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帶間級聯雷射光器(ICL)-量子級聯雷射光器(QCL)--技術/市場趨勢/應用(2021)

Interband & Quantum Cascade Lasers - Technologies, Market Trends and Applications (2021)

出版日期: | 出版商: TEMATYS - Exploration of Photonics Markets | 英文 249 Slides | 商品交期: 最快1-2個工作天內

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本報告考察了級聯雷射光器的當前成熟度,並評估了它們在競爭激烈的市場環境中進一步發展的能力。

級聯雷射光器是否會顛覆市場?

帶間級聯雷射光器 (ICL) - 量子級聯雷射光器 (QCL) 在中紅外區域提供相干和高功率輻射, 紅外保護、高分辨率氣體光譜、化學傳感 > 是必不可少。

由於許多優點,級聯雷射光器有望迅速成熟並在大容量應用中建立起來。特別是,由於ICL/QCL具有半導體特性,因此預計該技術將得到極大發展並變得更便宜,就像 LED/VCSEL 的情況一樣。

但動態增長沒有完全實現。雷射光器仍然很昂貴(每個幾千美元),潛在的 "殺手級" 應用還沒有出現。級聯雷射光器主要用於利基應用。

原因不僅在於技術瓶頸,還有市場還沒有準備好引入CL技術。客戶非常保守,還有許多其他有競爭力的技術。但是,現在有更多的可能被採用

本報告深入探討了阻礙級聯激光技術傳播的所有瓶頸。它還對2020-2026年進行了市場預測,描述了所有主要公司,並回答了最終是否會出現市場混亂的問題。

需要一個 "殺手級應用"

本報告採訪的大部分ICL/QCL廠商認為,限制級聯雷射光器大規模市場發展的主要瓶頸是缺乏 "殺手級應用" 。

到目前為止,ICL/QCL 已用於以下情況。

  • 當測量時間很重要時 - 應用了生產線中氣體/液體(或等離子體)的遙測技術,旨在同時監測多種類型(燃燒過程、電廠廢氣......)
  • 當用其他公司的設備無法測量氣體或物質時(NIR/SWIR 沒有 NOx 吸收線、SOx 吸收線太弱、藥物製造中的有毒氣體......)
  • 用於防禦(紅外線保護、信標...)

然而,據報導,ICL/QCL 與其他光子源相比具有自己的競爭力。

  • 寬帶雷射光振盪和出色的可調波長使一種技術能夠研究不同類型的光。
  • 以窄線寬實現高分辨率。
  • 快速切換和短脈衝持續時間允許堆棧上和在線監控。
  • 無標籤測量可實現原位、免維護、24/7 全天候運行。
  • 由於高光輸出,實現了高信噪比。

這份報告不僅詳細說明了為什麼這些特性沒有在市場上取得巨大成功,而且級聯激光技術在未來幾年最終會得到廣泛應用。我們正在分析所有有前途的應用

多方面研究以找到這些行業: ICL/QCL 相關公司的商業和財務信息,雷射光傳感市場近期併購概述,級聯雷射光雷射光器 當前資助的項目調查歐盟和美國政府在該領域以及最近批准的專利修訂已經對級聯激光器市場的未來得出了明確的結論。

降低成本和尺寸

級聯雷射光器在工業和環境應用中非常受歡迎,在這些應用中,可以對主要過程控制氣體(如 CO、CO2、CH4、H2O、SOx、NOx 和污染物)進行高速在線和在線監測。此外,它已成為防務關係中最新對策系統不可或缺的一部分。但是,目前的情況是,其他分析器的引入並沒有太大進展。

主要原因與成本和尺寸有關。截至2020年,平均容量約為75,000cm3,重量約為30-40kg。因此,CL 設備的小型化是 CL 系統廣泛採用的一個基本要素。

本報告將 ICL/QCL 技術與主要競爭對手進行比較,以便為被調查公司繪製適當的市場情況。

ICL/QCL 源製造商上市

AdTech Optics, Alpes Lasers, Block Engineering, Daylight Solutions, Pendar Technologies, Hamamatsu Photonics, mirSense, Nanoplus GmbH, Pranalytica, IRGlare LLC, QuantaSpec, Thorlabs, Sumitomo Electric, Quantiox GmbH, Forward Photonics LLC, LD-PD INC, Intraband LLC、Sacher Lasertechnik、LongWave Photonics、Lytid、Akela Laser Corporation、VIGO System、Roithner Lasertechnik、U-Oplaz Technologies、Stratium Limited、IQE、Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global

基於ICL/QCL的設備供應商上市

RedShiftBio, Gasera, Bruker, Thermo Fisher, Emerson, Airoptic, Neoplas control, Northrop Grumman, LSE Monitors, Aerodyne Research, Physical Sciences Inc, Picarro, Quantared Technologies, Toshiba, Horiba, IRsweep, Eralytics, AP2E, AVL Emission Test Systems GmbH、LaserMaxDefence、Neo Monitors、Kittiwake Procal、Wavelengths Electronics、Diehl Defense、Los Gatos、Cemtek KVB-Enertec、Boreal Laser、Emsys Maritime Ltd、DiaMonTech AG、KNESTEL GmbH、Healthy Photon、MIRO Analytical Technologies AG、Leonardo DRS 等.

