APE GmbH

APE GmbH

APE GmbH was founded in 1992 in Berlin, Germany by two engineers and a physicist. They are now the world-leading manufacturer of optical parametric oscillators, frequency conversion units, ultrafast diagnostics, acousto-optics and wavelength measurement systems for the ultrafast laser industry. With unparalleled precision, quality, reputation and service, APE are the true experts in the field of nonlinear optics. Over the years, APE has built up an impressive array of more than 30 products, entirely developed and produced within its headquarters in Berlin.

APE are the hidden champion in the photonics industry: highly specialised, in the ultrashort pulse niche closely connected with users and customers, but, for some, still rather unknown. However, due to its highly specialised focus on nonlinear optics, APE is a sought-after OEM development partner and supplier for laser manufacturers, microscopy companies and other well-known technology giants.

Lasers for Microscopy

Levante Emerald ultrafast OPOs

Levante Emerald OPO Laser

Newly designed picosecond and femtosecond OPOs with fully automated control for key applications such as coherent Raman spectroscopy (CARS and SRS), multiphoton microscopy, quantum dot excitation and transient absorption microscopy (TAM).

Carmina for AFM-IR and sSNOM

Fully automated and broadly tunable IR laser source, specifically designed for the integration with Scattering SNOM and AFM-IR microscopes.

PicoEmerald for CARS and SRS

picoEMERALD CARS/SRS

The easy-to-use and truly hands-free tunable picosecond light source. Ideal for SRS and CARS, offering three temporally and spatially overlapped picosecond pulse trains to cover the full fingerprint region and beyond.

Microscope Accessories

Carpe Microscopy Autocorrelator

Carpe Microscopy Autocorrelatior

The APE Carpe autocorrelator is the first autocorrelator for microscopy applications.

Ultrafast Lasers and Accessories

PulseSelect Pulse Picker

PulseSelect Pulse Picker

The APE PulseSelect is the tool of choice for pulse picking from trains of pulses from ultrafast laser systems.

Levante Emerald High Power

Levante Emerald HP

High power version of the hugely popular Levante Emerald ps OPO, offering up to 6W of tunable ps pulses in the NIR/IR range. Perfect for applications such as ARPES, when combined with the APE HarmoniXX series to reach ~190nm (6.5eV).


Levante Emerald Ultrafast OPOs

Levante Emerald OPO Laser

Newly designed picosecond and femtosecond OPOs with fully automated control for key applications such as coherent Raman spectroscopy (CARS and SRS), multiphoton microscopy, quantum dot excitation and transient absorption microscopy (TAM).

PicoEmerald for CARS and SRS

picoEMERALD CARS/SRS

The easy-to-use and truly hands-free tunable picosecond light source. Ideal for SRS and CARS, offering three temporally and spatially overlapped picosecond pulse trains to cover the full fingerprint region and beyond.

Levante IR ultrafast OPOs

Levante OPO Laser

Newly designed picosecond and femtosecond OPOs with fully automated control, and up to ~3W in the IR range. Perfectly suited for most ultrafast pump lasers operating at around ~1um.

HarmoniXX SHG/THG/FHG Frequency Conversion Units

HarmoniXX SHG/THG/FHG

The HarmoniXX series of frequency converters for ultrafast lasers are ideal for Ti:Sa lasers, oscillators, and OPOs, covering Second, Third and Fourth Harmonic Generation to reach across the visible and NIR ranges, and deep into the UV (down to ~190nm).

HarmoniXX DFG Unit for the Mid-IR

The HarmoniXX Difference Frequency Generation (DFG) Unit is designed to extend any suitable NIR ultrafast laser source up into the mid infrared range (up to ~20um).

PulseSlicer for Spectral Narrowing

PulseSlicer

Use the PulseSlicer to cut out a very narrow spectral part of an ultra-short laser pulse, and therefore broaden the pulse in the temporal regime (e.g. from ~140fs to ~2.7ps).

femtoControl Pulse Compressor

FemtoControl Pulse Compessor

The compact pulse compressor femtoControl from APE allows optimisation of the length of femtosecond pulses in an easy and efficient way.

Tunable Lasers (OPO, Dye, etc.)

Levante Emerald High Power

Levante Emerald HP

High power version of the hugely popular Levante Emerald ps OPO, offering up to 6W of tunable ps pulses in the NIR/IR range. Perfect for applications such as ARPES, when combined with the APE HarmoniXX series to reach ~190nm (6.5eV).


