Lithium Niobate Modulator Market

Lithium Niobate Modulator Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Type (10 GHz, 20 GHz), Wavelength Window 800 NM, 1060 NM), End User (Commercial, Industrial) and By Geography

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Published: March 2022 ID: SMRC21076
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Published: March 2022 ID: SMRC21076

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Lithium Niobate Modulator Market is accounted for $12,675.74 million in 2021 and is expected to reach $62,208.83 million by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 22.0% during the forecast period. Lithium niobate modulator is an electro-optic device to modulate an optical beam that utilizes a signal controlled element. They are mostly utilized in optical computing, digital and analog signal processing, and communications. Lithium niobate modulators are utilized to modify electric-optical properties such as position, phase, amplitude, and frequency of material.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing Demand from IT & Telecom and Aerospace & Defense Sectors

They are widely utilized in telecommunication and digital communication networks and the integration of these modulators is increasing in the IT & telecom sector. It is extensively used in the IT & telecom sector, owing to the increasing application of 3G, wireless LAN services, VoLTE networks to simplify high-speed internet services. Furthermore, the increased demand for it from the developed and developing economies, owing to this modulator is a strong communication tool for digital communication, broadcasting, and analog data transition services. In aerospace & defense, the lithium niobate modulator technology is the most reliable and mature, and these modulators are used for fiber optic communication and longer distances transmissions.  These factors are anticipated to drive the market growth in the aerospace & defense sector.


High Cost

The major restraint on the growth of the market is the price of the modulator. The cost of these modulators is high compared to other modulators, this leads to the majority of the buyers are transferring to other modulators. Additionally, the consumers are not able to use these products in their communication.


Technological Advancements & Rapid Industrialization

Due to technological advancements and rapid industrialization in the market have upsurge the modulator's use in several sectors such as IT & Telecom, Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, and others. Additionally, these modulators are well suited for developments in the communication sector such as 5G technology, digital communication to provide continuous internet services. Obstinate technological progressions in the communication sector and the execution of 5G technology soon are expected to create tremendous opportunities for the growth of the market during the forecast period.


Highly Competitive

Due to the increase in the new entrances, witness strong competition among numerous key players operating in the market. Additionally, small players are trying to enter the market owing to the increasing demand for lithium niobate modulators from the IT & telecom, military, aerospace & defence and research sector.

Military, Aerospace & Defense segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The growth is accredited to wide use of these modulators in military communication such as radio frequency and transferring of high secure data. In aerospace and defense sectors, the lithium niobate modulator is a highly reliable and efficient technology, and it is used in fiber optic communication and longer distances transmission. These factors are anticipated to lithium niobate modulators market growth in this segment.

The Z-Cut segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The Z-cut devices are capable of supporting both the ordinary and extraordinary optical modes, which have different modulation efficiencies. Most applications benefit from the integrated polarizer in Z-cut modulators. Z-cut devices have inequality in the push-pull phase shift between the two arms of the interferometer. Z-cut devices also have a better overlap of the electrical and optical fields in the structure, resulting in higher drive efficiencies.

Region with highest share:

The Asia Pacific is projected to hold the highest market share, due to the implementation of new developments and cost minimization methods in these modulators and the increase in research and development activities is projected to drive the global market in the province. Additionally, rising the demands from the IT & Telecom sector for use in wireless LAN services and 3G & LTE networks. China, India, and Japan are fast-growing countries and major contributors to the Asia-Pacific. Furthermore, increasing the R&D activities, the launching of new technologies, and cost minimization methods of lithium niobate modulators are projected to the growth of the market across the region.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR. This is due to the upsurge in the lithium niobate modulator market majorly in developed economies such as U.S. and Canada. The growth is majorly due to the increase in the use of lithium niobate modulators in the optical fiber market for higher data rates and good compatibility. The upsurge is attributed to rising demands from the electric-optical fiber sector. These are the few factors motivating the market growth.

Key players in the market:

Some of the key players profiled in the Lithium Niobate Modulator Market include iXblue Group, Gooch & Housego plc, Fujitsu Optical Components Ltd., Beijing Panwoo Integrated Optoelectronic Inc., Lumentum Operations LLC, EOSPACE, Inc, Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd, Thorlabs, Inc and Fabrinet Inc.

Key developments:

In December 2019: Lumentum Holdings Inc. announced they have entered into an agreement whereby AFR will acquire the assets associated with certain Lithium Niobate based optical component product lines from Lumentum that are developed and manufactured by Lumentum's San Donato, Italy site. AFR is excited to expand its market opportunities and capabilities to include Lithium Niobate based products for the communications and sensing markets.

In December 2020: Fabrinet, Inc., a dominant provider of innovative optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services, collaborated with Phononic, a global leader in solid-state cooling and heating technology, in order to expand their high-volume manufacturing capabilities and meet explosive market demand.

Types Covered: 
• 10 GHz
• 20 GHz
• 40 GHz  

Modulator Cross-Sections Covered:
• Z-Cut
• X-Cut  

Wavelength Windows Covered:
• 800 NM
• 1060 NM
• 1300 NM
• 1550 NM
Applications Covered:
• Coherent Communication Links
• Interferometric Sensing
• Phase Keyed Optical Communications
• Quantum Key Distribution
• Sensing and Instruments
• Spectrum Broadening

End Users Covered:
• Commercial
• Industrial
• Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications
• Military, Aerospace & Defense
• Research 

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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