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Electro-Optic Modulators Market, by Type (Polarization, Amplitude, Phase, Analog, Liquid Crystal, Free space, Travelling wave, Thermally Compensated), Application (Fiber optic sensors, Space & Defense, Industrial Systems) Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/SEM/3301-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| May 2024

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Overview:

The global Electro-Optic modulators market is rising ahead with a CAGR of 6.83% for the forecast period of 2022 to 2030. Being an essential part of fiber optic technology, the market largely relates and depends on the growth of end-user industries of the optic fiber market as well. Several effective applications in the field of technology and scientific researches make created a global market for Electro-Optic modulators (EOMs). This essential part of the overall machinery is very important to improve the optic fiber telecommunication, outer-space and defense arsenal development, etc. The significance of this part is related to the success of several large industries. 

The Electo-Optic modulator (EOMS) is a device that modulates or controls the refractivity of optic signals (such as laser beams, etc), These modulators function with the help of electricity and enhance the process of conversion of the electronic input into an optical signal. The EOMs are a quintessential part of delivering fiber optic transmission. This factor alone is a mega contributor in the IT, electronics, and telecommunication industries. The EOM general contains one or two pockets cells and crystal, which helps to control the phase, polarization, and power of an optical signal. The optical modulators market is expected to see tremendous growth in the coming years based on the current projections.    

COVID-19 Analysis:

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global calamity that has fallen upon the entire human race one and a half years back. This infectious disease is not only limited to affect the respiratory system of humans, but due to its high transmissibility nature, it is a super spreader in the general mass. This spreading is uncontrollable, which led to complete lockdowns in several countries in the world during the pandemic. This lockdown means effective shut down of manufacturing units, transportation and distribution channels, and the gathering of the retail market. The Electro-Optic modulators industry faced severe hits during the due course of the lockdown.

Because of this imposed lockdown, the global markets of several industries have hit serious losses. Which led to the effects of economic meltdown. After the lockdowns are over, several countries worked fast to get past the effects of lockdown in the industry. In the reviving period, major investments went into emergency and consumer-based industries. So, the Electro-Optic modulators market is going through a rough spot due to the emergence of the COVID-19. The market will have to raise the investments in the technology, only then the EOM market can revive.  

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Dynamics:

  • Market Drivers:

Widespread usage of EOM devices is the sole market driver for the instrument. In several scientific optical experiments, types of research, the modulators are required to adjust the laser beam to accurate specifications. There is a huge application of broadband EOMs in the Raman spectroscopy research for reducing the plasma noise from argon and dye lasers. The most intriguing quality of the modulators is, they can control the power of a laser beam. Which effectively enables the operators to use the regulated amount of optical signals in a system. This controlling capacity of modulators is creating global Electro-Optic modulators market demands in several big industries. 

Also, the modulators are capable of stabilizing the frequency of the laser beam by efficiently controlling the phase and polarization of the optic rays. The stabilization function has the potential to perform monitoring in telecom, surveillance, and aerospace industries. In long-distance transmission, the accuracy of optic ray specifications is extremely vital. The global optical modulators market is greatly benefitted by the increase in the demand for high-powered computers, servers, networks, high-volume bandwidth transmission, etc.         

  • Market Opportunities:

Advancements in fiber optic technology are one of the major opportunity points for EOMs. With the emergence of 5G network technology, the need for fiber optic transmission has increased more than ever. The demand for the internet is booming in the world with millions of new users every year. There is a massive demand for high-volumed bandwidth capacity in the telecom industry. The usage of optic fiber cables is increasing rapidly owing to that demand. That is why the liquid crystal Electro-Optic modulators market is increasing at a rapid pace. The global market will observe a massive surge in demand of the EOM market based on these factors. 

The advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of things (IoT) technology, 5G, and LTE infrastructure, will provoke a lot of growth in the EOM market. Also, the innovations in the fiber optic network globally will present great opportunities for the market as well.       

  • Market Restraints:

One of the primary restraints in the field of EOMs is the costliness of fiber optic technology. The EOM market is widely dependent on the growth of the end-user industries. Since the fiber optic communication industry is facing bumps due to the affordability of the technology, the Electro-Optic modulators market share is facing obstacles in the way of growth also. The fiber optic cables and spectrums are very expensive due to the high manufacturing cost. The biggest markets in the world have limitations in the affordability graph because the majority of the consumers come from middle-class income groups. This factor is restraining the market greatly.

Besides, the unavailability of highly skilled and qualified personnel in the Electro-Optic modulators industry is a major concern for the manufacturers. These delicate parts need trained and qualified hands for installation, maintenance, and management. Since the market heavily depends on the servicing industry, it is safe to say that the EOM industry has to bring more trained personnel into the field to make progress in the future.     

  • Market Challenges:

There are some unavoidable limitations in the design of the EOM devices which can create further threats for the market. These challenges in the market are capable of creating unavoidable circumstances in the coming years. For instance, the existing design in the devices is prone to an operational hazard called photorefractive damage. This damage can interfere with the results of several experiments, researches, and industrial usage as well. Unless innovations are coming along, it is harmful to the Electro-Optic Modulators Market Growth. Also, there are limitations in the present design where the phase modulator causes residual amplitude modulation. Other technical glitches result in poor results.

