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LONDON, June 24, 2014--(PR Newswire)--

Mid IR Sensors: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

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Mid IR Sensors: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

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WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Mid IR Sensors: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019. Next generation Mid IR Sensors are leveraging new technology. The 2013 study has 818 pages, 340 tables and figures. Worldwide mid IR sensor markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the Internet of things creates demand for sensors.

Mid IR sensors can measure chemical composition of materials and gas. The efficiency is unmatched by any other technology, cost is increasingly competitive. Mid IR is extending use beyond military applications to commercial systems, including the Internet of things where sensors become part of network systems.
Mid-IR QCL systems have achieved price performance levels that are increasingly attractive. Vendors bring sensing capabilities to a broad range of applications, including: spectroscopic and bio-medical imaging; materials characterization; standoff explosive detection; microscopy; and non-destructive testing. Spectroscopy and imaging measurements are easier, faster and more cost-effective leveraging advances in Mid IR sensing.
Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology is very promising. Mid-infrared sensors and imaging applications depend on quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology. Daylight Solutions quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology has been delivered to more systems for more customers in more applications than all other QCL-based solutions combined.

Advances in QC laser technology and spectrometer hardware are combined with spectroscopic techniques.

Intra pulse spectroscopy and similar techniques provide a major step change in sensitivity, speed of operation, fingerprinting capability, size and cost. They offer a major improvement on methods of gas detection. Recent advances in spectrometer hardware relate to QC gas sensors. Advances exploit recent technological advances including miniaturized integrated electronic systems, plug and play interfaces and micro optics. These will progressively replace unwieldy, fragile and expensive instrumentation.
The lasing wavelength for QCL's is determined by the choice of semiconductor material. By adjusting the physical thickness of the semiconductor layers new functionality is achieved. This removes the material barriers associated with conventional semiconductor laser technology.
An infrared spectroscopic laser source has no need for cryogenic cooling, provides high output powers, has large spectral coverage, provides excellent spectral quality, and has good tuneability.
Homeland security, military communications, infrared countermeasures, chemical warfare agent detection, explosives detection, medical diagnostics, imaging and industrial process controls, fire detection and remote gas leak detection, pollution monitoring, and real-time combustion controls are uses for the mid IR sensors.
According to Susan Eustis, "Taking mid-IR QCL systems to new price to performance levels, vendors bring new capabilities to a broad range of applications. Applications anticipated to gain market traction include: spectroscopic and bio-medical imaging; materials characterization; standoff explosive detection; microscopy; and non-destructive testing. Spectroscopy and imaging measurements are now easier, faster and more cost-effective than ever before.
Mid IR sensor markets at $789 million in 2012 are anticipated to reach $7 billion by 2019 as price performance increases and unit costs decrease from $3,000 per unit to $300 and even to $8 or less per unit on average drive further interest from commercial buyers. The decrease in size of units from bench size devices to portable units makes them more useful across the board in every industry.

WinterGreen Research is an independent research organization funded by the sale of market research studies all over the world and by the implementation of ROI models that are used to calculate the total cost of ownership of equipment, services, and software. The company has 35 distributors worldwide, including Global Information Info Shop, Market Research.com, Research and Markets, Bloomberg, electronics.ca, and Thompson Financial.

Report Methodology

This is the 572nd report in a series of primary market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the Internet, computer, software, telephone equipment, health equipment, and energy. Automated process and significant growth potential are priorities in topic selection. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases.
The primary research is conducted by talking to customers, distributors and companies. The survey data is not enough to make accurate assessment of market size, so WinterGreen Research looks at the value of shipments and the average price to achieve market assessments.

The analyst process is concentrated on getting good market numbers. This process involves looking at the markets from several different perspectives, including vendor shipments. The interview process is an essential aspect as well. We do have a lot of granular analysis of the different shipments by vendor in the study and addenda prepared after the study was published if that is appropriate.
Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participant in the segment. Installed base analysis and unit analysis is based on interviews and an information search. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, opinion leaders, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share.
Over 200 in depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and industry leaders in the market segment. We establish accurate market forecasts based on economic and market conditions as a base. Use input/output ratios, flow charts, and other economic methods to quantify data. Use in-house analysts who meet stringent quality standards.
Interviewing key industry participants, experts and end-users is a central part of the study. Our research includes access to large proprietary databases. Literature search includes analysis of trade publications, government reports, and corporate literature.
Findings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered from industry sources, including manufacturers, distributors, partners, opinion leaders, and users. Interview data was combined with information gathered through an extensive review of internet and printed sources such as trade publications, trade associations, company literature, and online databases. The projections contained in this report are checked from top down and bottom up analysis to be sure there is congruence from that perspective.

The base year for analysis and projection is 2010. With 2010 and several years prior to that as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2011 through 2017. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the opinion leader contacts interviewed combined with understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.
The analytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are based on penetration analyses, similar market analyses, and delta calculations to supplement independent and dependent variable analysis. All analyses are displaying selected descriptions of products and services.
This research includes referencde to an ROI model that is part of a series that provides IT systems financial planners access to information that supports analysis of all the numbers that impact management of a product launch or large and complex data center. The methodology used in the models relates to having a sophisticated analytical technique for understanding the impact of workload on processor consumption and cost.
WinterGreen Research has looked at the metrics and independent research to develop assumptions that reflect the actual anticipated usage and cost of systems. Comparative analyses reflect the input of these values into models.

