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Adaptive Optics Market by Component (wavefront sensors, wavefront modulator, control system), end-user (consumer, astronomy, military & defense, biomedical, industrial & manufacturing , communication & others), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020

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Publishing Date: August 2015
Report Code: SE 3685

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Adaptive optics is a technology used to improve the performance of optical systems by reducing the effect of wavefront distortions by correcting the deformations of an incoming wavefront, using special mirrors called deformable mirrors to compensate for the distortion. It is used in astronomical telescopes and laser communication systems to remove the effects of atmospheric distortion, and in microscopy, optical fabrication, and retinal imaging systems to reduce optical aberrations. Adaptive optics can be used to improve the quality of any image such as retinal image or other image capture systems such as machine vision (MV) or additive manufacturing (AM) systems. Adaptive optics is a fast-developing optical system technology that is expected to affect a wide range of industries.  The adaptive optics market is expected to grow owing to factors such as increased funding for research and development in optics industry, growing demand of adaptive optics enabled real-time product inspection techniques (machine vision) and increased adoption of AO in biomedical segments.

The global adaptive optics market is expected to reach USD 7,666.4 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 99.4% between 2015 and 2020. The military & defense sector was the largest contributor to the overall adaptive optics market, accounting for a share of 56.1% in 2014. The biomedical sector accounted for a share of 21.7% of the market in 2014. The Americas accounted for the largest share of 44.0% of the Adaptive optics market in 2014; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 94.0% between 2015 and 2020.

Traditionally, adaptive optics has been used in astronomical telescopes. More recently, adaptive optics technology has been applied in several other sectors such as ophthalmology, defense, manufacturing, consumer devices, and communications. Adaptive optics is also being explored as a method for improving the efficiency of laser-based manufacturing processes, directed energy weapons, and retinal imaging solutions. With research activities being carried out by various companies and academic institutions toward developing low-cost adaptive optics systems, adaptive optics technology is expected to witness increased adoption across different end-use sectors.

The report provides a detailed study based on the Porters’ Five Forces framework for the market; all the five major factors in these markets have been quantified using the internal key parameters governing them. The report also includes the company profiles of the leading players in the adaptive optics market along with their recent developments and other strategic business activities. The competitive landscape section of the report studies the potential of the key companies in adaptive optics industry. The major players in the adaptive optics market are Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.), Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (U.S.), HoloEye Photonics AG. (Germany), Iris AO (U.S.), Aplegen, Inc. (U.S.), Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (U.S.), Adaptica SRL. (Italy), Bakers Adaptive Optics (U.S.), Phasics Corp. (France),  Boston MicroMachine Corp. (U.S.), Adaptive Eyecare Ltd. (U.K.), Synopsys Optical Solution Group (U.S.), SCHOTT North America, Inc. (U.S.), and Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH (Germany) among others.

Scope of the report: This report categorizes the global adaptive optics market on the basis of components used, end-user industry, and geography along with forecasting the revenue and analyzing the trends in the adaptive optics market.

On the basis of components: The global adaptive optics market is segmented on the basis of components as Wavefront Sensors, Wavefront Modulators, and Control Systems.

On the basis of end-user industry: In this section, the market is segmented on the basis of end-user industry for which the adaptive optics technology is used. These include Consumer, Astronomy, Biomedical, Military & Defense, Industrial & Manufacturing, and Communication & Others.

On the basis of geography: In this section, the market is segmented based on different regions, namely, the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
           2.1.3 Market Size Estimation
           2.1.4 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.1.5 Top-Down Approach
    2.2 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.3 Research Assumptions
           2.3.1 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Adaptive Optics Market
    4.2 High Growth Opportunities in Consumer Segment During the Forecast Period
    4.3 The Market for Consumer Devices is Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR
    4.4 The Market for the Wavefront Sensors is Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR
    4.5 Adaptive Optics Market, By Biomedical Sector and Regions
    4.6 APAC as Developing Market for Adaptive Optics

