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Trends in the Photonics Industry

Written by Sarah Greenberg on Jul 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Trends in the Photonics Industry

The increase in the adoption of photonics is gradually replacing electric conductors—which are used in semiconductors for high speed transmission systems—with silicon photonics.

The rise in optical transceivers devices developed using silicon photonics has assisted in the development of transmission speeds of over 100Gbps, which is expected to have mass adoption and support the development of high-performance computing with increased efficiency. These devices are being predominantly used for image and capturing, as well as for intelligent lighting solutions such as OLED technologies.

In our full report, “2018 Photonics Research Review,” we explain in depth what’s happening in several segments of the photonics industry.

However, if you’re looking for a quick overview of what’s happening in photonics—including the fast-growing fiber optics industry—you’ll find today’s blog helpful.

We provide quick insight into the main trends occurring in three of the fastest-growing segments in the industry:

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Topics: Photonics

Plastics Show Promise in Future Markets for Optical Cables

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Mar 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Fiber Optic Cables.jpg

The banking, finance, and insurance industries have undergone huge transformations in recent years, and optical fibers have played a major role in it.

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Topics: Photonics

Brief History of LiDAR, Its Evolution and Market Definition

Written by BCC Research Editorial on Mar 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM
LiDARBlog_Image.jpegThe following is an edited excerpt of the BCC Research report “Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR): Technologies and Global Markets” by Sinha G. Gaurav.
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Topics: Photonics

Global Military Spending Increase Fuels Expansion of Tactical Lasers

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Nov 16, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Tactical Lasers.jpegAs the U.S. military moves against entrenched ISIS targets around the world, their forces are increasingly relying on laser guided munitions. Just this month, the U.S. military conducted two airstrikes against Islamic State members in Somalia—the first such action there—using drones, which are almost always fitted with laser-guided munitions.

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Topics: Photonics

Fluorescent Cells Grown Using CMOS Image Sensors

Written by Clayton Luz on Oct 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM
CMOS Image Sensor.jpegThe charge coupled device (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor market should see robust growth in the next five years, chiefly from technological advancements and increasing number of applications areas.
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Topics: Photonics

New 3D LiDAR Sensor Gives Mobile Robots Wide-angle Views

Written by Clayton Luz on Oct 16, 2017 11:30:01 AM
3D LiDAR Sensor.jpgAs Japanese automakers ramp up efforts to put autonomous cars on the road, a key supplier is directing its labors toward getting self-driving vehicles on factory floors.
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Topics: Photonics

Erbium-based Integrated Photonics Breakthrough

Written by Clayton Luz on Aug 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Erbium Based Integrated Photonic Circuit.jpgOptical amplifiers made from rare-earth materials are used in photonic integrated chips (PICs) to amplify an optical signal without first converting it to an electrical signal. Optical amplifiers coupled with WDM (wavelength-division multiplexing) technology have made the transmission of many terabits of data over large distances possible.

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Topics: Photonics

New Gas Analyzer Pushes Along Innovation in QCL Product Market

Written by Clayton Luz on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Quantum Cascade Laser.jpgThe quantum cascade laser (QCL) market is attracting attention as a significant technology advance that engenders new innovations with noteworthy financial returns. What’s not to like?

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Topics: Photonics

Biophotonics-based Endo Probe Eliminates Tissue Biopsy

Written by Clayton Luz on Jul 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare is moving from a treatment-oriented system to a diagnostic-oriented one to help decrease healthcare spending on treatment (e.g., drugs, chemotherapy, etc.). This growing trend makes an interesting and encouraging scenario for the use of biophotonics as a novel approach to cancer detection/diagnosis.

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Topics: Photonics

Ultrafast Lasers and Ultrafast Computers (100K Times Faster)

Written by Clayton Luz on Mar 30, 2017 10:45:00 AM

An international team of researches and engineers have demonstrated the ability to not only control the peaks within laser pulses, but also to twist these incredibly short pulses of light. A pulse lasts a few femtoseconds long (one quadrillionth of a second, or about the time it takes for the family dog to bolt out the front door without its collar).

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Topics: Photonics