Magneto-Optic Crystals Market - Introduction
The global magneto-optic crystals market is expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period 2017 to 2025. Magneto-optic crystals market is segmented in terms of types, growth method, application, and geography. Magneto-optical crystals are photonic crystals comprising of magnetic materials. These crystals exhibit different functions including faraday-effect, magnetically controllable photonic band structure and magnetic super-prism effect among others. Terbium gallium garnet (TGG) is an example of magneto-optic crystal offering significant benefits over terbium-doped glass such as greater thermal conductivity, greater verdet constant and low optical losses. Rising demand of magneto-optic crystals in optical isolator of laser system is expected to drive the growth of the market in coming years. Advancement in the field of cryogenic applications of laser systems has acted as a catalyst for product innovation related to magneto-optic crystals.
|Base Year of Estimation||2016|
|Value Estimation Year||2017|
|Forecast Period||2017 - 2025|
|Market Segmentations||By types, growth method, application, and geography|
|Regional Scope||North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America|
|Report Coverage||Technology Analysis, Market Dynamics, Market Trends, Segmentation Overview and Competitive Landscape of the market|
Most of magneto-optic crystal structure has cubic orientation and their lattice orientation is garnet in nature. Most of the magneto-optic crystals are grown through Czochralski (CZ) and Bridgman technique. By deploying CZ technique, producers are able to grow crystals of high optical quality with higher size dimension. The entire production process for magneto-optic crystal includes growth, fabrication, and coating. As compared to other growth method, crystals produced through CZ technique offers greater laser damage threshold, uniform optical quality and durability. However, the major disadvantage with CZ technique is that it takes several weeks to produce magneto-optic crystals which affect the competitiveness of producers.
As of 2016, growth in demand for magneto-optic crystal is dependent on their applications in lasers, polarizers and isolator. Rising demand for terbium gallium garnet crystal in developing Faraday Rotator and Isolator for laser systems has fuelled the revenue as well as volume growth of the market. Growth in applications of magneto-optic crystal in optical component manufacturing, semiconductor & electronics, and metal processing have positively impacted the growth of the market. Apart from the industrial sector, terbium gallium garnet crystal has applications in defense and scientific research sector. Product innovation in terms magneto-optic ceramics is expected to create the future growth opportunity for the magneto-optic crystals market. However, a rise in the cost of coating materials for magneto-optic crystals is identified as a major restraint on the growth of the market.
In recent years, applications of terbium gallium garnet crystal and other magneto-optic crystals in laser technology has significantly increased. In optical component manufacturing, application of terbium-doped glass is getting replaced by different magneto optic crystals owing to high thermal conductivity, low optical loss, and durability. In terms of market structure, degree of fragmentation in magneto-optic crystal market has been decreased due to polarization of production facilities in specific countries. Major production bases for terbium gallium garnet crystal and other magneto-optic crystals are located in the U.S, China, and Russia. In order to retain market position and generate a new revenue stream, manufacturers are focusing on product innovation in terms of the size of the crystal, choice of doping material and scope of applications. In coming years, introduction of more non-optical component applications of magneto-optical crystal is expected.
The market for magneto optic crystal has been segmented based on types, growth method, application, and geography. By types, the market has been segmented into terbium gallium garnet crystal, cadmium manganese telluride crystal, cadmium manganese mercury telluride crystal and others. As of 2016, terbium gallium garnet (TGG) crystal contributed to largest revenue as well as volume share for the market.
In terms of revenue and volume, magneto-optic crystal produced through Czochralski (CZ) technique had the largest share in 2016.
By geography, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America. In terms of revenue and volume, North America held the largest share of the market owing to the high concentration of manufacturing base, rising demand for magneto-optic crystals in industrial sector and growth of non-industrial applications. In 2016, Asia Pacific held the second largest share of magneto-optic crystals market.
|By Types||Terbium gallium garnet crystal, cadmium manganese telluride crystal, cadmium manganese mercury telluride crystal and others|
|By Growth Method||Czochralski (CZ) technique, Bridgman technique, and others|
|By Application||Non-industrial and industrial applications such as manufacturing, metal processing, semiconductor & electronics and others|
|By Geography||North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America|
Leading players operating in the magneto-optic crystals market are Northrop Grumman SYNOPTICS (The U.S.), CASTECH (China), Biotain Crystal Co., Ltd. (China), FEE GMBH (Germany), Oxide Corporation (Japan), Foctek Photonics, Inc. (China). In China, there are multiple local players that develop magneto-optic crystals and these companies held the significant share of Asian market as of 2016. Furthermore, companies such as Northrop Grumman SYNOPTICS and FEE focus heavily on research and developments to expand its product portfolio and open up new applications of magneto-optic crystals. As compared to Asia and North America, the concentration of terbium gallium garnet crystal and other magneto-optic crystals manufacturers is low in countries from Europe.
Considering the product innovation, growth in international trade activities related to terbium gallium garnet crystal and other magneto-optic crystals and growth of industrial applications, it has been estimated that the market for magneto-optic crystals is about to accelerate in coming years. Furthermore, replacement of similar crystal materials by different magneto-optic crystals in optical component manufacturing is acting as a long-term push factor for the growth of the magneto-optic market. Due to the conjoint impact of these factors, magneto-optic crystals market is estimated to experience significant growth during the forecast period.
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|Who are the leading market players?|
|What are the key strategies implemented by the market leaders to sustain growth in the market?|
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