Optical Isolators Global Market Forecast

According to ElectroniCast, the Asia Pacific Region leads in the use of optical isolators…

ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market research & technology forecast consultancy addressing the fiber optics communications industry, today announced the release of a new market forecast of the global consumption of optical isolators in optical communication and specialty applications.

According to ElectroniCast, the Asia Pacific region (APAC), region held the lead in terms of relative market share consumption volume (quantity/number of units) of optical isolators in 2012, with 47 percent; however the Asia Pacific region (APAC), pushed along by the telecommunication category in the People’s Republic of China. The consumption of optical isolators in the APAC region is forecast to nearly triple (3x) during the 2012-2017 time frame.

Optical isolators are passive devices that allow light to be transmitted in only one direction. They are most often used to prevent any light from reflecting back down the optical fiber, as this light would enter the source and cause backscattering and feedback problems. This is especially important for high data rate transceivers and transponders, or those devices requiring long span lengths between transceiver pairs.

Optical isolators are used in many applications in commercial, industrial, and laboratory settings.  They are reliable devices when used in conjunction with fiber optic amplifiers, fiber optic ring lasers, fiber optic links in cable TV/multimedia applications, and high-speed/ DWDM and coherent fiber optic telecommunication communication systems, laboratory R&D, sensors, gyro-systems, test/instrumentation measurement quality assurance applications in automation of manufacturing processes and several others.

ElectroniCast estimates that the Telecommunication applications held 85% of the relative market share of the worldwide consumption volume of optical isolators in 2012.

According to ElectroniCast, 13.4 million optical isolators were used in 2012…

2012 – Optical Isolator Global Volume (Quantity) Market Share (%),

By Region, 13.4 Million Units

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