Photonic Sensors Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

Photonic Sensors Market, By Type (Fiber Optic Sensors, Image Sensors, Bio Photonic Sensors), By Technology (Fiber Optic Technology, Imaging Technology, Bio photonic Technology), By End-User (Consumer Electronics, Oil & Gas, Defense, Transport, Energy, Healthcare) - Forecast 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/1975-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Market overview 


The photonic sensor is a device that effectively senses light and electrical energy. Also, the photo-sensing application includes lasers, optical, electro-optical, amplification, detection and transmission. It is a sophisticated technology that has a wired range of applications. The photonic sensor technology is efficient, light and affordable. Several mechanical technologies require the. Apart from the sophisticated applications, it is an exceptional security device. The rise of automation is fuelling the growth of sensing technologies. Photonic Sensors & Detectors Market offers eco-friendly devices that are crucial in some verticals. The image sensor, biophotonic sensor and optics fibre sensor are well-known type of the photonic sensor.


The photonics sensor is a flourishing market. Also, the photonic sensors market report shows a steady growth rate. The Photonic Sensor Market Size will grow by 15% in the forecast period. Also, the market value is estimated as 20 Billion in 2022. Manufacturing, telecommunication, healthcare and industrial sectors are adopting the photonic sensor technology at an exponential pace. It is offering a promising future for the Global Photonic Sensor Market. 


Covid analysis 


The covid 19 has caused several disruptions in the demand and supply flow of global markets. The photonic sensor is used in manufacturing and industrial verticals. The shutdown of these units has adversely affected the photonic sensor market growth. However, there are plenty of segments in photonic sensor technology. The demand from the healthcare sector was high for this market.


The requirement of the photonic sensor from the healthcare industry kept the market trends steady. The photonic sensor is widely used for research and other medical purposes. Also, the post covid trends for this market remain positive. Therefore, the outbreak of covid 19 has less effect on the overall photonic sensor market. The manufacturing process of the technology is resuming. Moreover, the disruptions in the market demand-supply chain are recovering. 


Market dynamics 


The crucial market drivers 


 The photonic sensor is used mainly in energy harvesting sectors. The power production, solar and PV companies utilise photonic sensor system. Also, the oil and gas industry use sensors to detect the chemical properties and components. The massive demand from the oil and gas industry is the crucial driving aspect of this market. The energy generation process is increasing in many regions. Especially wind and solar energy generation is a trending process in the global market. During this process, there is an immense requirement for the photonic sensor.


As the gas and oil industries work in high-pressure areas there is a serious-requirement for sensor technology. The technology can survive even in areas that restrict human intervention. The photonic sensor is a critical technology in the area that has a high temperature, deep-sea levels and other fields. Therefore, the high-demands from the gas and oil industry fuel the market growth. Moreover, the photonic sensor is a critical device in the healthcare sector. The increasing investment of this technology in the healthcare sector is a major market driver. These market drivers are going to provide huge-capital investments and demand for the photonic sensor market. 


The market growth opportunities


Industry 4.0 provides plenty of growth opportunities for the photonics sensor market. Also, Industry 4.0 is the deployment of artificial intelligence, connectivity and flexibility into the market.  This transformation offers more productivity for the industries. Due to this, there is going to be surging demand for sensing technology. As per the Photonic Sensors Market Analysis, many enterprises will adopt the photonic sensor technology. Also, the future of the industrial sector depends on optical sensors. The demand for the photonic sensor industry will be massive in the upcoming years. Furthermore, several companies are investing more in the photonics sensor R&D. it is a process that makes better use of the photonic sensor in healthcare and another industrial sector. These factors are creating potential growth opportunities for the global photonic sensor market. 


The market restraints 


The compatibility of the photonic sensor with other technology is less. The fewer compatibility factors make it difficult to integrate with other devices. It is the significant restraint factor of this market. The photonics sensor needs to be more users friendly and convenient to use. The complex operation of this technology hinders the customer interest. The audience chooses the alternative of a photonics sensor that is easy and convenient to use. The compatibility issue is a restraining factor that can cause a slight downfall to the market growth. Furthermore, the lack of product awareness is another restraining factor of this market. Due to the lack of awareness, the end-users do not know the exceptional benefits of this product. 


