14 January 2003 -- A 10-year forecast and analysis of the consumption of optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs) is claimed by ElectroniCast of its latest Optical Fiber Amplifier, Gain Block & Components Global Market Forecast report.
The forecast is segmented into the significant end applications on a regional basis, by amplifier types, optical fibre gain blocks, and the various components that are used to assemble the gain blocks. Optical fibre gain blocks are used in the fabrication of the OFAs.
"The global use of Active Optical Gain Blocks (AOGBs) will increase from a 2002 value of USD1.18bn to USD2.45 billion in 2006," said report director, ElectroniCast President Stephen Montgomery. That represents growth of 108%.
"Optical fibre gain block consumption currently is dominated by 1550nm Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifier (EDFA) gain blocks. Telecommunications applications leads in OFA use. However, private data communications, cable TV, military and test & measurement OFA use will provide opportunities for component manufacturers as well as the system equipment manufacturers," Montgomery said.
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