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This BCC Research report presents the overall laser market; spanning laser technologies, end-applications, geographical regions and value chain. Includes forecasts through 2020.

Use this report to:
- Learn about the overall laser market; spanning laser technologies, end-applications, geographical regions and value chain.
- Analyze the multitudes of demand and supply-side dynamics of lasers.
- Learn about the diversity of application and consumption in terms of dollar sales and shipment volumes for different types of laser.
- Identify the value proposition of lasers to manufacturers in terms of margins and costs reconciled with their dollar sales.

Highlights
- The global market for lasers totaled nearly $10.8 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach $11.7 billion in 2015 and $16.0 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5%.
- The American market is projected to grow to nearly $3.3 billion in 2015 and $4.2 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 5.5%.
- The APAC market is projected to reach $5.1 billion in 2015 and $7.2 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 7.2%.

Introduction & Scope

INTRODUCTION
This report is a follow-up on PHO002A Global Markets for Laser Systems, Components and Materials, p0ublished in early 2012. The motivations for following up on the earlier
report remain largely consistent over the last three years. Laser is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. The continuing appeal of lasers underlines the strength of their value proposition, which can be summed up as coherent, powerful, and pure light. The report focuses on laser modules — lasers at their bare minimum. This distinction is important, as laser modules are available in varied levels of readiness for integration. Customization is key for laser applications, and lasers modules are commonly designed with a particular role in mind. This report defines a laser module as one that performs basic laser functions of light amplification and focus. The report uses the terms lasers and laser modules interchangeably. The market forecasts do not cover the metrics of the devices that lasers are eventually integrated in.

Lasers constitute what can be termed as the pinnacle of mature markets in the optics domain — the technology has a long legacy. Most mainstream laser categories were
invented around 50 years ago. The latest laser categories covered in this report are fiber lasers, which became commercially available since the middle of the last decade.
The operating philosophy and principles are pretty much the same. Despite this relative calm on the theoretical front, lasers continue to be part of cutting-edge devices
across verticals. A cursory look at the applications of lasers reveals that not only are they part of the state-of-the-art, they are instrumental in driving the state-of-the-art
itself.

The last three years have witnessed momentous developments on the macroeconomic front. Turbulence in the Middle East and Eastern Europe on one hand and hope kindled by a possible successful nuclear deal with Iran on the other hand. Discovery of shale gas deposits have lent an upbeat air to the long-term economic prospects of the U.S. Global macroeconomics plays a major role in determining the prospects of laser applications due to the generic nature of the technology’s appeal. It is impossible to characterize the laser market as a whole. The market outlook is a combination of possibilities created by the dynamics of the verticals that lasers are employed in and created by the dynamics of raw materials that lasers employ. This disparity is manifested most clearly in the wide range of average selling prices for laser modules depending on the application and the energy medium. These values can range from as little as one dollar to tens of thousands of dollars. Lasers, therefore, are a fairly accurate indicator of the general health of markets at large. This report attempts to list, elaborate, highlight, and analyze the multitudes of demand and supply-side dynamics of lasers.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This study has the following goals and objectives:
- Measuring and giving a forecast of the global market size for laser modules in dollar sales and volume (shipment sales) terms.
- Breaking down the global laser market along individual energy medium type — diode, fiber, carbon dioxide, solid-state, excimer, dye, and other gas lasers — in value and
volume terms.
- Breaking down the global laser market along individual end-applications in value and volume terms, including for: telecommunications; instrumentation and scientific research; medicine; energy, defense, and surveillance; computing and entertainment; industrial and automotive; as well as retail and others.
- Breaking down the global laser market along individual regions in value and volume terms: the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific (APAC).
- Breaking down the global laser market along value chain contributors: active material, firing source and other components, as well as operating margins.
- Analyzing the stakeholder landscape in the laser value chain.
- Analyzing patent activity involving laser modules.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
This report presents a snapshot of the overall laser market; spanning laser technologies, end-applications, geographical regions and value chain. Such a snapshot assumes significance in the context of lasers, as the laser market is extremely fragmented at all levels — innovation, design, manufacturing, integration, and sales. While the fundamental technology driving lasers is fairly consistent, there is no single market research study that attempts to present a composite picture of the overall market for lasers and modules spanning major application verticals and major laser types. It is impossible to forecast the market size for laser modules in isolation, rather, one has to consider the extremely varied scenarios that characterize its demand and supply side dynamics. The former is represented by end-application, while the latter is manifested by the energy source underpinning the laser type. This report breaks down the laser market along all major categories.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT
The report forecasts the size of the market in current U.S. dollars as well as in millions of shipment units for lasers from 2015 through 2020.
The report forecasts the market size for the following:
- Individual laser types such as diode, fiber, carbon dioxide, solid-state, excimer, dye and other gas lasers.
- The above forecasts are classified on the basis of end-application vertical, geographical region and value chain contributors on value basis.
The Executive Summary provides a snapshot of key findings of the report. The chapter on laser theory and its applications introduces and explains central operating concepts, followed by key laser applications. The chapter highlights differences and also identifies important common threads that run through diverse laser types. The chapter on global markets provides a total view of the laser market quantitatively. The chapter on stakeholders and value highlights their categories and analyzes their activities in this domain — clarifying where and how they fit in the larger picture. The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter highlights the activity underway in the area of laser modules. The chapter classifies the patents awarded according to categories such as carbon dioxide lasers, dye lasers, excimer lasers, fiber lasers, generic gas lasers, helium based lasers, ion lasers, quantum cascade lasers, general semiconductor lasers, solid-state lasers and vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL).

