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Forecast Report on Global Market for Fiber Optic Circulators

Bharat Book Bureau presents Fiber Optic Circulators Global Market Forecast & Analysis. This report is the deployment of optical fiber in the metro/access, the continuing demand for upgrading networks to accommodate rapidly increasing bandwidth requirements, plus the need for additional monitoring and testing of the optical fiber networks will drive the steady consumption of fiber optic circulators.

As terrestrial national backbone and undersea systems approaching Tb/s capacities, advanced fiber-optic components, such as fiber optic circulators, are key in enabling DWDM systems with narrow channel spacing to achieve the large numbers of channels required. Fiber optic circulators are used with erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA), fiber optic sensor applications, dense WDM (DWDM), optical add/drop multiplexing (OADM), optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR fiber optic test equipment), SANs (Storage Area Networks), bi-directional transmission systems, dispersion compensators, and other devices.

This report provides a detailed fiber optic circulator market forecast for each year, 2013-2018. The forecast is presented in terms of Quantity (number of units), Average Selling Prices (ASPs) per unit and Consumption Values.

The forecast data for the following regions, plus a Global summary:

  • America (South, Central and North America)
  • EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • APAC (Asia Pacific)

The forecasts are presented in the following application segments:

  • Telecommunications
  • Private Data Networks
  • Cable TV
  • Military/ Aerospace
  • Specialty Applications

Additionally, the fiber optic circulator market is presented by the following port-count configurations:

  • 3 - Ports
  • 4 - Ports
  • More than 4 - Ports (> 4 - Ports)

Fiber Optic Circulators are non-reciprocal devices, which means that changes in the properties of light passing through the device are not reversed when the light passes through in the opposite direction. The optical device is commonly used in a wide variety of systems; here are just a few examples:

  • Dispersion compensation
  • Optical sensors
  • Optical amplifiers
  • WDM systems
  • Optical add/drops multiplexing (OADMs)
  • Test/measurement instruments such as optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs)
  • Remote fiber (optic)
  • Test systems (RFTS)
  • Other test equipment

Fiber optic circulator functionality is an excellent candidate for integrating with a transmitter and receiver into a single package. Circulators provide an ideal solution for coupling devices into a fiber optic network without the inherent 3dB loss of an optical coupler. Circulators directional functionality enable simultaneously adding and dropping signals from a fiber as well as coupling other optical signal processing devices.

Fiber optic circulators typically fall into two main classes:

4-port waveguide circulators based on Faraday rotation of propagating waves in a magnetized material, and 3-port "turnstile" or "Y-junction" circulators based on cancellation of waves propagating over two different paths near a magnetized material.

During 2013-2018, the worldwide value is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 6.88 percent. The consumption value is forecast to increase with rising quantity growth partially offset by declining average prices.

The Asia Pacific region (APAC) was the leader in terms of relative market share in 2013 with the consumption value of fiber optic circulators, led by "green-field" telecommunication deployment; the American region (South, Central and North America) was a close 2nd in market share in 2013.

The Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA) consumption of fiber optic circulators is forecast to lag behind; growing faster than the American region, and about ½ as fast as the APAC region.

Consumption is based on the geographical (region) location where the fiber optic circulator is first used into a higher-level sub-component, component, or apparatus. All values and prices, are at factory as-shipped levels, and are in current dollars, which include the effect of a forecasted 5 percent annual inflation rate over the forecast period.

3-Port Leads in Fiber Optic Circulator Value - In terms of worldwide consumption value, the 3-Port fiber optic circulators held an 80% market share in 2013.

Telecommunications is set to maintain its dominant market share lead throughout the forecast period. Specialty applications (R&D laboratory, sensors, test equipment, oil/gas, other) are set to maintain the position of second-place.

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Table of Contents

Fiber Optic Circulator Market Forecast - Executive Summary

  • Market and Technology Overview
  • Private Enterprise Optical Communication Networks
  • Use of Fiber Optics in Harsh Environments
  • Fiber Optic Networks - Overview
  • Fiber Optics Industry: Decade-to-Decade

Fiber Optic Circulator Competition

  • Company Profiles - Fiber Optic Circulators and Selected Related Products
  • Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • AC Photonics, Inc.
  • AFW Technologies Pty. Ltd.
  • Aistana
  • Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP)
  • AOC Technologies Inc. (AOC)
  • Ascentta Inc
  • Bank Photonics, Inc.
  • Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATi)
  • Clearfield, Inc.
  • Conoptics
  • CVI Melles Griot
  • DiCon Fiber Optics Inc.
  • Edmund Optics
  • Electro-Optics Technology, Inc
  • FDK Corporation
  • Fiberer Global Tech Ltd.
  • Fiberlake Technology Co. Ltd (Shenzhen)
  • Finisar Corporation
  • Flyin Optronics Co., Ltd.

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