Cascade laser market: Will it eventually take off ?
And for which applications ?
Date of publication: 17th December, 2015
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|Date of publication||17 December 2015|
The Cascade Laser (CL) market is expected to grow from 148M$ in 2015 up to 1.7B$ in 2024 with a strong CAGR increase due to the maturation of commercial products using CL components.
The first CL-based systems for applications outside research labs were sold in the 2000’s. CL-based systems for spectroscopy or imaging are still expensive (often above 50-100 k$) compared to existing technologies (UV, NIR…) despite around 4000-5000 CL sources are sold yearly in 2014-2015.
Multigasdetection for industrial applications is expected to be the biggest market for the next 5 years. However, transports and healthcare applications are expected to take off and become the biggest markets in longer terms, representing more than 50% of the total business. In healthcare, CLs sources are a key component for Point-of-Care devices. In transport, the 3 main applications will be: exhaust analysis for engine design and certi-fication; vehicle emissions monitoring and jet fuel control,.
The present report provides extensive market data in M$ from 2014 to 2024 for different applications: Industry, Security & Defence, Environment, Health Care, Transports.
The CL market is a young market. The CL based first systems were sold in the 2000’s. Currently, the MIR spectrum is more and more adopted as it enlarges the capabilities of spectroscopy.
CL technology, thanks to its narrow linewidth and good wavelength tunability, is suitable for applications like industrial sensing: explosives or chemical detection; or light sources for IR imaging systems, medical diagnostic and spectroscopic applications.
Today, the segments industry, environment and transports are the most mature and the biggest ones, while the military applications represent by far the biggest part of the security and defence application market.
CL sources are well suited to fulfil the increasing need for high highly miniaturized contactless technologies which should show the following features: high sensitivity, low integration cost, ease of use, high repetition rate, very small size, ATEX compatibility.
Several spectroscopy techniques exist (direct absorption spectroscopy, modulation spectroscopy), but still need to be industrialized and fully characterized for certification issues in some applications.
MIR spectrum enlarges the adoption of spectroscopy along with NIR and UV-VIS and CL sources are is becoming a new competing technology for spectroscopy, imaging and transmission applications.
This report provides a study of CL components, systems and application markets. It evaluates the potential and the challenges to be faced in more than 25 market segments as well as it provides an application roadmap for the next decade.
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