Photonics Market by Type (LED, Lasers, Detectors, Sensors and Imaging Devices, Optical Communication Systems & Networking Components, Consumer Electronics & Devices), Application End-Use Industry, and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America).
The global Photonics market size was estimated at USD 592.2 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 1186.1 billion in 2030 at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period 2023-2030.
Throughout the predicted period, the utilization of photonics-enabled devices in various sectors such as healthcare, information and communication, and industrial production will drive the global market. The emergence of light-based technology breakthroughs has sparked a new wave of innovation by providing lasting solutions to global issues, which have been considered as notable catalysts for the growth of the worldwide market. The extensive utilization of these commodities has been observed due to the long-term gains they offer, leading to their growing popularity.
Photonics technology has rapidly proliferated from its origins in physics to encompass various aspects of life sciences. Light and laser technologies have found widespread applications in medical and biological research, where they are utilized in numerous stages of investigation. Spectroscopy, for instance, enables in-depth analyses of biological components. Medical lasers have become indispensable tools for a broad range of purposes, including drug development and delivery, medical imaging and genomics, as well as robotic guidance in surgery. Photonics has had a profound impact on medical diagnosis, arguably one of the most crucial aspects of healthcare. For example, OCT scanning, a modern invention, has revolutionized the diagnosis of various conditions that were previously challenging to detect. Ophthalmology was the first area to benefit significantly from OCT, as eye scans using this technology can identify optical degradation associated with glaucoma, retinopathy and other forms of disorder. The diagnosis of new retinal disorders now hinges on the use of advanced technologies, which have become integral to the workings of modern optometry clinics.
Despite the pandemic's significant impact on various industries, the 3D printing market's prospects remain promising. This technology encompasses a growingly captivating space of laser, optical scanning systems, and imaging solution applications. The deployment of 5G in several countries might face delays due to supply chain disruptions, while the expenses associated with fiber optic cable may escalate, given that fiber optic cable-producing nations, such as China, have suffered adverse effects.
Photonics is a field that extends beyond serving as a mere foundation for beam formation and steering. The industrial maturity of technology has been on the rise, and photonics has played a significant role in this development by enabling laser beam diagnostics and precise performance measures. Even minor adjustments to beam and scanning settings could lead to substantial quality losses throughout the construction process, according to some sources. The market is continuously being introduced to new additive processes, which has accelerated construction processes and increased material choices. Concurrently, the number of user industries relying on AM processes, including automotive, aerospace, energy and chemical plant manufacturers, medical technology, food industry, and mechanical engineering is on the rise. These industries employ additional processes to manufacture molds for axle housings and wheel hubs, as well as very small quantities of increasingly complex vehicle components, using process design freedom. A well-conceived design may enable the integration of many individual parts into a single component in a sandwich structure, thereby reducing the need for assembly work and certification, quality assurance, and warehousing work. The laser used in the sandwich structure process only exposes the metal powder to the intended component structure, resulting in a significant reduction in component weight and the ability to integrate new features, ranging from cooling channels to devices for optimizing lubrication supplies.
Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market