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The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2020

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The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2020
Published: March 2, 2020 Content info:
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Learn more about what is driving laser growth in this new report which analyzes laser applications by segment, and provides 2019 data and forecasts for units, ASP, and revenues by laser type and laser application through 2025, in addition to providing insights on what is shaping today's laser industries and what you can expect in the coming years ahead.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Executive Summary & Totals

  • 1.1. The Overall Laser Market
  • 1.2. First there was 2017
  • 1.3. From 2018 and beyond
  • 1.4. Historic Laser Revenue
    • 1.4.1. The Laser Market by Segment
  • 1.5. Laser Market by Laser Type
    • 1.5.1. Total Laser Revenue
  • 1.6. Laser Market Summary

Chapter 2: Introduction

  • 2.1. Methodology
  • 2.2. Types of Commercial CO2 Lasers
    • 2.2.1. Solid-state lasers
    • 2.2.2. Lamp-Pumped Solid-State Lasers (LPSSLs)
    • 2.2.3. Diode-Pumped Solid-State Lasers (DPSSLs)
    • 2.2.4. Thin-Disk Lasers
    • 2.2.5. Slab Lasers
    • 2.2.6. OPSLs
    • 2.2.7. Fiber Lasers
    • 2.2.8. Quantum-cascade Lasers
    • 2.2.9. CO2 Lasers
    • 2.2.10. Excimer Lasers
    • 2.2.11. Other Laser Types
  • 2.3. Pulsed Lasers
    • 2.3.1. Pump or seed modulation
    • 2.3.2. Q-switching
    • 2.3.3. Mode-locking
    • 2.3.4. Ultrafast pulses
  • 2.4. Eyesafe Operation

Chapter 3: kW Materials Processing

  • 3.1. Highlights
  • 3.2. Background
    • 3.2.1. Segment definition
    • 3.2.2. Prices for laser-based machine tools
    • 3.2.3. A comment on beam quality
    • 3.2.4. Fiber Beam Adjustment
    • 3.2.5. Laser type
  • 3.3. Laser Metal Cutting
    • 3.3.1. Laser metal cutting is a high value and high-volume application
    • 3.3.2. Lasers provide a big advantage over other tools for metal cutting
    • 3.3.3. Job shops buy most of these lasers
    • 3.3.4. 2D Laser Cutters
    • 3.3.5. 3D Laser Cutters
    • 3.3.6. Laser Tube Cutters
    • 3.3.7. Fiber Lasers
    • 3.3.8. Power Levels and Fiber vs. CO2
    • 3.3.9. Fiber Laser Revenue will well Exceed CO2 Revenue in 2020
    • 3.3.10. Lamp Pumped Solid State Lasers
    • 3.3.11. Direct Diode Lasers
    • 3.3.12. Thin Metal vs. Thick Metal Cutting
  • 3.4. Metal Welding and Brazing
    • 3.4.1. Auto Industry
    • 3.4.2. 2D vs. 3D Welding
    • 3.4.3. Alternatives to Laser Welding
    • 3.4.4. Fiber Lasers Offer New Opportunities
    • 3.4.5. Disk Lasers
    • 3.4.6. CO2 Lasers
    • 3.4.7. Solid-State Lasers
    • 3.4.8. Direct Diode Lasers
    • 3.4.9. Power Levels
    • 3.4.10. Fiber and Switched Fiber Delivery
  • 3.5. Surface Treatment and Other Processes
    • 3.5.1. Surface Treatment Processes
    • 3.5.2. Heat Treatment and Other Surface Treatment Processes
    • 3.5.3. Laser Cladding
    • 3.5.4. Laser Shot Peening
    • 3.5.5. Nonmetal Materials Processing
    • 3.5.6. Fringe Applications
  • 3.6. High-Power Industrial Laser Forecast
    • 3.6.1. KiloWatt+ Industrial Laser Forecast by Process Application 2019-2025
    • 3.6.2. KiloWatt+ Industrial Laser Forecast by Laser Type
    • 3.6.3. CO2 Advantages and Disadvantages
    • 3.6.4. Fiber Lasers
    • 3.6.5. Direct Diode Lasers

Chapter 4: Micro Materials Processing

  • 4.1. Highlights
  • 4.2. Background
    • 4.2.1. Semiconductors, PC Boards, and Displays
    • 4.2.2. Fine Metal Processing
    • 4.2.3. Non-metal Processing
    • 4.2.4. Additive Manufacturing
    • 4.2.5. Solar
  • 4.3. Forecast