報告的主要特點

  • ICL/QCL 市場收入、來源級別、系統級別
  • 到 2026 年的市場預測
  • ICL/QCL 產品及其應用概述,按源級別,按設備(不包括太赫茲區域)
  • 基於 ICL/QCL 的設備與其他競爭系統的比較
  • 商業模式分析
  • 確定在大容量應用中廣泛採用 ICL/QCL 的問題和瓶頸
  • 近期應用趨勢回顧(專注於氣體光譜)
  • 審查 ICL/QCL 有吸引力的申請

目錄

執行摘要

第 1 章介紹

第 2 章級聯雷射光的吸引力

  • 獨特的功能
  • 美好的期望逐年增加
  • 競爭激烈的市場環境

第 3 章知名企業穩定增長市場

  • 市場數據
  • 預測
  • 解決雞還是蛋的問題

第 4 章關於CL技術

  • CL 的工作原理
  • QCL
  • ICL
  • QCL 與 ICL
  • 技術競賽
  • 系統組件

第 5 章關於應用程序

  • 形勢與競爭
  • 技術
  • 段描述:
    • 行業
    • 安全/安全
    • 防禦
    • 環境
    • 醫療
    • 運輸

第 6 章結論

第 7 章附錄

第 8 章關於 TEMATYS

目錄

Enthusiastic forecasts for the broad adoption of Interband and Quantum Cascade Lasers have not fully materialized in the recent years. The following market study investigates the current maturity of Cascade Lasers and evaluate their capabilities for further growth in a competitive market environment.

Will Cascade Lasers finally cause a market disruption?

Interband and Quantum Cascade Lasers (ICLs and QCLs) offer coherent and high power radiation in the mid-infrared range, which is crucial for infrared countermeasures, high-resolution gas spectroscopy and chemical sensing.

Due to many advantages, Cascade Lasers were expected to mature quickly and to settle in large volume applications. Especially the semiconductor nature of ICLs and QCLs gave hope to make this technology largely scalable and cheap, as it happened with LEDs and VCSELs in the past.

Dynamic growth have not fully materialized in the last years. The price of lasers still remains high (around few thousand dollars per piece), and the potentially "killer" applications have not come yet. Cascade Lasers can be mainly found in niche applications.

The reason for that lies both in the technical bottlenecks, but also in the market which has not been ready to implement CL technology. The customers were very conservative and there were many other competitive techniques to choose from. Now the perspectives for adoption are brighter.

All bottlenecks preventing the wider use of Cascade Laser technologies are deeply discussed in this Report. The study provides market forecasts from 2020 to 2026 and also describes all main players to answer the question if the market disruption can finally occur.

The need for "killer application"

Most of the ICL and QCL manufacturers interviewed for the purpose of this Report claim that the main bottleneck limiting a large Cascade Lasers market opening is lack of "killer application". In their shared opinion the technological constraints are not as meaningful as the lack of big player that could incorporate Cascade Lasers in high volume sensors.

So far, ICLs and QCLs have been used in the following cases:

  • When time of the measurement is crucial - then remote measurement of gas/ liquids (or plasma) in the process line is applied, aiming at monitoring few species at once (combustion processes, power plant emission...).
  • When there is no other way to measure gases or substances using competitive equipment (lack of absorption lines in NIR/SWIR for NOx or too weak for SOx, toxic gases in pharmaceutics production...)
  • In defense (infrared countermeasures, beacons...).

However, it has been reported that the ICLs and QCLs stand out from other photonic sources by their unique competitive advantages:

  • Broadband lasing and good tunability allow to investigate different species using only one technology.
  • Narrow linewidth provides high resolution.
  • Fast switching as well as short pulse duration enable on-stack and on-line monitoring.
  • Label-free measurement offers in-situ, maintenance-free and 24/7 operation.
  • High optical power results in significant signal-to-noise ratio.

This report not only details why these features have not translated into large market success but also analyzes all promising applications that could finally make Cascade Laser technology widely used in the next years.