The market challenges 


The challenge of this photonics sensor market is external. The photonic sensor is high-end technology. Only the experts are capable to handle and maintain this system. However, some of the verticals that require photonics sensor technology do not have specialized workers. The lack of specialised workers to handle the technical tasks is a significant market challenge. The adoption of photonics sensor requires high-end systems. For this conventional system have to be transformed into modern systems. This transformation of legacy systems can be a capital-intensive task for enterprises. The high-cost factor is another serious-challenge in the photonics sensor market. The incorporation of easy integration and low-cost integration is essential for this market. 


The cumulative growth analysis 


The requirement for automation sensor technology is high in the future. Therefore, the photonic sensor market witnesses a steady growth in the forecast period. There are both growth factors and restraining factors in this market. The integration and technical difficulties are some of the restraining factors. However, the drivers of this market are going to provide more growth opportunities. Also, product awareness is essential to make individuals aware of its benefits. The integrated photonic sensor segment creates more profitability for the market. 


Value chain analysis 


North America is dominating the photonic sensor market in the forecast period. It holds the largest Photonic Sensor Market Share. Photonics development is massive in the United States. The key players in the North American region made more than 600 million in profit in the past year. This photonics market demand grows more in the forecast period. The massive R&D investments are driving mire demand in this region. The key players of the market are establishing new strategies to enhance the market. 


By segment 


By type 



  • fibre optics photonic sensor 

  • biophotonic sensor 

  • image photonics sensor 


By end-users 



  • oil and gas 

  • automotive 

  • healthcare

  • transport 

  • consumer electronics 

  • energy 

  • industrial sector 


By audience 



  • research consultancy 

  • technology investor 

  • sensor manufacturer 

  • government organisations 

  • system integrators 


Regional analysis 


The photonic sensor market is fragmented into four major regions. North America, Asia Pacific and Europe are the three major markets. North America is dominating the photonic sensor market. The market growth rate of the Asia Pacific and Europe is growing higher in the forecast period. The requirement from several verticals escalates the demand for this technology. In Europe, the photonic sensor market is required in the oil and gas industry. The top oil producers use this sensing technology to detect the temperature, condition and other chemical components. In the Asia Pacific region, the demand for photonics season is higher in the medical and healthcare sector. In the Asia pacific the key contributing companies are Japan, china, India and South Korea. The R&D and rising automation industry drive more demand for this technology. 


Competitive landscape 


The photonic sensor market is not competitive. Few key players establish partnerships, deals, new acquisition and expansion in the market. 


The key players of the photonic sensor market 



  • Toshiba Corporation (Japan

  • Prime Photonics

  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.(South Korea

  • Banpil Photonics, Inc 

  • Intevac, Inc. 

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan

  • general Electric Company 

  • NP Photonics, Inc.

  • Oxsensis 


Recent developments 



  • The key players of the market are enhancing the growth of photonic sensors in the gas and oil industry, the production rate is increased to meet the massive demand. Some of the market players also partner with the top oil and gas industries to receive constant demand. 

  • The key players of the market are enhancing the photonic sensor features. The sensors require more accuracy when using in the airspace sector. Due to this new version of the photonic sensor is introduced to meet the market requirements. 

  • The key players of the market Prime Photonics and mitushbi Japan are enhancing the photonic sensor product design. Also, more features are added to launch the high-end version of it. 


Report overview 



  •  Market overview highlights 

  •  Analysis based upon COVID 19

  •  Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  •  Value chain analysis

  •  Market segmentation overview

  •  The regional analysis

  •  Competitive landscape analysis

  • Recent Developments



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


North America is expected to lead the market in the near future.

Numerous companies are adopting strategies like expansions, product launches and acquisitions to excel in the global market for photonic sensor.

Surge advancements in the fiber optics field and the growing need for improved security and safety solution are the top market drivers.

Photonic sensors find numerous applications like Ladar, Lidar, calorimetry, Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), spectroscopy, scintillation detection, biological fluorescence detection, and other.

The market is projected to record a CAGR of 15% in the years ahead.