologies - Strengths and Weaknesses 23
Output Power 23
Requirement of Tuning Control 23
Requirement of Separate Modulators 23
Tuning Speed 23
Cost Factors 23
Reliability 24
Various Types of Tunable Lasers 24
Excimer Lasers 24
CO2 Lasers 25
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing 25
Dye Lasers (Solid and Liquid States) 25
Solid-State Lasers 26
Free Electron Lasers 26
Segmentation Based on Tunability 27
Tunable Laser Designs 27

6. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS 28
Zecotek Develops a New Tunable Fiber Laser Technology 28
LMU Develops Subharmonic Spectral Mode-Coupling for Tunable
Lasers 28
Researchers Develop MEMS-based Low Cost Tunable Laser Devices 28
Bandwidth9 Pioneers a New Tunable Laser Technology 28
New Type of Fully Tunable Lasers Developed for Biophotonic
Applications 29
Advanced CO2 Lasers Allow Laser Impulse Adjustment, Accelerate
Healing Time 29
A Group of European Companies Develop Long Wavelength VCSELs 29

7. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 30
BFi OPTiLAS Launches Integrated KHz Tunable DPSS Laser System 30
OPOTEK Launches Phocus HE NIR Tunable Laser Device 30
Yenista Optics Introduces Tunics T100R Tunable Laser 30
Servomex Group Introduces Novel Ranges of Tunable Diode Laser
Analyzers 31
Furukawa Introduces Narrow-Linewidth High-Output Tunable Laser 31
Oclaro to Introduce New Range of Laser Diodes 31
Vertilas GmBH Extends Laser Diodes Product Line - Adds New
Wavelengths 31
Redfern Introduces Two New Narrowly Tunable Platforms 32
Schwind Eye-Tech Rolls Out Two New Versions of Amaris Excimer
Laser System 32
Daylight Solutions Launches Über Tuner™ Range of Tunable Lasers 32
DEKA Medical Introduces SmartXide DOT, a Fractional CO2 Laser 32
Coherent Launches IndyStar 2 kHz, an Excimer Laser Version 33
EMCORE Launches New Micro-ITLA 33
High Q Laser and APE Jointly Introduce picoEMERALD Tunable Laser 33
Luna Technologies Launches Phoenix 1200 Tunable Swept Laser 34
EMCORE Launches New Tunable TOSA 34
Yenista Optics Launches Tunics T100S Benchtop Tunable Laser 34
Agilent Launches Compact Tunable Lasers and Multimode Attenuators 35
Coherent Unveils New Products Under Sapphire™ Range 35
Santur Corporation Introduces Narrow Line-Width ITLA 35
OmniGuide Introduces Novel CO2 Surgical Lasers 36
Newport Spectra Launches Mai Tai eHP DeepSee Ultrafast Laser 36
Coherent Launches DIAMOND™ E-1000 CO2 Laser 36
Lutronic Introduces MOSAIC CO2 Fractional Laser System 36
Lumenis Introduces AcuPulse™ Fractional CO2 Laser System 37
EKSPLA Launches NT200 Series Tunable Laser System 37
Sumitomo Electric Industries Unveils First Green Semiconductor
Laser Diode 37
PhotoMedex Launches XTRAC Velocity Excimer Laser 38
Luna Technologies Launches Phoenix 1400 Tunable Laser 38
Santur Introduces Full C-Band Tunable Transmitters 38
Coherent Introduces New Mamba™ DPSS Laser 39
Coherent Launches CUBE 640-100 Diode Laser 39
EMCORE Corporation to Roll Out Tunable XFP Product Lines 39
Newport Launches Iris™ Optical Parametric Oscillator Ultrafast
Laser Source 40
Luna Technologies Launches Phoenix 1000 Tunable Laser 40
NeoPhotonics® Introduces NTL2040 Tunable Laser 40
IPG Photonics Develops New Range of CO2 Gas Lasers 40
Aculight Introduces Enhanced Optical Parametric Oscillator 41
Santur Introduces DFB Array-Based Tunable Lasers 41