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 37)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Component
           5.2.2 By End-User Industry
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Growth of Ophthalmology and Retinal Imaging
                    5.3.1.2 Need for Corrective Eyewear
                    5.3.1.3 Increased Acceptance of Adaptive Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) in Automobiles
                    5.3.1.4 Increased Government Funding
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Complex Designing Techniques and High Initial Cost
                    5.3.2.2 Rapidly Changing Technologies
                    5.3.2.3 Complex Regulatory Issues
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Development in Professional Astronomy
                    5.3.3.2 Advancing Adaptive Optics Technology
                    5.3.3.3 3d Printing Technologies
                    5.3.3.4 Lighter Materials for Optics
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Rapidly Changing Imaging Techniques
                    5.3.4.2 Transition From Traditional Optics

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 47)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Value Chain Analysis: Adaptive Optics
    6.3 Industry Trends
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Rivalry

7 Adaptive Optics Market, By Component (Page No. - 53)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Wavefront Sensor
    7.3 Wavefront Modulator
           7.3.1 Deformable Mirror
    7.4 Control System

8 Adaptive Optics Market, By End-User Industry (Page No. - 57)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Consumer
           8.2.1 Head-Mounted Display
           8.2.2 Camera Lenses
           8.2.3 Other Consumer Devices
    8.3 Astronomy
    8.4 Biomedical
           8.4.1 Ophthalmology
                    8.4.1.1 Retinal Imaging
           8.4.2 Biomedical Microscopy
                    8.4.2.1 Adaptive Scanning Optical Microscope
           8.4.3 Cell Analysis
           8.4.4 Other Applications
                    8.4.4.1 3d Bioprinting
                    8.4.4.2 Atomic Force Microscope
    8.5 Military and Defense
           8.5.1 Laser Defense System
                    8.5.1.1 High-Energy Lasers
           8.5.2 Biometric Security
           8.5.3 Surveillance
                    8.5.3.1 Light Detection and Ranging
           8.5.4 Other Applications
                    8.5.4.1 Other Defense Applications
    8.6 Industrial and Manufacturing
           8.6.1 Precision Manufacturing
           8.6.2 Machine Vision
           8.6.3 3d Printing
           8.6.4 Other Applications
    8.7 Communication and Others
           8.7.1 Free-Space Optical Communications (FSOC)
           8.7.2 Sensing
           8.7.3 Other Applications

9 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 81)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Americas
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 U.K.
           9.3.2 Germany
           9.3.3 France
    9.4 APAC
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 South Korea
           9.4.4 India
    9.5 RoW
           9.5.1 Middle East
           9.5.2 Africa
           9.5.3 Others

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 110)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Key Players in the Adaptive Optics Market, 2014
     10.3 Competitive Situation and Trends
             10.3.1 New Product Launches
             10.3.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
             10.3.3 Partnerships, Contracts, Agreements, Joint Ventures, & Collaborations

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 118)
(Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Northrop Grumman Corporation
     11.3 Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
     11.4 Holoeye Photonics AG.
     11.5 IRIS AO, Inc.
     11.6 Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group
     11.7 Aplegen, Inc.
     11.8 Adaptica SRL.
     11.9 Baker Adaptive Optics
     11.10 Phasics Corporation
     11.11 Boston Micromachines Corporation
     11.12 Adaptive Eyecare Limited
     11.13 Schott North America, Inc.
     11.14 Sacher Lasertechnik Gmbh

*Details on Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

12 Appendix (Page No. - 149)
     12.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Available Customizations
     12.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (72 Tables)