The variables and assumptions provided in the market research study and the ROI models are based on extensive experience in providing research to large enterprise organizations and data centers. The ROI models have lists of servers from different manufacturers, Systems z models from IBM, and labor costs by category around the world. This information has been developed from WinterGreen research proprietary data bases constructed as a result of preparing market research studies that address the software, energy, healthcare, telecommunicatons, and hardware businesses.
Mid-Infrared (IR) Laser Sensor Systems 57
Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) 58
High-Performing Tunable External Cavity Tunable Laser 59
Mid IR Sensor Market Driving Forces 60
Mid IR Sensor Market Shares 64
Mid IR Sensor Market Forecasts 66

1. MID IR SENSOR MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET DYNAMICS 68

1.1 Infrared Spectroscopy 69
1.1.1 FTIR Spectroscopy Used To Establish Purity Of Chemical Compounds 69
1.1.2 Applications of Infrared Sensing Thermopiles 70
1.1.3 Process Controls Using Mid IR Sensors: Preventive and Predictive Maintenance 71
1.1.4 Residential Control Systems 71
1.1.5 White Goods (Home Appliances) 72
1.1.6 Medical and Health 72
1.1.7 Industrial Process Control 73
1.1.8 Security and Surveillance 73
1.1.9 Mid-Infrared Sensor Applications 73
1.1.10 IBM Integrated Product Change Management 75
1.2 Mid IR Sensors 80
1.2.1 Daylight Solutions and Partner Northrop Grumman Complete Major Design
Review With US Army 80
1.2.2 Mid IR Sensor Target Acquisition Minefield Detection System 81
1.2.3 Positioned To Provide Wavelength Tunability And High Optical Power 82
1.2.4 ECqcL Expressed As A QC Semiconductor Chip 83
1.2.5 Advances Of Mid-Infrared Based Trace Gas Sensor 84
1.3 Semiconductor Diode Lasers Operating At Midwave-Infrared (Mid-IR) Wavelengths 85
1.4 Infrared Semiconductor Lasers 87
1.4.1 Test Applications For Mid IR Sensors 89
1.5 Smart Sensors Replace Expensive Building Control Systems 90
1.5.1 Building Control Standardization 91
1.6 Biomedical And Chemical Mid-IR SPR Based Sensor 91
1.6.1 Development Of Mid-Infrared Surface Plasmon 92
1.6.2 Sensors Utilizing Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) 92
1.7 Miniaturized Mid-Infrared Sensor Technologies Trends 93
1.8 Nanotechnology Is Significant 94
1.8.1 Mid IR Waveguides 97
1.8.2 Miniaturized IR Gas Sensors 97
1.9 Emerging New Fields of Mid IR Sensor Application And Outlook 99
1.10 Sol-Gel-Coated Mid-Infrared Fiber-Optic Sensors 100
1.11 Magnetic Nanoparticle Mid-Infrared Pathogen Sensor for Food Matrixes 103