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This report will be relevant to the following:
- Laser module manufacturers: to analyze the market prospects for their offerings broken down by laser type, end-application, geographical regions, and key country
markets.
- Allied component suppliers: to identify the sunrise and sunset technology trends among lasers.
- Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other laser integrators: to analyze the prospects of the laser technology employed by them in their devices, equipment and
products.

Table Of Contents

Global Markets for Laser Systems, Components and Materials
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 3
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 3
SCOPE OF THE REPORT 3
INTENDED AUDIENCE 4
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 4
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 5
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 5
DISCLAIMER 5
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS, BY REGION ($ MILLIONS) 7
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS, BY REGION ($ MILLIONS) 7
CHAPTER 3 THEORY OF LASER TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS 10
INTRODUCTION TO LASERS 10
OPERATING PRINCIPLE OF LASERS 10
POPULATION INVERSION 11
CONTINUOUS WAVE AND PULSED LASERS 11
DISTRIBUTED FEEDBACK LASERS 12
MODE LOCKED LASERS 12
APPLICATIONS OF LASERS 13
OPTICAL RECORDABLE MEDIA 13
LASER PRINTERS 14
FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE 15
PROJECTION APPLICATIONS 15
POINTERS 15
GAS SENSORS 15
LASER MOUSE 16
PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBER LASERS AND SUPERCONTINUUM GENERATION 16
Self Phase Modulation 17
Raman Scattering 17
Four Wave Mixing 17
FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION 17
SURGERY 17
SKIN AND TISSUE RESURFACING 18
KIDNEY STONE TREATMENT 18
CUTTING AND WELDING 18
GUIDED SYSTEMS 18
FORENSICS 18
SPEED GUNS 18
BARCODE READERS 19
HOLOGRAMS 19
THERMOMETERS 19
SPECTROSCOPY 19
MODE LOCKING APPLICATIONS 19
COHERENT CONTROL 19
COMBUSTION ENGINES 20
INDUSTRIAL SORTING 20
LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING (LIDAR) 20
DYNAMICS OF LASER TYPES 20
WHY ARE LASER TYPES IMPORTANT? 20
DIODE LASERS 21
VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASER (VCSEL) 26
FIBER LASERS 28
BENEFITS OF FIBER LASERS 28
MORPHOLOGY OF FIBER LASER 29
DOUBLE-CLAD OPTICAL FIBERS: A SPECIAL CASE FOR FIBER LASERS 29
APPLICATION OF PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBER IN FIBER LASER 30
Benefits of Photonic Crystal Fiber Lasers over Conventional Fiber
Lasers 31
Photonic Crystal Fibers and Supercontinuum 33
CARBON DIOXIDE LASER 34
SOLID-STATE LASER 35
EXCIMER LASER 38
DYE LASER 38
OTHER GAS LASERS 40
ION LASER 40
HELIUM-NEON (HENE) LASER 40
HELIUM-CADMIUM LASER 41
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL MARKETS 43
INTRODUCTION 43
OVERALL GLOBAL MARKET 44
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 44
TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 44
TABLE 2 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION
UNITS) 44
TABLE 3 ASP FOR LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 45
LASER TYPE BREAKDOWN 46
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 46
TABLE 5 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS) 47
TABLE 6 ASP FOR LASERS BY TYPE, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 48
END-APPLICATION BREAKDOWN 49
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 49
TABLE 8 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
(MILLION UNITS) 50
TABLE 9 ASP FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 51
MARKET ANALYSIS 52
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET OF LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 52
DIODE LASERS 53
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 53
Quantitative breakdown 53
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 53
TABLE 12 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(MILLION UNITS) 54
TABLE 13 ASP FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 54
Qualitative Analysis 55
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN 55
Quantitative Breakdown 55
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 55
TABLE 15 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 (MILLION UNITS) 56
TABLE 16 ASP FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 57
Qualitative Analysis 58
MARKET ANALYSIS 58
Quantitative Breakdown 58
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET OF DIODE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGIN AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 58
