Photonics is becoming increasingly significant in fostering innovation in a variety of industries. Photonics is used in various fields such as optical data transmission, imaging, lighting and displays, manufacturing, life sciences, healthcare, security, and safety. At a time when today’s traditional technologies are reaching their limits in terms of speed, capacity, and precision, photonics provides new and unique options.
Photonics trends such as LiDAR and additive manufacturing are on the rise in manufacturing. For decades, LiDAR technology has been used to study the distribution of gases and pollutants in the atmosphere. Moreover, the photonics market is primarily driven by silicon-based photonics applications. In telecommunications and data center applications, hybrid silicon lasers (silicon and group III-V semiconductor) are utilized, which benefit from the light-emitting capabilities of III-V semiconductor materials.
Photonics is also revolutionizing healthcare since light can detect and assess diseases quickly, sensitively, and accurately. Biophotonics is the application of light-based technologies in biological and medical research. It can be used to diagnose diseases very early using non-invasive imaging techniques or point-of-care technologies.
Photonics is also a major facilitator for improving people’s, products’, and the environment’s safety and security. It enables the development of contactless sensors and visual applications that operate in various light spectrums, from x-ray to terahertz. Sensors of this type would be sensitive and accurate enough to detect possible risks or dangerous circumstances consistently.
Given the existing market landscape and its potential to drive innovation in various industries, photonics has been identified as one of the key enabling technologies and the areas primed for large expansion. On that note, a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, VCs, and other thought leaders from the industry, along with the editorial board of Semiconductor Review, has selected the leading photonics solution providers looking to offer their expertise to the widest market possible.
We present to you Semiconductor Review’s ‘Top 10 Photonics Solutions Providers - 2022.’