2. MID IR SENSORS MARKET SHARES AND MARKET FORECASTS 105

2.1 Mid-Infrared (IR) Laser Sensor Systems 105
2.1.1 Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) 105
2.1.2 High-Performing Tunable External Cavity Tunable Laser 106
2.1.3 Mid IR Sensor Market Driving Forces 108
2.2 Mid IR Sensor Market Shares 111
2.2.1 Mid IR Sensor Market Share 115
2.2.2 FLIR Systems Multi-Sensor Mission Equipment 116
2.2.3 FLIR Mid IR Sensors 116
2.2.4 FLIR Building Inspection 116
2.2.5 FLIR Infrared Detector Design Manufacturing 117
2.2.6 FLIR Sensing Materials 117
2.2.7 SenseAir 117
2.2.8 SenseAir Carbon Dioxide Sensors 118
2.2.9 Senseair Test & Measurement Carbon Dioxide Sensors 120
2.2.10 SenseAir(Non-Dispersive Infra-Red) Technology 120
2.2.11 Structured Materials Industries 121
2.2.12 Daylight Solutions FTIR Spectroscopy 121
2.2.13 Daylight Solutions Broadly Tunable, Room-Temperature, Mid-IR Laser 121
2.2.14 Sofradir 122
2.2.15 Sofradir 122
2.2.16 Sofradir 123
2.2.17 JonDeTech 124
2.2.18 JonDeTech AB Applications of Infrared Sensing Thermopiles 125
2.2.19 ThorLabs / Maxion Technologies 132
2.2.20 Thermo Fischer Scientific / NovaWave Technologies 133
2.2.21 Thermo Fischer Scientific / NovaWave 134
2.2.22 Power Technology Quantum-Cascade Mid IR Lasers 135
2.2.23 Agiltron 135
2.2.24 Aerocrine 136
2.2.25 Bosch 137
2.2.26 Block Engineering 138
2.2.27 II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ: IIVI) 138
2.2.28 MIRTHE Center 139
2.2.29 Infrared Fiber Systems Infrared Transmitting Fibers Medical Market 140
2.2.30 M Squared Next-Generation Bio-Medical Lasers Firefly-IR 141
2.2.31 Raytheon and Lockheed Drone Mid-Infrared Lasers 142
2.2.32 Ulis 142
2.2.33 Market Consolidation of Mid IR Sensor Companies 143
2.3 Mid IR Sensor Market Forecasts 144
2.3.1 Mid IR Sensors, High End, Units, Shipments 148
2.3.2 Mid IR Sensors Market Forecasts, Mid-Range Units 149
2.3.3 Mid IR Sensors Market Forecasts, Low End, Units 150
2.3.4 id IR Sensors, Total Units, Shipments 150
2.3.5 Mid IR Sensors: Dollars and Units, High End, Mid Range, and Low End,
Shipments, Worldwide, 2013-2019 152
2.3.6 Mid-Infrared (IR) Laser Sensors Remotely Measure Change In Device
Condition, Chemistry, and Temperature 152
2.3.7 Mid IR Spectrum 153
2.3.8 Military Mid IR Sensors 153
2.3.9 Military Mid IR Sensor Market Forecasts 154
2.3.10 Military / Airline / Space / Defense Mid Infrared (IR) Sensors Market Forecasts 155
2.3.11 Imaging and Process Control Commercial Mid IR Sensors 158
2.3.12 Healthcare Screening Using Commercial Mid IR Sensors 160
2.3.1 Healthcare Mid IR Sensor Breath Analysis Market Forecasts 162
2.3.2 Turnkey Mid-Infrared Laser Sensor Systems Are Based On Technology
That Goes From 3-12 m 165
2.3.3 Fire Detection and Smart Building Mid Infrared (IR) Sensor Markets 165
2.3.4 FLIR Building Inspection 169
2.3.5 Mid IR sensors Smart Grid and Smart Building Market Forecasts 172
2.3.6 Sensors and Automation 174
2.3.7 Applications and Benefits 175
2.3.8 MID IR Sensor Analysis 177
2.3.9 Security and Homeland Security Mid IR Sensors 179
2.3.10 Law Enforcement Mid IR Sensor Market Forecasts, 183
2.3.11 Smart Electrical Grid Moves to Electronics and Sensors from
Purely Mechanical Infrastructure 183
2.3.12 Carbon Dioxide Gas Sensing 184
2.3.13 Smart Grid Networking 185
2.3.14 Mid Infrared IR Sensor Technologies Basis For IR Sensing 187
2.3.15 Nanoparticles The Base For Mid IR Sensor Evolution 188
2.3.16 Miniaturization Significant For The Development Of Mid IR Applications 189
2.4 Mid IR Sensor Forecast and Market Opportunity Overview 189
2.4.1 Mid IR Sensors: Dollars and Units, Military, Security, Imaging,
Fire Detection, and Healthcare Segments 190
2.4.2 Mid IR Sensors: Dollars and Units, High End, Mid Range, and
Low End, Shipments, Worldwide, 2013-2019 192
2.4.3 Power Technology Mid IR Sensor Applications 193
2.4.4 Molecular Responses Across the MIR Spectrum 198
2.4.5 Technology Options Available in Mid IR 199
2.4.6 Diagrams To Illustrate The Technologies 202
2.4.7 Comparison of Technology Options 207
2.4.8 Products, In Which MIR Sensors Are Actually Deployed 207
2.4.9 Market Trends & Key Companies 208
2.4.10 Key Applications/Products Used By The Military 209
2.4.11 Potential Technologies and Applications of MIR Sensors 211
2.4.12 Uncooled IR Cameras 213
2.4.13 Key Developments Are Required To Make The Potential Applications Into Real Markets 214
2.4.14 Characteristics Required 216
2.4.15 Building a Robust Data Sensor Network Integration Layer 217
2.5 Smarter Planet Market Shares and Forecasts 218
2.5.1 IBM Imperatives For A Smarter Planet 221
2.5.2 IBM Positions To Support Sensor Networks 224
2.5.3 IBM Jazz.net 228
2.5.4 Smarter Planet Market Forecasts 228
2.5.5 Smarter Planet Software Market Industry Segment Forecasts 230
2.5.6 Smarter Planet Market Segment Forecasts 232
2.5.7 Link Between SOA and MIR sensors 233
2.5.8 SOA Used to Connect Mid IR Sensor Information to Analytical Software 233
2.5.9 Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Market Driving Forces 236
2.5.1 Advantages Offered By SOA 237
2.5.2 Services Oriented Architecture SOA Market Shares 240
2.5.3 IBM SOA Dominates the Industry 243
2.5.4 Building a Robust Data Sensor Network Integration Layer 243
2.5.5 SOA Network Sensor Market Segment 244
2.5.6 Mid IR Sensor Enabled Device Market Driving Forces 245
2.5.7 SOA Market Shares 247
2.6 Near-Infrared Optics Segment 248
2.7 Micro Sensors 248
2.8 Mid IR Sensor Sample Prices 249
2.8.1 SenseAir® NDIR (Non-dispersive Infra-Red) Technology 249
2.8.2 MIRTHE Prototype QC Laser Based Sensors 250
2.8.3 JonDeTech 252
2.8.4 Aerocrine 253
2.9 Mid IR Sensor Regional Shipments 254

