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The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2019

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The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2019
Published: February 28, 2019 Content info:
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In 2017, the strong world economy led to the laser market growing at levels rarely seen before, so it should be surprising to learn that in 2018, laser growth levels have returned to more modest levels. Largely contributing to this slowdown is the slowing China Economy, trade tariffs, and rising interest rates. Laser revenue transitioned from high-growth at the beginning of 2018, to slower growth by year's end. Still, several laser areas managed to have quite strong growth throughout 2018, with medical, display, and sensor laser revenue growth all exceeding 10% in 2018. Overall, the laser market had a combined revenue growth of over 5% in 2017, which is quite good considering it followed such a strong year before it. Learn more about what is driving laser growth in this new report which analyzes laser applications by segment, and provides 2018 data and forecasts for units, ASP, and revenues by laser type and laser application through 2024, 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. News from 2018
  • 1.3. The Ups & Downs of 2018
  • 1.4. What About 2019?
  • 1.5. Historic Laser Revenue
    • 1.5.1. The Laser Market by Segment
  • 1.6. Laser Market by Laser Type
    • 1.6.1. Fiber Lasers
    • 1.6.2. Low-Power Laser Diodes
    • 1.6.3. High-Power Laser Diodes
    • 1.6.4. Solid-state Lasers
    • 1.6.5. CO2 Lasers
    • 1.6.6. Excimer Lasers
    • 1.6.7. Quantum Cascade Lasers
    • 1.6.8. Total Laser Revue
  • 1.7. Laser Market Summar

Chapter 2: Introduction

  • 2.1. Methodology
  • 2.2. Comparison of Laser Types
    • 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. Eye-Safe 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 both 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 2016
    • 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. Non-Metal Materials Processing
    • 3.5.6. Fringe Applications
  • 3.6. High-Power Industrial Laser Forecast
    • 3.6.1. Industrial Laser Index
    • 3.6.2. KiloWatt+ Industrial Laser Forecast by Process Application 2018 - 2020
    • 3.6.3. KiloWatt+ Industrial Laser Forecast by Laser Type 2018 - 2020
    • 3.6.4. CO2 Advantages and Disadvantages
    • 3.6.5. Fiber Lasers
    • 3.6.6. 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
  • 7.3. 3D Packaging
  • 7.4. Photolithography Laser Forecasts

Chapter 8: Medical Lasers

  • 8.1. Highlights
  • 8.2. Background
  • 8.2.1. Medical Laser Delivery
  • 8.2.2. How Medical Lasers Are Counted
  • 8.3. Cosmetic and 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 Hypertrophy) 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 Developments
    • 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. IRCM Contractors
    • 9.4.5. IRCM Forecasts
    • 9.4.6. 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. Other Military Laser Projects
  • 9.10. Military Laser Forecasts
  • 9.11. 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 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 Instruments
    • 11.5.3. Ultrafast Lasers for Biomedical Instruments and Spectroscopy
    • 11.5.4. Raman Spectroscopy
    • 11.5.5. Key Customers
    • 11.5.6. 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. DPSSL Reliability Remains an Issue
    • 11.7.4. Forecast for Laser-Based Inspection Tools
  • 11.8. Flow Cytometry
    • 11.8.1. Flow Cytometry Uses
    • 11.8.2. How Flow Cytometry Works
  • 11.9. Light Detection and Ranging
    • 11.9.1. LIDAR Uses
    • 11.9.2. LIDAR Laser Forecasts
    • 11.9.3. 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 & 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
    • 12.3.5. Laser Pico Projector Forecast
  • 12.4. Office/Home Theater Projectors
    • 12.4.1. Hybrid LED-Laser Projectors
    • 12.4.2. Laser Based Rear Projection TVs
    • 12.4.3. LCD TVs with Laser Backlighting
  • 12.5. Digital Cinema Laser Lighting
    • 12.5.1. Laser Digital Cinema Cost Savings
    • 12.5.2. Better Movie Experience
    • 12.5.3. Laser Theaters Have Arrived
    • 12.5.4. Laser Requirements
    • 12.5.5. Potential Laser Cinema Projector Manufacturers
  • 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. Magnetic Disk Drive Vendors and Their Favored Approaches
    • 13.3.4. Forecast for Diode Lasers for HAMR
  • 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. Methodology
  • 14.5. Market Forecast
  • 14.6. Optical Transceivers
    • 14.6.1. Pump Lasers for Optical Amplifiers
    • 14.6.2. Total Telecom Lasers
  • 14.7. Communication Laser Suppliers
    • 14.7.1. Transceiver Suppliers
    • 14.7.2. 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
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