Fiber Optic Communications Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Market Forecast 2015-2021

 Published On: Sep, 2016 |    No of Pages: 645 |  Published By: ElectroniCast Consultants | Format: PDF
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This is the ElectroniCast Global Forecast of consumption forecast of small beam collimating lens assemblies in fiber optic communication (including telecommunication, datacom and cable TV) passive and active/integrated (hybrid) components/devices. The years of coverage, in the market review and forecast, are: 2015-2021.

ElectroniCast defines lens assemblies as “loose” lenses (one or more), which are attached to an optical fiber or fitted/attached into (or on) a planar waveguide/array substrates or other device(s), such as a ferrule, for the purpose of collimating light for optical fiber communication.

The market forecast data are presented for fiber optic collimator lens assemblies, which are used in optical communications applications. The data are segmented by the following functions:

• Consumption Value (US$, million)
• Quantity (number/units x Thousand)
• Average Selling Prices (ASP $, each)

The consumption value is determined by multiplying the number of units by the average selling price. The average selling prices are based on the price of the fiber optic collimator assembly at the initial factory level. The market data are segmented into the following geographic regions, plus a Global summary:

• America (North, Central and South America)
• EMEA (Europe, Middle Eastern countries, plus Africa)
• APAC (Asia Pacific)
Collimator lenses (and lens assemblies) are used in a variety of photonic products; however this report presents the use of micro-sized collimator lens assemblies, which are used specifically in optical communication components, such as some of the following:

- Modulators; Attenuators; Transmitter
- Pump laser modules
- Photonic Switch/Optical Cross Connects
- Wavelength Selective Switch, ROADMs
- Isolators; Interleavers; Circulators
- Expanded-beam connector assemblies
- Optical filter modules, DWDM, Tunable Filters
- Optical sensors
- Optical signal processing
- Integrated/hybrid packaged modules
- Other active and passive components

Fiber Optics industry is in a growth mode. We are now seeing the expansion, such as ”Green-Field” (new-builds), and DWDM use and the continuance of the “lighting-up” of ”dark fiber”. The fiber optics industry is now observing an impressive increase in the consumption of the optical elements and components that facilitate a strong environment for the use of collimator lenses (and lens assemblies).

Most of this activity is driven by the expansion of fiber optic transport and access networks, mainly in telecommunications. The private data communication, cable TV, as well as the specialty and instrumentation market segments, also will drive the market of lenses used for collimating the optical signal (light). Fiber optic collimators have been used in conjunction with optical isolators, optical circulators and any other passive or active optical function, which requires converting divergent beams of radiation or particles, such as light rays, into parallel beams. Fiber collimators are widely used in a variety of optical applications, as noted previously.

Commercially available fiber collimator arrays have typically implemented separate lenses, which has increased the cost of the array. For example, one commercially available collimator array has utilized a V-groove array substrate with individually aligned graded-index (GRIN) micro-lens and fibers in each V-groove. These GRIN micro-lens have generally been produced by an ion-exchange process and normally provide high coupling efficiency and have been utilized as collimators for laser beam printers, bar code scanners, optical isolators, optical circulators and DVD players, as well as miniature objective lenses for medical/industrial endoscopes. Planar micro-lens arrays are one or two-dimensional (2-D) lens arrays formed on a substrate and may include numerous microscopic lenses in various sizes and patterns.

Collimator lens assemblies used in miscellaneous active components (such as emitters/transceivers, other) and integrated components (combination of functions in one package, which can include passive and active functions) are forecast to increase in value to $100 million in the year 2021. Market forecast data in the ElectroniCast report refers to consumption (use) for a particular calendar year; therefore, this data is not cumulative data.

This 2015-2021 forecast and analysis of collimator lens assembly consumption is presented for each significant function or product. Company profiles of selected competitors and associated/related companies are provides, as well as market share estimates for last year.

The information is presented in easy-to-follow illustrations and text. The reasons for the forecasted trends are discussed. A global summary also is provided. The report also outlines the market research methodology followed and the key assumptions made. Terms, acronyms, and abbreviations used are defined.
Information Base

This study is based on analysis of information obtained continually over the past two decades, but updated through early-September 2016. During this period, ElectroniCast analysts performed interviews with authoritative and representative individuals in the fiber optics, telecommunications, datacom, cable TV and other communication industries, from the standpoint of both suppliers and users of fiber optic transmission links. The interviews were conducted principally with:

• Engineers, marketing personnel and management at manufacturers of fiber optic circulators, collimators, specialty fiber, connectors, isolators, couplers, DWDM filter modules, dispersion compensators, photonic switches, attenuators, modulators, transmitters/receivers, OADMs and other related optical communication components.

