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Global Markets and Technologies for Photonic Crystals

Global Markets and Technologies for Photonic Crystals

The global market for components and modules using photonic crystals was valued at nearly $6 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach $7.3 billion in 2015 and nearly $17.4 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.9% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:

An overview of the global markets and technologies for photonic crystals.

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.

Forecasts of the market sizes for the following: Photonic crystal-enabled components and modules such as LEDs, solar and PV cells, displays, biosensors, image sensors, optical fibers, discrete and integrated optical components as well as lasers and supercontinuum sources.

Discussion of the technology and commercial promise of photonic crystals across applications and domains.

Examination of the major stakeholder classes engaged in photonic crystal commercialization and the activities of key players in this domain.

A breakdown of patent activity regarding design innovations, energy applications of photonic crystals, fabrication and synthesis methodologies, integrated circuits and quantum dots, laser applications of photonic crystals, lighting applications, photonic crystal fiber applications, sensor applications, and telecommunications applications.

Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.


SCOPE OF THE REPORT

The report forecasts the size of the market in current U.S. dollars for overall components and modules internalizing photonic crystals in value terms for each individual component, as well as in module and volume terms wherever possible, from 2014 through 2020.

The report forecasts the market size for:
Photonic crystal–enabled components and modules such as LEDs, solar and PV cells, displays, biosensors, image sensors, optical fibers, discrete and integrated optical components, and lasers and supercontinuum sources.
Forecasts are classified on the basis of application vertical, photonic crystal dimension, and geographic region.

The Executive Summary provides a snapshot of key findings.

The chapter discussing the theoretical overview of photonic crystals provides an overview of the market size of components and modules internalizing photonic crystals from 2014 through 2020. It also lays down the theoretical ground for better appreciation of the technology and commercial promise of photonic crystals across applications and domains.

The chapter on global markets for photonic crystal components and modules provides a detailed analysis of the present–day state of the art in photonic crystal applications. It also deals with individual components and modules in which photonic crystals are poised to make the most prominent marks. It discusses the market potential in terms of verticals, dimensions and geographic regions. It uncovers the basic theory behind the running of these modules, and then emphasizes the advantages ushered by photonic crystals over conventional methods and materials.

The chapter on vendor and stakeholder analysis lists and explains the major stakeholder classes engaged in photonic crystal commercialization. It also analyzes the activities of key players in this domain.

