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Global Markets for Laser Systems, Components and Materials

Global Markets for Laser Systems, Components and Materials

The global market for lasers was nearly $10.8 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach $11.7 billion in 2015 and $16 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5%.

This report provides:

An overview of the global markets and technologies for laser systems, components, and materials.

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.

Breakdowns of the global laser market along individual energy medium type in value and volume terms: diode, fiber, carbon dioxide, solid-state, excimer, dye, and other gas lasers.

Breakdowns of the market along individual end applications in value and volume terms: telecommunications; instrumentation and scientific research; medicine; energy, defense, and surveillance; computing and entertainment; industrial and automotive; as well as retail and others.

Regional breakdowns into individual regions in value and volume terms: the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC).

Breakdowns of the global laser market along value chain contributors: active material, firing source and other components, as well as operating margins.

Analysis of the stakeholder landscape in the laser value chain.

Analysis of the patenting activity involving laser modules.

Profiles of major players in the industry.


SCOPE OF THE REPORT

The report forecasts the size of the market in current U.S. dollars as well as in millions of shipment units for lasers from 2015 through 2020.

The report forecasts the market size for the following:
Individual laser types such as diode, fiber, carbon dioxide, solid-state, excimer, dye and other gas lasers.
The above forecasts are classified on the basis of end-application vertical, geographical region and value chain contributors on value basis.

The Executive Summary provides a snapshot of key findings of the report.

The chapter on laser theory and its applications introduces and explains central operating concepts, followed by key laser applications. The chapter highlights differences and also identifies important common threads that run through diverse laser types.

The chapter on global markets provides a total view of the laser market quantitatively.

The chapter on stakeholders and value highlights their categories and analyzes their activities in this domain — clarifying where and how they fit in the larger picture.

The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter highlights the activity underway in the area of laser modules. The chapter classifies the patents awarded according to categories such as carbon dioxide lasers, dye lasers, excimer lasers, fiber lasers, generic gas lasers, helium based lasers, ion lasers, quantum cascade lasers, general semiconductor lasers, solid-state lasers and vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL).

