Fiber optic collimator assemblies consumption to reach $2.29 billion by 2010

June 8, 2001
June 8, 2001--North America led global consumption of fiber optic collimator assemblies in 2000 with a relative market share of 44 percent or $334.4 million.

According to a new study by ElectroniCast, the global market consumption of fiber optic collimator lens assemblies was $279 million in 2000. "The Fiber Optic Collimator Global Market Forecast" reports that North America led global consumption of fiber optic collimator assemblies in 2000 with a relative market share of 44 percent or $334.4 million. The Japan/Pacific Rim region will lead in 2010, with 36.5 percent of the global consumption value.

Dramatic Growth of Fiber Optic Collimator Consumption:

The new report presents ElectroniCast's 2000-2010 forecast of fiber optic collimator Lens Assemblies and separately the collimator lens. The research project covered Gradient Index (GRIN) plus aspheric, C-Lens and other types of lenses used for collimating in optical communication applications. The optical collimator lens may be packaged with an optical fiber to form an Assembly; or the lens can be used without a pigtail fiber assembly. The global consumption of fiber optic collimator assemblies will expand rapidly, from $763 million in 2000 to $2.29 billion by 2010. The primary use (consumption) of fiber optic collimator assemblies is in optical signal processing passive components.

According to Cheyenne Valenzuela, a research analyst at ElectroniCast, "Collimators take the divergent output of a fiber or waveguide and convert it into a beam of parallel light. They consist of a lens and a pigtailed fiber. Lenses used in collimators include GRIN, C-lenses, aspheric, achromatic, plano-convex, ball and biconvex lenses."

"Collimators can be used in various optical components including photonic switches, circulators, erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), DWDM, and isolators," ElectroniCast President Stephen Montgomery said. "GRIN lenses have been the most common lenses used in collimators. ElectroniCast is now seeing a possible shift toward the usage of other lenses, including C-lenses, which may be less expensive and may, therefore, begin to acquire a greater share of the market."

About ElectroniCast:

"The Fiber Optic Collimator Global Market Forecast" is available from ElectroniCast. For more information, visit www.electronicast.com.

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