The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter highlights the patenting activity underway in the area of photonic crystals. The chapter classifies the patents awarded according to functional categories such as design innovations; energy applications of photonic crystals; fabrication and synthesis methodologies; integrated circuits and quantum dots; laser applications of photonic crystals; lighting applications of photonic crystals; photonic crystal fiber applications; sensor applications of photonic crystals and telecommunications applications of photonic crystals.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR COMPONENTS AND MODULES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR COMPONENTS AND MODULES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
PHOTONIC CRYSTAL BASICS
WHY ARE PHOTONIC CRYSTALS PROMISING?
LARGER CONTEXT
SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES OF PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
TABLE 1 IMPORTANT BENEFITS OF THE PHOTONIC BAND GAP IN PHOTONIC CRYSTAL STRUCTURES
TABLE 2 MARKETABLE FUNCTIONAL ATTRIBUTES OF PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
MARKET OVERVIEW
APPLICATIONS
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR COMPONENTS AND MODULES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
PHOTONIC CRYSTAL DIMENSIONS
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR COMPONENTS AND MODULES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET FOR COMPONENTS AND MODULES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Americas
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Asia-Pacific
ANALOGY OF PHOTONICS WITH ELECTRONICS
THEORETICAL PREMISE
ELECTRON MOVEMENT IN SEMICONDUCTORS
WHERE DO PHOTONIC CRYSTALS FIT IN?
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE
EFFECT OF THE DIELECTRIC CONSTANT OF THE MEDIUM ON LIGHT
THEORETICAL PREMISE
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE REFRACTIVE INDEX AND THE DIELECTRIC
CONSTANT
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE
DIFFRACTION
THEORETICAL PREMISE
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE
PHOTONIC BANDS AND BAND GAP
THEORETICAL PREMISE
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE
CRYSTAL MATERIAL
THEORETICAL PREMISE
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE
Silicon and the Carbon Family
Titanium Family
Boron Family
DIMENSIONAL ASPECT
THEORETICAL PREMISE
PRACTICAL RELEVANCE
TABLE 6 PHOTONIC CRYSTAL STRUCTURE TYPES
Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals
FABRICATION AND ITS GENERATIONS
PHOTONIC CRYSTAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FABRICATION MECHANICS
Designed Defects
Point Defects
Linear Defects
Superprism Effect
PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBER FABRICATION
ELECTRON BEAM LITHOGRAPHY
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FABRICATION
NANOIMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY
Nanoimprint Lithography Solutions from Obducat
DIRECT THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOLDING
MULTIPLEX EXPOSURE HOLOGRAPHIC RECORDING
AUTOCLONING
SELF-ASSEMBLY
COLLOIDAL SUSPENSION
SPATIALLY VARIANT PHOTONIC CRYSTALS (SVPCS)
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL PHOTONIC CRYSTAL COMPONENT AND MODULE MARKETS
LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES
MARKET DYNAMICS
Overall Picture
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE AND SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR LIGHT–EMITTING DEVICES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS/UNIT MILLIONS)
Vertical Breakdown
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 9 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Dimension Breakdown
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LIGHT–EMITTING DEVICES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 11 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR LIGHT–EMITTING DEVICES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Regional Breakdown
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 13 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
INTRODUCTION
Appealing Factors
Theory behind Light-Emitting Device Operations
Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
VALUE ADDED BY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
Photonic Crystals as Diffraction Gratings
Photonic Band Gap-Based Filtering
Benefits of Applications of Photonic Crystals in Light-Emitting Devices
SOLAR AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS
MARKET DYNAMICS
Overall Picture
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE AND SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR SOLAR AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS/UNIT MILLIONS)
Vertical Breakdown
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLAR AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 16 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR SOLAR AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Dimension Breakdown
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLAR AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 18 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR SOLAR AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Regional Breakdown
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLAR AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 20 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR SOLAR AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
INTRODUCTION
Traditional Solar Cells
Thin Film Cells: The Path toward Silicon Alternatives
Organic Solar and Photovoltaic Cells
VALUE ADDED BY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
Implications of Employment of Photonic Crystals in Solar Cells
DISPLAYS
MARKET DYNAMICS
Overall Picture
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE AND SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR DISPLAY PANELS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS/UNIT MILLIONS)
Vertical Breakdown
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DISPLAY PANELS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR DISPLAY PANELS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Dimension Breakdown
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DISPLAY PANELS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 25 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR DISPLAY PANELS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020
(UNIT MILLIONS)
Regional Breakdown
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DISPLAY PANELS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR DISPLAY PANELS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
INTRODUCTION
Liquid-Crystal Display
VALUE ADDED BY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
Colloidal Photonic Crystals (CPC)
Photonic Inks
Photonic Ink from Opalux
Electrical Activation
BIOSENSORS
MARKET DYNAMICS
Overall Picture
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FOR BIOSENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Vertical Breakdown
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET FOR BIOSENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Dimension Breakdown
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET FOR BIOSENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Regional Breakdown
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET FOR BIOSENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
INTRODUCTION
VALUE ADDED BY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
SRU Biosystems (Assets presently owned by Juno Therapeutics)
University of Illinois
IMAGE SENSORS
MARKET DYNAMICS
Overall Picture
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE AND SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR IMAGE SENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS/UNIT MILLIONS)
Vertical Breakdown
TABLE 33 GLOBAL MARKET FOR IMAGE SENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 34 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR IMAGE SENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Dimension Breakdown
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET FOR IMAGE SENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 36 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR IMAGE SENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Regional Breakdown