Table 1 Global Adaptive Optics Market Drivers
Table 2 Global Adaptive Optics Market Restraints
Table 3 Global Adaptive Optics Market Opportunities
Table 4 Global Adaptive Optics Market Challenges
Table 5 Adaptive Optics Market, By Component, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 6 Adaptive Optics Market, By End-User Industry, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Consumer Subsegment Market, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 HMD: Consumer Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Consumer Adaptive Optics Market for Camera Lenses, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Adaptive Optics Market for Other Consumer Devices, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Adaptive Optics Market for Consumer Devices, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Adaptive Optics Market for Astronomy, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Biomedical Subsegment Market, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Biomedical Adaptive Optics Market for Ophthalmology, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Biomedical Adaptive Optics Market for Biomedical Microscopy, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 Biomedical Adaptive Optics Market for Cell Analysis, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Other Biomedical Applications of Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 Biomedical Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Military and Defense Subsegment Market, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 Military and Defense Adaptive Optics Market for Laser Defense System, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Military and Defense Adaptive Optics Market for Biometric Security, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 22 Military and Defense Adaptive Optics Market for Surveillance, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Military and Defense Adaptive Optics Market for Other Applications By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 Adaptive Optics Market for Military and Defense, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Industrial and Manufacturing Subsegment Market, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 Industrial and Manufacturing Adaptive Optics Market for Precision Manufacturing, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Industrial and Manufacturing Adaptive Optics Market for Machine Vision, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 Industrial and Manufacturing Adaptive Optics Market for 3d Printing, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Industrial and Manufacturing Adaptive Optics Market for Others, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 30 Adaptive Optics Market for Industrial and Manufacturing, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 Communication and Others Subsegments Market, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 Communication and Others Adaptive Optics Market for FSOC, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 Communication and Others Adaptive Optics Market for Sensing, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 Communications and Others Adaptive Optics Market for Others, By Geography, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Adaptive Optics Market for Communication and Others, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Americas: Adaptive Optics Market, By Geography, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Americas: Adaptive Optics Market, By End-User Industry, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Americas: Consumer Adaptive Optics Market, By Geography, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Americas: Astronomy Adaptive Optics Market, By Geography, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Americas: Biomedical Adaptive Optics Market, By Geography, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Americas: Military & Defense Adaptive Optics Market, By Geography, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Americas: Industrial & Manufacturing Adaptive Optics Market, By Geography, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Americas: Communication & Others Adaptive Optics Market, By Geography, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe: Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 Europe: Adaptive Optics Market, By End-User Industry, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 Europe: Consumer Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Europe: Astronomy Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Europe: Biomedical Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Europe: Military & Defense Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Europe: Industrial & Manufacturing Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Europe: Communication & Others Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 APAC: Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 APAC: Adaptive Optics Market, By End-User Industry, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 APAC: Consumer Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 APAC: Astronomy Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 APAC: Biomedical Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 APAC: Military & Defense Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 APAC: Industrial & Manufacturing Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 APAC: Communication & Others Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 RoW: Adaptive Optics Market, By Country, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 RoW: Adaptive Optics Market, By End-User Industry, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 RoW: Consumer Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 RoW: Astronomy Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 RoW: Biomedical Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 RoW: Military & Defense Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 RoW: Industrial & Manufacturing Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 RoW: Communication & Others Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 Adaptive Optics Market: Key Players Rating, 2014
Table 70 New Product Launches, 2011–2015
Table 71 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011-2015
Table 72 Partnerships, Contract, Agreements, Joint Ventures, & Collaborations, 2011-2015


List of Figures (38 Figures)

