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


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

All three worked at the Akademie der Wissenschaften, the leading research institute of the German Democratic Republic. After the reunification of Germany the trio decided to found their own company, and the vision of A·P·E was born. Ever since they pursue a clear course of healthy growth.

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

Thanks to in-house product development, design and manufacturing, A·P·E is able to ensure maximum innovation and flexibility in meeting the specific demands of each customer.

This also allows A·P·E to maintain the highest possible quality standards in the industry, from finished product to customer support. Not only do customers benefit from having a single, trusted source, but new technologies are developed continuously, based on customers’ demands and wishes.

Currently, A·P·E employs 70 people. The company’s products are available in more than 40 countries worldwide, directly or with the support of selected distributers.