Optical Sensing Market

Optical Sensing Market

Optical Sensing Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Type (Position Sensors, Image Sensors, Fiber Optic Sensors), Method (Intrinsic, Extrinsic), Technology, Application, and By Geography

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Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21647

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

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $2.96 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $7.74 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Optical Sensing Market is accounted for $2.96 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $7.74 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 17.4% during the forecast period. The optical sensors detect gadgets that are utilized to gauge the light power level and convert them into electrical signs that can be perused using advanced gadgets. They are specifically built to measure the change in the wavelength of light.  The optical sensors are used in many industries because of their minimal sizes, adaptability, and the non-poisonous materials used in the assembling processes.

The increasing prevalence of smartphones and smartwatches are considered the intensive users of optical sensors that are driving the sensors industry. According to Consumer Technology Association (CTA), The U.S. consumer technology industry is projected to generate over $505 billion in retail sales revenue for the first time in 2022. CTA's twice-yearly U.S. consumer technology one-year industry forecast reflects U.S. manufacturer shipments for more than 100 consumer tech products and related software and services.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing applications in oil and gas vertical

The oil and gas industry is undergoing rapid digitization and automation to fulfill the rising requirement for productivity, efficiency, and safety in operations. The distributed temperature sensing methods are significantly utilized for the good monitoring purpose in this industry. However, acoustic sensing has been gaining prominence for the monitoring and surveillance of pipeline systems. Distributed pressure and optical sensing systems are also gaining popularity with the increasing penetration of distributed sensing methods in the oil and gas industry. Along with this, a hybrid of temperature, strain, and acoustic sensing in a single cable is likely to drive the market as the combination of sensors reduces the probability of failure. 


Rising substitutes of optical sensors

Many applications of optical sensors, fundamentally for those in the healthcare and manufacturing industries of semiconductors cannot be solved with optical sensors or miniature photoelectric sensors as they are physically too large to fit in the instruments. Furthermore, these sensors are typically not flexible enough to be routed through these instruments. Highly flexible and miniature sensors are being incorporated into other industries because of the recent demands for smaller machines and tools. These rising demands and manufacturing of miniature sensors tend to hinder optical sensing market growth in the forecast period.


The rise in technological advancements

With the increasing demand for automation across different industries, there has been rapid adoption of optical sensing of various measurands and different environments, motion sensors with the latest technology of human detectors, a wide range of pressure sensors, and electric field sensors of various electric fields. The rising adoption of technological innovations such as fiber braggs grating, and fabry perot interferometers-based optical sensors have driven the applications in the spectroscopy market. Optical sensors convert different wavelengths into electrical signals for improved sensing applications.


Technical issues in installation of distributed fiber optic sensors

The technical issues related to the installation of distributed sensors act as a major challenge to the growth of the market. The optical fiber should be carefully dealt with to avoid its breakage while installation. The design of the sensor cables has improved enormously, but, improper cable deployment can fail to acquire accurate information. As the process of installation and operation of the fiber includes high-cost inputs, such failures can result in customers’ indifference to the technology in future projects. There is always a risk involved in the deployment of the cable, and, hence, any kind of carelessness in the deployment or installation of the optical fiber can affect the readings recorded by the sensor and lead to improper functioning, which, in turn, would restrain the growth rate of the market. 

The healthcare & medical segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The healthcare & medical segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth owing to increased R&D and growing awareness. The medical industry has a stringent regulatory framework overseeing the deployment of new devices. Various organizations produce optical sensing devices for the medical industry.

The biometric and ambience segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The biometric and ambience segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period because of the rising demand for energy-efficient solutions in smartphones and other consumer electronics and building automation applications. This can also be attributed to the rising utilization of ambient sensors in automobiles, for the automatic dimming of headlamps and increasing visibility during adverse conditions.

Region with highest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period due to the growing demand for automation across various industries, the proliferation of IoT-connected devices, and the rising adoption of optical sensors in the different industrial sectors. Industries across countries such as the United States and Canada are increasingly adopting optical sensors for monitoring a wide range of physical and chemical parameters.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the significant demand for consumer electronics products and the presence of consumer electronics manufacturers in China, India, and Japan. Moreover, the countries of the Rest of APAC have started investing in pipeline infrastructures that pave the way for increased demand for distributed sensors. Due to growing government activities in countries such as China and India, there would likely be high growth opportunities for the optic sensing market in APAC.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Optical Sensing Market include Alphasense, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., Texas Instruments Inc., AMS AG, STMicroelectronics, Fotech Solutions Limited, ROHM Semiconductor, Oxsensis Ltd., Analog Devices Inc., Silixa Ltd., OPTEK Technology Inc., Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation,Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., RJC Enterprises, Fairchild Semiconductor, Teledyne DALSA Inc., ABB, and Opsens Inc. 

