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


APE 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 APE was born. Ever since they pursue a clear course of healthy growth.

Using their deep expertise in laser technology the first APE product introduced into the market was a user-friendly autocorrelator for scientific applications. Starting with this innovative autocorrelator APE 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, APE is able to ensure maximum innovation and flexibility in meeting the specific demands of each customer.

This also allows APE 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, APE employs 70 people. The company’s products are available in more than 40 countries worldwide, directly or with the support of selected distributers.