Optical filters near infrared part of double-digit growth market
The detection of infrared radiation is set for double-digit growth in the coming years, with optical filters near infrared just one of the segments likely to benefit from increasing demand.
Infrared detection is in high demand
According to a report from TechNavio, global demand for infrared detection equipment is likely to increase substantially over the remainder of the decade.
Within this demand there are plenty of different types of infrared detector, ranging from thermopile and pyroelectric, to microbolometer, InGaAs and MCT.
Together, and taking into account the combined demand from the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, demand through 2019 looks likely to be high.
Filters capable of detecting IR radiation
According to the report, “TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Infrared Detection Equipment market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.86% over the period 2014-2019.”
In the report, an infrared detector is any device capable of detecting IR radiation, whether it is emitted by an object, or simply reflected by it.
Optical filters near infrared may fall into this definition where they are used in security, gas and fire detection, home automation, temperature sensing, and other forms of hazard detection.