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Spatial Light Modulator Market Size

ID: MRFR//1189-CR | 110 Pages | Author: Shubham Munde| June 2018

Spatial light modulators (SLMs) serve as pivotal devices for managing light in two dimensions, integrating an address section and a light modulation segment. These computer-controlled devices are designed in compact optical housing, offering versatility in light control. The market for SLMs has witnessed significant growth, driven by technological advancements, particularly in the automotive industry, where applications requiring precise light control have become increasingly prevalent. Additionally, the rising demand for enhanced bandwidth and long-distance data transmission has propelled the adoption of spatial light modulators across various sectors.

The global spatial light modulator market is poised for robust growth, with a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.8% from 2017 to 2023. Asia Pacific led the market in 2017, commanding a share of 32.1%, closely followed by North America and Europe with shares of 30.5% and 24.1%, respectively. Remarkable strides in liquid crystal on silicon-based technology have been observed in countries like China, Taiwan, Germany, and the United States, augmenting the expansion of the spatial light modulator market. Japan, currently among the front-runners in SLM adoption, has implemented these devices across various applications, including automotive, education, research, and electronics. Consequently, this region has become increasingly attractive for companies specializing in spatial light modulator equipment and components, fostering a lucrative market landscape.

The advancement and widespread adoption of spatial light modulators are revolutionizing various industries, particularly in Asia Pacific, where rapid technological progress and robust adoption across diverse applications have propelled its market dominance. In North America and Europe, the market's growth trajectory is significant, owing to the increasing emphasis on innovation and technological integration across sectors. As these devices continue to evolve, offering enhanced capabilities for light control and modulation, their demand is expected to surge further, reshaping the landscape of light-manipulating technologies across the globe.

The global spatial light modulator (SLM) market exhibits a segmented structure, categorized by type, application, industry, and region. Among these segments, electrically addressed SLMs held the largest market share of 47.2% in 2017, with a market value of USD 134.4 million, and are anticipated to witness the highest Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.5% during the forecast period. Electrically addressed SLMs have emerged as a significant contributor to the market, providing efficient light modulation capabilities driven by electrical control mechanisms.

In terms of applications, holography captured the largest market share of 24.9% in 2017, accounting for a market value of USD 70.9 million, and is predicted to experience the highest CAGR of 14.9%. Holography, a field involving the creation of three-dimensional images, has been a pivotal application area for spatial light modulators due to their ability to manipulate light and enable intricate holographic imaging. The growing demand for holographic applications in various industries, including entertainment, medical imaging, and security, is expected to fuel the expansion of the SLM market in this domain.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Growth Rate 13.2%

Spatial Light Modulator Market Report Snapshot

The global spatial light modulator market capitalization is projected to exceed USD 600 million by 2030, as per a new report by Market Research Future (MRFR). It is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 13.2% during the assessment period (2022-2030). The growth is supplemented by increasing demand for high bandwidth speeds in the information technology sector and the boom experienced in the construction sector in economies of South America and Asia Pacific.

Spatial light modulator (SLM) is a device capable of modifying an optical wavefront in two dimensions. By modulating factors of a light beam such as phase, amplitude, and intensity, it can provide precise control over light waves. Liquid crystal materials are used in tandem with SLM to create graphic cards for personal computers. Major applications of SLM include holographic data storage, beam shaping, optical correlator, and others.

Rising demand for high-resolution displays in consumer electronics, gaming devices, and advertising is projected to open up new avenues for market growth. But lack of awareness regarding advantages of SLM and high costs of these devices can pose a challenge to manufacturers. Miniaturization of semiconductor chips which can reduce the weight of these devices can turn around the sales of SLM devices.

Spatial Light Modulator Market Report Overview

This report allows the user to gain a deeper understanding of the ongoing events and trends in the global market for virtual reality. By correlating the historical data with key market dynamics, analysts were able to make highly accurate projections in the report. MRFR’s report includes a thorough segmental analysis of the global spatial light modulator market segmented by type, application, industry and region with astute insights. This report has been prepared to assist industry participants in making informed decisions on growth strategies and operation management. Users will also come across drivers, trends, opportunities, and restraints which are likely to influence the growth of the market during the assessment period.

Spatial Light Modulator Market Segment Overview

By type, the spatial light modular market has been segmented into optically addressed SLM, electrically addressed SLM, and others. The electrically addressed SLM segment is further branched into liquid crystal EASLM and deformable mirror. Based on application, the market has been segmented into laser beam, holography, pulse shaping, optical, display, and others. By industry, the market has been segmented into electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive and transportation, education & research, and others.The segments and sub-segments covered in the report are analyzed under four major regions – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest-of-the-World (RoW), with respective country-level market sizing. For the scope of research, the standard definition of the product/ service “spatial light modulator” is included in the report. The report discusses and interprets the current and future opportunities of the industry delivering an unbiased growth assessment.

Spatial Light Modulator Market Players Covered

Jenoptik AG (Germany), Meadowlark Optics Inc. (U.S.), Holoeye Photonics AG (Germany), PerkinElmer Inc. (U.S.), Texas Instruments, Inc. (U.S.), Kopin Corporation (U.S.), Santec Corporation (Japan), Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), Laser 2000 Ltd. (U.K), Thorlabs, Inc. (U.S.), and others are some of the noteworthy players in the spatial light modulator market.

The report offers astute insights on prominent market players and assesses their current market share. Company profiles coupled with annual turnover, segmental share, SWOT analysis, growth strategies, new product launches, M&A activities, and latest R&D initiatives are outlined in the report.

Research Methodology

Market Research Future (MRFR) uses a combination of primary and secondary research to compile reports. Primary data is accumulated from interviewing industry stalwarts and secondary research is collated by studying white papers and annual reports. Our analysts use top-down and bottom-up approaches to validate the findings of the report. The report consists of news, current trends, and future prospects related to the market, all of which can provide a thorough understanding of the market to clients. Industry leaders can make accurate business decisions based on our insights.

Market Analysis Period

  • Base Year - 2021

  • Projection Period - From 2022 to 2030

  • Market Denomination - USD Million

  • Conversion Rate - Considered as per the respective financial years

For the scope of the research, the report offers a comprehensive analysis of the global spatial light modulator market

Spatial Light Modulator Market Segment Overview

Spatial Light Modulator Type

  • Optically Addressed SLM

  • Electrically Addressed SLM

    • Liquid Crystal EASLM

    • Deformable Mirror

  • Others

Spatial Light Modulator Application

  • Optical

  • Display

  • Holography

  • Pulse Shaping

  • Laser Beam

  • Others

Spatial Light Modulator Industry

  • Automotive and Transportation

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Education & Research

  • Electronics

  • Others

Spatial Light Modulator Region

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Rest of the World (RoW)

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  • Technology Standards Organizations, Forums, Alliances, and Associations

  • Technology Investors

  • Analysts and Strategic Business Planners

  • Government and Other Regulatory Bodies

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