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Laser Interferometer Market Size - By Type (Homodyne, Heterodyne), By Application (Surface Topology, Applied Science, Engineering, Biomedical, Semiconductor Detection), By End User & Forecast 2024 – 2032

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  • Published Date: Apr 2024
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Laser Interferometer Market Size

Laser Interferometer Market was valued at over USD 280 million in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5% from 2024 to 2032. The increasing software integration in the laser interferometer is driving innovation, thereby enhancing functionality, automation, data management, connectivity, and user experience. This integration allows for advanced measurement techniques, analysis algorithms, and data processing capabilities, enabling more accurate, precise, and reliable measurements.

Laser Interferometer Market

The ongoing advancements, innovations, and developments in laser technology, components, systems, and applications are enabling new capabilities, functionalities, and solutions to address the evolving needs, challenges, and opportunities in the global market. Improvements in laser technology enable the development of compact, lightweight, and portable laser interferometers, suitable for handheld, field, and mobile applications, enhancing mobility, accessibility, and convenience.

The integration of laser interferometers with existing manufacturing, automation, and quality control systems is challenging due to compatibility issues and the need for customized solutions. Managing and analyzing the large volume of measurement data generated by laser interferometers can be complex and require advanced data management and analysis tools. This can hamper market growth.

Laser Interferometer Market Trends

With the rising adoption of laser interferometer, there is a potential growth due to the advancements in high-resolution and precision measurement techniques, non-contact measurement & inspection techniques, advanced software & automation integration, compact & portable design, multi-wavelength & multimodal interferometry, and photonics & quantum technologies.

The growing adoption of Industry 4.0 principles in the laser interferometer market is boosting smart manufacturing & automation, digitalization, and connectivity. Digitalization of laser interferometer systems, processes, and operations through integration with advanced software, sensors, and IoT devices enables seamless interoperability, connectivity, and communication with other manufacturing, automation, and quality control systems & platforms, thereby fostering data exchange, sharing, and collaborations across the entire value chain This trend is expected to continue shaping the market expansion, facilitating the progress of science, technology, industry, and society and supporting the transformation of the manufacturing and industrial sectors globally.

Laser Interferometer Market Analysis

Global Laser Interferometer Market Size, By End-User, 2022-2032, (USD Million)

Based on application, the market is segmented into surface topology, applied science, engineering, biomedical, and semiconductor detection. The surface topology segment dominated the market with a share of over 30% in 2023.

  • There is a growing demand for interferometers with higher resolution and accuracy to meet the increasing requirements of precision manufacturing and metrology applications. Laser interferometers are finding increasing applications in various sectors for precision measurement, alignment, and calibration of components, as well as testing & monitoring of structural integrity and performance. For instance, in January 2024, Zygo Corporation, a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., released its newest laser interferometer, Qualifire. Qualifire, part of an extensive array of top-end interferometer solutions, is an instrument designed to support and enable the most demanding metrology applications in industries such as semiconductors, lithography, space-borne imaging systems, cutting-edge consumer electronics, and defense. The interferometer can recognize any smart accessory installed, automatically apply a system error file, and perform lateral calibration.
Global Laser Interferometer Market Share, By Application, 2023

Based on end user, the automotive segment is the fastest growing and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of over 8% between 2024 and 2032.

  • Investments in R&D activities are on the rise to develop innovative laser interferometer technologies, solutions, and applications tailored to the specific requirements and challenges of the automotive industry. The increasing use of lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber composites and aluminum alloys, in automotive manufacturing, requires precise measurement and inspection. Laser interferometers are used to maintain the quality and integrity of these lightweight components. For instance, in May 2021, ZYGO launched the Nexview 650, a large format metrology system designed as an inspection tool for the automated measurement of injection molding tooling, PCBs, glass panels, and other samples requiring an extended work volume of up to 650 x 650 mm. The system provides 2D and 3D measurements of a variety of surface features with sub-nanometer vertical precision and sub-micron lateral precision.
US Laser Interferometer Market Size, 2022-2032, (USD Million)

North America laser interferometer market is likely to register about 35% growth rate from 2024 to 2032. This growth is driven by several key factors including technological advancements, increasing R&D investments, the adoption of advanced manufacturing techniques, and the emphasis on precision and quality control across various industries in the region. Countries, such as the U.S. and Canada, are witnessing significant growth, due to their advanced technological capabilities, strong aerospace & defense sectors, and growing demand for high-precision measurement and inspection solutions.

Laser Interferometer Market Share

Renishaw plc and Zygo Corporation held a significant share of over 25% in 2023. Renishaw plc is a global leader in metrology and precision measurement, offering innovative solutions for a wide range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and research. In the laser interferometer industry, Renishaw provides high-precision laser interferometry systems used for accurate linear and angular measurements in various applications.

Zygo Corporation is a leading global provider of optical metrology solutions including laser interferometers for precision measurement and advanced optical systems. With a focus on innovation and expertise in optical technologies, Zygo has established itself as a key player in the global market, offering high-performance and reliable solutions for a wide range of applications and industries.

Laser Interferometer Market Companies

Major players operating in the laser interferometer industry are:

  • Renishaw plc
  • Zygo Corporation
  • Keyence Corporation
  • Keysight Technologies
  • SIOS Meßtechnik GmbH
  • AMETEK, Inc.
  • Mahr Inc.

Laser Interferometer Industry News

  • In August 2021, Renishaw expanded the capabilities of its REVO system with a new sensor and enhancements to the existing range of probes. The REVO five-axis measurement system delivers high-performance scanning, non-contact inspection, and surface finish analysis on a single CMM. When used in conjunction with a low-cost changer, the system's removable probes provide added system flexibility, enabling manufacturers to carry out more measurements on the same machine.
  • In April 2021, Mahr unveiled three advanced white light interferometers as part of its growing optical device lineup. The MARSURF WI Series is designed for 3D measurements of structures spanning from a few nanometers to several micrometers in size. These Mahr white light interferometers feature Intelligent Correlation Algorithm (ICA) technology. With ICA, these devices offer precise statistical height value determination, superior data quality, and a noise level of just 80 picometers.

This laser interferometer market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Homodyne
  • Heterodyne

Market, By Application

  • Surface topology
  • Applied science
  • Engineering
  • Biomedical
  • Semiconductor detection

Market, By End User

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & defense
  • Industrial
  • Life sciences
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Telecommunication

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The laser interferometer market was valued at over USD 280 million in 2023 and will grow at 6.5% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, driven by the increasing software integration.

The surface topology application segment held over 30% share of the laser interferometer industry in 2023 and is set to expand rapidly by 2032, owing to the diverse application of laser interferometer in various sectors.

North America laser interferometer market size will grow at a 35% CAGR from 2024 to 2032, driven by technological advancements.

Renishaw plc, Zygo Corporation, Keyence Corporation, Keysight Technologies, SIOS Meßtechnik GmbH, AMETEK, Inc., and Mahr Inc. among others.

Laser Interferometer Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 250
  • Countries covered: 23
  • Pages: 220
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