Optical Modulator Market Research, Key Trends, Share & Future Analysis During 2018-2024

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According to KD Market Insight, leader of the team that prepared the research, “Optical modulators bring efficiency and far lower prices to 100G and 400G data transport markets. HPC, high performance computing, and mega data centers that implement broadband networks in cloud computing environments form the basis of the new industrial revolution. Video, Internet adoption, and tablets drive demand for broadband mega data centers. Markets are influenced by apps, augmented reality. IoT, the move to cloud computing and the adoption of smart phones by 9.5 billion people by 2020.

The global Optical Modulator Market at $2 billion in 2017 is expected to be $22.6 billion in 2024 driven by the availability and cost effectiveness of 100 Gbps, and 400 Gbps devices. Next generation optical modulator devices use less power, are less expensive, and are smarter and smaller. The adoption of widespread use of the 100 Gbps devices, followed by 400 Gbps devices and the vast increases in Internet traffic are core to helping manage change in the large mega data center and communications interconnect and automobile navigation and infrastructure markets.

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The vendors in the optical modulator industry have invested in high-quality technology and processes to develop leading edge broadband network capability a being implemented in the mega data centers. Two companies in the optical modulator industry jump out: Lumentum and Lightwave Logic. Lumentum is using optical modulators to implement Lidar for self-driving cars. This is the be all and end all technology to support automated auto navigation, to make the new electric cars operate in a manner that is credible and useful.

Lightwave Logic is positioned to bring PIC (Photonic Integrated Circuit) based technologies to market in various roles that include Solar, LED lighting, and Integrated Photonics for fiber communications. High speed polymer based integrated photonics is part of a polymer PIC platform at Lightwave Logic Inc. The molecular level design provides performance, stability and cost-efficiency. They have the potential to replace more expensive, lower-performance materials and devices used in fiber-optic ground, wireless and satellite communication networks.

That being said, virtually every company profiled is very interesting, well positioned in an explosively growing market. 400G optical transceivers market driving forces relate primarily to the implementation of networks within the mega data centers and the interconnects between the data centers. Self-driving cars, smart cities, telemedicine, and the Internet are market segments served by optical modulators.

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Table of Contents:

Optical Modulator Executive Summary 23
Optical Modulators and Photonic Integrated Circuits 23

Supply Chain For The Pic Industry 25
High-Speed Optical Modulators 25
1. Optical Modulator: Market Description and Market Dynamics
1.1 Laser Micro Processing 31
1.2 Business Strategies of the Optical Modulator Companies 36
1.2.1 Photonic Laser Devices 38
1.3 Carbon Dioxide (“CO2”) Gas Lasers And Crystal Laser Technologies 40
1.4 Fiber Lasers 40
1.4.1 Choice of Wavelengths and Precise Control of Beam 43
1.4.2 Applications and Processes with Nonfiber Laser Technologies 44
1.5 Polymers – 44
1.6 Photonic Device Product Development Capabilities 44
1.6.1 Increasing Bandwidth: Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft (GAFAM) in the US, Baidu, Alibaba. and Tencent (BAT) in China. 46
1.6.2 Data Communication Taking Place Within The Data Center 46
1.6.3 Intel, Acacia, and Luxtera 47
1.7 Molecular Level Engineering “Nanotechnology.” 49
1.7.1 Polymers 49

  1.  Optical Modulators Market Shares and Forecasts
    2.1 Optical Modulators Market Driving Forces 51
    2.1.1 Simple Crystal Modulator, Refractive Index Is Function Of Strength Of Local Electric Field 53
    2.1.2 Optical Modulator Silicon and Polymer Photonics Markets 54
    2.2 Optical Modulators Market Shares 59
    2.3 Optical Modulators Market Forecasts 67
    2.3.1 Optical Modulators Market Segment Applications 78
    2.4 Optical Modulators Market Segment Forecasts 81
    2.4.1 Optical Phase Modulator, Fiber Bragg Gratings, Polarization Modulators; Amplitude Modulators, Segments 83
    2.4.2 Optical Modulator Mobile, Data Center, Touch Screens, Flexible Screens, Automotive, AR/VR, Energy and IoT Market Segments 85
    2.4.3 Phase Modulators 87
    2.4.4 Optical Acousto Modulators 91
    2.4.5 Acousto-optic Modulator / Bragg Cell 91
    2.4.6 Traffic Management 98
    2.4.7 3D Printing Optical Modulators 98
    2.4.8 Lasers In The Semiconductor Industry 99
    2.4.9 Photonics 100
    2.4.10 High Growth Industrial Technology Segments 105
    2.4.11 Optical Modulator Imaging and Data Recorders 106
    2.4.12 Polymer Role in PICs 107
    2.4.13 Photonic Integrated Circuit Market Shares 108
    2.5 Optical Modulator Prices 109
    2.6 Optical Modulator Regional Analysis 111
    2.6.1 US 112
    2.6.2 Europe 113
    2.6.3 Asia Pacific 113

3 Optical Modulators Product Description
3.1 Optical Modulator Controls A Beam Of Light 115
3.2 Lightwave Logic Electro-Optic Modulator Prototype Device Design and Development 115
3.2.1 Lightwave Logic Polymer Photonic Integrated Circuits (P2ICTM) 116
3.3 Gooch & Housego PLC 117
3.4 APE – Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH 117
3.5 Thorlabs 118