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 42
Finisar Acquires Ignis 42
Oclaro and Newport Conclude Exchange of Strategic Assets 42
Daylight Solutions Shifts Manufacturing Facility to San Diego 42
Altos Photonics Secures an LOI from NIST for Supplying Tunable
Laser System 42
Carl Zeiss Meditec Secures US FDA Approval for MEL 80 Excimer
Laser 43
Transmode Integrates JDSU's Tunable XFP Transceiver in its WDM
Platforms 43
Daylight Solutions Shifts Manufacturing Facility to San Diego 43
ZJF Group Acquires Firecomms 43
IPG Photonics Acquires Photonics Innovations 44
Avenex and Bookham Merge to form Oclaro Inc. 44
Ignis Secures Tunable Lasers Order worth US$1.5 Million 44
Coherent Establishes New CO2 Laser Applications Laboratory in
China 44
Ignis Acquires Syntune 45
Yenista Optics Acquires the LOPs Business of Anritsu 45
Volcano Acquires Axsun Technologies 45
Ignis Enters into Strategic Partnership with NeoPhotonics 46
JGR Services to Distribute Yenista's Product Offerings in
North America 46
CyOptics Shuts Down PGT Photonics 46
Lockheed Martin Acquires Aculight 46
EMCORE Acquires Telecom Assets of Intels Optical Platform
Division 47
AXSUN Technologies to Supply Tunable Lasers to LightLab Imaging 47

9. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 48
Agilent Technologies Inc., (US) 48
Coherent Inc (US) 48
Continuum (US) 48
Corning, Inc. (US) 49
Daylight Solutions, Inc (US) 49
EMCORE Corporation (US) 49
Finisar Corp. (US) 50
Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (Japan) 50
JDS Uniphase Corporation (US) 50
Lockheed Martin Aculight Corporation (US) 51
Luna Technologies (US) 51
NEC Corporation (Japan) 52
NeoPhotonics Corporation (US) 52
Newport Corporation (US) 52
Oclaro, Inc. (US) 53
Santec Corporation (Japan) 53
Santur Corporation (US) 53
Yenista Optics SA (France) 54

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 55
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Tunable Lasers by Geographic Region - North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 6: World Historic Review for Tunable Lasers by
Geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 56

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Tunable Lasers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 57

11. NORTH AMERICA 58
A.Market Analysis 58
Outlook 58
Product Introductions/Innovations 58
Recent Industry Activity 67
Key Players 71
B.Market Analytics 77
Table 8: North American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Tunable Lasers Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 77

Table 9: North American Historic Review for Tunable Lasers
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

12. EUROPE 79
A.Market Analysis 79
Outlook 79
B.Market Analytics 79
Table 10: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Tunable Lasers by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in Units for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Table 11: European Historic Review for Tunable Lasers by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 80

Table 12: European 15-Year Perspective for Tunable Lasers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for
Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

12a. FRANCE 82
A.Market Analysis 82
Outlook 82
Product Introductions/Innovations 82
Recent Industry Activity 83
Key Player 83
B.Market Analytics 84
Table 13: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Tunable Lasers Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 84

Table 14: French Historic Review for Tunable Lasers
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

12b. GERMANY 86
A.Market Analysis 86
Outlook 86
Recent Industry Activity 86
Key Player 86
B.Market Analytics 87
Table 15: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Tunable Lasers Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 87

Table 16: German Historic Review for Tunable Lasers
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

12c. ITALY 89
A.Market Analysis 89
Outlook 89
B.Market Analytics 89
Table 17: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Tunable Lasers Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 89

Table 18: Italian Historic Review for Tunable Lasers
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

12d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 91
A.Market Analysis 91
Outlook 91
Product Introductions/Innovations 91
B.Market Analytics 91
Table 19: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Tunable Lasers Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 91

Table 20: UK Historic Review for Tunable Lasers
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

12e. REST OF EUROPE 93
A.Market Analysis 93
Outlook 93
Product Introductions/Innovations 93
Recent Industry Activity 94
Key Player 94
B.Market Analytics 95
Table 21: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Tunable Lasers Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 22: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Tunable Lasers
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

