Adaptive optics is a technology used to enhance the efficiency of an optical system by reducing the wavefront distortion effects. Adaptive optics primarily aims to correct the deformation of a coming wavefront by defacing a mirror for compensating the distortion.
In order to provide an in-depth analysis of the adaptive optics market, the market has been segmented on the basis of technology, application and geography. Various technology used in adaptive optics includes wavefront modulators, wavefront sensors and control systems. Adaptive optics also finds its application across various sectors including biomedical, defense and security, astronomy, manufacturing, consumer devices and communication.
The market of adaptive optics is estimated to experience an exponential growth rate during the forecast period from 2016 to 2024, owing to rapid growth of various application segments across the globe.
Global adaptive optics market: Growth dynamics
Initiatives taken by the government to encourage rapid research and development activities in the optics industry is the primary factor responsible for the growing demand of technologically advanced adaptive optics during the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. In addition, increasing demand of adaptive optics from the medical sector and the astronomy and cellular imaging sectors, coupled with reduction in price of adaptive optics components owing to rapid technological advancement in material technology, is also predicted to trigger the demand of adaptive optics in the coming years.
In addition, rapid growth of ophthalmology and retinal imaging treatments across the globe, due to the growing number of aging population and increasing adoption of retinal implants, is also anticipated to create a better opportunity for various adaptive optics manufacturers during the forecast period.
However, increasing regulatory compliances in lineup with rising health treatment cost due to tax reforms are some of the major factors anticipated to affect the market growth of adaptive optics in the coming years. Adaptive optics technology involves aiming high frequency lasers into the lower atmosphere to correct for atmospheric distortions. There are different regulatory issues pertaining to the use of powerful lasers, which in turn are restraining the growth of the adaptive optics market to some extent.
Global adaptive optics market: Scope of the report
This report highlights the current market synopsis of the adaptive optics market along with future anticipated market growth during the period from 2016 to 2024.
In addition, various political, economic, social and technological factors that are anticipated to affect the current and future demand of adaptive are also provided in this report. Furthermore, the report includes information related to key players operating in the market along with their market share and key strategies adopted to maintain their leading position. The report also contains the present market size of adaptive optics technology in terms of revenue (in million US dollars) along with a predictive forecast from 2016 to 2024.
Global adaptive optics market: Segmentation
Based on technology, the global adaptive optics market is majorly driven by wavefront sensors, with the highest market share in 2015. Extensive use of wavefront sensors for detecting the state of wavefronts across the adaptive optic technology is the primary factor behind this segment's dominance. However, the market for control systems used to measure the shape of the wavefront and produce signals that represent the wavefront is predicted to experience the most promising market during the forecast period from 2016 to 2024.
By application, adaptive optics is majorly used in the defense and security sector. The defense and security sector held the largest market share in 2015 and is predicted to maintain its dominance in the coming years. Adaptive optics are increasingly used in various defense communication systems and in surveillance and laser missile defense system. On the other hand, in terms of growth, consumer devices are predicted to witness the most promising market during the forecast period. Increasing demand for consumer devices having quick response, high optical quality and less power consumption are some of the key factors anticipated to boost the demand for adaptive optics from various consumer goods manufacturers in the coming years.
Some of the major players operating in the adaptive optics market include Benchmark Electronics (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), IRIS AO (US), Olympus (Tokyo), Boston Micromachines Corporation (US), Raytheon (US), Canon (Japan), Carl Zeiss Meditec (Germany), Celestron (US) and Sacher Lasertechnik (Germany), among others.