• Engineers, marketing, purchasing personnel and market planners at major users of passive and active optical components, such as telecommunication transmission, switching, distribution and apparatus equipment, telephone companies, data communications equipment companies, cable TV system suppliers, and a number of other end users of fiber optic communication components and technology.

The interviews covered issues of technology, pricing, contract size, reliability, documentation, installation/maintenance crafts, standards, supplier competition and other topics.

A full review of published information was also performed to supplement information obtained through interviews. The following sources were reviewed:

• Professional technical journals and papers; Trade press articles

• Technical conference proceedings

• Additional information based on previous ElectroniCast market studies, including the Fiber Optic Forecast Service Data Base, the Fiber Optic Cable Forecast, the Optical Amplifier and Component Global Forecast, the Intraenclosure Optical Interconnect Forecast, the Fiber Optic Installation Apparatus Forecast, the Fiber Optic Circulator Forecast, Fiber Optic Coupler, Attenuator, Isolator, Filter, DWDM, Switch, Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers, Transmitters/Receivers, SONET/SDH, and other related component Market Forecasts

• Personal knowledge of the research team

In analyzing and forecasting the complexities of the Global market for fiber optic communication components, it is essential that the market research team have a good and a deep understanding of the technology and of the industry. ElectroniCast members who participated in this report were qualified.

Bottom-up Methodology ElectroniCast forecasts are developed initially at the lowest detail level and then summed to successively higher levels. The background market research focuses on the amount of each type of product used in each application in the base year (last year: 2014), and the prices paid at the first transaction from the manufacturer. This forms the base year data. ElectroniCast analysts then forecast the growth rates in component quantity use in device type, along with price trends, based on competitive, economic and technology forecast trends, and apply these to derive long term forecasts at the lowest application (use) levels. The usage growth rate forecasts depend heavily on analysis of overall end user trends toward digital broadband communication equipment usage and economic payback.

Cross-Correlation Increases Accuracy The quantities of fiber optic attenuators, DWDM, optical fiber/cable, connectors, transceivers, transport terminals, optical add/drop MUX, couplers/splitters, isolators, photonic switches and other products used in a particular application are interrelated. Since ElectroniCast conducts annual analysis and forecast updates in each fiber optic related product field, accurate current quantity estimates in each application are part of this corporate database. These quantities are cross-correlated as a “sanity check.”

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Overview
1.2 Fiber Optic Networks – Overview
1.3 WDM Filter Trends – Overview
1.4 Fiber Optic Attenuators Trends – Overview
1.5 Fiber Optic Circulator Trends – Overview
1.6 Optical Modulator Trends – Overview
1.7 Planar Waveguide Circuits Trends – Overview
1.8 Optical Isolator Trends – Overview
1.9 Chromatic Dispersion Compensation Modules – Overview 1-5
1.10 Fiber Optic Sensors Trends – Overview
2. Market and Technology Forecast and Analysis
2.1 Global Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast
2.2 America Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast 2-33
2.3 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast 2-36 2-42
2.4 Asia Pacific (APAC) Collimator Lens Assembly Market Forecast
3. Selected U.S. Patents (22-Patent Summaries)
4. Competition – Fiber Optic Collimators & Related Products
4.1 Company Profiles – Fiber Optic Collimators
4.2 Company Profiles – Related Products
4.3 Competition: Market Share Estimates
5. Optical Communication Trends
5.1 Fiber Network Technology Trends
5.2 Components
5.2.1 Overview
5.2.2 Transmitters and Receivers
5.2.3 Optical Amplifiers
5.2.4 Dispersion Compensators
5.2.5 Fiber Cable
5.3 Devices and Parts
5.3.1 Overview
5.3.2 Emitters and Detectors
5.3.3 VCSEL & Transceiver Technology Review
5.3.4 Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits / Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC)
5.3.5 Modulators
6. Methodology
6.1 ElectroniCast Research and Analysis Methodology
6.2 Assumptions of Fiber Optic Component Global Market Forecast
7. Definitions - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and General Terms
8. ElectroniCast Market Forecast Data Base – Overview and Tutorial