3. MID IR SENSORS PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 257

3.1 FLIR 257
3.1.1 FLIR MWIR FPAs 257
3.1.2 FLIR Photon HRC 261
3.1.3 Flir Photon HRC 262
3.1.4 FLIR Thermal Imaging Predictive Maintenance Systems 262
3.1.5 FLIR Building Inspection 263
3.1.6 FLIR Gas Detection 264
3.1.7 FLIR Emerging Markets 264
3.1.8 FLIR Technology 264
3.1.9 FLIR System Design and Integration 266
3.1.10 FLIR Sensing Materials 266
3.1.11 FLIR Lasers and Laser Components 266
3.1.12 FLIR Tactical Platforms 267
3.1.13 FLIR Tau Outputs NTSC Video 269
3.1.14 FLIR Mid IR Sensors 275
3.1.15 FLIR Government Systems Airborne MEP 279
3.1.16 FLIR Government Systems Airborne - Talon 279
3.1.17 FLIR Government Systems Unmanned - Star SAFIRE QWIP 279
3.1.18 FLIR Government Systems Unmanned - Star SAFIRE III 280
3.1.19 FLIR Government Systems Unmanned TacFLIR II 280
3.1.20 FLIR Government Systems - Products - Maritime - Star SAFIRE III 281
3.1.21 FLIR Government Systems - Products - Maritime - SeaFLIR II 281
3.1.22 FLIR Government Systems - Products - Land - RWSS 281
3.1.23 FLIR Government Systems - Products - Land - WideEye II 282
3.1.24 FLIR Government Systems Force Protection 282
3.1.25 FLIR EO/IR 282
3.2 Daylight Solutions 283
3.2.1 Daylight Solutions MIRcat™ Ultra-Broadly Tunable Mid-IR Laser 284
3.2.2 Daylight Solutions Mid-IR QCL Systems 285
3.2.3 Daylight Solutions Modularity Brings Flexibility 287
3.2.4 Daylight Solutions Tunable Laser Fully Automated, Hands-free Operation 287
3.2.5 Daylight Solutions Enhanced-Stability CW-Mode Hop-Free Mid-IR Laser 289
3.2.6 Daylight Solutions TLS-41000-MHF Next Generation Mode Hop-Free (MHF) Lasers 289
3.2.7 Daylight Solutions Aries™ Series - High Power, Multi-Wavelength Mid-IR Laser Systems 291
3.2.8 Daylight Solutions Lasers For Gas Sensing Instrumentation 299
3.2.9 Daylight Solutions Mid-IR HgCdTe Detectors 300
3.2.10 Daylight Solutions Thermal Laser Pointers 301
3.2.11 Daylight Solutions Tunable Laser 302
3.2.12 Daylight Solutions Broadly Tunable, Room-Temperature, Mid-IR Laser 306
3.2.13 Daylight Solutions Mid-IR 310
3.2.14 Daylight Solutions Fixed Wavelength Pulsed and CW Mid-Infrared Lasers 316
3.2.15 Daylight Solutions Mid-IR HgCdTe Detectors 319
3.2.16 Daylight Solutions Room-Temperature, Low-Noise Amplified MCT
Detector Core Technology 321
3.2.17 Daylight Solutions Digital Object Identifier 323
3.2.18 Power Technology Applications 324
3.2.19 Daylight Solutions Power Technology Sensors Integrated With Wireless Capability 327
3.2.20 Daylight Solutions Power Technology ECqcL Used For Illumination Applications 327
3.3 SenseAir 327
3.3.1 SenseAir CO2 Engine®K30 328
3.3.2 SenseAir CO2 Engine® BLG 330
3.3.3 Senseair Carbon Dioxide 336
3.3.4 Senseair Test & Measurement Carbon Dioxide Sensors 337
3.3.5 Senseair Temperature Proportional To Carbon Dioxide Level 338
3.3.6 SenseAir Collaborates With Ventilation Systems Suppliers 340
3.3.7 SenseAir Measurement Platform Has Intelligence 341
3.3.8 SenseAir Carbon Dioxide Sensors 341
3.3.9 SenseAir has Collaborated With Autoliv Development and Hök
Instrument in developing the Next Generation Of Driver Alcohol Detection Systems 342
3.4 Sensor Switch Occupancy Sensor Products 344
3.4.1 Sensor Switch WSX 2P 345
3.4.2 Sensor Switch SSD 347
3.4.3 Sensor Switch Occupancy Sensors 349
3.4.4 Sensor Switch Technology Engineering Driven Company 351
3.4.5 Sensor Switch Passive Infrared 352
3.5 Structured Materials Industries 353
3.5.1 Structured Materials Industries SpinCVDJ Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition 353
3.6 Block Engineering Quantum Cascade Laser Products 354
3.6.1 Block Engineering LaserTune: Widely Tunable Mid-Infrared Laser Source 354
3.6.2 Block Engineering MCT IR Detector Module™: Spectral Acquisition Detection 357
3.6.3 Block Engineering MCT (Mercury-Cadmium-Telluride) IR (infrared) Detector Module 358
3.6.4 Block Engineering Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) LaserScan™ 364
3.6.5 Block Engineering Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) LaserScope™ 365
3.7 Sofradir 367
3.7.1 Sofradir Mid IR LEO MW 640×512 369
3.7.2 Sofradir Mid IR MARS MW 320x256 370
3.7.3 Sofradir Mid IR SCORPIO MW 640x512 371
3.7.4 Sofradir Mid IR URANUS MW 640x512 372
3.7.5 Sofradir Mid IR AQUILA JT 384×288 373
3.7.6 Sofradir Mid IR JUPITER MW 1280x1024 374
3.7.7 Sofradir Jet IR Product 377
3.7.8 Sofradir EPSILON MW 380
3.7.9 Sofradir ROIC Modes: 383
3.8 Ekips Technologies 388
3.8.1 Ekips Technologies Breathmeter 388
3.8.2 Ekips Technologies Lasers 389
3.8.3 Ekips Technologies Laser Spectrometers 390
3.8.4 Ekips Technologies Mid-Infrared Lasers 390
3.8.5 Ekips Technologies Challenge In Quantifying Chemical Molecules 392
3.9 JonDeTech AB 392
3.9.1 JonDeTech AB Applications of Infrared Sensing Thermopiles 394
3.9.2 JonDeTech AB Preventive and Predictive Maintenance 395
3.9.3 JonDeTech Thermopile Products 396
3.9.4 JonDeTech Surface Mount Plastic Thermopiles 404
3.9.5 JonDeTech Thermopiles 405
3.9.6 JonDeTech Horizontal Thermocouple 406
3.9.7 JonDeTech Advantage Of Nanotechnology Vertical Thermocouple 407
3.10 Micropelt Energy Harvesting: 411
3.10.1 Micropelt Thermogenerator 412
3.10.2 Micropelt Two Micro Thermogenerators In Series 415
3.10.3 Micropelt Thermoharvester 416
3.11 EnOcean 418
3.11.1 EnOcean ECO 200 - Motion Energy Harvesting 418
3.11.2 EnOcean ECT 310 - Thermo Energy Harvesting 421
3.11.3 EnOcean Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Solutions 423
3.12 Agiltron / SensArrayInfrared 423
3.12.1 Agiltron Infrared Detector Products 427
3.12.2 Agiltron Lead Sulfide Infrared Detector Array 432
3.12.3 Agiltron Lead Selenide Infrared Detectors 432
3.12.4 Agiltron Lead Selenide Infrared (Pbse) Detector Array 432
3.13 Mirthe Mid IR Sensor Breath Analyzers 432
3.13.1 Mirthe Engineered Systems for Mid-IR Laser Absorption Spectroscopy 433
3.13.2 Mirthe Strategic 3-Level Framework 437
3.14 Cascade Technologies 439
3.14.1 Cascade Technologies Mid Infrared Countermeasures ICM100 439
3.14.2 Cascade Technologies CT2100 - OnStack Multigas Analyser 441
3.14.3 Cascade Technologies CT3400 - Extractive Multigas Analyser 444
3.14.4 Cascade Technologies Revolutionary Technology 445
3.14.5 Cascade Technology Implementation 446
3.15 Thorlabs/ Maxion 448
3.15.1 Thorlabs Adaptive InfraRed Imaging Spectroradiometer 449
3.15.2 Thorlabs LWIR AIRIS Chemical Vapor Sensor Applications 456
3.15.3 Thorlabs IR Camera Compatibility 457
3.15.4 Maxion Technologies Infrared Semiconductor Lasers 462
3.15.5 Maxion Technologies Turn-Key Mid-IR Laser Systems 462
3.15.6 Maxion Technologies Turn-Key Mid-IR Laser Quantum Cascade (QC) and
Interband Cascade (IC) Sensors 463
3.15.7 Maxion Distributed Feedback (DFB) Single-Mode and Fabry-Perot (FP) Multi-
Mode Lasers 465
3.15.8 Maxion C-Mount and NS-Mount Lasers 467
3.16 VIASPACE Ionfinity 469
3.16.1 VIASPACE Ionfinity Soft Ionization Membrane 471
3.17 Power Technology Quantum-Cascade Lasers 472
3.17.1 Power Technology Quantum-Cascade Lasers Blue, Violet, & UV Diode Lasers 477
3.17.2 Power Technology Infrared Viewing Devices 479
3.17.3 Power Technology Laser Modules for OEM 485
3.18 M Squared Next-Generation Bio-Medical Lasers 488
3.18.1 M Squared SolsTiS cw Ti Sapphire Laser 488
3.18.2 M Squared Lasers Firefly-IR 491
3.18.3 M Squared Lasers Firefly-THz 494
3.18.4 M Squared Firefly-THz: Compact, Widely Tunable, Pulsed Terahertz Laser Source 496
3.18.5 M Squared Lasers Product Families 496
3.18.6 M Squared ICE-BLOC® Photonic Controllers 496
3.18.7 M Squared Laser Systems 497
3.18.8 M Squared Dependable Innovation 497
3.18.9 M Squared SolsTiS™: Ultracompact, Widely Tunable, Narrow
Linewidth CW Ti:Sapphire Laser 497
3.19 Thermo Fischer Scientific / NovaWave Technologies 498
3.19.1 NASA Applications For Compact UV Laser-Based Sensor Instrument 499
3.19.2 Novawave Technology Mid-Infrared Laser Source Real-time, Multispecies Greenhouse Gas Sensor499
3.19.3 Novawave Technology Canary in a Beam Line 500
3.19.4 Novawave Technology Quasi-phase-matched DFG Lasers for Sensing 501
3.20 GE Sensors 503
3.20.1 GE Wireless Sensor Networks 504
3.20.2 GE Applications for Wireless Sensor Networks 506
3.21 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Electronics and Systems Integration 507
3.21.1 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL's Electronics And Systems Integration Capability 508
3.22 Hamamatsu 510
3.22.1 Hamamatsu Infrared Detector 510
3.22.2 Hamamatsu QCL for Continuous Wave Operation At Room Temperature 513
3.22.3 Hamamatsu Laser 513
3.23 AdTech Optics 515
3.24 Opto Solutions 516
3.24.1 Opto Solutions - IR Photonics 517
3.25 Sentinel Photonics 520
3.26 Newport Corporation / ILX Lightwave 523
3.27 Aerocrine 526
3.27.1 Aerocrine Expanding Into New Markets 527
3.28 Telops IR Sensors 528
3.28.1 Telops Launches New Airborne Platform For Hyperspectral Imaging 530
3.28.2 Telops TEL-1000 MW Infrared Camera 532
3.29 Ulis Pro Series Ulir Pico640P 534
3.29.1 Ulis Elite Series Pico1024ET 536