Chapter 5: Marking

  • 5.1. Highlights
  • 5.2. Marking Trends
  • 5.3. Marking Laser Forecasts

Chapter 6: Photolithography

  • 6.1. Highlights
  • 6.2. Background
  • 6.3. 3D Packaging
  • 6.4. Photolithography Laser Forecasts

Chapter 7: Printing

  • 7.1. Highlights
  • 7.2. Background and Trends
  • 7.3. Printing Laser Forecast
  • 7.4. Key Laser Suppliers
  • 7.5. Summary

Chapter 8: Medical

  • 8.1. Highlights
  • 8.2. Background
    • 8.2.1. Medical Laser Delivery
    • 8.2.2. How Medical Lasers Are Counted
  • 8.3. Cosmetic & Dermatology Lasers
    • 8.3.1. Types of Cosmetic Lasers for Skin
    • 8.3.2. Dermatology and Cosmetic System Vendors
    • 8.3.3. At Home Lasers
  • 8.4. Ophthalmic Lasers
    • 8.4.1. Laser Vision Correction
    • 8.4.2. Cataract Treatment
    • 8.4.3. Glaucoma Treatment
    • 8.4.4. Ophthalmic System Vendors
  • 8.5. Surgical Lasers
    • 8.5.1. General Surgery
    • 8.5.2. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
    • 8.5.3. Revascularization (improving blood flow in heart muscle)
    • 8.5.4. Cardiovascular Photoablation (clearing arteries)
    • 8.5.5. Surgical Laser Saws
    • 8.5.6. BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) Treatment
    • 8.5.7. General Laser-Based Surgical System Vendors
    • 8.5.8. Mid-IR Surgical System Vendors
  • 8.6. Dental Lasers
    • 8.6.1. Dental Laser Uses
    • 8.6.2. Dental Laser Prices
    • 8.6.3. Dental Laser System Vendors
  • 8.7. Medical Laser Forecasts

Chapter 9: Military

  • 9.1. Highlights
  • 9.2. Overview
  • 9.3. Directed Energy Weapons
    • 9.3.1. Types and Laser Powers
    • 9.3.2. Recent Laser Projects in Development
    • 9.3.3. Directed Energy Contractors
  • 9.4. Mid-Infrared Missile Countermeasures
    • 9.4.1. IRCM Deployment
    • 9.4.2. IRCM Challenges
    • 9.4.3. IRCM Types
    • 9.4.4. Other Solutions
    • 9.4.5. IRCM Contractors
    • 9.4.6. IRCM Forecasts
    • 9.4.7. IRCM Laser Suppliers
  • 9.5. Rangefinders, Designators, and LIDAR
    • 9.5.1. Laser Ranging System Forecasts
    • 9.5.2. Laser Ranging System Vendors
  • 9.6. Illuminators, Gun Sights, and Dazzlers
    • 9.6.1. Dazzler History
    • 9.6.2. Military Illumination Suppliers
  • 9.7. Military Laser Diode Manufacturers
  • 9.8. Free-Space Communications
  • 9.9. Military Free-Space Communications Laser Diode Manufacturers
  • 9.10. Other Military Laser Projects
  • 9.11. Military Laser Forecasts
  • 9.12. Military Laser Suppliers