Key Developments:

In April 2021, ROHM Semiconductor is collaborating with Sanden Huayu Automotive Air-Conditioning Co., to establish a joint technical laboratory focused on automotive applications. The new lab, located at Sanden Huayu’s headquarters in Shanghai, was unveiled at an opening ceremony. It will be equipped with tools used to evaluate automotive air-conditioning systems and devices.

In Dec 2020, ABB entered into an agreement with CORYS to advance digital twin modeling and simulation technology across energy and process industries. The agreement reflects a strategic collaboration between ABB and CORYS, with both companies committed to delivering advanced digital twin technology to help drive down capital and operational costs and reduce risks for customers.

Types Covered:
• Position Sensors
• Image Sensors
• Fiber Optic Sensors
• Ambient Light Sensors
Methods Covered:
• Intrinsic
• Extrinsic
Technologies Covered:
• Spectroscopy
• Fiber Braggs Grating (FBG)
• Laser Doppler Velocimetry
• Fabry Perot Interferometers
Applications Covered:
• Temperature Sensing
• Radiation Sensing
• Biometric and Ambience
• Partial Discharge Detection
• Geological Survey
• Flow Measurement Sensing
• Pressure and Strain Sensing
• Biochemical
• Other Applications
End Users Covered:
• Oil and Gas
• Navigation and Sensing
• Healthcare & Medical
• Consumer Electronics
• Free Space Communication
• Automotive
• Construction
• Government & Utilities
• Aerospace and Defense
• Other End Users

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

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary             
2 Preface          
 2.1 Abstract            
 2.2 Stake Holders           
 2.3 Research Scope           
 2.4 Research Methodology          
  2.4.1 Data Mining          
  2.4.2 Data Analysis          
  2.4.3 Data Validation          
  2.4.4 Research Approach          
 2.5 Research Sources           
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources         
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources         
  2.5.3 Assumptions          
3 Market Trend Analysis            
 3.1 Introduction           
 3.2 Drivers            
 3.3 Restraints           
 3.4 Opportunities           
 3.5 Threats            
 3.6 Technology Analysis          
 3.7 Application Analysis          
 3.8 End User Analysis           
 3.9 Emerging Markets           
 3.10 Impact of Covid-19           
4 Porters Five Force Analysis           
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers          
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers          
 4.3 Threat of substitutes          
 4.4 Threat of new entrants          
 4.5 Competitive rivalry           
5 Global Optical Sensing Market, By Type          
 5.1 Introduction           
 5.2 Position Sensors           
 5.3 Image Sensors           
 5.4 Fiber Optic Sensors           
 5.5 Ambient Light Sensors          
6 Global Optical Sensing Market, By Method         
 6.1 Introduction           
 6.2 Intrinsic            
  6.2.1 Fiber Bragg Grating Based    Spatially Continuous Based   Point Fbg Based         
  6.2.2 Scattering Based     Brillouin Scattering    Raman Scattering    Rayleigh Scattering         
 6.3 Extrinsic            
  6.3.1 Spectroscopy          
  6.3.2 Pyrometers          
  6.3.3 Optical Coherence Tomography        
  6.3.4 Laser Doppler Velocimetry         
  6.3.5 Fabry–Perot Interferometers         
  6.3.6 Encoders           
7 Global Optical Sensing Market, By Technology         
 7.1 Introduction           
 7.2 Spectroscopy           
 7.3 Fiber Braggs Grating (FBG)          
 7.4 Laser Doppler Velocimetry          
 7.5 Fabry Perot Interferometers          
8 Global Optical Sensing Market, By Application        
 8.1 Introduction           
 8.2 Temperature Sensing          
 8.3 Radiation Sensing           
 8.4 Biometric and Ambience          
 8.5 Partial Discharge Detection          
 8.6 Geological Survey           
 8.7 Flow Measurement Sensing          
 8.8 Pressure and Strain Sensing          
 8.9 Biochemical           
 8.10 Other Applications            
  8.10.1 Vibration Sensing          
  8.10.2 Remote Sensing Satellite         
  8.10.3 Metrology            
  8.10.4 Displacement Sensing         
  8.10.5 Acceleration Sensing         
  8.10.6 Rotation Sensing          
9 Global Optical Sensing Market, By End User         
 9.1 Introduction           
 9.2 Oil and Gas           
 9.3 Navigation and Sensing          
 9.4 Healthcare & Medical          
 9.5 Consumer Electronics          
 9.6 Free Space Communication          
 9.7 Automotive            
 9.8 Construction           
 9.9 Government & Utilities          
 9.10 Aerospace and Defense          
 9.11 Other End Users            
  9.11.1 Transportation          
  9.11.2 Marine           
  9.11.3 Chemicals          
10 Global Optical Sensing Market, By Geography         
 10.1 Introduction            
 10.2 North America           
  10.2.1 US           
  10.2.2 Canada           
  10.2.3 Mexico           
 10.3 Europe            
  10.3.1 Germany           
  10.3.2 UK           
  10.3.3 Italy           
  10.3.4 France           
  10.3.5 Spain           
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe          
 10.4 Asia Pacific           
  10.4.1 Japan           
  10.4.2 China           
  10.4.3 India           
  10.4.4 Australia           
  10.4.5 New Zealand          
  10.4.6 South Korea          
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific          
 10.5 South America           
  10.5.1 Argentina          
  10.5.2 Brazil           
  10.5.3 Chile           
  10.5.4 Rest of South America         
 10.6 Middle East & Africa          
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia          
  10.6.2 UAE           
  10.6.3 Qatar           
  10.6.4 South Africa          
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa         
11 Key Developments            
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures       
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers          
 11.3 New Product Launch          
 11.4 Expansions           
 11.5 Other Key Strategies          
12 Company Profiling            
 12.1 Alphasense            
 12.2 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.           
 12.3 Texas Instruments Inc.          
 12.4 AMS AG            
 12.5 STMicroelectronics           
 12.6 Fotech Solutions Limited          
 12.7 ROHM Semiconductor          
 12.8 Oxsensis Ltd.           
 12.9 Analog Devices Inc.            
 12.10 Silixa Ltd.            
 12.11 OPTEK Technology Inc.           
 12.12 Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation        
 12.13 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.          
 12.14 RJC Enterprises           
 12.15 Fairchild Semiconductor          
 12.16 Teledyne DALSA Inc.          
 12.17 ABB             
 12.18 Opsens Inc.           