4. MID IR SENSOR TECHNOLOGY 538

4.1 Infrared Technology Overview 538
4.1.1 Daylight Solutions Core Technology 539
4.1.2 Mid-Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy Based On Quantum Cascade Lasers 541
4.1.3 Quantum Cascade Laser Technology 542
4.2 Quantum Cascade Laser Linewidth & Tunability 543
4.3 Applications 547
4.4 Mid-Infrared (Mid-IR) Laser Spectroscopy 550
4.4.1 Application of Infrared Lasers to Nanosecond Time-Resolved
Condensed-Phase Samples 550
4.5 Remote Detection Of Mines 550
4.6 Thermopiles 551
4.6.1 JonDeTech: Vertical VS. Horizontal Thermopile Lead Configuration 552
4.7 Nanoparticle Dispersions 555
4.7.1 Aqueous Dispersions 555
4.7.2 JonDeTechs Thermopiles Based On Nanotechnology 555
4.7.3 Nanotechnolgy Particle Size In The Range Of 1-100 Nanometers 558
4.7.4 Nanoparticles 558
4.7.5 Silicon In A Battery Swells As It Absorbs Lithium Atoms 560
4.7.6 Different Shapes Of The Same Material Create Different Characteristics 561
4.7.7 Optical Properties Integrated Into New Mid IR Sensor Technology 561
4.8 Mid IR Laser Emits A Narrow Range Of Wavelengths 563
4.8.1 Interband Cascade Laser (ICL) Based Spectroscopic Trace-Gas Sensor Provides For Simultaneous Detection Of Two Atmospheric Trace Gases 564
4.8.2 Narrow Band Gap Semiconductor Laser Diodes 565
4.9 IBM Microscope 100 Million Times Finer Resolution Than Current MRI 567
4.9.1 IBM Research 568
4.9.2 Technological Trends in Microscopy 569
4.10 Battery Technology for Mid IR Sensors 571
4.10.1 Battery Chemistries Technology 572
4.11 Breath Analyzers Detect Disease 574
4.12 Improving Biomaterials For Medical Implant Applications 575
4.12.1 Bioactive Materials 576
4.12.2 Forming A Chemical Bond With Bone 577
4.12.3 Bioactivity Increased Through Surface Modification 577
4.12.4 Biofilms Multilayered Colonies Of Bacteria 578
4.12.5 Biofilm Formation 578
4.12.6 Biofilms As A Major Contributor To Chronic Wounds 579
4.12.7 Acute or Chronic Infection in Some Biomaterial Applications 580
4.12.8 Biomaterials Research 582
4.13 QC Technology 583
4.13.1 Components of an ECqcL 584
4.14 Schematic of Mid-Infrared Trace Gas Sensor 585
4.15 Mid-IR Sensors Standards 591
4.16 Driving Forces For Building Automation 592
4.17 Near IR Night Vision Sensors 594
4.17.1 Sensor Based Threat Detection 595
4.18 Mid-IR Non-Invasive Medical Systems 597
4.19 University of Oklahoma High-Tech Breath Test 599
4.19.1 Nanotechnology Improves Laser Performance 600
4.19.2 Nanotechnology Breath Analyzer For Kidney Failure 601
4.20 Physical Vapor Nanoparticle Synthesis 601
4.20.1 Nanophase Vapor Development Process 603
4.20.2 Nanoparticle Coatings - Discrete Particle Encapsulation 605
4.20.3 Nanoparticle Vapor Organic Dispersions 606
4.21 MIRTHE Roadmap 607
4.21.1 Near IR Laser Sensors: 608

