Beam expanders are optical devices that are used to reduce or increase the size of parallel beams. Beam expanders can be Keplerian or Galilean in design, and they can also be prismatic or telescopic in form.
Beam expanders help convert radiation or divergent particle beams into parallel beams. Switches, transmitters, modulators, attenuators, circulators, isolators, optical signal processing, and other types of optical communication equipment use beam expanders.
Market Dynamics for Beam Extenders
The expansion of access networks and optic transport in the telecom sector, as well as the rising use of fiber optics in cable, broadband, and data communication services, are driving demand for beam expanders. Defense and aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications, energy and utilities, industrial applications, and other verticals are seeing a growth in the use of beam expander devices.
Overview of the Region
The beam expander market can be divided into seven major segments based on geography: North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APAC, Japan, the Middle East, and Africa. Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the beam expander market, owing to increased telecom operations and penetration in the region, which will allow the region to serve a large population. The Asia Pacific region will be followed by North America and Europe.
The beam expander market has a new opportunity thanks to technological advancements and the rapid growth of the fiber optics segment around the world. The increasing necessity of beam expander devices to increase the efficiency of the laser processing system is driving the growth of the market.
Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Edmond Optics, Inc. (the US), Lumetrics, Inc. (US), Sill Optics GmbH (Germany), Jenoptik AG (Germany), Micro Laser Systems, Inc. (the US), American Laser Enterprises LLC (US), and Thorlabs, Inc. are all major competitors in the beam expander market (U.S.).