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Mid-Infrared Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2014

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中赤外レーザー:市場レビューと予測 Mid-Infrared Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2014
出版日: 2014年04月30日 ページ情報: 英文
概要

新たにいくつかのレーザー技術の開発が進んだことにより、通信用レーザーと新しいテラヘルツ領域の間の中赤外と呼ばれる領域で、新しい市場機会が生まれています。この領域は現在、材料加工や医療分野への応用が主な用途となっていますが、今後数年においては防衛部門やライフサイエンス、環境モニタリング、センサーなどといった用途への応用機会が期待できるでしょう。

当レポートでは、中赤外レーザー市場の見通しについて調査分析し、技術動向、既存の応用部門と新しい応用部門における機会などを検証し、概略下記の構成でお届けいたします。

調査内容

  • 中赤外技術の動向
  • 材料加工
  • 医療・ライフサイエンス市場
  • 中赤外照明器具
  • IRCM(赤外線ミサイル回避装置)
  • 中赤外ビーコン
  • 環境モニタリング
  • 産業用プロセス制御
  • 有害化学物質の安全遠隔探知
  • 医学的診断のための新しい呼気検査器具

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目次

Advancements in several new laser technologies are opening new opportunities in the part of the spectrum between telecom lasers and the nascent terahertz range, called the mid-IR. This range is currently dominated by applications in materials processing and medical procedures, but growing uses for defense, life sciences, environmental monitoring and sensing applications will add sizeable and exciting opportunities in the next few years.

This report, the only one to feature mid-IR lasers, covers many mid-IR segments, including:

  • Mid-IR Technology Trends
  • Materials Processing
  • The Medical & Life Sciences Market
  • Mid-IR Illuminators
  • Infrared Countermeasures
  • Mid-IR Beacons
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Industrial Process Controls
  • Security Standoff Detection of Hazardous Chemicals
  • New Breathalyzer Instruments for Medical Diagnostics

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Executive Summary & Overview

  • 1.1 Background and Definitions
  • 1.2 Why Mid-IR?
  • 1.3 Mid-IR Laser Challenges
  • 1.4 Mid-IR Laser Forecast by Application
  • 1.5 Mid-IR Laser Forecast by Laser Type
    • 1.5.1 Forecast Observations
    • 1.5.2 Mid-IR Laser Manufacturers by Region
    • 1.5.3 Vertical Integration in the Mid-IR Laser Industry

Chapter 2: Mid-IR Technology Trends

  • 2.1 What are Mid-IR Lasers
  • 2.2 The Reasons to Use Mid-IR Spectrum
    • 2.2.1 Cheap Photons
    • 2.2.2 Identifying Chemicals and Substances
    • 2.2.3 Infrared Counter Measures
    • 2.2.4 Thermal Imaging & Measurement
    • 2.2.5 Eye Safety
    • 2.2.6 Hidden, Covert Operation
    • 2.2.7 Atmospheric Absorption
  • 2.3 The Reasons Not to Use Mid-IR Spectrum
    • 2.3.1 Mid-IR can be Expensive
    • 2.3.2 Bulky Size
    • 2.3.3 Low Average Power
  • 2.4 Characteristics of Mid-IR in the Atmosphere
  • 2.5 Mid-IR Laser Types
    • 2.5.1 Non-Linear Sources
    • 2.5.2 Free-election Lasers
    • 2.5.3 Parametric Amplification
    • 2.5.4 Types of Mid-IR Solid-State Lasers
    • 2.5.5 Semiconductor Lasers
    • 2.5.6 Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL)
    • 2.5.7 Fabry-Perot Laser
    • 2.5.8 Lead-salt Diode Lasers
    • 2.5.9 GaSb-based Diode Lasers
    • 2.5.10 Thin-disk Lasers and Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers (OPSLs)
  • 2.6 OPOs AND OPAs
    • 2.6.1 OPA
    • 2.6.2 OPO
    • 2.6.3 Pulsed OPOs and OPAs
  • 2.7 MID-IR detectors and Imagers
    • 2.7.1 Thermal Detectors
    • 2.7.2 Photon Detectors
    • 2.7.3 Mid-IR Sensor Advantages
    • 2.7.4 Mid-IR Sensor Disadvantages
    • 2.7.5 Hybrid Mid-IR Sensors

Chapter 3: Materials Processing

  • 3.1 Background
  • 3.2 Materials Processing Characteristics by Laser Type
    • 3.2.1 The CO2 laser
    • 3.2.2 Fiber Lasers
    • 3.2.3 UV Lasers
    • 3.2.4 High-Power Mid-IR Diode Lasers
  • 3.3 Forecast for Materials Processing Segment