Figure 1 Advanced Optics Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Assumptions of the Research Study
Figure 7 Adaptive Optics Market Snapshot, By End-User Industry (2014 vs 2020): Consumer Segment is Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate
Figure 8 Adaptive Optics Market, By Component, 2014
Figure 9 Adaptive Optics Market, By Region, 2014
Figure 10 Reduction in Component Cost, Growth in Biomedical Application, and Increased Government Funding are Driving the Adaptive Optics Market, 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 11 Geographic Snapshot: Adaptive Optics Market, By End User Industry
Figure 12 Adaptive Optics Market, By End-User Industry, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 13 Adaptive Optics Market, By Component, 2014–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 14 Americas and Europe Held the Largest Market for Adaptive Optics in 2014
Figure 15 Country-Wise CAGR for the Adaptive Optics Market (2015–2020)
Figure 16 Segmentation: By Component
Figure 17 Segmentation: By End-User Industry
Figure 18 Drivers & Inhibitors of the Adaptive Optics Market
Figure 19 Value Chain Analysis: Major Value is Added During the R&D Phase
Figure 20 Product Development is the Leading Trend in the Adaptive Optics Market
Figure 21 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 22 Wavefront Sensors Lead the Component Market of Adaptive Optics, 2014 (USD Million)
Figure 23 Adaptive Optics Market, By End User Industry
Figure 24 Geographical Snapshot: APAC is Emerging as A Key Region for the Growth of the Adaptive Optics Market
Figure 25 North America Adaptive Optics Market Snapshot
Figure 26 European Market Snapshot
Figure 27 APAC Market Snapshot
Figure 28 RoW Market Snapshot
Figure 29 Companies Adopted New Product Development as the Key Growth Strategy in the Past Five Years
Figure 30 Battle for Market Share: New Product Development is the Main Focus the Key Players in Adaptive Optics Market
Figure 31 Northrop Grumman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 32 Northrop Grumman Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 33 Benchmark Electronics, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 Benchmark Electronics, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 35 Holoeye Photonics AG.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 36 IRIS AO, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 37 Synopsys Optical Solution Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group : SWOT Analysis

Adaptive optics is a technology in which the performance of the optical systems is improved by reducing the effect of wavefront distortions. Typically, a device such as a deformable mirror or liquid crystal array is used to correct the deformations of an incoming wavefront.

Adaptive optics systems generally consist of three subsystems, namely, a wavefront sensor to detect the state of the wavefront, a wavefront modulator to correct distortions in the wavefront, and a control system to link the two. The major strength of adaptive optics is its versatility of applications. The numerous emerging applications of adaptive optics technology act as a driving factor for this market.

Traditionally, adaptive optics has been used in astronomical telescopes. More recently, adaptive optics technology has been employed in several other sectors such as ophthalmology, defense, manufacturing, consumer devices, and communications.  At many astronomical observatories in the world, adaptive optics is now considered part of the standard instrumentation suite, enabling ground-based telescopes to reach the diffraction limit, thus providing spatial resolution superior to that achievable from space with current satellites.

The prices of the components used in adaptive optics are reducing dramatically owing to the advancements in material technology and the development of other materials and electrically sensitive polymer. The reduced cost of components is expected to lead to increased adoption of adaptive optics across different end-use sectors. Advancements in the modulation and interrogation of a wavefront offer increased speed and reduced cost, leading to growth in the demand for the adaptive optics technology. However, there are several regulatory issues associated with the use of lasers, especially high-frequency lasers. Further, the initial cost of adaptive optics is high as compared to traditional optics. These factors restrain the growth of the market for the adaptive optics technology.

Head-mounted display (HMD), virtual retinal display (VRD) and 3D printing are some new applications of adaptive optics that have a huge scope for development in the coming years. The use of adaptive optics technology is expected to increase in sectors such as consumer, communication, security, and biomedical.

The global adaptive optics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 99.4% to reach USD 7,666.4 Million by 2020. The military & defense sector accounted for the largest share of 56.1% of the market in 2014. The biomedical sector accounted for a share of 21.7% of the market in 2014. The Americas market accounted for the largest share of 44.0% of the adaptive optics market in 2014; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 94.0% between 2015 and 2020.

Some of the companies operating in the adaptive optics market include Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.), Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (U.S.), HoloEye Photonics AG. (Germany), Iris AO (U.S.), Aplegen, Inc. (U.S.), Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (U.S.), Adaptica SRL. (Italy), Bakers Adaptive Optics (U.S.), Phasics Corp. (France),  Boston MicroMachine Corp. (U.S.), Adaptive Eyecare Ltd. (U.K.), Synopsys Optical Solution Group (U.S.), SCHOTT North America, Inc. (U.S.), and Sacher Lasertechnik Gmbh (Germany) among others.

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