Global Silicon Photonics Market (2009 - 2014)

Date: August 22, 2009
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Global Silicon Photonics Market (2009 - 2014)
Increasing need of more sophisticated means of communication is driving the demand for products and devices with high-speed and large bandwidth in data transfer along with low cost and high efficiency. However, the adoption of optical fibers and other optoelectronic components in the high end devices and applications involved high cost. This fueled the search for a cheaper base material and ended with silicon that began to be used for photonic applications. The advances in silicon electronics and photonics gave rise to the concept of silicon photonics.

When compared with conventional electronics, silicon photonics provide 90% of its efficiency with one-third of power consumption, at one-tenth of the cost and no requirement of additional manufacturing technology. This makes it attractive for customers and lucrative for manufacturers.

Technological advancements, low power consumptions, high bandwidth, high speed, low cost, large application areas, and greener outlook are the main factors that are driving the demand of silicon photonics market. However, high R&D cost, integration and packaging issues and limited commercialization are restraining the growth of the market. The reduction in the cost of devices, performance improvement and development of new products will increase the market size of silicon photonics and create plenty of opportunities for early entrants into this market.

Scope of the report

This report, aims to identify and analyze silicon photonic products that use silicon photonics technology. The report has segmented silicon photonics market as follows:

Silicon photonics product market
Silicon waveguides, silicon modulators, silicon interconnects, wavelength division multiplexer filters, silicon LED and silicon photo detector.

Silicon photonic device market
Silicon optical transceivers, silicon optical switches, silicon optical ic, silicon photovoltaic cells, silicon photovoltaic cells and emerging products such as silicon lasers and silicon photonic amplifiers.

Silicon photonics applications market
telecommunication and data transfer, information processing, sensing, metrology, displays, consumer electronics, others

Silicon photonics technology market
Silicon submount technology, passive waveguide technology, passive optical alignment

Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, top-selling products, key players, and competitive outlook. This report will also provide more than 50 market tables for various geographic regions covering the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, the report also provides 20 company profiles for each of its sub-segments.

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1.1. Key take aways
1.2. Report description
1.3. Markets covered
1.4. Stakeholders



3.1. Defining the Silicon photonics market
3.2. Market Drivers
  3.2.1. Products are cheaper than conventional ones
  3.2.2. Low power consumption advantage
  3.2.3. Products are compact in size
  3.2.4. Need for high speed electronics
  3.2.5. The materials used are well understood
  3.2.6. Increase data transfer volume
3.3. Inhibitors
  3.3.1. Indirect band gap in silicon
  3.3.2. Slow modulation mechanism
  3.3.3. posibility of Thermal effect
  3.3.4. Pockel’s effect
  3.3.5. Silicon is still regarded as new optical material
3.4. Opportunities
  3.4.1. Optical modulation is possible
  3.4.2. It is possible to achieve V-grooves and hybrid technology
  3.4.3. High power devices
3.5. Top player analysis


4.1. Silicon photonic waveguides
  4.1.1. Drivers Wide range of wavelengths Low bending loss of waves Better line-to-line resolution Other drivers of silicon photonic waveguides market
  4.1.2. Inhibitors Waveguides become bulky Fabrication difficulties
  4.1.3. Opportunities Monolithic waveguides
  4.1.4. Planar waveguides
  4.1.5. Strip waveguides
  4.1.6. Rib Waveguides
  4.1.7. Fiber waveguide

4.2. Silicon Optical Modulators
  4.2.1. Drivers Data transmission is faster than other modulators Better device packaging Low response time High resistivity to temperature change
  4.2.2. Inhibitors Performance depends on doping Critical dimensions are not tolerant
  4.2.3. Opportunities New device design approaches Key developments
  4.2.4. Absorptive modulators Technologies for Absorptive Modulators Franz-Keldysh Effect Quantum-Confined Stark Effect (QCSE) Plasma Dispersion Effect
  4.2.5. Refractive modulators Technologies for refractive silicon photonic modulators Electro-optic effect Magneto-optic effect Thermo-optic effect Polarization changes in liquid crystals

4.3. Silicon Optical Interconnects
  4.3.1. Drivers High interconnects capacity High interconnect density Overcome design issues Overcome timing issues
  4.3.2. Inhibitors Large diameters of optical fibers Opportunities
  4.3.3. Intra-chip Interconnects
  4.3.4. Inter-Chip interconnects Drivers Low connection losses No interference Inhibitors and opportunities
  4.3.5. Backplane interconnects

4.4. Wavelength Division Multiplexer Filters
  4.4.1. Drivers Straightforward fabrication High neighboring signal isolation Low polarization dependence High thermal stability
  4.4.2. Inhibitors Complex thin film growth Filter dependency on wavelengths Opportunity