5. MID INFRARED (IR) SENSORS COMPANY PROFILES 611

5.1 AdTech Optics 611
5.2 Aerocrine 612
5.3 Agiltron / SensArrayInfrared 613
5.3.1 SensArrayInfrared 614
5.4 Alpes Lasers / ALTechnologies 615
5.4.1 Laser diodes 615
5.5 Block Engineering 615
5.5.1 Block Positioned To Expand Commercial Markets 616
5.5.2 Block Engineering Contracts 617
5.5.3 Block Engineering LaserScan™ Analyzer 617
5.5.4 Block Engineering: Developer Of High Performance QCL and FT-IR Spectrometers 618
5.5.5 Block MEMS Receives $4.5 Million Development Contract for MEMS Gas Sensor 619
5.6 Bosch Group 620
5.1.1 Bosch Business Overview 620
5.6.1 Bosch Consumer Goods Sales 624
5.6.2 Bosch Business Sectors 625
5.6.3 Bosch Automotive Technology Sales 626
5.6.4 Bosch Industrial Technology Sales 626
5.6.5 Bosch Group 627
5.6.6 Bosch Healthcare Supports Independent Living At Home 628
5.6.7 Bosch Security Systems Division 629
5.6.8 Robert Bosch Healthcare 629
5.6.9 Robert Bosch Remote Patient Monitoring 630
5.6.10 Bosch Healthcare Telehealth Systems 630
5.6.11 Bosch Healthcare Health Buddy System 632
5.6.12 Bosch Addresses Role of Compliance in Telehealth Adoption 633
5.6.13 Bosch North America Veterans Health Administration 633
5.6.14 Bosch / VRI 636
5.6.15 Bosch Healthcare and GreatCall Partnership 636
5.6.16 Bosch Healthcare - Telehealth And Care Solutions Join To Become The Leading Provider Of Health, Safety, And Communication 637
5.6.17 Bosch Group and Health Hero Network 638
5.6.18 Bosch eCompass BMC050 Sensortec Innovation And Quality 639
5.6.19 Bosch Building Automation 640
5.6.20 Bosch Carbon Dioxide Ventilation IR Sensors 641
5.6.21 Bosch Motion Detectors 642
5.6.22 Bosch Smart Sensors Simplify 642
5.7 Cascade Technologies 645
5.8 Cymbet 645
5.8.1 Cymbet Team: 646
5.8.2 Cymbet Investors: 646
5.8.3 Cymbet Partners, Sales and Distribution: 647
5.8.4 Cymbet Manufacturing: 647
5.8.5 Cymbet to Open World's Highest Volume Solid-State Battery Manufacturing Facility 647
5.8.6 Cymbet Partnering with X-FAB 648
5.8.7 Cymbet / X-FAB, Inc. 648
5.8.8 Cymbet Expanding in Minnesota 648
5.8.9 Cymbet / LEDA 649
5.8.10 Cymbet Distribution Agreement EnerChip™ Eco-friendly Solid State Batteries 649
5.8.11 Cymbet EVAL-09 Utilizes Harnessing Ambient Energy 650
5.8.12 Cymbet Secures $31 Million in Private Financing 650
5.9 Daylight Solutions 651
5.9.1 $15Million Equity for Daylight Includes Northrop Grumman Funds 652
5.9.2 Daylight Solutions Manufacturing Expansion 652
5.9.3 Daylight Solutions Collaborations 653
5.9.4 Daylight Solutions and Partner Northrop Grumman Complete Major Design Review With US Army654
5.10 Digi International 655
5.10.1 Digi International Revenue 657
5.10.2 Digi International Business Highlights: 658
5.11 Directed Vapor Technology 658
5.11.1 Directed Vapor Deposition Next Generation Coating Technology 659
5.12 Dust Networks 660
5.12.1 Dust Networks Self-Powered IPV6 Wireless Sensor Network 661
5.13 EnOcean GmbH 662
5.13.1 EnOcean Technology 663
5.13.2 EnOcean Alliance 664
5.13.3 EnOcean Technology 666
5.14 Ekips Technologies 667
5.15 Elliot Scientific 668
5.16 Finmeccanica 669
5.16.1 Finmeccanica Revenues H1 2013, H1 2012 671
5.16.2 Finmeccanica / SELEX Galileo 671
5.16.3 SELEX Galileo Inc. 671
5.16.4 SELEX Galileo Technologies 672
5.17 Ferro Solutions 673
5.17.1 Ferro Solutions 676
5.18 Flexible Electronics Concepts 680
5.19 FLIR 680
5.19.1 FLIR Systems Advanced Sensing Technologies 681
5.19.2 FLIR Training 691
5.19.3 FLIR Sales and Distribution 691
5.19.4 FLIR Sensor Systems 692
5.19.5 FLIR Systems Thermography Products 693
5.19.6 FLIR Systems Infrared Technology 693
5.19.7 FLIR Systems 694
5.19.8 FLIR Systems 694
5.19.9 FLIR Systems 694
5.19.10 FLIR Systems Competitive Strengths 698
5.19.11 FLIR Systems Commercial Operating Model 698
5.19.12 FLIR Systems Vertically Integrated Manufacturing 699
5.19.13 FLIR Systems Industry-Leading Market Position 699
5.19.14 FLIR Systems Broad Product Line 700
5.19.15 FLIR Systems Internally-Funded Innovation 700
5.19.16 FLIR Systems Diverse Customer Base 701
5.19.17 FLIR Systems Global Distribution Capabilities 701
5.19.18 FLIR Systems Growth Strategies 702
5.19.19 FLIR Systems Continually Reduces Costs 703
5.19.20 FLIR Systems Expands Global Reach 704
5.19.21 FLIR Systems Builds Application Awareness and Brand 705
5.19.22 FLIR Systems Complement Core Competencies with Strategic Acquisitions 705
5.19.23 FLIR Acquires Aerius Photonics, LLC 706
5.19.24 FLIR Radiometry 706
5.19.25 FLIR Predictive Maintenance 706
5.19.26 FLIR Research & Development Applications 707
5.19.27 FLIR Manufacturing Process Control 707
5.19.28 FLIR Mechanical Engineering 708
5.19.29 FLIR Infrared Detector Design Manufacturing 708
5.19.30 FLIR Integrated Circuits and Electronic Design 708
5.19.31 FLIR Software Development 708
5.19.32 FLIR Motion Control Systems 709