Many aspects have been studied to find these sectors: business and financial information of ICL- and QCL-related companies, overview of recent mergers and acquisitions on the laser and sensing market, examination of currently funded projects by the EU and US government in the field of Cascade Lasers and lasers, and revision of recently acknowledged patents. This allowed to draw a clear conclusions for the future of Cascade Lasers market.

Cost and size reduction

Cascade Lasers has been very well adopted in Industrial and Environment applications where they can offer fast in-line and on-line monitoring of main process control and pollution gases: CO, CO2, CH4, H2O, SOx, NOx etc. They are also vital in Defense use serving for modern countermeasure systems. However, the adoption in other analyzers is not as wide.

The report shows that the main issue behind that was related to cost and size. Footprint and weight of CL instruments has not been really reduced in the past years. In 2020 the average volume was still about 75 000 cm3 and the weight around 30-40 kg. That is why miniaturization of CL instruments is likely to be an inherent part of the broader adoption of CL systems.

Thread posed by growing competition

Until Cascade Lasers were developed, the mainstream mid-IR solution for spectroscopic applications was either FT-IR, which utilizes an interferometer plus white light derived from ceramics/ tungsten, or dispersive infrared spectroscopy, in which a diffraction grating is used. Recently, an IR-based photoacoustic detection is getting more and more was popularity.

However, there are also other non-photonic analyzers that grow and pose new thread for CL-based solutions. These are: NIR TDLAS, NIR CRDS, NDIR, Raman, ChemFET, MOS, chromatography, mass spectroscopy, PID/FID, Paramagnetic Detectors (PMD), Chemiluminescence, Pellistor, and Electrochemical sensing. There are also methods using 2D imaging instead of single point detection, the most common being hyperspectral imaging.

This Report compares ICL and QCL technologies with main competition in order to draw a proper market landscape for all recipients of the study.

ICL and QCL sources manufacturers mentioned in the report:

AdTech Optics, Alpes Lasers, Block Engineering, Daylight Solutions, Pendar Technologies, Hamamatsu Photonics, mirSense, Nanoplus GmbH, Pranalytica, IRGlare LLC, QuantaSpec, Thorlabs, Sumitomo Electric, Quantiox GmbH, Forward Photonics LLC, LD-PD INC, Intraband LLC, Sacher Lasertechnik, LongWave Photonics, Lytid, Akela Laser Corporation, VIGO System, Roithner Lasertechnik, U-Oplaz Technologies, Stratium Limited, IQE, Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global.

Providers of ICL and QCL-based equipment mentioned in the report:

RedShiftBio, Gasera, Bruker, Thermo Fisher, Emerson, Airoptic, Neoplas control, Northrop Grumman, LSE Monitors, Aerodyne Research, Physical Sciences Inc, Picarro, Quantared Technologies, Toshiba, Horiba, IRsweep, Eralytics, AP2E, AVL Emission Test Systems GmbH, LaserMaxDefence, Neo Monitors, Kittiwake Procal, Wavelengths Electronics, Diehl Defence, Los Gatos, Cemtek KVB-Enertec, Boreal Laser, Emsys Maritime Ltd, DiaMonTech AG, KNESTEL GmbH, Healthy Photon, MIRO Analytical Technologies AG, Leonardo DRS and many more.

Key Features of the report:

  • Revenues of the ICLs and QCLs markets at the level of sources and systems
  • Market forecasts up to 2026
  • Comprehensive overview of ICL and QCL products and their applications at the level of sources and equipment (excluding THz range)
  • Comparison of ICL and QCL-based equipment with the other competitive systems
  • Business models analysis
  • Identification of challenges and bottlenecks for the broader adoption of ICLs and QCLs in large volume applications
  • Review of the recent application trends (with the focus on gas spectroscopy)
  • Review of potentially attractive applications for ICLs and QCLs

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

  • Study goals and objectives
  • Information sources and methodology
  • Scope of the report
  • Glossary
  • Definitions
  • List of companies mentioned in the report

2. The charm of Cascade Lasers

  • Inherent features
  • Large expectations growing throughout the years
  • Competitive market environment

3. Steadily growing market with well known players

  • Market data
  • Forecasts
  • Solving the chicken and egg problem

4. About CL technology

  • How do CLs work
  • QCLs
  • ICLs
  • QCLs vs. ICLs
  • Technological competition
  • Components for systems

5. About applications

  • Landscape and competition
  • Techniques
  • Segment description:
    • Industry
    • Security & Safety
    • Defense
    • Environment
    • Healthcare
    • Transports

6. Conclusions

7. Appendices

8. About TEMATYS