This report analyzes the new business opportunity for suppliers of optical components in the market for 3D depth sensors used in smartphones and automotive lidar. It reviews different 3D sensing technologies and the optics required, with a focus on vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays. The report includes historical data on shipments of these products in 2017-2019 and forecast for 2020-2024. It offers an analysis of the leading vendors and technical challenges faced by suppliers, and discusses likely future developments in the supply chain.
Vladimir Kozlov is the founder and CEO of LIGHTCOUNTING, an optical communications market research company.
LightCounting was established in 2004 with an objective of providing in-depth coverage of market and technologies for high speed optoelectronic interfaces employed in communications. By now, the company employs a team of industry experts and offers comprehensive coverage of optical communications supply chain.
Dr. Kozlov has more than 20 years of experience in optoelectronics, optical communications and market research. Dr. Kozlov held market analyst, product development and research staff positions at RHK Inc., Lucent Technologies and Princeton University.
Dr. Kozlov holds several US patents and has numerous publications in the area of optoelectronics. He received M. Sc. at Moscow State University in Russia and Ph. D in Physics at Brown University in the United States.