Qualitative Analysis 59
FIBER LASERS 59
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 59
Quantitative Breakdown 59
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 59
TABLE 19 SHIPMENT SALES FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS) 60
TABLE 20 ASP FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 60
Qualitative Analysis 61
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN 61
Quantitative Breakdown 61
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($
MILLIONS) 61
TABLE 22 SHIPMENT SALES FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 62
TABLE 23 ASP FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 63
Qualitative Analysis 64
MARKET ANALYSIS 64
Quantitative breakdown 64
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET OF FIBER LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 64
Qualitative Analysis 64
CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS 65
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 65
Quantitative breakdown 65
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 65
TABLE 26 SHIPMENT SALES FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH
2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 66
TABLE 27 ASP FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 66
Qualitative Analysis 67
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN 67
Quantitative breakdown 67
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 67
TABLE 29 SHIPMENT SALES FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 68
TABLE 30 ASP FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020
($/UNIT) 69
Qualitative Analysis 70
MARKET ANALYSIS 70
Quantitative Breakdown 70
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS
AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 70
Qualitative Analysis 70
SOLID-STATE LASERS 71
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 71
Quantitative Breakdown 71
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 71
TABLE 33 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS) 72
TABLE 34 ASP FOR SOLID STATE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 72
Qualitative Analysis 73
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN 73
Quantitative breakdown 73
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 73
TABLE 36 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (THOUSANDS OF UNITS) 74
TABLE 37 ASP FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 75
Qualitative Analysis 76
MARKET ANALYSIS 76
Quantitative Breakdown 76
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET OF SOLID-STATE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND
RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 76
Qualitative Analysis 76
EXCIMER LASERS 77
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 77
Quantitative Breakdown 77
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 77
TABLE 40 SHIPMENT SALES FOR EXCIMER LASERS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSANDS OF UNITS) 78
TABLE 41 ASP FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 78
Qualitative Analysis 79
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN 79
Quantitative Breakdown 79
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 79
TABLE 43 SHIPMENT SALES FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 80
TABLE 44 ASP FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 81
Qualitative Analysis 81
MARKET ANALYSIS 82
Quantitative Breakdown 82
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET OF EXCIMER LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND
RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 82
Qualitative Analysis 82
DYE LASERS 82
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 83
Quantitative Breakdown 83
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 83
TABLE 47 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS) 83
TABLE 48 ASP FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 84
Qualitative Analysis 84
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN 85
Quantitative Breakdown 85
TABLE 49 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 85
TABLE 50 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020* (THOUSAND UNITS) 86
TABLE 51 ASP FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 87
Qualitative Analysis 87
MARKET ANALYSIS 87
Quantitative Breakdown 87
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET OF DYE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 88
Qualitative Analysis 88
OTHER GAS LASERS 88
REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 88
Quantitative Breakdown 88
TABLE 53 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 89
