Global Optical Isolator Market 2016-2020

Global Optical Isolator Market 2016-2020

About Optical Isolators

Optical isolators are passive devices that enable transmission of light in only one direction. The main purpose of these isolators is to avoid any light from reflecting back into the optical fiber, as there would be backscattering and feedback problems in case the reflected light enters the source. As a result of this superior attribute, optical isolators are used for high data rate transceivers and transponders. In general, optical isolators allow all the light to pass in one direction and block the light in the reverse direction. Optical isolators are considered critical optical components in medical, industrial, and research lasers to avoid optical damage and noise by blocking reflection beams.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global optical isolator market to grow at a CAGR of 6.47% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global optical isolator market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the shipment of optical isolators worldwide.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, global optical isolator market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • AC Photonics
  • AFW Technologies
  • Agiltron
  • Aistana
  • Corning
  • DK Photonics Technology
  • FOCI Fiber Optic Communications
  • General Photonics
  • Opto-Link
  • Thorlabs
  • SENKO Advanced Components
Other prominent vendors
  • Accelink Technologies
  • AOC Technologies
  • Ascentta
  • Edmund Optics
  • Electro-Optics Technology
  • Integrated Photonics
  • Kyocera
  • Microwave Photonics Systems
Market driver
  • Growing demand for high definition end-to-end video transmission
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Different architecture requirements
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Migration to wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) architecture
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Optical Isolator Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global optical isolator market: AC Photonics, AFW Technologies, Agiltron, Aistana, Corning, DK Photonics Technology, FOCI Fiber Optic Communications, General Photonics, Opto-Link, Thorlabs, and SENKO Advanced Components.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Accelink Technologies, AOC Technologies, Ascentta, Edmund Optics, Electro-Optics Technology, Integrated Photonics, Kyocera, and Microwave Photonics Systems.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Growing number of data centers will be a key trend for market growth. With the rise of machine-to-machine communication, IoT applications are generating a tremendous amount of new data every minute. These data have to be managed, stored, and retrieved in numerous data centers located around the world. The growing amount of data in the cloud necessitates the development of data centers. As the cloud computing platform and services are growing exponentially, telecom network operators and cloud service providers are investing heavily in building data centers across the globe. For instance, in July 2014, Tata Communications announced investment worth $200 million to expand its data center capacity in India to 10 lakh square feet over the next three years.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be growing demand for high definition end-to-end video transmission. There is an enduring demand for satellite end-to-end video transmission. SES has a reach of 313 million TV households covering 1.1 billion population, spread across 84 million in North America, 24 million in Latin America, 154 million in Europe followed by 44 million APAC and lastly Africa with 7 million. Not just the broadcast facility, but the satellite operators are looking to provide high quality video transmission from HD to UHD. To facilitate 4k UHD TV, Intelsat in 2013 demonstrated the first 4k end-to-end video transmission via satellite in collaboration with Ericsson. For the demonstration, Intelsat's galaxy 13 satellite was used and the 100 Mbps video feed was encoded and decoded using Ericsson's AVP 2000 contribution encoders and RX8200 receivers capable of handling 4k UHD resolutions. As the demand for a high quality end-to-end video transmission increases, it also requires more number of transponders with higher bandwidth and throughput. With the increasing demand for transponders, the demand for optical isolators also increase, thereby leading to the growth of the market.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges faced by the vendors in the market is the high initial investment in deploying optical networks, which is primarily due to the high optical component cost and high initial investment from the service providers. For instance, the price of a desktop computer network interface card (NIC) for 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Ethernet on Cat 5 ranges between $60-$80 while the price of a fiber network interface card (NIC) is in the range of $100-$400. The price variation for copper among different vendors is close. The cost of fibers varies widely as they have numerous cable and connector styles.

Companies Mentioned

AC Photonics, AFW Technologies, Agiltron, Aistana, Corning, DK Photonics Technology, FOCI Fiber Optic Communications, General Photonics, Opto-Link, Thorlabs, SENKO Advanced Components, Accelink Technologies, AOC Technologies, Ascentta, Edmund Optics, Electro-Optics Technology, Integrated Photonics, Kyocera, and Microwave Photonics Systems.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Major countries covered
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Currency conversion rates
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Fiber optics industry overview
    • Multimode fibers
    • Single-mode fiber
    • Advantages of optical fiber cables over copper cables
    • Applications of optical fiber cables
      • Table Yearly budgeted and performance matrix in terms of fiber deployment (MTNL)
      • Table Optical fiber costing as part of total telecom infrastructure (specific to India) 2015
    • SWOT analysis of current fiber optics market
      • Table SWOT analysis of current fiber optics market
    • Key developments in fiber optics market
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global optical isolator market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global optical isolator market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by applications
    • Table Global optical isolator market by applications 2015
    • Table Global optical isolator market by applications 2015-2020
    • Table Global optical isolator market by applications 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global optical isolator market: Telecommunications
      • Table Global optical isolator market: Telecommunications 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global optical isolator market: Cable TV
      • Table Global optical isolator market: Cable TV 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global optical isolator market: Defense
      • Table Global optical isolator market: Defense 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global optical isolator market: CAGR comparison by end-user segments
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global optical isolator market by geography 2015
    • Table Global optical isolator market by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Table Global optical isolator market by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Optical isolator market in APAC
      • Table Optical isolator market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Optical isolator market in Americas
      • Table Optical isolator market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Optical isolator market in EMEA
      • Table Optical isolator market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global optical isolator market: CAGR comparison by geography
  • Market drivers
    • Need for increased network bandwidth
      • Table Bandwidth comparison of 1G to 5G technologies
    • Growing adoption of optical wireless DAS
      • Table Attenuation for coaxial cable types
    • Rising number of FTTx connections
    • Increase in global internet traffic
    • Growing demand for high definition end-to-end video transmission
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Deployment issues
    • Different architecture requirements
    • High initial investment
    • Time-to-market pressure
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing inclination toward cloud computing
    • Growing number of data centers
    • Increasing popularity of IoT
      • Table Comparison between the laser bandwidth capacity of optical fiber and copper cable
      • Table Top five states with highest connection speed in US
    • Migration to wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) architecture
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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