13. ASIA-PACIFIC 97
A.Market Analysis 97
Outlook 97
Product Introductions/Innovations 97
Recent Industry Activity 98
Key Player 98
B.Market Analytics 100
Table 23: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Tunable Lasers Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 24: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Tunable Lasers
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

14. REST OF WORLD 102
A.Market Analysis 102
Outlook 102
B.Market Analytics 102
Table 25: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Tunable Lasers Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 26: Rest of World Historic Review for Tunable Lasers
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 113 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 115)
  • -----------------------------------------
Region/Country Players
  • -----------------------------------------
The United States 57
Canada 6
Japan 9
Europe 39
France 4
Germany 15
The United Kingdom 9
Italy 2
Rest of Europe 9
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 4
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Coherent Inc (US)
  • Continuum (US)
  • Corning, Inc. (US)
  • EMCORE Corporation (US)
  • Finisar Corp. (US)
  • Luna Technologies (US)
  • MORE
Rising competition in the industry is likely to result in reduced prices of tunable lasers. Making profits out of new products is highly difficult in the intensely competitive tunable lasers market. Despite this, there has been a deluge of new tunable laser products over the past few years further enhancing market competition and product quality. Global tunable XFPs market is increasingly being viewed as the next big growth opportunity by module vendors. The technology is one of the major buzzwords in the industry, and several laser manufacturers have already jumped into the fray and are expected to roll out new products in the near term. Medical applications of tunable lasers are also poised to grow at an impressive pace, primarily driven by their wide application areas. These systems are currently being employed for various therapeutic and diagnostic applications in the medical industry and are likely to gain extensive usage in diagnosing and treating several complex heart related diseases in future. Demand for laser based facial and skin rejuvenation treatments, particularly fractional CO2 laser-resurfacing treatment will also accelerate the growth of carbondioxide lasers, a type of tunable lasers. Advances in nanotechnology and chemistry that expand applications of optics in the medical arena are expected to further push the boundaries for tunable lasers.

However, despite the inherent benefits, tunable lasers have largely failed to take off as anticipated even after a decade of their launch in the market. Main reason could be poor performance of the early predecessors, which did not meet industry specifications. Despite acceptable levels of performance, the devices continue to be hobbled by concerns related to costs, supply guarantees and reliability. Network providers are currently looking at tunable laser solutions that are priced not higher than fixed wavelength lasers, while simultaneously delivering high reliability and performance.

Europe and North America dominate the worldwide markets for tunable lasers, as stated by the new market research report on Tunable Lasers. The Asian region, encouraged by extensive demand from Japan, China, India, Taiwan and other emerging markets, is projected to forge ahead at a robust CAGR of about 30% through 2017.

The global tunable lasers market is intensely competitive with hectic M&A activity, consolidations, technology transfers and strategic partnerships fast becoming the norm. Key market participants profiled in the report include, Agilent Technologies Inc, Coherent Inc, Continuum, Daylight Solutions, Inc, EMCORE Corporation, Finisar Corp, Fujitsu Optical Components Limited, JDS Uniphase Corporation, NEC Corporation, NeoPhotonics Corporation, Oclaro, Inc., Santec Corporation, Santur Corporation, Yenista Optics SA, among others.

The research report titled “Tunable Lasers: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, trends and issues, growth drivers, end-use markets, product overview, technological developments, recent industry activity and profiles of market players worldwide. Analysis and overview is provided for major geographic markets such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World in volume (unit) terms. The study also provides historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2003 through 2008.
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  • Agilent Technologies Inc., (US)
  • Coherent Inc (US)
  • Continuum (US)
  • Corning, Inc. (US)
  • Daylight Solutions, Inc (US)
  • EMCORE Corporation (US)
  • Finisar Corp. (US)
  • Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (Japan)
  • JDS Uniphase Corporation (US)
  • Lockheed Martin Aculight Corporation (US)
  • Luna Technologies (US)
  • NEC Corporation (Japan)
  • NeoPhotonics Corporation (US)
  • Newport Corporation (US)
  • Oclaro, Inc. (US)
  • Santec Corporation (Japan)
  • Santur Corporation (US)
  • Yenista Optics SA (France)
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