4.5. Silicon LED

4.6. Silicon Photo detector
  4.6.1. Drivers Quick rise and fall times Wide spectral response Wide applications Large acceptance angle
  4.6.2. Inhibitors and opportunities Long absorption length Indiscriminate sensitivity to visible radiations


5.1. Silicon Optical Transceivers
  5.1.1. Drivers Low electrical power dissipation Increased transmission length
  5.1.2. Inhibitors Silicon Lasers cannot be implemented
  5.1.3. Opportunities On-chip photo detectors can bring down manufacturing costs Channel characteristics adaptable transceivers
5.2. Silicon Optical Switches
  5.2.1. Drivers Carrier injection not needed Low Switching Power
5.2.2. Inhibitors and opportunities
5.3. Silicon photonic IC
  5.3.1. Drivers Higher functionality Low Weight
  5.3.2. Inhibitors
  5.3.3. Opportunities
5.4. Silicon photonic sensors
5.5. Silicon photonic photovoltaic cells/solar cells
  5.5.1. Drivers High energy conversion efficiency Easy device fabrication Less silicon needed Challenges and opportunities
5.6. Emerging silicon photonics product devices
  5.6.1. Silicon photonic lasers
  5.6.2. Silicon photonic amplifiers


6.1. Telecommunications and Data Transfer
  6.1.1. Drivers Quick data transmission Reliable communication Increase in bandwidth Low power requirement Computing and telecommunication convergence No electromagnetic interference Cost reduction Increased integration level of devices
  6.1.2. Inhibitors Long-haul communication
  6.1.3. Opportunities Short-reach communications Fiber to the Home (FTTH) technology
  6.1.4. Optical fiber communications Drivers Inhibitors Opportunities
6.2. Information Processing
6.3. Sensors
6.4. Metrology
  6.4.1. Drivers On-chip entanglement Precise real time measurement
  6.4.2. Inhibitors and opportunities
  6.4.3. Time and frequency measurements
  6.4.4. Range finding
6.5. Displays and consumer electronics
6.6. Spectroscopy
6.7. Holography
6.8. Medicine
6.9. Military
6.10. Others
6.11. Emerging silicon photonics Applications
  6.11.1. Laser material processing
  6.11.2. Visual Art
  6.11.3. Robotics


7.1. Introduction
7.2. Silicon wafering process
7.3. Single Crystal Silicon (Sc-Si)
  7.3.1. The Ribbon Silicon Process Applications
7.4. Multicrystalline Silicon (mc-Si)
7.5. Application and developments of multicrystalline silicon
7.6. Polycrystalline Silicon (pc-Si)
  7.6.1. Staebler-Wronski effect
  7.6.2. Applications of polycrystalline silicon
7.7. Microcrystalline Silicon (µc-Si)
7.8. Silicon based photonic crystal structures
  7.8.1. Market drivers Optically tunable structures Low pump power required Strong angular dispersion
  7.8.2. Inhibitors Discrepancy between experimental and theoretical results
  7.8.3. Opportunities New modulations devices and multiplexers Crystals are small and compact
  7.8.4. One-dimensional structures
  7.8.5. Two-dimensional structures
  7.8.6. Three-dimensional structures


8.1. Silicon nanocrystals
8.2. Epitaxial Growth
8.3. Wafer Bonding


9.1. Float Zone (FZ)
9.2. Czochralski’s Crystal growth
9.3. Directional solidification
9.4. Electromagnetic casting
9.5. Dendritic Web Method
9.6. Capillary Die Growth
9.7. Edge-Supported Pulling
9.8. Substrate Melt Shaping
9.9. Thin-Layer Silicon


10.1. Silicon sub-mount technology
10.2. Silica/Silicon passive waveguide technology
10.3. Passive optical alignment


11.1. U.S. Silicon Photonics market
11.2. Europe Silicon Photonics market
11.3. asia Silicon Photonics market


12.1. Intervalence band absorption
12.2. Auger Recombination
12.3. Hetero-barrier leakage


13.1. Bell Labs
13.2. Chiral Photonics Inc.
13.3. CyOptics
13.4. Enablence Technologies Inc.
13.5. Finisar Corporation
13.6. Hamamatsu Photonics, K.K.
13.7. Hewlett-Packard Co.
13.8. IBM Corp.
13.9. Infinera Inc.
13.10. Innolume
13.11. Intel
13.12. JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU)
13.13. Lightwire Inc
13.14. Luxtera, Inc
13.15. Oki Optical Components
13.16. STMicroelectronics
13.17. Sumitomo Mitsubishi Silicon Group (SUMCO) CORPORATION
13.18. Sun Microsystems
13.19. Translucent Inc


14.1. Appendix
   14.1.1. U.S. patent
   14.1.2. Europe patent
   14.1.3. Asia Patent

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