Tunable Filter Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Tunable Filter Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Status : May, 2020 | Semiconductor & Electronics | PPT format

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Tunable filter is a type of electric filter that is generally used for wavelength regulation and bandwidth adjustment for a wide-range of applications, These filters are known to provide numerous advantages to any optical system that require wavelength selection and tuning, and are expected to witness increasing demand for both wireless and satellite applications. Moreover, tunable filters are better than the fixed filters, as they facilitate seamless width control and placement of the band-pass on wireless transmitters and receivers. Different types of tunable filters are available that are best-suited to requirements of a wide range of applications. Liquid crystal tunable filters (LCTFs) are mostly used in machine vision systems on account of their ability to provide improved imaging of specular objects, while acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTFs) are designed for microscopy which can rapidly and dynamically select a particular wavelength from a multi-source laser.

Tunable Filter Market – Notable Developments

  • In April 2019, Brimrose Corporation, a leading player in the tunable filter market, was selected to provide a new spectrometer for NASA’s Luna Payload Development Program. The Brimsrose spectrometer uses the company’s core Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) technology that allows to produce acoustic waves within TeO2 crystal, following the application of an RF signal.
  • In February 2019, Santec Corporation introduced the world’s smallest Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) tunable filter for 400G+ digital coherent transceivers, which enables reduction of optically amplified noise and enhances transmission quality. According to the company, these types of transceivers are rapidly expanding into the data center interconnect (DCI) technology space and will be integrated for mobile 5G and IoT communication in the future.
  • In February 2019, Analog Devices, Inc., unveiled a new hardware or software platform called ‘SHARC® Audio Module (ADZS-SC589-MINI)’ that enables efficient prototyping, developing, and production of a wide array of digital audio products.
  • In October 2018, AA Opto Electronic introduced a new 200 watts fixed frequency source 27.12, 40.68, 80MHz that allows analog and digital amplitude modulation at high speed. These drivers are based on quartz oscillators and produce a fixed, stable, and accurate RF frequency signal.
  • In September 2018, Gooch & Housego (G&H) announced its acquisitionof Gould Fiber Optics, a US-based company that specializes in fiber optic components and sub systems. With the new acquisition, G&H aims to strengthen its position in the fused fiber optic technology landscape and provide improved access to the US defense and aerospace customers.

Some of the most prominent competitors operating in the competitive landscape of global tunable filter market include –

  • DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc.
  • Kent Optronics, Inc.
  • Yenista Optics
  • Photonics, Smiths Interconnect
  • Coleman Microwave Company
  • Micron Optics
  • Semrock
  • Thorlabs, Inc.
  • Pole/Zero Corporation
  • Netcom Inc.
  • EXFO
  • Dover Corporation

Tunable Filter Market Dynamics

Growing Application of Tunable Filter in Microscopes Drives Sales

Tunable filter has been growing in demand for machine vision applications, as it allows passing of narrow bandwidth of light while blocking unwanted light with optimal performance at wide viewing angles. Rapid advancements in scientific imaging has also influenced the integration of tunable filters in commercially used microscopes, including Raman, fluorescence, and absorption types. This, in turn, has expedites production of high-resolution images, which was previously held back by wavelength-filtering limitations. Rise in the demand for these microscopes along with advances in the field of science and technology is likely to translate into considerably new opportunities for growth of tunable filter market.

Rising Demand for Wavelength Management Devices Promotes Tunable Filter Market Growth

A surge in demand for tunable filters is attributable to wide deployment of multicast switches or reconfigurable ADD/DROP wavelength management devices in metro cities and long-distance telecommunication networks across the globe. Addition of tunable filter arrays to these devices enable lowering of costs associated with ports imperative for network development.

In order to meet the stringent requirements of RF receiving applications, tunable filters produce a large number of tuning elements, which, in turn, creates hindrances vis-à-vis conversion of an incoming frequency into a usable one. This factor is likely to pose potential threat to the growth of tunable filters market during the forecast period. In addition, owing to size limitation, design complexity, and inherent difficulty with tuning sequential, reducing the tuning elements to improve the quality of filters still remains a challenges for the manufacturers of tunable filters.

Tunable Filter Market Segmentation

Based on type, the tunable filter market can be segmented into:

  • Liquid Crystal Tunable Filters (LCTFs)
  • Linear-Variable Tunable Filters (LVTFs)
  • Acousto-Optic Tunable Filters (AOTFs)
  • Others

Based on system type, the tunable filter market can be segmented into:

  • Military
    • Radar Systems
    • RF Amplifiers
    • Military Handheld Radios
    • Testing and Measurement Systems
    • Software-Defined Radios
  • Commercial
    • Spectrophotometers
    • Surveillance Systems
    • Avionics Communications Systems
    • Others

Based on application, the tunable filter market can be segmented into:

  • Military
    • Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
    • Optical Signal Noise Suppression
    • Optical Channel Performance Monitoring
    • Missile Tracking
  • Commercial
    • Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)
    • Wavelength Switching
    • Hyperspectral Imaging
    • Signal Equalization

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.

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