TABLE 54 SHIPMENT SALES FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS) 89
TABLE 55 ASP FOR OTHER LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 90
Qualitative Analysis 90
END-APPLICATION VERTICAL BREAKDOWN 90
Quantitative Breakdown 90
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY END-APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 91
TABLE 57 SHIPMENT SALES FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY END-APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 91
TABLE 58 ASP FOR OTHER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 92
Qualitative Analysis 93
MARKET ANALYSIS 93
Quantitative Breakdown 93
TABLE 59 GLOBAL MARKET OF OTHER GAS LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND
RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 93
Qualitative analysis 94
CHAPTER 5 STAKEHOLDERS AND VALUE CHAIN 96
STAKEHOLDER CATEGORIES 96
OVERVIEW 96
INTEGRATED LASER MODULE SPECIALISTS 96
ALLIED COMPONENT SPECIALISTS 96
OEMS 97
RAW MATERIAL PROVIDERS 97
KEY COMPANY PROFILES 97
AEROTECH 97
Introduction 97
Laser Offerings 98
Analysis and Prospects 98
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC. 98
Introduction 98
Laser Offerings 98
Analysis and Prospects 99
ALMA LASERS 99
Introduction 99
Laser Offerings 99
Analysis and Prospects 100
ARGES 100
Introduction 100
Laser Offerings 100
Analysis and Prospects 100
BandW TEK 101
Introduction 101
Laser Offerings 101
Analysis and Prospects 101
BAYSPEC 102
Introduction 102
Laser Offerings 102
Analysis and Prospects 102
BLUE SKY RESEARCH 103
Introduction 103
Laser Offerings 103
Analysis and Prospects 103
COHERENT 103
Introduction 103
Laser Offerings 104
Analysis and Prospects 104
CONCEPTS RESEARCH 104
Introduction 104
Laser Offerings 104
Analysis and Prospects 104
CONOPTICS INC. 105
Introduction 105
Laser Offerings 105
Analysis and Prospects 105
CORNING INC. 105
Introduction 105
Laser Offerings 106
Analysis and Prospects 106
CRYLAS 106
Introduction 106
Laser Offerings 106
Analysis and Prospects 107
IDEX OPTONICS AND PHOTONICS 107
Introduction 107
Laser Offerings 107
Analysis and Prospects 107
FRANKFURT LASER 107
Introduction 108
Laser Offerings 108
Analysis and Prospects 108
II-VI INC. 108
Introduction 108
Laser Offerings 108
Analysis and Prospects 109
IPG PHOTONICS 109
Introduction 109
Laser Offerings 109
Analysis and Prospects 110
JDS UNIPHASE CORP. 110
Introduction 110
Laser Offerings 110
Analysis and Prospects 111
JENOPTIK 111
Introduction 111
Laser Offerings 111
Analysis and Prospects 111
KIGRE 112
Introduction 112
Laser Offerings 112
Analysis and Prospects 112
LIGHT AGE 112
Introduction 112
Laser Offerings 113
Analysis and Prospects 113
LINDE GROUP 113
Introduction 113
Laser Offerings 113
Analysis and Prospects 113
LOCKHEED MARTIN 114
Introduction 114
Laser Offerings 114
Analysis and Prospects 114
NEWPORT CORP. 114
Introduction 114
Laser Offerings 115
Analysis and Prospects 115
NICHIA 115
Introduction 115
Laser Offerings 115
Analysis and Prospects 116
NKT PHOTONICS 116
Introduction 116
Laser Offerings 116
Analysis and Prospects 117
NLIGHT PHOTONICS 117
Introduction 117
Laser Offerings 117
Analysis and Prospects 117
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP. 117
Introduction 118
Laser Offerings 118
Analysis and Prospects 118
OCLARO 118
Introduction 118
Laser Offerings 119
Analysis and Prospects 119
POWER TECHNOLOGY INC. 119
Introduction 119
Laser Offerings 119
Analysis and Prospects 119
PRIMA INDUSTRIE 120
Introduction 120
Laser Offerings 120
Analysis and Prospects 120
ROFIN GMBH 120
Introduction 121
Laser Offerings 121
Analysis and Prospects 121
RPMC LASERS 122
Introduction 122
Laser Offerings 122
Analysis and Prospects 122
SCANLAB 122
Introduction 122
Laser Offerings 123
Analysis and Prospects 123
SCHOTT GLASS TECHNOLOGIES 123
Introduction 123
Laser Offerings 123
Analysis and Prospects 124
Introduction 124
Laser Offerings 124
Analysis and Prospects 124
TRUMPF 125
CHAPTER 6 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS 127
INTRODUCTION 127
TRENDS BY FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES 128
TABLE 60 U.S. PATENTS IN LASERS, BY PATENT CATEGORY, 1976-MAY 2015 135
TRENDS BY YEAR 135
TABLE 61 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN LASERS BY YEAR OF GRANT, 1976-MAY 2015*
(NUMBER OF PATENTS AWARDED) 135
TRENDS BY COUNTRY 136
TABLE 62 U.S. LASER PATENTS BY COUNTRY OF GRANT, 1976 TO MAY 2015
(NUMBER/%) 136
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE 137
TABLE 63 LIST OF LASER ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS, 1976 TO MAY 2015 137
TABLE 64 ASSIGNEES OF FOUR OR MORE U.S. PATENTS IN LASERS, 1976 TO MAY
2015 141

