Global Laser Diode Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Doping Material (Ingan, Algalnp, Gaas, Gaaias, Gainassb), By End Users (Automotive, Aerospace And Defense, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Industrial), By Technology (VCSEL Diode, VECSEL Diode, Quantum Well Laser Diode, Quantum Cascade Laser Diode), By Wavelength (Infrared Laser Diode, Ultraviolet Laser Diode, Red Laser Diode, Blue Laser Diode, Green Laser Diode), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Sep 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061610865
  • Pages : 129

The global laser diode market is expected to grow at a compound yearly growth rate of 10.58% over the forecast period, from a market size of US$7.026 billion in 2021 to US$13.335 billion in 2028.

Laser diodes are semiconductor devices that produce coherent and directional light through stimulated emission. The global laser diode market has witnessed a surge in demand due to its various applications in consumer electronics, healthcare, automotive, and industrial manufacturing. The market growth is attributed to high-speed data transmission needs, increased use of medical devices, and rising adoption in automotive manufacturing. Compact and energy-efficient lighting solutions, such as laser-based displays, have also boosted market growth.

Growing Investments in Research

The global laser diode market is experiencing significant growth, with companies like BluGlass making strides in improving the reliability and performance of laser diodes. BluGlass announced in 2022 that it is optimizing the four fundamental components for dependable laser diodes – epitaxy, metals, facets, and bonds – to overcome reliability difficulties and launch its first commercial devices in the 405nm, 420nm, and 450nm wavelength ranges. Efficient thermal mechanical bonds are crucial to the reliability of laser diodes, allowing for effective heat dissipation away from the device and enabling long-term high performance. The report further added BluGlass showcased its latest products and performance data at major industry events such as the 2022 SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco, USA. BluGlass intends to create unique laser designs, such as multi-chip modules and patented RPCVD-enhanced lasers, to deliver brighter, more efficient, and higher-power laser light.

Increasing Demand from Various End-User Industries

The lightweight, small volume, low power consumption, and rising demand for laser diodes in the telecommunication, medical, and industrial sectors are anticipated to fuel the laser diode market growth. Manufacturers are increasingly involved in creating innovative products owing to technological advancements and investments in the laser diode market. For instance, in July 2022, a new spectra-physics talon 532-70 laser from MKS Instruments, Inc. produces 70W of green power at 700 kHz repetition rates. With the help of this laser, photovoltaic and electronic materials may be processed quickly.

Expanding Automotive Industry

Laser diodes are necessary for LIDAR and radar systems since the market growth is being influenced by the trend of automated self-driving automobiles. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the industry will rise due to the increasing need for autonomous cars, which can measure the distance between other vehicles using sensors and cameras to produce 3D maps of the area and GPS setups. According to the International Energy Agency, in only three years, the number of electric vehicles on the road tripled to over 16.5 million in 2021. With the increase in the manufacturing of electric vehicles, the use of laser diodes for sensors, 3D maps, and GPS like other facilities are being inculcated which will in return increase the use of laser diodes in the automotive industry.

Increasing Application in the Medical Industry

Laser diodes have become an essential component of medical devices for applications such as surgery, dermatology, and ophthalmology due to their precise and non-invasive nature. According to a 2020 article in the journal Lasers in Medical Science, laser diodes have been used in the treatment of various medical conditions such as skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and treatment of vascular lesions. In addition, laser diodes are also being used for applications such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for medical diagnosis.

North America is Expected to Grow Substantially

North America is expected to hold a significant market share due to increasing demand for laser-based systems and components in the defense and aerospace industries, as well as the rising adoption of laser diodes in medical devices and consumer electronics. For instance, The US Department of Defense has been investing heavily in the development of laser-based weapons and systems in recent years. According to a 2020 report by the US Department of Defense, the department has been increasing its investment in directed energy weapons, which include laser systems, in recent years. The report stated that the department's fiscal year 2021 budget request included $1.6 billion for the development and fielding of directed energy weapons, which is an increase of $237 million over the fiscal year 2020 request.