The market has to work on rapid improvement, bring more investments in the research and development section. That way the EOM market will be able to get over the limitations in the existing modulators. Advancements in technology might be able to reduce the production costs as well, which will further lead to the growth of the global market.     

Cumulative Growth Analysis:

According to the latest electro-Optic modulators market forecast, the market is growing at a CAGR of 6.83% for the forecast period of 2022 to 2030. The experts suggest that there is a tremendous growth opportunity for the EOM market in the fiber optic networking and telecommunication industry in the coming years. Many market projections suggest that the fiber optic industry is double in volume in the next 5 years span. Telecommunication and IT industries are moving forward with the latest advancements, which will bring a lot of growth prospects for the market.   

Value Chain Analysis:

The Electro-Optic modulators market analysis suggests the market has a scope of improvement in the distribution units. In the existing setup, the EOMs reach end-users via retail markets and wholesale. Several manufacturers serve the requirements of specific industries via contractual developments of the products also.   

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Segment Overview:

The varied nature of application prompts the vast spread market into various segment classifications. Based on modulator type, application, region, etc, there are several segments in the global market. The Electro-Optic modulators market size can be divided into different subsegments further.

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Segments Based on The Type: 

  • Polarization modulators

  • Phase modulators¬†

  • Amplitude modulators¬†

  • Analog Modulators¬†

  • Liquid Crystal Modulators¬†

  • Travelling Wave Modulators¬†

  • Thermally Compensated Modulators¬†

  • Others¬†

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Segments Based on Application:

  • Fiber optic sensors¬†

  • Optical Telecommunication

  • Instrumental, Research, and development¬†

  • Aerospace and Defense¬†

  • Others¬†

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Segments Based on Region:

  • North America¬†

  • Europe¬†

  • Asia Pacific¬†

  • Rest of the world¬†

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Regional Analysis:

The global market for EOMs is divided into North America, APAC, and Europe segments majorly. The North American countries hold the largest market share in the global optical modulators market. The recent trends in the APAC region suggest there is a massive progression going on in China due to their technological sophistication. China, India, Japan, etc APAC countries are the fastest-growing emerging market in the coming future.  

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Competitive Landscape:

The global key players in the market are: 

  • Thorlabs Inc (US)

  • GLEAM Optics (Canada)

  • Inrad Optics Inc (US)

  • LaserOptik (Germany)

  • Newport Corporation (US)

  • Gooch & Housego PLC (UK)

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Recent Developments: 

In 2020, a data colocation center named Stack Infrastructure has raised USD 1 billion for a 125 acres giant campus in North Virginia, USA. 

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Report Overview:

This Electro-Optic Modulators market report discusses the potential market growth, trends, forecasts, various segments of the EOM industry.

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Report Period: 

  • Historic: 2022

  • Base: 2021

  • Forecast: 2022-2030

Electro-Optic Modulators Market Report Demography:

  • North America¬†

  • Europe

  • APAC

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2030 USD 33.15 Billion
CAGR 6.83% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2020
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
Key Vendors APE Angewandte Physik, Elektronik GmbH, Brimrose Corporation of America, Thorlabs Inc., Gooch & Housego PLC, Conoptics Inc., GLEAM Optics, Photon LaserOptik GmbH, QUBIG GmbH, Inrad Optics Inc., Newport Corporation
Key Market Opportunities The need for fiber optic transmission
Key Market Drivers The modulators are required to adjust the laser beam to accurate specifications

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global electro-optic modulators market is expected to expand at 6.83% CAGR from 2022-2030.

Rapid industrialization is the major driver of the global electro-optic modulators market.

Liquid crystal modulators can dominate the global electro-optic modulators market till 2030.

North America can lead in the global electro-optic modulators market.

APE Angewandte Physik and Elektronik GmbH, Brimrose Corporation of America, Thorlabs Inc., Gooch & Housego PLC, Conoptics Inc., GLEAM Optics, Photon LaserOptik GmbH, QUBIG GmbH, Inrad Optics Inc., and Newport Corporation are key players of the global electro-optic modulators market.

Electro Optic Modulators Market

Electro Optic Modulators Market is projected to touch the market value of over USD 33.15 Billion by the year 2030 while registering a CAGR of 6.83%

By Type Polarization Amplitude Phase Analog Liquid Crystal Free space Travelling wave Thermally Compensated
By Application Fiber optic sensors Space & Defense Industrial Systems
Key Players
Companies Profiled   APE Angewandte Physik    Elektronik GmbH    Brimrose Corporation of America    Thorlabs Inc.    Gooch & Housego PLC    Conoptics Inc.    GLEAM Optics    Photon LaserOptik GmbH    QUBIG GmbH    Inrad Optics Inc.    Newport Corporation
Market Driving Forces   The modulators are required to adjust the laser beam to accurate specifications
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