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS, BY REGION ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS, BY REGION ($ ILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 THEORY OF LASER TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR
APPLICATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO LASERS
OPERATING PRINCIPLE OF LASERS
POPULATION INVERSION
CONTINUOUS WAVE AND PULSED LASERS
DISTRIBUTED FEEDBACK LASERS
MODE LOCKED LASERS
APPLICATIONS OF LASERS
OPTICAL RECORDABLE MEDIA
LASER PRINTERS
FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE
PROJECTION APPLICATIONS
POINTERS
GAS SENSORS
LASER MOUSE
PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBER LASERS AND SUPERCONTINUUM GENERATION
Self Phase Modulation
Raman Scattering
Four Wave Mixing
FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION
SURGERY
SKIN AND TISSUE RESURFACING
KIDNEY STONE TREATMENT
CUTTING AND WELDING
GUIDED SYSTEMS
FORENSICS
SPEED GUNS
BARCODE READERS
HOLOGRAMS
THERMOMETERS
SPECTROSCOPY
MODE LOCKING APPLICATIONS
COHERENT CONTROL
COMBUSTION ENGINES
INDUSTRIAL SORTING
LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING (LIDAR)
DYNAMICS OF LASER TYPES
WHY ARE LASER TYPES IMPORTANT?
DIODE LASERS
VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASER (VCSEL)
FIBER LASERS
BENEFITS OF FIBER LASERS
MORPHOLOGY OF FIBER LASER
DOUBLE-CLAD OPTICAL FIBERS: A SPECIAL CASE FOR FIBER LASERS
APPLICATION OF PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBER IN FIBER LASER
Benefits of Photonic Crystal Fiber Lasers over Conventional Fiber Lasers
Photonic Crystal Fibers and Supercontinuum
CARBON DIOXIDE LASER
SOLID-STATE LASER
EXCIMER LASER
DYE LASER
OTHER GAS LASERS
ION LASER
HELIUM-NEON (HENE) LASER
HELIUM-CADMIUM LASER
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL MARKETS
INTRODUCTION
OVERALL GLOBAL MARKET
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 2 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 3 ASP FOR LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT)
LASER TYPE BREAKDOWN
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 5 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 6 ASP FOR LASERS BY TYPE, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
END-APPLICATION BREAKDOWN
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 8 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 9 ASP FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
MARKET ANALYSIS
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET OF LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
DIODE LASERS
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative breakdown
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 12 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 13 ASP FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 15 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 16 ASP FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
MARKET ANALYSIS
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET OF DIODE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGIN AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Qualitative Analysis
FIBER LASERS
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 19 SHIPMENT SALES FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 20 ASP FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 22 SHIPMENT SALES FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 23 ASP FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
MARKET ANALYSIS
Quantitative breakdown
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET OF FIBER LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Qualitative Analysis
CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative breakdown
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 26 SHIPMENT SALES FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 27 ASP FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative breakdown
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 29 SHIPMENT SALES FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 30 ASP FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
MARKET ANALYSIS
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Qualitative Analysis
SOLID-STATE LASERS
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 33 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 34 ASP FOR SOLID STATE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative breakdown
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 36 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSANDS OF UNITS)
TABLE 37 ASP FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
MARKET ANALYSIS
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET OF SOLID-STATE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Qualitative Analysis
EXCIMER LASERS
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 40 SHIPMENT SALES FOR EXCIMER LASERS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSANDS OF UNITS)
TABLE 41 ASP FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 43 SHIPMENT SALES FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 44 ASP FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
MARKET ANALYSIS
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET OF EXCIMER LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Qualitative Analysis
DYE LASERS
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 47 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 48 ASP FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 49 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 50 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020* (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 51 ASP FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
MARKET ANALYSIS
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET OF DYE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Qualitative Analysis
OTHER GAS LASERS
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 53 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 54 SHIPMENT SALES FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 55 ASP FOR OTHER LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 57 SHIPMENT SALES FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
TABLE 58 ASP FOR OTHER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT)
Qualitative Analysis
MARKET ANALYSIS
Quantitative Breakdown
TABLE 59 GLOBAL MARKET OF OTHER GAS LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Qualitative analysis
CHAPTER 5 STAKEHOLDERS AND VALUE CHAIN
STAKEHOLDER CATEGORIES
OVERVIEW
INTEGRATED LASER MODULE SPECIALISTS
ALLIED COMPONENT SPECIALISTS
OEMS
RAW MATERIAL PROVIDERS
KEY COMPANY PROFILES
AEROTECH
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC.
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
ALMA LASERS
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
ARGES
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
B&W TEK
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
BAYSPEC
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
BLUE SKY RESEARCH
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
COHERENT
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
CONCEPTS RESEARCH
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
CONOPTICS INC.
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
CORNING INC.
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
CRYLAS
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
IDEX OPTONICS AND PHOTONICS
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
FRANKFURT LASER
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
II-VI INC.
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
IPG PHOTONICS
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
JDS UNIPHASE CORP.
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
JENOPTIK
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
KIGRE
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
LIGHT AGE
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
LINDE GROUP
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
LOCKHEED MARTIN
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
NEWPORT CORP.
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
NICHIA
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
NKT PHOTONICS
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
NLIGHT PHOTONICS
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP.
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
OCLARO
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
POWER TECHNOLOGY INC.
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
PRIMA INDUSTRIE
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
ROFIN GMBH
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
RPMC LASERS
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
SCANLAB
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
SCHOTT GLASS TECHNOLOGIES
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
Introduction
Laser Offerings
Analysis and Prospects
TRUMPF
CHAPTER 6 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
TRENDS BY FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
TABLE 60 U.S. PATENTS IN LASERS, BY PATENT CATEGORY, 1976-MAY 2015
TRENDS BY YEAR
TABLE 61 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN LASERS BY YEAR OF GRANT, 1976-MAY 2015* (NUMBER OF PATENTS AWARDED)
TRENDS BY COUNTRY
TABLE 62 U.S. LASER PATENTS BY COUNTRY OF GRANT, 1976 TO MAY 2015 (NUMBER/%)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 63 LIST OF LASER ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS, 1976 TO MAY 2015
TABLE 64 ASSIGNEES OF FOUR OR MORE U.S. PATENTS IN LASERS, 1976 TO MAY 2015

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