TABLE 37 GLOBAL MARKET FOR IMAGE SENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 38 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR IMAGE SENSORS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
INTRODUCTION
Lenses
Image Sensors
Charged Coupled Devices
Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Sensors
Red Blue Green (RGB) Readout
VALUE ADDED BY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
Limitations of Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Sensors
Suitability of Photonic Crystal Sensors
Suitability of Photonic Crystal Lenses
Photonic Crystal-Image Sensor from Panasonic
Photonic Crystal Lens from Aptina (acquired by ON Semiconductor)
Autocloning Technology from Photonic Lattice
OPTICAL FIBERS
MARKET DYNAMICS
Overall Picture
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE AND SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR OPTICAL FIBERS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS/ KM–PAIR MILLIONS)
Vertical Breakdown
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL FIBERS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 41 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR OPTICAL FIBERS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (KM–PAIR MILLIONS)
Dimension Breakdown
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL FIBERS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 43 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR OPTICAL FIBERS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 (KM-PAIR MILLIONS)
Regional Breakdown
TABLE 44 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL FIBERS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 45 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR OPTICAL FIBERS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (KM-PAIR MILLIONS)
INTRODUCTION
VALUE ADDED BY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
Benefits of Usage of Photonic Crystals
Birefringence Value Addition
Low Birefringence
Large Birefringence
Photonic Crystal Fiber Classes
TABLE 46 IMPORTANT FEATURES OF PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBERS
Commercialization Issues
Photonic Crystal Fiber Sensors
Medical Application of Photonic Crystal Fiber: OmniGuide
DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS
MARKET DYNAMICS
Overall Picture
TABLE 47 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE AND SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS/UNIT MILLIONS)
Vertical Breakdown
TABLE 48 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 49 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Dimension Breakdown
TABLE 50 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 51 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
Regional Breakdown
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 53 GLOBAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FOR DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED OPTICAL COMPONENTS USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (UNIT MILLIONS)
INTRODUCTION
Photonic Integration Drivers
VALUE ADDED BY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
Transceivers
Polarizers
Planar Polarizers
Fiber Polarizers
Multiplexers
Modulators
Photonic-Integrated Circuits from NeoPhotonics
LASERS AND SUPERCONTINUUM SOURCES
MARKET DYNAMICS
Overall Picture
TABLE 54 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS AND SUPERCONTINUUM SOURCES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Vertical Breakdown
TABLE 55 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS AND SUPERCONTINUUM SOURCES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY APPLICATION, 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Dimension Breakdown
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS AND SUPERCONTINUUM SOURCES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY CRYSTAL DIMENSION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Regional Breakdown
TABLE 57 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS AND SUPERCONTINUUM SOURCES USING PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
INTRODUCTION
Laser Applications
Operating Principle
Continuous Wave and Pulsed Lasers
Lasers Types
VALUE ADDED BY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
Fiber Lasers: The Template for Photonic Crystals to Penetrate into the
Laser Domain
Fiber Laser Benefits
Fiber Laser Morphology
Double-Clad Optical Fibers: A Special Case for Fiber Lasers
Photonic Crystal Fiber in Fiber Laser Applications
Benefits of Photonic Crystal Fiber Lasers over Conventional Fiber Lasers
Photonic Crystal Fiber Lasers and Supercontinuum Generation
Self-Phase Modulation
Raman Scattering
Four-Wave Mixing
Photonic Crystal Fibers and Supercontinuum
NKT Photonics Photonic Crystal Fiber Portfolio for Powering Fiber Lasers
and Supercontinuum
CHAPTER 5 VENDOR AND STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS
UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH LABORATORIES
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM RESEARCH LABORATORIES
TABLE 58 RESEARCH CENTERS WITH EXTENSIVE TECHNOLOGY
TRANSFER IN PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
OPTICAL FIBER AND LASER SPECIALISTS
INTEGRATED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURERS
OPTIC-FOCUSED STARTUPS
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ACCUMULATORS
LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE MAJORS
HIGH-TECH DEFENSE AND AEROSPACE SUPPLIERS
END-USER DEVICE DEVELOPERS
COMPANY PROFILES
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
CORNING INC.
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
EPISTAR
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
FIANIUM
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
GLOPHOTONICS
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY L.P.
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
JUNO THERAPEUTICS (SRU BIOSYSTEMS)
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
LG INNOTEK
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
LOCKHEED MARTIN AND SANDIA CORP.
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
LUMILEDS (FORMERLY PHILIPS LUMILEDS LIGHTING COMPANY LLC)
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
LUMINUS DEVICES INC.
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
MICROCONTINUUM AND LIGHTWAVE POWER
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
NANOBRICK
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
NEC CORP.
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
NKT PHOTONICS
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
OBDUCAT
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
OMNIGUIDE
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
OPALUX
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Radio wave activation
Laser-based tuning
Mechanical Activation (Compressible Photonic Colors)
Chemical Activation
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
PANASONIC (PREVIOUSLY MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.)
Overall Profile of the Institution
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
PANORAMA SYNERGY
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
PHOTONIC LATTICE INC.
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
ROHM CO. LTD.
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
SAMSUNG
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
SRICO
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
TDK CORP.
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
XEROX CORP. AND PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER
Focus on Photonic Crystals
Business Profiles Catered
Qualitative Analysis
CHAPTER 6 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
TRENDS BY FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
TABLE 59 U.S. PATENTS IN PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY PATENT CATEGORY, 1976–JUNE 2015
TRENDS BY YEAR
TABLE 60 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY GRANT YEAR, 1976–JUNE 2015 (NO. OF PATENTS AWARDED)
TRENDS BY COUNTRY
TABLE 61 U.S. PATENT SHARES IN PHOTONIC CRYSTALS BY COUNTRY OF GRANT, 1976-JUNE 2015 (%/NO. OF PATENTS AWARDED)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 62 ASSIGNEES FOR THE U.S. IN PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, 1976–JUNE 2015
TABLE 63 ASSIGNEES OF FIVE OR MORE U.S. PATENTS IN PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, 1976–JUNE 2015

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