5.19.33 FLIR Optical Design, Fabrication and Coating 709
5.19.34 FLIR Micro-Coolers 709
5.20 GE Sensors 710
5.20.1 GE Wireless Sensor Networks 711
5.20.2 GE Applications for Wireless Sensor Networks 712
5.21 Hamamatsu 714
5.21.1 Hamamatsu Electron Tube Division 714
5.21.2 Hamamatsu Solid State Division 714
5.21.3 Hamamatsu Systems Division 715
5.21.4 Hamamatsu Laser Group 715
5.21.5 Hamamatsu Optical Communication Group 715
5.21.6 Hamamatsu Central Research Laboratory 715
5.21.7 Hamamatsu Tsukuba Research Laboratory 715
5.21.8 Hamamatsu Sports Photonics Laboratory 715
5.21.9 Hamamatsu PET Center 716
5.21.10 Hamamatsu Revenue 716
5.22 II-VI incorporated / Marlow Industries 718
5.22.1 II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ: IIVI) 719
5.22.2 II-VI Revenue 720
5.22.3 II-VI / Aegis Lightwave 721
5.22.4 II-VI Incorporated / Marlow Infrared And Near-Infrared Laser Optical Elements 722
5.22.5 II-VI incorporated / Marlow Production Operations 722
5.22.6 II-VI incorporated / Marlow Primary Products 722
5.22.7 II-VI incorporated / Marlow Markets 724
5.22.8 II-VI Infrared Optics Market 725
5.22.9 II-VI One-Micron Laser Market. 726
5.22.10 II-VI Near-Infrared Optics Market. 726
5.22.11 II-VI Thermoelectric Market 728
5.23 InfraTec 731
5.24 IPG Photonics 732
5.25 Johnson Controls Sensor Products 735
5.25.1 Johnson Controls Valve Products 739
5.26 JonDeTech 741
5.27 Kidde Products Limited / Airsense Technology 742
5.28 Linear Technology / Dust Networks 745
5.28.1 Dust Networks Self-Powered IPV6 Wireless Sensor Network 746
5.29 Lockheed-Martin 748
5.29.1 Lockheed Martin Corp 749
5.29.2 Lockheed Martin Customer Base: 750
5.29.3 Lockheed Martin Organization: 750
5.29.4 Lockheed Martin Financial Performance: 750
5.29.5 Lockheed Martin Receives $260 Million M-TADS/PNVS Production Contract 751
5.29.6 Lockheed Martin F-35 Electro-Optical Targeting System 751
5.29.7 Lockheed Martin 751
5.29.8 Lockheed Martin Defense Department Positioning 753
5.29.9 US Navy awards Lockheed Martin contract to Pioneer Technology To Efficiently Manage Groups Of Unmanned Vehicles 757
5.30 M Squared 758
5.30.1 M Squared Next-Generation Bio-Medical Lasers 759
5.31 Micropelt Energy Harvester 761
5.32 MIRTHE (Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment) National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center 761
5.33 Mirthe Mid IR Sensor Breath Analyzers 762
5.33.1 Mirthe Engineered Systems for Mid-IR Laser Absorption Spectroscopy 762
5.33.2 Mirthe Strategic 5-Level Framework 766
5.34 Nanophase Technologies 767
5.34.1 Nanomaterials Technology Energy 768
5.34.2 Nanomaterials Technology Aluminum Oxide 768
5.34.3 Nanomaterials Technology 768
5.34.4 Nanomaterials Technology Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 769
5.34.5 Nanomaterials Technology Energy 770
5.34.6 Nanomaterials Technology Aluminum Oxide 771
5.34.7 Nanomaterials Technology 771
5.35 Newport Corporation / ILX Lightwave 772
5.35.1 Newport Markets 773
5.35.2 Newport Corporation / ILX Lightwave 775
5.35.3 ILX Lightwave Product Innovation 775
5.36 Opto Solutions 776
5.37 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL Electronics and Systems Integration 777
5.38 Physical Sciences 782
5.39 Power Technology 783
5.40 Raytheon 785
5.40.1 Raytheon Innovation 788
5.40.2 Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) 788
5.40.3 Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) 789
5.40.4 Raytheon Network Centric Systems (NCS) 790
5.40.5 Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) 790
5.40.6 Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) 791
5.40.7 Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) 791
5.41 SenseAir 792
5.42 Sensor Switch 793
5.43 Sentinel Photonics 795
5.44 Sofradir 796
5.44.1 Sofradir: Leader in cooled and uncooled IR detectors 798
5.44.2 Sofradir Subsidiary ULIS SAS 799
5.44.3 Sofradir / Electrophysics 799
5.44.4 Sofradir Infrared Company 799
5.44.5 Sofradir awarded multi-million Euro MUSIS/CSO Infrared contract 801
5.45 Structured Materials Industries 802
5.45.1 Structured Materials SMI Products 804
5.45.2 Structured Materials SMI Customer Advantage 805
5.46 Telops 805
5.47 Thermo Fischer Scientific / NovaWave Technologies 806
5.47.1 Thermo Fisher Scientific Revenue 807
5.47.2 Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Laser-Based Gas Detection Company NovaWave Technologies 809
5.47.3 NovaWave Selected for CPP Participation 810
5.47.4 Thermo Fischer Scientific / NovaWave Technologies 811
5.48 Thorlabs 811
5.48.1 Thorlabs Acquires QCL Manufacturer Maxion Technologies 812
5.48.2 Maxion Technologies 813
5.48.3 Maxion and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 815
5.49 VIASPACE / Ionfinity 815
5.49.1 VIASPACE / Ionfinity Product Focus 816
5.49.2 VIASPACE / Ionfinity Next-Generation Chemical Analysis 818

