The quantum sensors market is estimated at US$ 470.05 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.50% from 2022 to 2030 to reach US$ 3.52 billion. Quantum sensors have a wide range of applications including high precision metrology, medical imaging, resource prospecting, navigation, and weather forecasting due to their ability to detect subtle changes in magnetic field, electric field, gravitational field, temperature etc.
Rising demand for more precise measurement capabilities is one of the major factors driving the growth of the quantum sensors market. Quantum sensors leverages quantum mechanics principles to achieve unprecedented precision and accuracy when compared to classical sensors. For example, quantum gravimeters based on atom interferometers can measure acceleration due to gravity ten thousand times more precisely than classical gravimeters. Growing focus on development of advanced quantum technologies such as quantum computers is another factor fueling the adoption of quantum sensors as they play a vital role in error correction needed for building reliable quantum computers.
Market key trends:
The global quantum sensors market is experiencing significant growth driven by one key trend – the increasing digitization across various industries. Quantum sensors find widespread use in defense, oil & gas, transportation sectors for detecting minute changes that help optimize operations. Advances in qubit technology that improve sensitivity and accuracy of quantum sensors is also propelling the market growth. Miniaturization of such sensors for portable applications expand the addressable market.
Strength: High sensitivity and accuracy of quantum sensors for critical applications. Wide range of industrial use for asset monitoring, navigation etc.
Weakness: High cost of production due to niche technology. Lack of skilled workforce for scaling up manufacturing.
Opportunity: Expanding into new application areas like healthcare, agriculture etc driven by IoT proliferation. Growing R&D investments from both private and public sectors.
Threats: Slow pace of technology maturity may limit commercialization. Competition from alternatives like optical sensors.
The global quantum sensors market is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 15.50% over the forecast period, due to increasing digitization across industries. The quantum sensors market was valued at USD 470.05 million in 2021.
Regional analysis: North America dominated the global market in 2021 due to strong investments in quantum technology by both public and private organizations in the US and Canada. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period driven by government initiatives in countries like China, India and growth of semiconductor industry.
Key players: Key players operating in the quantum sensors market are LI-COR Inc., AOSense Inc., Campbell Scientific Ltd., Apogee Instrument Inc., Skye Instruments Ltd., M Squared Lasers Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH, and Muquans SAS. Companies are investing in R&D to miniaturize sensors and widen the scope of applications.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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