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Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Market Forecast

This is the ElectroniCast Global Forecast of consumption forecast of collimating lens assemblies in commercial optical communication passive and active/integrated (hybrid) components. Historical (last year) data are presented for 2013, plus the year-by-year forecast through 2018.

ElectroniCast defines lens assemblies as lenses (one or more), which are attached to an optical fiber or fitted/attached into (or on) a planar waveguide/array substrates or other device(s) for the purpose of collimating light for optical fiber communication.

This report provides the collimator market forecasts in terms of Quantity (number of units), Average Selling Prices (ASPs) per unit and Consumption Values. Collimator lenses (and lens assemblies) are used in a variety of photonic products; however this report presents the use of micro-sized collimator lens assemblies, which are used specifically in optical communication components, such as some of the following:

  • Modulators
  • Attenuators
  • Transmitter
  • Pump laser modules
  • Photonic Switch/Optical Cross Connects
  • Wavelength Selective Switch, ROADMs
  • Isolators
  • Interleavers
  • Circulators
  • Expanded-beam connector assemblies
  • Optical filter modules, DWDM, Tunable Filters
  • Optical sensors
  • Optical signal processing
  • Integrated/hybrid packaged modules
  • Other active and passive components

The Fiber Optics industry is in a growth mode. We are now seeing the expansion, such “Green-Field” (new-builds), and DWDM use and the continuance of the “lighting-up” of ”dark fiber”. The fiber optics industry is now observing an impressive increase in the consumption of the optical elements and components that facilitate a strong environment for the use of collimator lenses (and lens assemblies).

Most of this activity is driven by the expansion of fiber optic transport and access networks, mainly in telecommunications. The private data communication, cable TV, as well as the specialty and instrumentation market segments, also will drive the market of lenses used for collimating the optical signal (light).

Fiber optic collimators have been used in conjunction with optical isolators, optical circulators and any other passive or active optical function, which requires converting divergent beams of radiation or particles, such as light rays, into parallel beams. Fiber collimators are widely used in a variety of optical applications, as noted previously.

Commercially available fiber collimator arrays have typically implemented separate lenses, which has increased the cost of the array. For example, one commercially available collimator array has utilized a V-groove array substrate with individually aligned graded-index (GRIN) micro-lens and fibers in each V-groove.

Planar micro-lens arrays are one or two-dimensional (2-D) lens arrays formed on a substrate and may include numerous microscopic lenses in various sizes and patterns. Commercially available PMLAs are usually graded-index (GRIN), aspheric or Fresnel lenses.

The consumption value of collimator lens assemblies in 2013 was led by their use in passive optical components, such as couplers, filters, isolators, circulator, certain types of connectors, switch elements and numerous others, even “hybrid” components, which incorporate two or more components in one package. Also, several miscellaneous active and integrated (hybrid) components with multiple (two or more) functions, even passive and active combined in the same package are increasing in consumption value.

During the forecast period, bandwidth expansion demands will push for new network links, incorporating Metro/Access, Long Haul, WDM, OADM and other system-based deployments.

For this multi-client Fiber Optic Collimator Market Forecast study, ElectroniCast is segmenting the collimator lens assemblies as listed below:

  • Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies
    • Single (1- Lens)
    • Array Assemblies
      • 2-12 Lens
      • More Than (>) 12 Lens

The market study covers single lens assemblies, 2-12 lens arrays, and arrays with more than 12 lenses. Both of the lens array categories are forecast with strong growth rates of more than 45% per year (2013-2018). Single lens fiber optic collimator assemblies hold the global market share lead in the selected optical communication applications covered in the ElectroniCast study.

The global consumption of fiber optic collimator lens assemblies, which are used in commercial optical communication applications, reached $264.2 million last year in 2013 and is forecast to reach $298.4 million this year (2014), an increase of 12.9%. The American and APAC regions are forecast to remain relatively close together in relative consumption value market share. The Europe, Middle East and Africa regional segment (EMEA) is forecast with the fastest average annual growth rate during the forecast period. Market forecast data in the ElectroniCast report refers to consumption (use) for a particular calendar year; therefore, this data is not cumulative data.

Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Market Share (%), By Region
(Value Basis, Estimate - 2014)

Source: ElectroniCast Consultants

Table of Contents

1. Fiber Optic Communication Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast

  • 1.1. Market & Technology Overview
  • 1.2. Fiber Optic Networks - Overview
  • 1.3. Fiber Optics Industry: Decade-to-Decade
  • 1.4. WDM Filter Trends - Overview
  • 1.5. Fiber Optic Attenuators Trends - Overview
  • 1.6. Fiber Optic Circulator Trends - Overview
  • 1.7. Optical Modulator Trends - Overview
  • 1.8. Planar Waveguide Circuits Trends - Overview
  • 1.9. Optical Isolator Trends - Overview
  • 1.10. Chromatic Dispersion Compensator Modules - Overview
  • 1.11. Fiber Optic Sensors Trends - Overview

2. Market and Technology Forecast and Analysis

  • 2.1. Global Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast
  • 2.2. America Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast
  • 2.3. EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast
  • 2.4. Asia Pacific (APAC) Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast

3. Selected U.S. Patents (22-Patent Summaries)

4. Optical Communication Trends

  • 4.1. Fiber Network Technology Trends
  • 4.2. Components
    • 4.2.1. Overview
    • 4.2.2. Transmitters and Receivers
    • 4.2.3. Optical Amplifiers
    • 4.2.4. Dispersion Compensators
    • 4.2.5. Fiber Cable
  • 4.3. Devices and Parts
    • 4.3.1. Overview
    • 4.3.2. Emitters and Detectors
    • 4.3.3. VCSEL & Transceiver Technology Review
    • 4.3.4. Optoelectronic Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)
    • 4.3.5. Modulators
    • 4.3.6. Packages
    • 4.3.7. Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits

5. Methodology

  • 5.1. ElectroniCast Research and Analysis Methodology
  • 5.2. Assumptions of Fiber Optic Component Global Market Forecast

6. Definitions - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and General Terms

7. ElectroniCast Market Forecast Data Base - Overview and Tutorial

Addendum Items:

  • EXCEL - ElectroniCast Data Base Market Forecast Spreadsheets
    • Complete Market Forecast
      • Global
      • America
      • EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
      • APAC (Asia Pacific)
  • PowerPoint - ElectroniCast Market Forecast Data Figures

List of Figures

  • 1.1.1. Global Market Consumption Quantity Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies ($ Million)
  • 1.1.2. Regional Market Consumption Value Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies (Quantity, Million)
  • 1.1.3. Full-band tunable high-dynamic-range transmitter engine
  • 1.1.4. 120 Gbps Embedded Optical Engine
  • 1.1.5. Collimator Components
  • 1.1.6. Optical communication device lens Hemispherical-like Lens
  • 1.1.7. Single-Lens Fiber Optic Collimator Assemblies
  • 1.1.8. Single-Lens Fiber Optic Collimator Assemblies
  • 1.1.9. Collimating lens with numerical aperture of 0.7
  • 1.1.10. The FCLM TM Laser Module
  • 1.1.11. Planar MicroLens (PML)
  • 1.1.12. Optical Fiber Amplifier Component Categories
  • 1.1.13. Integrated Component, GFF-Isolator-Tap-WDM
  • 1.1.14. Integrated Component, Miniature Tap-Photodiode
  • 1.1.15. Multiple Fiber Connector with Prism Optics
  • 1.2.1. FTTP PON Architecture
  • 1.2.2. Africa: Subocean Fiber Cable
  • 1.3.1. UDWDM 2500 Channel Filter Module
  • 1.3.2. Evolution of Research Emphasis during Technology Life Cycle
  • 1.4.1. Wavelength Allocations in Access-Area Networks
  • 1.4.2. Thin Film Filter DWDM Module
  • 1.4.3. Thin Film Filter DWDM Module (40 Channels)
  • 1.4.4. Athermal Arrayed-Waveguide Grating Multiplexer
  • 1.4.5. ITU CWDM Grid Standard Illustration
  • 1.4.6. OADM Filter Typical Response Characteristics
  • 1.4.7. Thin Film Interference Filter
  • 1.4.8. Light Power Output of Successive Wavelengths, Thin Film Filter
  • 1.4.9. Typical Thin Film DWDM Filter Modified Architecture
  • 1.4.10. Diffraction Grating DWDM Filter
  • 1.8.1. DWDM Athermal AWG Module
  • 1.8.2. 50 GHz Spacing 88 Channel Athermal AWG Module
  • 1.8.3. PLC Technology: Integrated DQPSK receiver for 40G
  • 1.8.4. 1xN Splitter Photolithography Mask
  • 1.8.5. 1x8 Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) Splitter Compact Device
  • 1.8.6. ROADM Module
  • 1.8.7. ROADM Module Schematic Drawing
  • 1.8.8. Structure of PLC switch
  • 1.9.1. Polarization Maintaining Fiber Isolator
  • 1.9.2. Micro-Fiber Isolator
  • 1.9.3. Drawing of Forward Direction Through an Isolator
  • 2.1.1. Micro Lenses
  • 2.1.2. Fusion-Bonding an Optical Fiber to a GRIN Lens
  • 2.1.3. FAC Lenses
  • 2.1.4. 2D and Linear Fiber Arrays
  • 2.1.6. Fiber Optic Polarization Rotation Mirror
  • 2.1.5. High-Index Plano-Convex Spherical Lenses -Collimators
  • 2.1.7. Slow Axis Collimators
  • 2.1.8. Polarization Maintaining Optical Circulator
  • 2.1.9. Pigtailed GRIN Lens Collimators
  • 2.1.10. Connectorized Aspheric Fiber Optic Collimators
  • 2.1.11. Multimode Fiber Optic Collimators
  • 2.1.12. 1.8mm Grin Lens in Use
  • 2.1.13. Fiber Collimator
  • 2.1.14. Low-loss Pigtail Type - Fiber Optic Rotary Joint (FORJ)
  • 2.1.15. Expanded-Beam Fiber Optic Connector
  • 2.1.16. PLC Splitter Modules
  • 2.2.1. America Market Consumption Value Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies (Quantity, Million)
  • 2.3.1. EMEA Market Consumption Value Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies (Quantity, Million)
  • 2.4.1. APAC Market Consumption Value Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies (Quantity, Million)
  • 4.3.3.1. Genealogy of VCSELs
  • 4.3.3.2. CWDM SFP 1G 80km Transceiver
  • 4.3.3.3. Typical Intra-Office Interconnections
  • 4.3.3.4. 1-Port OC-768c/STM-256c Tunable WDMPOS Interface Module
  • 4.3.5.1. 40 to 60Gbps Silicon-Based Optical Modulator
  • 4.3.5.2. Integrated silicon optical transceiver for large-volume data transmission
  • 4.3.7.1. Trend of Transceiver Packaging Density, Gigabits/Cubic Inch
  • 5.1.1. ElectroniCast Market Research & Forecasting Methodology

