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Polarization-Maintaining Fiber Market and Competitive Analysis — March 2018

Author: David Krohn
$2,500.00  (digital download)
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Published by Light Wave Venture LLC

Polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber enables a $738 million value-added component market (2018), with the actual value for the PM fiber component representing about 8 percent of the total value-added market.

Fiber optic gyroscopes (FOG) make up just one segment of the PM fiber market, but it is a big one. FOGs are critical components in many navigation systems, with applications ranging from aircraft and spacecraft to guided missiles, and from remotely operated and autonomous vehicles to broader industrial applications. If you and your organization are involved in the FOG market — or any other PM market segment — and you need to control polarization, increase system efficiency, and rein in costs, you can benefit from the information in this report. The five segments that make up the PM fiber market are:

  • Fiber Optic Gyroscopes (FOG)
  • Test and Measurement
  • Lasers
  • Telecommunications Components
  • Sensor — Non-Gyro

Five Key Components of This Report

  • Projected size of the PM fiber market by segment through 2021 in dollars and kilometers
  • Size in dollars and kilometers of current (2018) PM fiber market segments by product components
  • Competitive evaluation of eight key PM fiber manufacturers: Corning, Fibercore, Fujikura, iXblue, Nufern, OFS, Thorlabs, and Verrillon
  • The PM fiber product application categories for 36 key customers
  • Barriers to market entry


 • Introduction
 • Market Projections
 • Key PM Fiber Customers
 • Competitive PM Fiber Suppliers and Products
 • Competitive Evaluation
 • Polarization-Maintaining Fiber Technology
 • Polarization-Maintaining Fiber Manufacturing
 • Barriers
 • Summary

  • Pages: 52
  • Format: Digital PDF. Once payment is processed, you will receive a link by email to download the report.
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About the Author
David Krohn has over 50 years of experience in the photonics industry. He is the managing partner... more about David Krohn

BONUS! Speak with the Author

The purchase of this report includes a one-hour telephone review with the author, David Krohn, managing partner of Light Wave Venture LLC. The author has spent more than 30 years deeply involved in the fiber market and remains actively involved in it today, bringing a unique depth of knowledge to this report.

About the Author

David Krohn founded EOTec Corporation in 1979 to manufacture specialty fiber, sensors, cables, cable assemblies, and data links. He was the CEO there until the business was acquired by 3M in 1987. From 1987 to 1998, he was general manager of the 3M Specialty Optical Fiber business that included the Bragg Grating Technologies business acquired from UTC in 1995. He started the Photonic (Fiber Optic) Sensor Consortium which today has more than 60 participating companies and organizations.


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