Chapter 10: Research & Development

  • 10.1. Highlights
  • 10.2. R&D Laser Applications
  • 10.3. R&D Laser Forecast

Chapter 11: Sensors

  • 11.1. Highlights
  • 11.2. Why is Sensing Still So Important?
  • 11.3. Fiber Sensors
    • 11.3.1. Fiber Sensor Application Description
    • 11.3.2. Fiber Sensor Success
    • 11.3.3. Fiber Sensor Laser Forecasts
    • 11.3.4. Suppliers
  • 11.4. Lasers for Telecom Instrumentation
    • 11.4.1. Telecom Instrumentation Laser Forecast
    • 11.4.2. Key Customers
    • 11.4.3. Key Equipment Vendors
    • 11.4.4. Key Laser Suppliers
  • 11.5. CW and Ultrafast Lasers for Spectroscopy
    • 11.5.1. Biomedical and Instrumentation Spectroscopy Applications
    • 11.5.2. Lower-cost CW lasers for Biomedical Instrument Applications
    • 11.5.3. Ultrafast lasers for Biomedical Instruments & Spectroscopy
    • 11.5.4. Ultrafast laser requirements for spectroscopy
    • 11.5.5. Raman Spectroscopy
    • 11.5.6. Key Customers
    • 11.5.7. CW and ultrafast Lasers for Spectroscopy Suppliers
  • 11.6. Mid-IR Lasers for Spectroscopy
    • 11.6.1. Micro Spectroscopy
    • 11.6.2. Mid-IR Lasers Applications
    • 11.6.3. Mid-IR Lasers for Spectroscopy Forecast
    • 11.6.4. Mid-IR Spectroscopy Laser Suppliers
  • 11.7. UV Lasers for Wafer and Mask Inspection
    • 11.7.1. Lasers for semiconductor inspection and metrology
    • 11.7.2. The Need for More UV Light Sources
    • 11.7.3. Forecast for Laser-Based Inspection Tools
  • 11.8. Flow Cytometry
    • 11.8.1. Flow Cytometry Uses
    • 11.8.2. How Flow Cytometry Works
    • 11.8.3. Flow Cytometry Forecast
  • 11.9. Light Detection and Ranging
    • 11.9.1. LIDAR Uses
    • 11.9.2. LIDAR Problems
    • 11.9.3. LIDAR Laser Forecasts
    • 11.9.4. LIDAR Laser Manufacturers
  • 11.10. Mice & Gesture Recognition
    • 11.10.1. Laser Mice
    • 11.10.2. Mice & Gesture Recognition Forecasts
  • 11.11. Barcode & Levelers
    • 11.11.1. Barcode Readers
    • 11.11.2. Levelers
    • 11.11.3. Barcode Reader and Leveler Laser Forecast
  • 11.12. Sensor and Instrumentation Laser Summary

Chapter 12: Displays

  • 12.1. Highlights
  • 12.2. Background
  • 12.3. Pico Projectors
    • 12.3.1. Types of Pico Projectors
    • 12.3.2. Problems with Laser Pico Projectors
    • 12.3.3. The Future of Laser Pico Projectors
    • 12.3.4. Laser Pico Projector Manufacturers
  • 12.4. Office/Home Theater Projectors
    • 12.4.1. Hybrid LED-Laser Projectors
    • 12.4.2. Laser Based Projection TVs & Projectors
  • 12.5. Digital Cinema Laser Lighting
    • 12.5.1. The Movie Industry
    • 12.5.2. Type of Laser Cinema
    • 12.5.3. Laser Digital Cinema Cost Savings
    • 12.5.4. Better Movie Experience
    • 12.5.5. Laser Theaters Have Arrived
    • 12.5.6. Laser Cinema Requirements
  • 12.6. Laser Light Shows
    • 12.6.1. Galvanometers and Software
    • 12.6.2. Laser Light Show Forecast
    • 12.6.3. Laser Light Show Vendors
    • 12.6.4. Laser Light Show Laser Suppliers
  • 12.7. Laser Pointers
    • 12.7.1. Laser Pointer Problems
    • 12.7.2. Laser Pointer Forecast
  • 12.8. Laser Christmas Lights
  • 12.9. Other Display Applications
  • 12.10. Laser Forecasts

Chapter 13: Data Storage

  • 13.1. Highlights
  • 13.2. Optical Storage
  • 13.3. Laser Magnetic Storage
    • 13.3.1. Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording
    • 13.3.2. Requirements on Lasers for Magnetic Storage
    • 13.3.3. Forecast for Diode Lasers for HAMR
    • 13.3.4. Microwave-assisted magnetic recording technology
  • 13.4. Optical Storage Laser Forecast
  • 13.5. The Future

Chapter 14: Communications

  • 14.1. Highlights
  • 14.2. Technology and Application Trends
  • 14.3. Industry Challenges
  • 14.4. Communications Methodology
  • 14.5. Market Forecast
    • 14.5.1. Optical Transceivers
    • 14.5.2. Pump Lasers for Optical Amplifiers
    • 14.5.3. Total Telecom Lasers
  • 14.6. Communication Laser Suppliers
    • 14.6.1. Transceiver Suppliers
    • 14.6.2. Optical Amplifier Suppliers