Chapter 4: Medical

  • 4.1 Background
  • 4.2 Skin and Hair Specific Treatments
    • 4.2.1 Ablative (Vaporizing) Skin Resurfacing
    • 4.2.2 Treatment of Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos
    • 4.2.3 Hair Removal
    • 4.2.4 Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation
    • 4.2.5 Acne Treatment
  • 4.3 Generalized Laser Medical Treatments
  • 4.4 Laser Dermatology System Vendors
  • 4.5 Mid-IR Dentistry
  • 4.6 General Surgery
    • 4.6.1 Revascularization (Improving Blood Flow in Heart Muscle)
    • 4.6.2 BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy) Treatment
    • 4.6.3 Vision Correction for Farsightedness and Astigmatism
    • 4.6.4 Cataract Treatment
  • 4.7 General Requirements for Medical Lasers
  • 4.8 Medical Laser Forecasts
    • 4.8.1 Total Medical Laser Forecast
    • 4.8.2 Mid-IR Medical Laser Forecasts
  • 4.9 Other Medical Laser Suppliers & Manufacturers
    • 4.9.1 FDA 510(k) Clearance
    • 4.9.2 Medical Equipment Marking Requirement
    • 4.9.3 Vertically Integrated Laser Manufacturers
    • 4.9.4 Momentum for Home Products Has Slowed
    • 4.9.5 Merchant Medical Laser Suppliers

Chapter 5: Sensor & Spectroscopy

  • 5.1 Background
    • 5.1.1 Sensors Are About Compromise
    • 5.1.2 The Sensor Market is a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
    • 5.1.3 The Sensor Component vs. Making the Sensor System
    • 5.1.4 New Laser-based Sensor Solutions for Legacy Applications
  • 5.2 Types of Optical Spectroscopy Sensors
    • 5.2.1 Absorption Optical Spectroscopy
    • 5.2.2 Emission Optical Spectroscopy
    • 5.2.3 Scattering Optical Spectroscopy
    • 5.2.4 Advantages of Optical Mid-IR Spectroscopy
    • 5.2.5 Other Variations of Optical Spectroscopy
    • 5.2.6 The Advantages and Disadvantages by Wavelength
  • 5.3 Methods of Infrared Spectroscopy
    • 5.3.1 FTIR - Fourier Transform Infrared
    • 5.3.2 Dispersive Spectroscopy
    • 5.3.3 NDIR - Nondispersive Infrared
    • 5.3.4 DRDS - Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy
    • 5.3.5 QEPAS - Quartz-enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy
  • 5.4 Sources for Mid-IR Spectroscopy
    • 5.4.1 Broadband Sources
    • 5.4.2 Laser Sources
    • 5.4.3 Supercontinuum Sources
  • 5.5 Key Mid-IR Absorption Wavelengths
  • 5.6 A Mid-IR Alternative: Raman Spectroscopy
  • 5.7 Types of LIDAR
    • 5.7.1 LIDAR as Light-based Radar for Ranging or Mapping
    • 5.7.2 LIDAR as an Absorption or Scattering Sensor for Remote Sensing, Standoff Detection, and Other Forms of Detection at a Distance
  • 5.8 Requirements for Mid-IR LIDAR
    • 5.8.1 Transmission in an Eye-safe Atmospheric Window
    • 5.8.2 High Beam Quality
    • 5.8.3 Repetition Rates
    • 5.8.4 Optical Power
  • 5.9 Mid-IR Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE)
  • 5.10 Mid-IR Spectroscopy Segments
    • 5.10.1 Industrial Instruments
    • 5.10.2 Environmental Monitoring
    • 5.10.3 Security
    • 5.10.4 Medical Diagnostics
  • 5.11 Mid-IR Spectroscopy Forecast
    • 5.11.1 The Instrumentation Market
    • 5.11.2 The Mid-IR Instrumentation Market
    • 5.11.3 Mid-IR Medical Markets
    • 5.11.4 Mid-IR Security Markets
    • 5.11.5 Mid-IR Market Summary
    • 5.11.6 Assumptions about Volume vs. System Price
    • 5.11.7 Assumptions about Volume vs. Laser Price
    • 5.11.8 Forecast for Mid-IR Lasers Details
    • 5.11.9 Will QC and Diode Lasers Scale?
    • 5.11.10 Expected Time-to-Volume

