Angewandte Physik & Elektronik establishes U.S. company

Sept. 23, 2010
Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH (APE), which makes OPOs and tools for ultrashort-laser-pulse management and diagnostics, has formed Applied Physics & Electronics, Inc. in Fremont, CA to augment APE's business.

Berlin, Germany--Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH (APE), which makes optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) and tools for ultrashort-laser-pulse management and diagnostics, has formed Applied Physics & Electronics, Inc. in Fremont, CA to augment APE's business. The U.S. branch will establish R&D and manufacturing capabilities complementary to APE's existing facilities in Germany.

Applied Physics & Electronics is focused on APE's growing North American customer base and is located in Silicon Valley. This new company will support customers in all parts of the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America. The company will be concentrating on customer relationships and partnerships to enable emerging applications.

Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH has been successful in providing OPO technology, ultrafast diagnostics such as autocorrelators, laser spectrometers, and spectral-pulse-measurement devices (SPIDERs), and pulse-management tools such as delay lines, pulse pickers, and cavity dumpers. The growth of APE's business is being fueled by the development of new analytic methods and imaging techniques--for example, coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS), stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), and multiphoton-ionization (MPI) spectroscopy--in the life and health sciences. With the continually expanding use of ultrashort-pulse technologies in new research areas and industrial applications, APE's products have become a benchmark in their market niche.

Managing director Olaf Korth will lead Applied Physics & Electronics. Korth has worked in R&D and in technical management positions at commercial laser companies for 12 years, including at Positive Light (Los Gatos, CA; part of Coherent), JDSU (Milpitas, CA) and Newport Corporation's Spectra-Physics Lasers Division (Santa Clara, CA), where most recently he was senior product-development manager for the Scientific Laser Systems division.

For more info, see http://ape-us.com.

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