Mid-Infrared Lasers: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets

Published - Nov 2014| Analyst - Pawan Kumar| Code - PHO016A
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Report Highlights

The global market for mid-infrared (MID-IR) lasers in 2013 was worth $475 million. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2% between 2014 and 2019. This will result in nearly $501.2 million in 2014 and $742.6 million global market in 2019.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global markets, technologies, and applications for mid-infrared lasers.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
  • Coverage of different types of sensors, where they are used, and what they can specifically measure, such as temperature, pressure, humidity, acceleration, and strain.
  • Analyses of applications for these sensors including energy, medicine, defense, industrial, security, structural, and commercial aerospace.
  • Analysis of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.
  • Profiles of major players in the mid-infrared laser industry.


This report represents an in-depth analysis of the global mid-infrared market by source type, application, end users and region. This report further discusses various stakeholders involved in the distribution channels: manufacturers and suppliers. The report also discusses strategies adopted by major players in the global mid-infrared laser market. A patent analysis provides technological trends in the global market across years as well as geographies, namely, the U.S., Europe and Japan. Based on wavelength, mid-infrared is segmented into fixed, tunable and broadband.

The mid-infrared laser market is segmented based on type such as nonlinear sources (parametric amplification subsegment), free electron lasers, solid-state lasers (doped insulator laser subsegment), semiconductor lasers and CO2 lasers. Semiconductor lasers are further sub-segmented as QCLs (Fabry-Perot laser subsegment), interband cascade laser, optically pumped semiconductor lasers, lead salt diode lasers and GaSB-based diode lasers.

On the basis of application, the mid-infrared laser market is segmented into noninvasive medical diagnostics, free space communication, laser scalpel, spectroscopy and remote sensing. The market is also segmented by end-user industry in which mid-IR is employed to perform certain tasks, namely, research, defense, chemical, medicine and healthcare. The market is segmented by region into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world (ROW).

Various companies profiled in this report include Alpes Lasers SA, AMS Technologies AG, Block Engineering, Eluxi Ltd., EQ Photonics GmbH, Frankfurt Laser Co., Genia Photonics Inc., IDIL Fibres Optiques, IPG Photonics Corp., Jenoptik Laser GmbH, Laserglow, M Squared Lasers Ltd., Mountain Photonics GmbH, Optoprim Germany GmbH, Physical Sciences Inc., Power Technology Inc., Quanta System SpA, Solar Laser Systems, Soliton Laser und Messtechnik GmbH, Thermo Scientific and others.

This report exclusively focuses on market estimations for various mid-IR types and industries employing mid-infrared technology and excludes chemical laser market estimations; however, a practical application of this laser type has been discussed.


The analyst for this report is Pawan Kumar, who has more than five years of experience in information technology. He holds a BA and an MBA in Marketing. He has authored various market research reports in the information and communications technology (ICT) domain.

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