Numerous recent innovative developments have led to a high reduction of hyperspectral and multispectral cameras cost and size. The achieved products – compact, reliable, low-cot, easy-to-use – meet end-user requirements in major fields: agriculture, food and beverages, pharmaceutics, machine vision, health. The booming of this technology in industrial and on-field applications is getting closer. <p> </p>Indeed, the Spectral Imaging market is at a turning point. A high growth rate of 20% is expected in the next 5 years. The number of cameras sold will increase from 3 600 in 2017 to more than 9 000 in 2022.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are embedded in cars to increase safety and reduce traffic congestion, and next generation about full autonomous vehicle intends to increase productivity of the driver and whole population of drivers. It is currently one of the most dynamic segments of the car industry, demonstrating an annual growth of around 25%. Photonics in both visible and infrared spectra has a big role to play in this field. This article will present the results of a current study about infrared-enabled ADAS functions. Strong cost’s decrease in infrared technologies, active 3D infrared imaging, night vision as well as computational capacities pave the way for increased use for infrared technologies in the car.
The objective of our work  was to determine the opportunities and challenges for Terahertz application development for the next years with a focus on systems: for homeland security and for Non Destructive Testing (NDT). Terahertz radiation has unique abilities and has been the subject of extensive research for many years. Proven concepts have emerged for numerous applications including Industrial NDT, Security, Health, Telecommunications, etc. Nevertheless, there has been no widely deployed application and Businesses based on THz technologies are still in their infancy. Some technological, market and industrial barriers are still to be broken. We summarize the final analysis and data: study of the technology trends and major bottlenecks per application segment, main challenges to be addressed in the next years, key opportunities for THz technologies based on market needs and requirements.
The objective of the present work is to determine the opportunities and challenges for Biophotonics business development in Europe for the next five years with a focus on sensors and systems: for health diagnostics and monitoring; for air, water and food safety and quality control. The development of this roadmap was initiated and supported by EPIC (The European Photonics Industry Consortium). We summarize the final roadmap data: market application segments and trends, analysis of the market access criteria, analysis of the technology trends and major bottlenecks and challenges per application.