List of Tables

  • 1.1.1. Global Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies, by Product Functional Use ($, Million)
  • 1.1.2. ElectroniCast Market Forecast Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assembly, by Fiber-Count (Type)
  • 1.1.3. Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Forecast, by Lens Count Type ($ Million)
  • 1.2.1. Internet Service Providers in Canada
  • 1.2.2. Research Institutions in Gwangju
  • 1.8.1. Hierarchy of Selected PWC-Based Modules
  • 2.1.1. Global Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies Consumption, by Region ($, Million)
  • 2.1.2. Global Collimator Lens Assemblies Consumption, by Region (Quantity Basis, K)
  • 2.1.3. ElectroniCast's Market Forecast Fiber Optic Collimator Product Category List
  • 2.1.4. Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Consumption, by Lens Count ($ Million)
  • 2.1.5. Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Consumption, by Lens Count (Quantity Basis, K)
  • 2.1.6. Global Forecast of Single (1) Lens Collimator Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.1.7. Global Forecast of Array 2-12 Lens Collimator Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.1.8. Global Forecast of Array (> 12) Lens Collimator Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.2.1. American Forecast of Collimator Lens, by Product Functional Use ($, Million)
  • 2.2.2. Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies American Forecast, by Lens Count ($ Million)
  • 2.2.3. Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies American Forecast, by Lens Count (Quantity Basis, K)
  • 2.2.4. American Forecast of Single (1) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.2.5. American Forecast of Array 2-12 Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.2.6. American Forecast of Array (> 12) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.3.1. EMEA Forecast of Collimator Lens, by Product Functional Use ($, Million)
  • 2.3.2. Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies EMEA Forecast, by Lens Count ($ Million)
  • 2.3.3. Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies EMEA Forecast, by Lens Count (Quantity Basis, K)
  • 2.3.4. EMEA Forecast of Single (1) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.3.5. EMEA Forecast of Array 2-12 Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.3.6. EMEA Forecast of Array (> 12) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.4.1. APAC Forecast of Collimator Lens, by Product Functional Use ($, Million)
  • 2.4.2. Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies APAC Forecast, by Lens Count ($ Million)
  • 2.4.3. Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies APAC Forecast, by Lens Count (Quantity Basis, K)
  • 2.4.4. APAC Forecast of Single (1) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.4.5. APAC Forecast of Array 2-12 Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 2.4.6. APAC Forecast of Array (> 12) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
  • 7.1. ElectroniCast Market Forecast Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assembly, by Fiber Count (Type)
  • 7.2. ElectroniCast Market Forecast Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assembly, by End-User Product
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