History


History

The story of A·P·E is one of constant success over 20 years. Learn more about who we are, and how we work.

History

A·P·E Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH was founded in 1992 by Thomas LindemannJan Popien and Edlef Büttner.

Each studied at the Akademie der Wissenschaften, the leading research institute of the former German Democratic Republic. After the reunification of Germany, the trio of engineers and physicists immediately decided to found their own company, and the vision of A·P·E was born.

Applying their deep expertise in laser technology, the first product introduced was a user-friendly autocorrelator for scientific applications. From this spirit of innovation, A·P·E has continued to develop an extensive range of industry-leading products and accessories for the ultrafast laser market.

By having all development, design and manufacturing in house, A·P·E is able to ensure far greater innovation and flexibility in meeting the specific demands of each customer. It also allows us to maintain the highest quality standards in the industry, from finished product to ongoing support. Not only do our customers benefit from having a single, trusted source, but what we learn from this closer relationship is directly applied to every new technology we create.

Currently, A·P·E employs 65 people in Germany and the U.S., and our products are available in more than 40 countries worldwide. Visit our News section for more information, including our latest product introductions and press releases.