LIST OF TABLES
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS, BY REGION ($ MILLIONS) 7
TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 44
TABLE 2 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS) 44
TABLE 3 ASP FOR LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 45
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 46
TABLE 5 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS) 47
TABLE 6 ASP FOR LASERS BY TYPE, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 48
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 49
TABLE 8 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
(MILLION UNITS) 50
TABLE 9 ASP FOR LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 51
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET OF LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 52
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 53
TABLE 12 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(MILLION UNITS) 54
TABLE 13 ASP FOR DIODE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 54
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 55
TABLE 15 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 (MILLION UNITS) 56
TABLE 16 ASP FOR DIODE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 57
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET OF DIODE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGIN AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 58
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 59
TABLE 19 SHIPMENT SALES FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS) 60
TABLE 20 ASP FOR FIBER LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 60
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($
MILLIONS) 61
TABLE 22 SHIPMENT SALES FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 62
TABLE 23 ASP FOR FIBER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 63
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET OF FIBER LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 64
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 65
TABLE 26 SHIPMENT SALES FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH
2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 66
TABLE 27 ASP FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 66
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 67
TABLE 29 SHIPMENT SALES FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 68
TABLE 30 ASP FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020
($/UNIT) 69
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS
AND RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 70
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 71
TABLE 33 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS) 72
TABLE 34 ASP FOR SOLID STATE LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 72
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 73
TABLE 36 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (THOUSANDS OF UNITS) 74
TABLE 37 ASP FOR SOLID-STATE LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 75
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET OF SOLID-STATE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND
RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 76
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 77
TABLE 40 SHIPMENT SALES FOR EXCIMER LASERS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSANDS OF UNITS) 78
TABLE 41 ASP FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 78
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END-APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 79
TABLE 43 SHIPMENT SALES FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 80
TABLE 44 ASP FOR EXCIMER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 81
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET OF EXCIMER LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 82
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 83
TABLE 47 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS) 83
TABLE 48 ASP FOR DYE LASERS BY REGION, 2014 TO 2020 ($/UNIT) 84
TABLE 49 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 85
TABLE 50 SHIPMENT SALES FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH
2020* (THOUSAND UNITS) 86
TABLE 51 ASP FOR DYE LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 87
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET OF DYE LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND RAW
MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 88
TABLE 53 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 89
TABLE 54 SHIPMENT SALES FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS) 89
TABLE 55 ASP FOR OTHER LASERS BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 90
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY END-APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 91
TABLE 57 SHIPMENT SALES FOR OTHER GAS LASERS BY END-APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 91
TABLE 58 ASP FOR OTHER LASERS BY END APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($/UNIT) 92
TABLE 59 GLOBAL MARKET OF OTHER GAS LASERS BY OPERATING MARGINS AND
RAW MATERIAL CONTRIBUTION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 93
TABLE 60 U.S. PATENTS IN LASERS, BY PATENT CATEGORY, 1976-MAY 2015 135
TABLE 61 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN LASERS BY YEAR OF GRANT, 1976-MAY 2015*
(NUMBER OF PATENTS AWARDED) 135
TABLE 62 U.S. LASER PATENTS BY COUNTRY OF GRANT, 1976 TO MAY 2015
(NUMBER/%) 136
TABLE 63 LIST OF LASER ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS, 1976 TO MAY 2015 137
TABLE 64 ASSIGNEES OF FOUR OR MORE U.S. PATENTS IN LASERS, 1976 TO MAY
2015 141

LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE TITLE PAGE NO.
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASERS, BY REGION ($ MILLIONS) 7

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