List of Tables and Figures

Table ES-1 62
Mid IR Sensor Market Driving Forces 62
Table ES-2 63
Technologies Impacting Mid IR Sensor Market 63
Table ES-3 65
Mid IR Sensors Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 65
Figure ES-4 67
Mid Infrared (IR) Sensor Shipments, Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 67
Mid IR Sensors Market Description and Market Dynamics
Table 1-1 76
IBM Integrated Product Change Management Market Driving Forces 76
Figure 1-2 76
IBM Definition of Smarter Computing 76
Figure 1-3 86
Interband-Cascade (IC) Lasers 86
Table 1-4 88
Commercialization Of Mid And Long-Wavelength (3-12 Microns) Infrared
Semiconductor Lasers 88
Table 1-4 (Continued) 89
Commercialization Of Mid And Long-Wavelength (3-12 Microns) Infrared
Semiconductor Lasers 89
Table 1-5 96
Mid IR Sensing Systems Components 96
Table 1-6 99
Applications For Mid IR Sensing 99
Table 1-7 101
Mid-Infrared Fiber-Optic Sensor Characteristics 101
, Mid IR Sensors Market Shares and Market Forecasts
Table 2-1 109
Mid IR Sensor Market Driving Forces 109
Table 2-2 110
Technologies Impacting Mid IR Sensor Market 110
Table 2-3 112
Mid IR Sensors Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 112
Table 2-4 113
Mid IR Sensors Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 113
Figure 2-5 119
Senseair NDIR (Non-dispersive Infra-Red) technology 119
Table 2-6 126
Key Features Of The JonDeTech Thermopile 126
Table 2-7 127
JonDeTech Thermopile Sensor Flexibility 127
Table 2-8 128
JonDeTech Thermopile Sensor Characteristics 128
Figure 2-9 129
Surface Mount Plastic Thermopile Layers 129
Figure 2-10 130
Surface Mount Plastic Thermopile 130
Figure 2-11 131
Surface Mount Plastic Thermopile 131
Table 2-12 133
Maxion Technologies Mid IR Sensor Laser products Revenue Base Areas 133
Figure 2-13 145
Mid Infrared (IR) Sensor Shipments, Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 145
Table 2-14 146
Mid IR Sensor Total Market Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 146
Figure 2-15 147
Mid Infrared (IR) Sensor Shipments, Units, Worldwide, Market Forecasts, 2013-2019 147
Figure 2-16 148
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