Adaptive Optics Market Predicted to Garner USD 4,296 Mn By 2032, At CAGR 25.1% |


Key player in this market inculdes: Teledyn e2v Ltd, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Thorlabs, Inc., Iris AO, Inc., l. (Italy), Active Optical B.V., Flexible Optical SA, Boston Micromachines Corporation, Phasics Corp., Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Edmund Optics Inc., Aplegen Inc., Holoeye Photonics AG, Sacher LastechnikGmbh, Other Key Players.

New York, April 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global Adaptive Optics market is estimated to be valued at USD 4296 million by 2032 from USD 484 million in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 25.1% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032. Adaptive optics (AO), a branch of optics and photonics, unifies optical systems for beam propagation, communication, and microscopy. The technology enhances the functionality of the visual ecology by decreasing the impact of incoming wavefront distortion and deforming a mirror to accommodate the distortion. Adaptive optics also increases the effectiveness of optical systems by removing the mistakes that result from aberrations in light waves during measuring and imaging. Moreover, it can be used for retinal imaging, laser communication, and biological research. The three main components of the system are the wavefront sensor, wavefront modulator, and control system.

Adaptive Optics market growth


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Key Takeaways:

  • By Component, in 2022, the Adaptive Optics Market was dominated by the Wavefront Sensor.
  • By application, the ophthalmology segment is anticipated to develop at the fastest rate.
  • By End Users, Military and defense maintained the greatest market share among the various end-user industries, followed by the biomedical sector.
  • In 2022, North America dominated the market with the highest revenue share of 26.3%.

Factors Affecting the Growth of the Adaptive Optics Market

Adoption in the astronomy sector, rising retinal degeneration disease prevalence, and increased demand for high-resolution microscopy in various biomedical research projects all contribute to the market expansion of adaptive optics.

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Market Growth

The market for adaptive optics was valued at USD 237.64 million in 2021, and over the following five years, it is expected to expand at a rate of 8.9%. The industry’s rapid acceptance of minimally invasive procedures, the expansion of clinical trials, and the rising incidence of retinal illnesses, and are the main factors influencing the market growth in terms of revenue. Sharper images with greater details can be obtained by using deformable mirrors that are controlled by computers to instantly correct distortion produced by turbulence in Earth’s atmosphere. Moreover, adaptive optics enable the eradication of errors, which improves the performance of optical instruments and supports market expansion. Demand for defense adaptive optics is expanding due to the quick acceptance of these technologies in advanced imaging systems and satellite imaging, as well as the growing use of laser weaponry in combat.

Regional Analysis

North America makes up the majority of the global market. Market dominance has resulted from the realization of the wide range of applications for adaptive optics across multiple sectors. The growing need for better technologies in the astronomical and medical industries has increased interest in adaptive optics in the region. Due to continued developments in optics and related technologies, North American countries like the US and Canada are getting the highest market share. These countries are thought to have been the first to use adaptive optics technologies outside of North America. Moreover, optical applications in healthcare have increased, and the US healthcare sector is growing significantly.

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Scope of the Report

Report Attribute Details
Market Value (2022) USD 484 million
Market Size (2032) USD 4296 million
CAGR (from 2022 to 2032) 25.1%
North America Revenue Share 26.3%
Historic Period 2016 to 2022
Base Year 2022
Forecast Year 2023 to 2032

 Market Drivers

The market is anticipated to grow as R&D spending on integrating adaptive optics increases.

The application of adaptive optics to reduce optical distortions in recent years in medical specialties like ophthalmology and retinal imaging has increased demand for the technology. Some companies, notably Iris AO Inc., provide their AO systems designed expressly for ophthalmology and retinal imaging in response to the increased need for adaptive optics.

The Global Adaptive Optics Market’s Growth is Hastening Due to Increasing Government Funding.

Adaptive optics systems have applications in a number of fields, including high-end industrial microscopes and other spectroscopy techniques. Researchers from the U.S. National Eye Institute captured mosaic patterns created by the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in people using vivo fluorescent ophthalmoscopy and adaptive optics (AO).

Market Restraints

The market’s expansion is anticipated to be hampered by adaptive optics devices’ complicated development processes, drawn-out procedures, and expensive beginning costs.

Market Opportunities

  • A focus on internally developed products and product releases as organic market expansion strategies.
  • Research into the potential for the market for adaptive optics in various applications and regions

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Report Segmentation of the Adaptive Optics Market

Component Insight

Wavefront sensors, deformable mirrors, and control systems are the three categories into which the worldwide adaptive optics market is divided based on components. One of the main elements propelling the rise of this segment’s revenue is the availability of direct measurements of optical wavefront phase and intensity. Also, the growing use of advanced optics in optical metrology and laser diagnostics is fueling the expansion of this market. Many applications in research and industry are made possible by the availability of nanometric accuracy with thousands of waves of dynamic range and linearity of about 99.9% when paired with inherent device qualities like speed, vibration, and achromaticity.

Application Insight

The global market for adaptive optics is divided based on application into microscopy, laser application, ophthalmology, and others. The main benefit of adaptive optics is the adjustment of specimen-induced aberrations, where the image quality is harmed by wavefront distortion as it travels through the specimen’s refractive index structure.

End-Users Insights

The biomedical, military & defense, industrial & manufacturing, consumer electronics, and others segments make up the worldwide adaptive optics market. One of the main drivers propelling revenue growth in this sector is the development of cutting-edge military weapons and guidance systems together with rapid technological breakthroughs. Due to their ability to produce exact and crisp images, adaptive optics are in high demand in the military industry for surveillance and biometric systems.

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 Market Segments:

By Component

  • Wavefront Sensor
  • Wavefront Modulator
  • Control System
  • Others Component

By End Users

  • Consumer
  • Astronomy
  • Biomedical
  • Military & Defense
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Communication
  • Others End Users

By Application

  • Ophthalmology
  • Laser Application
  • Microscopy
  • Others Application

By Geography

  • North America
    • The US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Western Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Portugal
    • Ireland
    • Austria
    • Switzerland
    • Benelux
    • Nordic
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • The Czech Republic
    • Greece
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
    • Rest of APAC
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Chile
    • Argentina
    • Costa Rica
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Algeria
    • Egypt
    • Israel
    • Kuwait
    • Nigeria
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Rest of MEA

Competitive Landscape

  • Teledyn e2v Ltd
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Thorlabs, Inc.
  • Iris AO, Inc.
  • l. (Italy)
  • Active Optical B.V.
  • Flexible Optical SA
  • Boston Micromachines Corporation
  • Phasics Corp.
  • Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
  • Edmund Optics Inc.
  • Aplegen Inc.
  • Holoeye Photonics AG
  • Sacher LastechnikGmbh
  • Other Key Players

Recent Development of the Adaptive Optics Market

  • The Inouye Solar 4-meter Telescope, the newest AO-based telescope operated by the National Science Foundation (NSF), created the first image using adaptive optics to adjust for atmospheric blurring in January 2020.
  • In July 2019, the Imaging Optics firm, in collaboration with the EU-funded VOXEL project, created a revolutionary method to give 3D imaging without large X-ray dosages. They did this by adapting a plenoptic imaging approach, which is powered by adaptive optics systems.

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