Chapter 15: Suppliers & Market Shares

  • 15.1. Highlights
  • 15.2. The Global Economic Climate
  • 15.3. Summary by Sector
    • 15.3.1. Regional Distribution of Laser Revenue for Industrial Lasers

List of Figures

  • Figure 1.1: Historic Worldwide Laser Revenue 1972 - 2019
  • Figure 1.2: Laser Revenue Segmentation by Application for 2019
  • Figure 1.3: Laser Revenue Forecast by Segment 2019-2025 (US$M)
  • Figure 1.4: Laser Revenue Segmentation by Laser Type for 2019
  • Figure 1.5: Relative Laser Revenue Growth Rate by Laser Type (% increase)
  • Figure 1.6: Geographic Distribution of Industrial Laser Consumption 2019
  • Figure 1.7: Total Laser Market (US$M)
  • Figure 3.1: Industrial kW+ Laser Revenue Forecast Chart by Process (US$M)
  • Figure 3.2: Industrial kW+ Laser Revenue Forecast Chart by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Figure 4.1: Micro Materials Laser Revenue by Application (US$M)
  • Figure 4.2: Micro Materials Laser Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Figure 5.1: Laser Marked Egg
  • Figure 5.2: Laser Marking Laser Forecast by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Figure 7.1: Forecast of Diode for Printing Revenue (US$M)
  • Figure 8.1: LASIK Procedures Performed in the U.S. & Europe (x1000)
  • Figure 8.2: Laser Cataract Surgery Systems
  • Figure 8.3: Medical Laser Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Figure 9.1: Military Lasers by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Figure 10.1: R&D Laser Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Figure 11.1: Fiber Sensor Applications
  • Figure 11.2: Cora 100 Handheld Raman Spectrometer
  • Figure 11.3: CW and Ultrafast Laser Forecast for Spectroscopy (US$M)
  • Figure 11.4: Mid-IR Laser Forecast for Spectroscopy (US$M)
  • Figure 11.5: Total Sensor & Instrumentation Laser Revenue by Application (US$M)
  • Figure 11.6: Total Sensor and Instrumentation Laser Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Figure 12.1: MicroVision Laser Pico Projector & Scanner
  • Figure 12.2: Optima Cinemax P1 Short-throw Laser Projector
  • Figure 12.3: LG HF85LA Laser Projector
  • Figure 12.4: Example of Laser Christmas Lights
  • Figure 12.5: Laser Revenue for Cinema Projection (US$M)
  • Figure 12.6: Laser Display Revenue by Application (US$M)
  • Figure 13.1: Optical Storage Laser Revenue by Wavelength
  • Figure 14.1: Optical Transceiver Revenue by Type (US$M)
  • Figure 14.2: Optical Amplifier Pump Laser Revenue (US$M)
  • Figure 15.1: U.S. GDP Growth by Quarter 2016 - 2019 (% change)
  • Figure 15.2: Industrial Laser Regional Distribution of Revenue for 2019