Addendum Items:

EXCEL – ElectroniCast Data Base Market Forecast Spreadsheets
Complete Market Forecast (2015-2021)
EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
APAC (Asia Pacific)

PowerPoint – ElectroniCast Market Forecast Data Figures

List of Figures

1.1.1 Global Market Consumption Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies, by Function (Quantity)
1.1.2 Regional Market Consumption Value Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies ($ Million)
1.1.3 Full-band tunable high-dynamic-range transmitter engine
1.1.4 120 Gbps Embedded Optical Engine
1.1.5 Collimator Components
1.1.6 Optical communication device lens Hemispherical-like Lens
1.1.7 Single-Lens Fiber Optic Collimator Assemblies
1.1.8 Single-Lens Fiber Optic Collimator Assemblies
1.1.9 Collimating lens with numerical aperture of 0.7
1.1.10 The FCLM TM Laser Module
1.1.11 Planar MicroLens (PML)
1.1.12 Prism Optical Switches
1.1.13 Stepper Motor Optical Switches
1.1.14 Optical Fiber Amplifier Component Categories
1.1.15 Integrated Component, GFF-Isolator-Tap-WDM
1.1.16 Integrated Component, Miniature Tap-Photodiode
1.1.17 Multiple Fiber Connector with Prism Optics
1.1.18 V-Groove Fiber Array
1.1.19 Array Fiber Collimators (1x8, 1x16 and 2D Collimators)
1.2.1 FTTP PON Architecture
1.2.2 Data Center Topology
1.2.3 Multi-Tier Data Center Architecture
1.2.4 HFC Distribution System
1.2.5 Google Fiber Map (United States of America)
1.2.6 Google Fiber Service Pricing Comparison
1.2.7 Fiber Hut, Telecom Cabinets, and FTTH Network Configuration
1.2.8 Fiber Optic Equipment Building – Fiber Hut
1.2.9 Types of Metro Networks
1.2.10 Africa: Subocean Fiber Cable
1.2.11 South-East Asia Japan Cable System Upgrade (September 2016)
1.2.12 Data Centers in Japan
1.2.13 Data Centers in Asia
1.2.14 Distributed Continuous Fiber Optic Sensor System Components
1.3.1 Wavelength Allocations in Access-Area Networks
1.3.2 Thin Film Filter DWDM Module
1.3.3 Thin Film Filter DWDM Module (40 Channels)
1.3.4 96-Channel 50GHz Athermal AWG
1.3.5 ITU CWDM and DWDM Grid Standard Illustrations
1.3.6 OADM Filter Typical Response Characteristics
1.3.7 Thin Film Interference Filter
1.3.8 Light Power Output of Successive Wavelengths, Thin Film Filter
1.3.9 Typical Thin Film DWDM Filter Modified Architecture
1.3.10 Diffraction Grating DWDM Filter
1.5.1 Brillouin Scattering-Induced Transparency in a Series of Silica Microresonators
1.5.2 Configuration and Operation Illustration of 3-Port Optical Circulator
1.7.1 DWDM Athermal AWG Module
1.7.2 50 GHz Spacing 88 Channel Athermal AWG Module
1.7.3 PLC Technology: Integrated DQPSK receiver for 40G
1.7.4 PLC Technology: 40G/100G DP-QPSK Integrated Coherent Receiver
1.7.5 LC Splitter Chips
1.7.6 llustration - PLC Splitter Wafer
1.7.7 llustration - PLC Splitter Wafer
1.7.8 PLC Splitter Wafer
1.7.9 Wafer Process – PLC Splitters
1.7.10 1xN Splitter Photolithography Mask
1.7.11 PLC Splitter Chip (Planar Lightwave Circuit Splitter Chip)
1.7.12 PLC Splitter Chip
1.7.13 Illustration and Image of PLC Splitter Optical Fiber Interface Assembly
1.7.14 ROADM Module
1.7.15 ROADM Module Schematic Drawing
1.7.16 Structure of PLC switch
1.8.1 Polarization Maintaining Fiber Isolator
1.8.2 Micro-Fiber Isolator
1.8.3 Drawing of Forward Direction Through an Isolator
1.8.4 Absorbing or Displacing Light Propagating in the Reverse Direction
1.8.5 Laser setup and mode-locker assembly using fiber optic isolators
1.10.1 Block diagram of Fiber Optic Sensors (FOS), showing the relationships between
2.1.1 Micro Lenses
2.1.2 Fusion-Bonding an Optical Fiber to a GRIN Lens
2.1.3 FAC Lenses
2.1.4 2D and Linear Fiber Arrays
2.1.5 Fiber Optic Polarization Rotation Mirror