Levante Emerald Ultrafast OPOs

Levante Emerald OPO Laser

Newly designed picosecond and femtosecond OPOs with fully automated control for key applications such as coherent Raman spectroscopy (CARS and SRS), multiphoton microscopy, quantum dot excitation and transient absorption microscopy (TAM).

OPO-X Tunable fs/ps OPO for Ti:Sapphire Lasers

APE OPO-X Ti:Sa

Fully automated ultrafast OPO, ideal for extending the reach of all femtosecond and picosecond Ti:Sapphire Lasers.

Carmina for AFM-IR and sSNOM

Fully automated and broadly tunable IR laser source, specifically designed for the integration with Scattering SNOM and AFM-IR microscopes.

PicoEmerald for CARS and SRS

picoEMERALD CARS/SRS

The easy-to-use and truly hands-free tunable picosecond light source. Ideal for SRS and CARS, offering three temporally and spatially overlapped picosecond pulse trains to cover the full fingerprint region and beyond.

Levante IR ultrafast OPOs

Levante OPO Laser

Newly designed picosecond and femtosecond OPOs with fully automated control, and up to ~3W in the IR range. Perfectly suited for most ultrafast pump lasers operating at around ~1um.

APE nanoLevante Nanosecond, 1450 to 4200nm, 0.5 to 40mW

nanoLevante OPO

Pulsed laser with tunable wavelengths from 1450 to 4200nm, power from 0.5 to 40mW, a repetition rate of 20kHz and a pulsewidth of 1.5ns.

Complete Spectrometer Systems

WaveScan Laser Spectrum Analysers

WaveScan USB Spectrometer

Easy to use, cost-effective devices for spectral analysis of both CW and modelocked laser systems. Configurations cover 200nm to 6300nm with down to 0.2nm resolution.

Laser Diagnostic Equipment

PulseCheck Autocorrelators

PulseCheck Autocorrelator

The pulseCheck autocorrelator from APE is the industry leader in ultrafast pulsewidth measurement, covering pulses from 5fs to 500ps and 200nm to >12um.

PulseCheck Type 2 ‘High Contrast’ Autocorrelator

This special autocorrelator provides high-contrast measurements, and therefore reveals temporal information of pre-/post-pulses, pedestals and satellites.

IR Spider

The IR Spider is a precision tool for the complete spectral and temporal characterization of infrared (IR) laser pulses between 30 … 500 fs pulse width at 1µm wavelength. For chirped pulses of more than to 2ps width, the sign of the chirp can be detected – ideal for e.g. the alignment of pulse compressors.

FC Spider

FC Spider

The new FC SPIDER (Few Cycle SPIDER) from APE offers a precision tool for complete spectral and temporal characterisation in the red and NIR spectral region of ultra-short optical laser pulses with FWHM down to 5 femtoseconds.

LX Spider

LX Spider

The LX SPIDER from APE is a compact and robust instrument for complete spectral and temporal characterisation of femtosecond laser pulses.

Mini USB Autocorrelator

MINI Autocorrelator

The APE Mini autocorrelator is a compact standard autocorrelation system.

Carpe Microscopy Autocorrelator

Carpe Microscopy Autocorrelatior

The APE Carpe autocorrelator is the first autocorrelator for microscopy applications.

ScanDelay USB translator

ScanDelay USB translator

APE's new ScanDelay USB is a high precision linear translation device that generates a defined linear shift of an optical component.

peakDetect pulse measurement

peakDetect pulse measurement

peakDetect is ideal for verifying the performance of ultrashort pulse lasers, focusing on peak power sensitive applications and integrated systems for microscopy, micro-machining and medical diagnostic/surgery.

WaveScan Laser Spectrum Analysers

WaveScan USB Spectrometer

Easy to use, cost-effective devices for spectral analysis of both CW and modelocked laser systems. Configurations cover 200nm to 6300nm with down to 0.2nm resolution.

Opto Electronics

PulseSelect Pulse Picker

PulseSelect Pulse Picker

The APE PulseSelect is the tool of choice for pulse picking from trains of pulses from ultrafast laser systems.

Acousto-optical Modulator

Acousto-optical Modulator

The AOM manufatured by APE is used in order to modulate the intensity of a laser beam.

ScanDelay USB translator

ScanDelay USB translator

APE's new ScanDelay USB is a high precision linear translation device that generates a defined linear shift of an optical component.

Cavity Dumper Kit

Cavity Dumper Kit

An acoustooptical switch that is integrated in the cavity of a modelocked laser system for the reduction of the system's pulse repetition rate

Back to Top

Back to Top