Asia-Pacific Hold’s the Lions Share in the Fiber-optic Sensors Market

Thu, 27 August 2020 12:13

The value chain for the fiber optic sensors market has been witnessing significant changes as a result of the technological advancements. For instance, the traditional method of manufacturing optical sensors of the Fiber Bragg typically begins with a fully drawn and coated fiber, which must  be removed. This is a manual process resulting in the damage to the fiber or diminishing its mechanical stability. Thereafter, at the intended measurement point, the fiber is exposed to ultraviolet laser light. This exposure engenders an interference pattern on the fiber, resulting in periodic areas of high and low refractive index, acting as a wavelength selective mirror. After this process, the fiber is recoated at the exposed locations.

Nowadays, fiber-optic sensors are incorporated with fiber optic amplifiers and easy-to-read digital LEDs. These digital displays offer real-time feedback. Newer sensors demand less wiring; for instance, in a configuration, there must be 16 sensors connected and sharing a single power line. Newer sensors include either a 12-bit or 16-bit CPU along with a 12-bit A/D converter, providing both higher resolution and faster response time. Certain models of sensors allow users remote access. This is especially useful in potentially hazardous environments. By using remote controllers, sensors in a hostile environment can be programmed and monitored from a safe distance.

Key players

  • ABB
  • Fujikura Ltd
  • Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd
  • Halliburton
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Neubrex Co., Ltd
  • NTT, Inc.
  • Omron Corporation
  • Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Schlumberger Limited
  • Autonics Corporation
  • Siemens
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd
  • Baumer
  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Weatherford International plc
  • Keyence Corporation
  • Micro-Epsilon
  • Takenaka Electronic Industrial Co. Ltd
  • Tokyo Measuring Instruments Laboratory Co, Ltd
  • SWCC Showa Holdings Co. Ltd.

Fiber Optic Sensor Market: Segmentation

By Component

  • Transmitters  
  • Receivers
  • Optical Amplifiers  
  • Fiber Optic  cable  

By Type

  • Extrinsic/Hybrid Fiber Optic Sensors  
  • Bragg Grating Sensors
  • Extrinsic Fabry Perot Fiber Sensors
  • Intrinsic Fiber Optic Sensors  
  • Distributed Sensors
  • Interferometric Sensors
  • Intrinsic Fabry Perot Fiber Sensors
  • Microbend Sensors

By Application

  • Chemical/ BioDetection
  • Induction Heating
  • Mode Coupling
  • Raman Scattering
  • Rayleigh Scattering

By Material  

  • Glass Fiber Optic Sensors  
  • Plastic Fiber Optic Sensors  

By Industrial Verticals  

  • Defense  
  • Energy and Power  
  • Medical  
  • Transportation  
  • Industrial  

By Region  

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South America
  • The Middle-East and Africa