2.1.6 High-Index Plano-Convex Spherical Lenses –Collimators
2.1.7 Slow Axis Collimators
2.1.8 Polarization Maintaining Optical Circulator
2.1.9 Pigtailed GRIN Lens Collimators
2.1.10 Connectorized Aspheric Fiber Optic Collimators
2.1.11 Multimode Fiber Optic Collimators
2.1.12 1.8mm Grin Lens in Use
2.1.13 Fiber Collimator
2.1.14 Low-loss Pigtail Type – Fiber Optic Rotary Joint (FORJ)
2.1.15 Expanded-Beam Fiber Optic Connector
2.1.16 Piece-Parts (Sub-Components) of Optical Isolator
2.1.17 PLC Splitter Modules
2.1.18 2D Lens Array
2.2.1 America Market Consumption Value Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies (Quantity, Million)
2.3.1 EMEA Market Consumption Value Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies (Quantity, Million)
2.4.1 APAC Market Consumption Value Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies (Quantity, Million)
4.1.1 Micro Gradient Index (GRIN) Lens
4.1.2 PM Dual Fiber Collimator
4.1.3 3 W 1550 nm Collimator, CW or Pulsed, 1.5 μm Fiber Laser
4.1.4 Illustration: Polarization Maintaining Fiber Collimator
4.1.5 Illustration of 980, 850nm Fiber Collimator
4.1.6 Fiber Collimator Array
4.1.7 C-Lens Collimator
4.1.8 High Power Fiber Collimator
4.1.9 Polarization Maintaining Fiber Collimator (Dimensions)
4.1.10 Fiber Collimator
4.1.11 Micro Lenses
4.1.12 PM Fiber Collimator and Package Dimensions
4.1.13 Collimators & Focus Guides
4.1.14 Two Dimensional Optical Array
4.1.15 Fiber Collimator / Polarization Maintaining Fiber Collimator
4.1.16 Achromatic Fiber Collimator
4.1.17 Small Beam Collimators
4.1.18 Monolithic Collimator
4.1.19 Fiber Collimator Lens Assembly
4.1.20 Collimator Lens Assembly Components
4.1.21 Optical Communication Device Lens
4.1.22 MicroLenses
4.1.23 GRIN Refractive Index Profile
4.1.24 Pitch Concept of GRIN Lens
4.1.25 Laser Diode Collimating Lenses
4.1.26 Fiber Optic Collimating Lens Assemblies
4.1.27 Illustration: High Power Fiber Collimator
4.1.28 Polarization Maintaining Collimator
4.1.29 Collimators and Focusers - Pigtail Style
4.1.30 Single-Mode Collimator: Polarization Insensitive Collimator
4.1.31 Typical 8-Channel CWDM with Fiber Collimators
4.1.32 Loose GRIN Lenses
4.1.33 Gradient Index Micro Lens
4.1.34 Lateral Emitting Collimator (LEC)
4.1.35 Angled Polished and Lens Assemblies
4.2.1 Polarization Independent Optical Circulator
4.2.2 In-Line Optical Isolator
4.2.3 Polarization Maintaining Optical Circulator (Dimensions)
4.2.4 Fiber Optic Discrete Circulator
4.2.5 In-Line Optical Isolator L-band
4.2.6 Optical Circulator
4.2.7 4-Port Fiber Optic Circulator
4.2.8 In-Line Optical Isolator with Dimensions
4.2.9 Polarization Maintaining (PM) Fiber Optic Circulator
4.2.10 Fiber Optic Circulator
4.2.11 Optical Isolators (Shortpak Optical Isolators)
4.2.12 Single Stage Optical Isolators
4.2.13 Product Coverage
4.2.14 Product Offering
4.2.15 Fiber Optic Circulator
4.2.16 Company Locations
4.2.17 Fiber Optic Circulator
4.2.18 Surface Mounting Optical Isolator
4.2.19 Magnet Free Optical Isolator
4.2.20 Circular Cylinder Optical Isolator
4.2.21 Pigtail Optical Isolator
4.2.22 Receptacle Optical Isolator
5.1.1 100G CFP2 Transceiver (IEEE 100GBASE-ER4 and ITU-T G.959.1 OTU4) for 40km CWDM SFP 1G 80km Transceiver VITA 66 Fiber Optic Backplane Connector Module VPX Board Utilizes VITA 66.4 Optical Backplane Typical Intra-Office Interconnections Monolithic Indium Phosphide Photonic Integrated Circuit Photonic Integrated Circuit 400 Gbit/sec Dual Polarisation IQ Modulator 40 to 60Gbps Silicon-Based Optical Modulator Integrated silicon optical transceiver for large-volume data transmission
6.1.1 ElectroniCast Market Research & Forecasting Methodology