4 Optical Modulators Research and Technology

4.1 All Polymer Flexible Electronic Circuit 119
4.2 Zinc Germanium Phosphide (ZGP) 121
4.3 Electro-Optic Modulators 121
4.4 Graphene Modulator Providing Compact, Energy Efficient Telecommunication 123

  1.  Optical Modulators Company Profiles
    5.1 AA Opto-Electronic Company 124
    5.1.1 AA World Leader In Acousto-Optic And Radio Frequency Devices 125
    5.1.2 AA / QuantaTech 127
    5.2 APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH 128
    5.2.1 APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH Supports Ultrashortpulse (USP) Lasers 128
    5.3 Axsun Technologies 130
    5.3.1 Axsun Optical Coherence Tomography 132
    5.3.2 Axsun Optical Coatings 132
    5.3.3 Axsun MEMS Tunable Filter 132
    5.3.4 Axsun Micro-Alignment Structures 133
    5.3.5 Axsun Integrated Optical Engines 133
    5.3.6 Axsun Frequency Swept Laser Source 133
    5.4 Brimrose 135
    5.5 Conoptics 140
    5.6 Felles Photonic Instruments 144
    5.6.1 Felles Photonic Instruments Spatially Variable Waveplates Embedded in Fused Silica Glass 145
    5.7 Fujitsu 148
    5.8 Gleam Optics 150
    5.9 Gooch & Housego 152
    5.9.1 Gooch & Housego Fiber-Coupled Acousto-Optic Modulators (FCAOM) 153
    5.9.2 Gooch & Housego Applications Of Fiber-Coupled Acousto-Optic Modulators 157
    5.9.3 Gooch & Housego Fiber-Q® Fiber Coupled Modulators (FCAOM) 158
    5.9.4 Gooch & Housego June 2018 Revenue 158
    5.10 Inrad Optics 159
    5.10.1 Inrad Optics Revenues 159
    5.10.2 Materials Expertise 159
    5.8 Intel 159
    5.8.1 Intel® Optical Transceiver Products 162
    5.9 IPG Photonics 162

5.10 iXblue 167
5.10.1 Photline Mxer Modulators 171
5.10.2 iXfiber PM Gyro Fiber 172
5.10.3 Photline NIR Modulators 172
5.10.4 iXfiber Active Fibers 173
5.10.5 Photline NIR800 Modulators 173
5.10.6 Photline Modboxes 174
5.10.7 iXblue Solutions For Navigation, Positioning And Imaging 174
5.10.8 iXblue Partners 175
5.11 Jenoptik 177
5.11.1 Jenoptik Positioning and Revenue 181
5.12 Lightwave Logic 185
5.12.1 Lightwave Logic Molecular Level Design 186
5.12.2 Lightwave Logic Electro-optic Modulator Prototype Device Design and Development 187
5.12.3 Lightwave Logic Polymer Photonic Integrated Circuits (P2ICTM) 187
5.12.4 Lightwave Logic Business Opportunity 188
5.12.5 Lightwave Logic Ridge Waveguide Modulator 100 Gbps (using 4 channels of 25 Gbps 190
5.12.6 Lightwave Logic Electro-Optic Modulators 193
5.12.7 Lightwave Logic Polymer Photonic Integrated Circuits (P2ICTM) 193
5.12.8 Lightwave Logic Business Strategy 194
5.12.9 Lightwave Logic Organic Polymer-Enabled Electro-Optic Modulators 195
5.13 Lumentum 196
5.13.1 Lumentum High-Performance, OIF-compliant Modulators Supporting Metro, Regional, And Long-Haul Networks 196
5.13.2 Lumentum White Boxes 197
5.13.3 Lumentum Pluggable Transceivers And Optical Components 198
5.13.4 Lumentum Broad Portfolio of 100G Optical Transceivers 199
5.13.5 Lumentum Purchased Oclaro 201
5.13.6 Lumentum High-Speed Optical Modulators 201
5.13.7 Lumentum Photonic Products Enabling Optical Networking And Commercial Laser 202
5.13.8 Lumentum / Successor to JDSU 203
5.13.9 Lumentum Continuous Wave Single Frequency IR Laser 206
5.13.10 Lumentum NPRO 125/126 Diode-Pumped Laser Lidar Oscillator 209
5.13.11 Lumentum NPRO 125/126 Diode-Pumped Laser 210
5.14 MKS Instruments/ Newport 211
5.15 Qubig GmbH 216
5.16 Schäfter + Kirchhoff GmbH 226
5.12 Sumitomo 229
5.12.2 Optical Transceiver Modules That Support Large-Capacity/High-Speed Optical Communication 231
5.12.3 Sumitomo Optical devices 231
5.12.4 Wireless devices 232
5.12.5 Sumitomo RF Devices That Deliver Comprehensive Solutions For Wireless Systems 232
5.12.6 Sumitomo LN Modulators 233
5.13 ThorLabs 235
5.13.2 ThorLabs 20,000 Products 239
5.14 Viavi 240
5.14.2 Viavi Network Testing Solutions 240
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