Chapter 6: IRCMs

  • 6.1 Background
  • 6.2 An Aircraft as a Source of IR
  • 6.3 The Heat Seeking Missile
  • 6.4 Laser-Based IRCMs and Their Limitations
    • 6.4.1 Atmospheric Windows for Laser Transmission
    • 6.4.2 Laser Requirements for IRCM System
    • 6.4.3 Laser Technologies for IRCMs
    • 6.4.4 Leading Laser-Based IRCM System Contractors
    • 6.4.5 Other Laser-based IRCm Contractors
    • 6.4.6 Suppliers of Lasers for Laser-based IR Countermeasures
    • 6.4.7 The Potential for Wider Use in Commercial Aircraft
    • 6.4.8 Ground-Based Systems
    • 6.4.9 Non-Laser IRCM Systems
  • 6.5 Forecast for Laser-based IRCM Systems 112

Chapter 7: Illuminators

  • 7.1 Background
  • 7.2 Siblings of Illuminators
    • 7.2.1 Aiming Lasers for Gunsights
    • 7.2.2 Target Designators
    • 7.2.3 Laser Rangefinders
    • 7.2.4 Beacons
    • 7.2.5 Free-space Communications
  • 7.3 Types of Illuminators
    • 7.3.1 Size Matters
    • 7.3.2 Infrared Lamps and LEDs
    • 7.3.3 Near-IR Lasers
    • 7.3.4 Eye-safe is Important
    • 7.3.5 Stealth Mode
    • 7.3.6 A Need for Thermal Imaging
  • 7.4 Mid-IR Laser Forecast for Illumination
  • 7.5 Key Suppliers
    • 7.5.1 Sofradir EC
    • 7.5.2 Lockheed Martin
    • 7.5.3 Northrop Grumman
    • 7.5.4 Raytheon
    • 7.5.5 L-3 Insight Technology
    • 7.5.6 nLight
    • 7.5.7 FLIR Electro-Optical Components
  • 7.6 Other Mid-IR Component Suppliers
    • 7.6.1 Mid-IR Diode Suppliers Involved in Illumination
    • 7.6.2 QC Laser Suppliers of Illumination

Chapter 8: R&D

  • 8.1 Background
  • 8.2 The Number of Target Customers for Mid-IR R&D Lasers
  • 8.3 Forecast of Lasers for R&D
  • 8.4 Government Dependence
  • 8.5 R&D Laser Prices
  • 8.6 Types of Lasers Used in R&D
  • 8.7 R&D Laser Suppliers

Chapter 9: Mid-IR Suppliers

  • 9.1 Mid-IR System Components
  • 9.2 Key Mid-IR Semiconductor Laser Suppliers
    • 9.2.1 Quantum Cascade Laser Prices
    • 9.2.2 Mid-IR Diode Prices
  • 9.3 Suppliers of Mid-IR SSL and Fiber Lasers
  • 9.4 Other Suppliers of SSL and Fiber Lasers
  • 9.5 Suppliers of Mid-IR OPO and OPA Products
  • 9.6 Mid-IR OPO and OPA Prices
    • 9.6.1 OPO Prices vs. Combined Pump and OPO Price
    • 9.6.2 High-Pulse-Energy and Ultrafast OPOs and OPAs
  • 9.7 Suppliers of Mid-IR Gas Laser Products
    • 9.7.1 Other Co2 Laser Suppliers
  • 9.8 Gas Laser Prices
  • 9.9 Mid-IR Optic Materials
  • 9.10 Mid-IR Optics Suppliers
  • 9.11 Suppliers of Mid-IR Transmission Media
  • 9.12 Suppliers of Mid-IR Detectors and Imagers
    • 9.12.1 Mid-IR Detector Prices
    • 9.12.2 Imaging Camera Prices
    • 9.12.3 Imaging Array Prices
  • 9.13 Mid-IR Camera Vendors