List of Tables

  • Table 1.1: Laser Revenue Forecast by Market Segment (US$M)
  • Table 1.2: Total Laser Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Table 2.1: Total Laser Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Table 2.2: Types of Commercial CO2 Lasers
  • Table 3.1: Industrial kW+ Laser Unit Forecast by Process (Units)
  • Table 3.2: Industrial kW+ Laser ASP Forecast by Process (US$)
  • Table 3.3: Industrial kW+ Laser Revenue Forecast by Process (US$M)
  • Table 3.4: Industrial kW+ Laser Unit Forecast by Laser Type (Units)
  • Table 3.5: Industrial kW+ Laser ASP Forecast by Laser Type (US$)
  • Table 3.6: Industrial kW+ Laser Revenue Forecast by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Table 3.7: kW+ Fiber Laser Breakout by Application (US$M)
  • Table 3.8: kW+ Fiber Laser Metal Cutting Breakout (US$M)
  • Table 3.9: kW+ Fiber Laser Welding Breakout (US$M)
  • Table 4.1: Summary of Major Materials Processing Segments
  • Table 4.2: Micro Material Lasers by Application (Units)
  • Table 4.3: Micro Materials Laser ASPs by Application (US$)
  • Table 4.4: Micro Materials Laser Revenue by Application (US$M)
  • Table 4.5: Micro Materials Lasers by Laser Type (Units)
  • Table 4.6: Micro Materials Laser ASPs by Laser Type (US$)
  • Table 4.7: Micro Materials Laser Revenues by Laser Types (US$M)
  • Table 5.1: Laser Marking Laser Unit Forecast by Laser Type (Units)
  • Table 5.2: Laser Marking Laser ASP Forecast by Laser Type (US$)
  • Table 5.3: Laser Marking Laser Revenue Forecast by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Table 6.1: UV, DUV, and EUV Technology Table
  • Table 6.2: Photolithography Lasers and Service Revenue (Units and US$M)
  • Table 6.3: DUV vs. EUV Revenue (US$M)
  • Table 7.1: Key Printing Technologies
  • Table 7.2: Forecast of Diode Lasers for Printing (Units)
  • Table 7.3: Forecast of Diode Laser ASP for Printing (US$)
  • Table 7.4: Forecast of Diode Lasers for Printing Revenue (US$M)
  • Table 8.1: Laser-based Dermatology and Cosmetic System Vendors
  • Table 8.2: Laser-based Ophthalmic System Vendors
  • Table 8.3: Laser-Based Surgical System Vendors
  • Table 8.4: Mid-IR Surgical System Vendors
  • Table 8.5: Dental Laser System Vendors
  • Table 8.6: Map of Laser Types by Medical Application
  • Table 8.7: Medical Laser Unit Sales by Application (Units)
  • Table 8.8: Medical Laser ASP by Application (US$)
  • Table 8.9: Medical Laser Revenue by Application (US$M)
  • Table 8.10: Medical Laser Unit Sales by Laser Type (Units)
  • Table 8.11: Medical Laser ASP by Laser Type (US$)
  • Table 8.12: Medical Laser Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Table 9.1: IRCM Requirements
  • Table 9.2: Forecast for Laser Sales for IRCM Systems (Units, US$, and US$M)
  • Table 9.3: Military Laser Unit Sales by Application (Units)
  • Table 9.4: Military Laser ASP by Application (US$)
  • Table 9.5: Military Laser Revenue by Application (US$M)
  • Table 9.6: Military Lasers by Laser Type (Units, and US$M)
  • Table 9.7: Military Suppliers and Contractors
  • Table 10.1: R&D Laser Sales by Laser Type (Units)
  • Table 10.2: R&D Average Laser ASP Used by Laser Type (US$)
  • Table 10.3: R&D Laser Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Table 11.1: Light Sources for Fiber Sensors
  • Table 11.2: Narrowband Lasers for Fiber Sensors (US$M)
  • Table 11.3: Fiber Sensor Laser Suppliers
  • Table 11.4: Fiber Sensor Suppliers
  • Table 11.5: Forecast for Lasers Used in Telecom Instrumentation (Units)
  • Table 11.6: CW and Ultrafast Laser Forecast for Spectroscopy (US$M)
  • Table 11.7: Mid-IR Laser Forecast for Spectroscopy (US$M)
  • Table 11.8: Lasers Used for Wafer and Mask Inspection
  • Table 11.9: Forecast of UV Laser Sales Semiconductor Inspection
  • Table 11.10: Flow Cytometry Laser Revenue (US$M)
  • Table 11.11: LIDAR Laser Revenue (US$M)
  • Table 11.12: Gesture Recognition Laser Revenue (US$M)
  • Table 11.13: Laser Leveler & Barcode Reader Laser Forecast (US$M)
  • Table 11.14: Total Sensor & Instrumentation Laser Revenue Summary by Application
  • Table 11.15: Total Sensor and Instrumentation Laser Revenue by Laser type (US$M)
  • Table 12.1: Display Laser Brightness and Power
  • Table 12.2: Laser Display Revenue by Application (US$M)
  • Table 12.3: Laser Display Revenue by Laser Type (US$M)
  • Table 13.1: Optical and Magnetic Storage Types
  • Table 13.2: Magnetic and Optical Storage Devices (M units)
  • Table 13.3: Optical Storage Laser Forecast (M units, US$, US$M)
  • Table 14.1: Optical Transceiver Revenue by Type (US$M)
  • Table 14.2: Optical Amplifier Pump Laser Revenue (US$M)
  • Table 14.3: Total Semiconductor Lasers Used in Communications (M units)
  • Table 14.4: Total Communications Laser Revenue (US$M)
  • Table 15.1: Laser Revenue Totals by Sector (US$M)
  • Table 15.2: Laser Industry by Country
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