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Miniature, Micro and Chip-size Spectrometers: Technologies, Markets Trends and Customers Needs

  • ID: 5201140
  • Report
  • November 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 200 Pages
  • Tematys

A breakthrough moment for spectral analysis is coming: while miniature and micro spectrometers achieve steady growth and find well established position on the market, the disruptive chip-size technologies come up and elevate the role of spectroscopy to an entirely new level. Now spectrometers can be available to everyone.

In the last few years optical spectroscopy became more popular due to the increasing need of in-line, on-field and Point-of-use measurements. The interest was confirmed by the high growth of Compact Spectrometers Systems market, which went from $ 655M to $ 922M in just three years (between 2016 and 2019). Emerging chip-size spectrometers are going to fuel this growth even more.

New type spectrometers can be as small as semiconductor wafers. Their ultra compact size (<1 cm 3 ) allows to integrate spectral analyzers with smartphones and wearable devices. The fastest growing applications will be therefore biomedical and consumer. The use of chip-size spectral sensors should reach >300M of pcs per year in 2024, with CAGR up to 111% (2020-2024) for some applications.

The report provides a comprehensive view on the process of spectroscopy popularization. It describes the Compact Spectrometers market in detail, including breakdown into applications and segments.


  • Definition of miniature, micro and chip-size spectrometers
  • Market revenue breakdown between classical and miniaturized spectrometers
  • Unique compact spectrometers market forecast by applications 2020-2024
  • Main OEM spectrometers manufacturers analysis
  • Presentation of dominant market trends
  • Description of strategies for spectrometers miniaturization
  • Review of most promising applications
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Executive Summary

1. Introduction

  • Study goals and objectives
  • Information sources and methodology
  • Scope of the report
  • Glossary
  • Definitions
  • List of companies mentioned in the report

2. Explanation of market structure

  • From Photonics to the function
  • Distinction between different spectrometers size
  • Spectrometers vs. spectral sensors

3. A growing market attracting new players

  • Value chain
  • Market data
  • Forecasts from 2020 to 2024
  • Going from hardware to solutions
  • Spectroscopy will become a part of people’s daily life

4. Strategies for spectrometers miniaturization

  • Technological landscape
  • Dispersive spectroscopy
  • Fourier Transform spectroscopy
  • Fabry-Pérot Interferometerbased spectroscopy
  • Emerging miniaturization Strategies
  • Using Photonics Integrated Circuits
  • Other approach

5. Latest trends in compact spectrometers applications

  • Identifying most promising applications
  • Small series market - industry
  • Medium size market - agriculture, environment and professional use
  • Large market adoptions - consumer and medical applications

6. Appendices

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