List of Tables             
1 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)       
2 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)       
3 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Position Sensors (2020-2028) ($MN)      
4 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Image Sensors (2020-2028) ($MN)      
5 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Fiber Optic Sensors (2020-2028) ($MN)      
6 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Ambient Light Sensors (2020-2028) ($MN)     
7 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Method (2020-2028) ($MN)       
8 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Intrinsic (2020-2028) ($MN)       
9 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Fiber Bragg Grating Based (2020-2028) ($MN)     
10 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Scattering Based (2020-2028) ($MN)      
11 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Extrinsic (2020-2028) ($MN)       
12 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Spectroscopy (2020-2028) ($MN)      
13 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Pyrometers (2020-2028) ($MN)      
14 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Optical Coherence Tomography (2020-2028) ($MN)    
15 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Laser Doppler Velocimetry (2020-2028) ($MN)     
16 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Fabry–Perot Interferometers (2020-2028) ($MN)     
17 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Encoders (2020-2028) ($MN)       
18 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Technology (2020-2028) ($MN)      
19 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Spectroscopy (2020-2028) ($MN)      
20 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Fiber Braggs Grating (FBG) (2020-2028) ($MN)     
21 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Laser Doppler Velocimetry (2020-2028) ($MN)     
22 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Fabry Perot Interferometers (2020-2028) ($MN)     
23 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)      
24 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Temperature Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)     
25 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Radiation Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)      
26 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Biometric and Ambience (2020-2028) ($MN)     
27 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Partial Discharge Detection (2020-2028) ($MN)     
28 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Geological Survey (2020-2028) ($MN)      
29 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Flow Measurement Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)     
30 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Pressure and Strain Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)     
31 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Biochemical (2020-2028) ($MN)      
32 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)      
33 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Vibration Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)      
34 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Remote Sensing Satellite (2020-2028) ($MN)     
35 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Metrology (2020-2028) ($MN)       
36 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Displacement Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)     
37 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Acceleration Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)     
38 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Rotation Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)      
39 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)       
40 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Oil and Gas (2020-2028) ($MN)      
41 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Navigation and Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)     
42 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Healthcare & Medical (2020-2028) ($MN)     
43 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Consumer Electronics (2020-2028) ($MN)     
44 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Free Space Communication (2020-2028) ($MN)     
45 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Automotive (2020-2028) ($MN)      
46 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Construction (2020-2028) ($MN)      
47 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Government & Utilities (2020-2028) ($MN)     
48 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Aerospace and Defense (2020-2028) ($MN)     
49 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)      
50 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Transportation (2020-2028) ($MN)      
51 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Marine (2020-2028) ($MN)       
52 Global Optical Sensing Market Outlook, By Chemicals (2020-2028) ($MN)       
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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