Laser Diode Market Size, Share & Forecast Report by 2025

Laser Diode Market to 2025 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Doping Material, Wavelength and Applications

Publication Month : Feb 2016

  • Report Code : TIPTE100000101
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 214
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The laser diode market was valued at US$ 6.1 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach US$ 17.7 billion by 2025; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.2% during 2015–2025.

LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser diode is a p-i-n junction electrically pumped semiconductor diode. Its active region is located in the intrinsic region and the carriers such as holes and electrons are pumped into the P and N regions respectively. Initially, laser diodes were made using p-n diodes; however, modern laser diodes utilize the double heterostructure implementation. The photons and carriers are confined to maximize the chances of recombination and generation of light. In order to produce light, all the carriers in the I region need to be recombined. Thus, these laser diodes are made using direct band gap semiconductors. Crystal growth technique is utilized in the growth of laser diode epitaxial structure that is usually initiated from an N-doped cladding and contact layer. The active layer comprises quantum wells that offers low threshold current and greater efficacy.

Laser diode market produces a bright output when it is small and compact in size. Currently, laser diodes operating in CW offer tremendous power in packages as compact as few cubic centimeters. This feature is beneficial in several devices such as cable TV (CATV) transmission, high definition (HD) TV development, and healthcare applications. In addition, it runs at low power as compared to other laser sources since a majority of the laser diodes operate with voltage requirements of less than 2V. Furthermore, the power efficiency of laser diodes is greater than 30% vis-à-vis laser sources. Since the laser diodes are made of semiconductor materials, they do not require mirror alignment or fragile glass that is typically used in gas lasers. The resultant small size and ruggedness of laser diodes enables them to be utilized in spaces and environments where other laser sources cannot operate. These factors aid to the growth of the market.

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Laser Diode Market Government Policies Favoring the Use of Laser Technology in the Engraving and Marking of Products

Laser marking tool is a reliable technology offering easy assistance and better efficiency. There are several laser marking options available in the market with different specifications and uses. Before the laser technology was introduced, there were several other printing methods in vogue such as acid etching chemicals and ink. However, these technologies do not suit the ever-increasing array of designs and materials nowadays. These traditional marking and engraving methods are now considered to be useless or are prohibited by the government due to their harmful after effects. Thus, new government policies and regulations to dispose traditional markings and replacing them with environment friendly and cleaner laser technology are expected to boost the global laser diode market.

A laser machine used for cutting application consists of a laser beam, lens, and beam control. Laser cutting technology uses lasers for material cutting and is mainly used in manufacturing and industrial applications. Lasers are used to mark materials and objects with fine spot diameter. Due to the negligible heat input, the laser marks short pulses with pre-defined control. Thus, automation of laser marking makes it versatile, environment friendly, and lesser costly.


Doping Material Segment Insights

Based on doping material, the laser diode market is segmented into AlGaInP, GaN, GaAlAs, InGaN and others. Semiconductor lasers are analogous to laser diodes and have the output beam characteristics of laser light. They have an active medium which is a p-n junction forward biased diode, and do not require mirrors for reflectivity which is needed to obtain a feedback mechanism. Reflection from the cleaved end of the semiconductor diode chip is enough to produce the lasing effect. Pulsing the laser helps improve the lasing performance. The rising demand for laser diodes is due to the fact that they are compact, work at low power, and have a higher output efficiency.

Wavelength Segment Insights

Based on wavelength, the laser diode market is bifurcated into blue laser diode, blue-violet laser diode, infrared laser diode, red laser diode and others. The visible range for human eye is between 400 nm – 700 nm, while the highest possible wavelength seen by the human eye is 555 nm. Besides, human eyes are sensitive in a non-linear pattern. Thus, for equal power, a 100 mW red laser diode will appear dimmer than a 100 mW green laser diode. Green laser diode being the nearest to the peak of the eye’s sensitivity is a standout when compared to the other laser diodes such as blue, violet, and red. Furthermore, a 100 mW 532 nm green laser diode when compared with a 2,000 mW 1064 nm infrared laser diode would look much brighter due to the fact that infrared light cannot be perceived by human eyes.

Application Segment Insights

Based on application, the laser diode market is bifurcated into automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, military & defense and others. In 2015, instrumentation & sensors, industrial held the largest market share. Besides, healthcare laser diode and consumer laser diode segments are expected to gain market share during the forecast period due to significant adoption of these laser diodes in various applications.

Diode Type Segment Insights

Based on diode type, the laser diode market is bifurcated into bar laser diodes, stack laser diode and single emitter laser diode. The applications of these laser diodes include medical, automotive, manufacturing, and material processing such as welding, hardening, alloying and others.

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Laser Diode Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 6.1 Billion in 2015
Market Size Value byUS$ 17.7 Billion by 2025
Growth rateCAGR of 11.2% from 2015-2025
Forecast Period2015-2025
Base Year2015
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2015: ASML Holding NV signed an agreement to deliver a minimum of 15 Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems to its US clients. This agreement was aimed at enhanced development activity and the pilot production of next-generation manufacturing processes. EUV eases the manufacturing process for advanced chips with significant benefits in terms of yield and cycle time by reducing cost-per-function, packing more transistors on a chip, and improving energy efficiency.

2015: Axcel Photonics, Inc. was acquired by Sheaumann Laser, Inc. based out of Massachusetts, the U.S. Sheaumann is involved in the manufacturing of laser diodes for products such as DPSS, flash lamps, and other diode modules for defense, industrial, medical and scientific markets.

The Global Laser Diode Market has been Segmented as Follows:

Laser Diode Market – By Doping Material

  • AlGaInP
  • GaN
  • GaAlAs
  • InGaN
  • Others

Laser Diode Market – By Wavelength

  • Blue Laser Diode
  • Blue-Violet Laser Diode
  • Infrared Laser Diode
  • Red Laser Diode
  • Others

Laser Diode Market – By


  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Military & Defense
  • Others

Laser Diode Market – By Diode Type

  • Bar Laser Diodes
  • Stack Laser Diode
  • Single Emitter Laser Diode

Laser Diode Market – by Geography

  • North America

    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe

    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America (SAM)

    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SAM  

Laser Diode Market – Companies Profiles

  • ASML Holding N.V.
  • Axcel Photonics, Inc.
  • Coherent, Inc.
  • IPG Photonics Corporation
  • Newport Corporation
  • Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.
  • Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc.
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
  • Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Doping Material, Wavelength and Applications

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

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

Country Scope
Country Scope

US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina

The List of Companies - Laser Diode Market

1. ASML Holding NV 2. Axcel Photonics, Inc. 3. Coherent Inc. 4. IPG Photonics Corp. 5. Newport Corp. 6. Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. 7. Sharp Corporation 8. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. 9. Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG 10. Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.

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