Key Market Developments

  • In March 2023, the VD-0940V-015M-xx-2B0 vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) diode was launched from Bedford, New Hampshire-based component distributor Laser Components USA Inc. The dual-junction architecture of the VD-0940V-015M-xx-2B0 VCSEL allows it to transform an operating current of 8 milliamps into an output power of 15 milliwatts.
  • In April 2022, the FemtoBlade laser system was developed by Lumentum Holdings Inc. to expand flexibility and provide high power at high repetition rates, allowing for faster processing and higher throughput for micromachining applications.
  • In March 2022, Ayar Labs, a pioneer in chip-to-chip optical connection, and Lumentum Holdings entered into a strategic partnership. The firms committed to delivering CW-WDM MSA-compliant external laser producers in sizable quantities under the terms of this agreement.
  • In 2021, the laser module created by OSRAM and integrated into the full LED headlamp is primarily to blame for the BMW i8's full beam's range of up to 600 meters, which is double the range typically encountered with LED full beam.

Global Laser Diode Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$7.026 billion
Market Size Value in 2028 US$13.335 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 10.58% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Doping Material, End-Users, Technology, Wavelength, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Coherent Inc., Cutting Edge Optronics Inc. (Northrop Grumman Corp.), IPG Photonics Corporation, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc., TRUMPF Inc., Sharp Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, ROHM Semiconductor USA LLC, Frankfurt Laser Company, OSI Laser Diode Inc.
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Doping Material
    • InGaN
    • AlGalnP
    • GaAs
    • GaAIAs
    • GaInAsSb
  • By End-Users
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace And Defense
    • Healthcare
    • Consumer Goods
    • Industrial
  • By Technology
    • VCSEL Diode
    • VECSEL Diode
    • Quantum Well Laser Diode
    • Quantum Cascade Laser Diode
    • Others
  • By Wavelength
    • Infrared Laser Diode
    • Ultraviolet Laser Diode
    • Red Laser Diode
    • Blue Laser Diode
    • Green Laser Diode  
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • France
      • Germany
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others  
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others   

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The laser diode market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.58% during the forecast period.
The global laser diode market is expected to reach a market size of US$13.335 billion by 2028.
Laser Diode Market was valued at US$7.026 billion in 2021.
North America is expected to hold a significant share of the laser diode market.
The laser diode market growth is attributed to high-speed data transmission needs, increased use of medical devices, and rising adoption in automotive manufacturing.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. InGaN 

5.3. AlGalnP 

5.4. GaAs 

5.5. GaAIAs 

5.6. GaInAsSb


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Automotive 

6.3. Aerospace And Defense 

6.4. Healthcare 

6.5. Consumer Goods 

6.6. Industrial 


7.1. Introduction

7.2. VCSEL Diode

7.3. VECSEL Diode

7.4. Quantum Well Laser Diode

7.5. Quantum Cascade Laser Diode

7.6. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. Infrared Laser Diode

8.3. Ultraviolet Laser Diode

8.4. Red Laser Diode

8.5. Blue Laser Diode

8.6. Green Laser Diode  


9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. By Doping Material

9.2.2. By End Users

9.2.3. By Technology

9.2.4. By Wavelength

9.2.5. By Country USA Canada Mexico

9.3. South America

9.3.1. By Doping Material

9.3.2. By End Users

9.3.3. By Technology

9.3.4. By Wavelength

9.3.5. By Country Brazil Argentina Others

9.4. Europe

9.4.1. By Doping Material

9.4.2. By End Users

9.4.3. By Technology

9.4.4. By Wavelength

9.4.5. By Country UK France Germany Spain Others

9.5. Middle East and Africa

9.5.1. By Doping Material

9.5.2. By End Users

9.5.3. By Technology

9.5.4. By Wavelength

9.5.5. By Country Saudi Arabia UAE Israel Others

9.6. Asia Pacific

9.6.1. By Doping Material

9.6.2. By End Users

9.6.3. By Technology

9.6.4. By Wavelength

9.6.5. By Country China Japan India South Korea Taiwan Thailand Indonesia Others


10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

10.2. Market Share Analysis

10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


11.1. Coherent Inc

11.2. Cutting Edge Optronics Inc. (Northrop Grumman Corp.)

11.3. IPG Photonics Corporation

11.4. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc.

11.5. TRUMPF Inc.

11.6. Sharp Corporation

11.7. Sumitomo Corporation

11.8. ROHM Semiconductor USA LLC

11.9. Frankfurt Laser Company

11.10. OSI Laser Diode Inc.

Coherent Inc.

Cutting Edge Optronics Inc. (Northrop Grumman Corp.)

IPG Photonics Corporation

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc.


Sharp Corporation

Sumitomo Corporation

ROHM Semiconductor USA LLC

Frankfurt Laser Company

OSI Laser Diode Inc.