List of Figures

  • Figure 1.1 Mid-IR Laser Revenue Breakdown for 2014 by application
  • Figure 1.2 Mid-IR Laser Forecast by Application Excl Materials Processing (Units)
  • Figure 1.3 Mid-IR Laser Revenue Forecast by Application Excl. Materials Processing (Units)
  • Figure 1.4 Mid-IR Manufacturing Split by Region Headquarters 2013
  • Figure 1.5 Mid-IR Laser Revenue Breakdown for 2014 by Laser Type
  • Figure 1.6 Mid-IR Laser Forecast by Laser Type Excl, CO2 Lasers (Units)
  • Figure 1.7 Mid-IR Laser Revenue by Laser Type Excl. CO2 Lasers (US$M)
  • Figure 2.1 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Figure 2.2 Light Absorption based on Wavelength
  • Figure 2.3 FLIR iPhone IE Case
  • Figure 3.1 Introdustrial Laser Revenue by Application sub-segment (US$M)
  • Figure 4.1 Absorption of Light in Human Tissue 200 - 10,000 nm
  • Figure 4.2 Forecast for All Medical Laser Revenue by Procedure ()US$M
  • Figure 4.3 Mid-IR Laser Medical Laser Revenue (US$M)
  • Figure 5.1 Mid-IR Absorption of CO by Wavelength and Wavenumber
  • Figure 5.2 Mid-IR Absorption of CO2 by Wavelength and Wave Number
  • Figure 5.3 Absorption Spectra of Various Gases by Wavelength
  • Figure 5.4 Examples of Useful Mid-IR Molecular Resonances by Wavelength
  • Figure 5.5 MIR THE Framework
  • Figure 5.6 Biological Molecule Absorption Spectra
  • Figure 5.7 Forecast for Mid-IR Lasers for Sensing Revenue (US$M)
  • Figure 6.1 Northrop Grumman AN/AAQ-24(V) Directional IRCM
  • Figure 7.1 Daylight Solutions Mid-IR Illuminator
  • Figure 7.2 Ranges of IR Illuminators
  • Figure 8.1 Forecast for Lasers for R&D
  • Figure 9.1 Components of a Mid-IR Laser System
  • Figure 9.2 Types of IR Sensors and Sensitivity

List of Tables

  • Table 1.1 Reasons for Using Mid-IR Spectrum
  • Table 1.2 Mid-IR Lasers Past and Future
  • Table 1.3 Mid-IR Laser Forecast by Application (Units)
  • Table 1.4 Mid-IR Laser Revenue Forecast by Application (US$M)
  • Table 1.5 Mid-IR Laser Types and Applications
  • Table 1.6 Trends in Vertical Integration by App
  • Table 1.7 Mid-IR Laser Revenue by Laser Type (Units)
  • Table 1.8 Mid-IR Laser Revenue by Laser type (US$M)
  • Table 2.1 Infrared Spectrum Segments
  • Table 2.2 Mid-IR Lasers by Wavelength
  • Table 2.3 Families of Quantum Cascade Lasers
  • Table 2.4 Families of Mid-IR Semiconductor Lasers
  • Table 2.5 Thermal Energy Detectors and Photon Detectors
  • Table 2.6 Infrared Camera Type by Wavelength
  • Table 3.1 Comparison of Three key Fiber laser Types
  • Table 3.2 Fiber vs. Co2 Laser Revenue Materials Processing
  • Table 3.3 Wavelength Requirements for Materials Processing
  • Table 3.4 Total Industrial Laser Revenue by Sub-Segment (US$M)
  • Table 3.5 Summary of Market Segments
  • Table 3.6 Forecast for Mid-IR used in Materials Processing
  • Table 4.1 Mid-IR Lasers Used on Skin and Hair
  • Table 4.2 Ablative and Non-ablative Treatments
  • Table 4.3 General Laser Requirements for Different Medical Treatments
  • Table 4.4 Laser Wavelengths Used To Target Specific Materials
  • Table 4.5 Vendors of Dermatology Systems Using Mid-IR
  • Table 4.6 Dental Mid-IR Laser Suppliers
  • Table 4.7 Surgical Mid-IR Laser Suppliers
  • Table 4.8 Forecast for All Medical Laser Revenue by Procedure (US$M)
  • Table 4.9 Mid-IR Medical Laser Forecast 2012 - 2017
  • Table 5.1 Key Features of Different Methods of IR Spectroscopy
  • Table 5.2 Absorption Bands
  • Table 5.3 Raman vs., Mid-IR Spectroscopy
  • Table 5.4 Potential compounds for Breathalyzer Instruments
  • Table 5.5 Volume/Price Tradeoffs for Mid-IR Spectroscopy Systems
  • Table 5.6 Forecast for Mid-IR Lasers for Sensing
  • Table 6.1 IR Transmission Windows
  • Table 6.2 Laser Requirements For IRCM Systems
  • Table 6.3 Forecast for Laser IR Countermeasure Systems (2012 - 2017)
  • Table 7.1 The Evolution of IR Imaging and Illumination
  • Table 7.2 Near-term Volumes & Prices for IR Illuminators and Related Applications
  • Table 7.3 Forecast for lasers for Mid-IR Lasers by Type
  • Table 8.1 Example of Applications of Mid-IR Lasers by Type
  • Table 8.2 Forecast for Mid-IR Lasers by Type
  • Table 9.1 Notable Events of Mid-IR Laser Suppliers
  • Table 9.2 Suppliers of Mid-IR Semiconductor Lasers
  • Table 9.3 Mid-IR Fiber and Solid State Laser Manufactures
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