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Non-linear materials to reach $1 billion

19 Feb 2009

San Jose, CA, February 18, 2009 -- Materials with highly nonlinear optical (NLO) characteristics are currently of great technological and scientific interest for diverse applications. Currently, there exists a wide range of non-linear optical materials with varied wavelengths, damage thresholds and optical characteristics. The current focus is to develop materials that meet all requirements such as faster response, high damage threshold and wide transparency range coupled with adaptability, processing ability and the ability to interface with other materials.

Non linear optical materials are expected to play an important role in the transformation of information storage and transmission from electrical to optical domain, as stated in a recent report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Robust growth in demand for high bandwidth fiber optic networking infrastructure is expected to boost the demand for Non-Linear Optical Materials Wireless communication market is expected to account for the majority of demand for non-linear optical materials, lasers and substrate crystals. Among the materials LiNbO3 (Lithium-Niobate) is widely used in telecommunication industry, particularly in optical modulators and mobile telephones. Non-linear polymeric and liquid crystalline materials hold huge potential for application in photonic data processing technologies and varied photonic systems such as high-speed optical switches, optical modulators, and high-density optical data storage media.

Non-linear Optical Materials: A Global Market Report Key players profiled in the study include CASIX, Inc., Cleveland Crystals, Inc. Coherent, Inc., Conoptics, Inc., Cristal Laser SA, Crystal Technology, Inc., Deltronic Crystal Industries, Inc., EKSMA OPTICS, Fujian Castech Crystals, Inc., Inrad Inc., JDS Uniphase Corporation, Laser Optics, LINOS Photonics GmbH & Co. KG, Northrop Grumman SYNOPTICS, Nova Phase Inc., Quantum Technology, Inc., Raicol Crystals Ltd., Saint-Gobain Crystals and Vloc, Inc.

The report titled "Non-linear Optical Materials: A Global Market Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a review of market trends, product overview, product introductions/innovations, and recent industry activity. The study also analyzes market data and analytics in value sales by the following product segments - Lithium-Niobate; Potassium Titanyl Phosphate; ß-Barium Borate, Lithium Triborate; and other non-linear optical materials. Analysis is provided for the time lines, 2002-2005 and 2006-2015.

For more details about this research report, please visit www.strategyr.com.

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