List of Tables

1.1.1 Global Forecast of Collimator Lens Assemblies, by Product Functional Use ($, Million)
1.1.2 ElectroniCast Market Forecast Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assembly, by Fiber-Count (Type)
1.1.3 Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Forecast, by Lens Count Type ($ Million)
1.2.1 OM3- and OM4-Specified Distances for Ethernet
1.2.2 40G/100G - Physical Layer Specifications
1.2.3 United States Broadband Plan – Goals
1.2.4 Mexico FTTX, Number of Lines, By Selected Operators, New Installation (Quantity Basis)
1.2.5 Licensed Local Fixed Carriers in Hong Kong
1.2.6 Key specifications of the PC-1 Trans-Pacific System
1.2.7 Features: Distributed Continuous Fiber Optic Sensor System Components
1.7.1 Hierarchy of Selected PWC-Based Modules
2.1.1 Global Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies Consumption, by Region ($, Million)
2.1.2 Global Collimator Lens Assemblies Consumption, by Region (Quantity Basis, K)
2.1.3 ElectroniCast’s Market Forecast Fiber Optic Collimator Product Category List
2.1.4 Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Consumption, by Lens Count ($ Million)
2.1.5 Collimator Lens Assemblies Global Consumption, by Lens Count (Quantity Basis, K)
2.1.6 Global Forecast of Single (1) Lens Collimator Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.1.7 Global Forecast of Array 2-12 Lens Collimator Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.1.8 Global Forecast of Array (> 12) Lens Collimator Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.2.1 American Forecast of Collimator Lens, by Product Functional Use ($, Million)
2.2.2 Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies American Forecast, by Lens Count ($ Million)
2.2.3 Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies American Forecast, by Lens Count (Quantity Basis, K)
2.2.4 American Forecast of Single (1) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.2.5 American Forecast of Array 2-12 Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.2.6 American Forecast of Array (> 12) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.3.1 EMEA Forecast of Collimator Lens, by Product Functional Use ($, Million)
2.3.2 Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies EMEA Forecast, by Lens Count ($ Million)
2.3.3 Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies EMEA Forecast, by Lens Count (Quantity Basis, K)
2.3.4 EMEA Forecast of Single (1) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.3.5 EMEA Forecast of Array 2-12 Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.3.6 EMEA Forecast of Array (> 12) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.4.1 APAC Forecast of Collimator Lens, by Product Functional Use ($, Million)
2.4.2 Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies APAC Forecast, by Lens Count ($ Million)
2.4.3 Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assemblies APAC Forecast, by Lens Count (Quantity Basis, K)
2.4.4 APAC Forecast of Single (1) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.4.5 APAC Forecast of Array 2-12 Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
2.4.6 APAC Forecast of Array (> 12) Lens Assemblies, by Product Function ($ Million)
4.1.1 Specifications for Single Fiber PM Collimator
4.1.2 Collimator Products Provided
4.3.1 Fiber Optic Communication Collimator Assemblies Worldwide Competitor Market Share (2015)
8.1 ElectroniCast Market Forecast Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assembly, by Fiber Count (Type)
8.2 ElectroniCast Market Forecast Fiber Optic Collimator Lens Assembly, by End-User Product

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