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Welcome to AP Technologies

AP Technologies has been a leading distributor of optoelectronic components in the UK and the Republic of Ireland since 2002. We supply an extensive range of cutting-edge optoelectronic components for many applications including industrial, scientific, military, medical and hazard and threat detection.


Our LED range spans the spectrum from UVC to the Near Infrared. We also supply single- and multimode laser diodes and laser diode modules from 445nm to 1850nm.


For detection we have visible & NIR-enhanced silicon photodiodes and a range of UV-optimised silicon photodiodes with responsivity down to 1nm - suitable for UV/Visible Spectrometry, extreme UV laser monitoring and direct ion/electron/x-ray photon detection. Our range of Silicon Photomultipliers are true solid-state alternatives to conventional vacuum tube PMTs as well as avalanche photodiodes, Geiger Mode APDs and even silicon photodiodes in many low-light, scintillator-based applications and high speed applications such a fast fluorescence and LiDAR.


We work in partnership with world-leading manufacturers: 

  • Adaptive Lighting

  • AUREA Technology

  • Fibotec Fiberoptics GmbH

  • IMM Photonics GmbH

  • LDX Optronics, Inc./RPMC

  • Lumex, Inc.

  • Opto Diode Corporation

  • SensL Technologies Limited

  • Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.

  • The Fox Group, Inc.

  • QD Laser, Inc.


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    A name you can trust


    At APT our name is more than a catchy acronym and stands for the unique products we offer and our approach to business. We offer a responsive, intelligent service designed to provide solutions which help our customers compete in their own markets. With APT you are guaranteed clear and open communication and strong technical support.

    Hot News

    AUREA Technology, the leading manufacturer of high-performance optical instruments, has added the visible (400nm to 1060nm) wavelength range to its Near Infrared (900m to 1700nm) high-performance Photon Counting products line.   AUREA's unique and proprietary SPD_A module allows the integration of “best-in-class” Silicon and InGaAs Single Photon Avalanche Photodiode (SPAD) technologies in single- or dual-channel configuration with the flexibility for Silicon:Silicon, Silicon:InGaAS or InGaAs:InGaAs combinations.   Engineered with AUREA's “high performance, and ease-of-use” innovative...
    Opto Diode Corporation, a division of ITW, and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, announces the second in the AXUV series of multi-element photodiodes.    The AXUV20ELG is a linear array of twenty 3mm² active area pixels (0.75mm x 4.1mm) with 100% internal quantum efficiency (IQE) mounted in a 22-pin, dual in-line windowless package which is shipped in a secure temporary housing to protect the photodiode and wire bonds.     Opto Diode’s new 20-element photodiode provides exceptionally stable response after exposure to high energy radiation but ODC...
    Opto Diode Corporation, a division of ITW, and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, announces the UVG20C, a 20mm² circular active area photodiode that is ideal for electron detection.    The new device offers 100 percent internal quantum efficiency (QE) whilst the absence of a surface dead region results in 100 percent collection efficiency.   The UVG20C provides excellent stability. The radiation-hard, junction-passivating, oxynitride protective entrance window makes the device extremely stable even after exposure to intense flux of UV photons - showing less than 2 percent...
    Opto Diode Corp., a division of ITW, and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, introduces a highly reliable, 16 element photodiode that is ideal for UV/EUV or electron detection.   The new AXUV16ELG features a 40-pin dual in-line package, and unparalleled 100% internal quantum efficiency (QE).The new photodiode is designed with a large, 2mm x 5mm (10mm²) active areas.To enhance accuracy, the 40-pin detector offers stable response after exposure to high energy electrons or photons.  Other features include reverse breakdown voltage of 25 Volts (typ.), capacitance of 40pF, and a rise time of...
    Opto Diode Corporation have formally announced they are obsoleting their full range of 880nm light emitting diodes.   ODC's Liquid Phase Epitaxy (LPE) grown Graded Bandgap GaAlAs LEDs remain the world's highest peak power LEDs for pulses of less than 100µs duration - where the ODC technology can be driven at up to 30 times the DC current rating with good linearity.   However - relatively few applications take advantage of this short pulse capability and the 880nm devices' DC and long-pulse efficiency have fallen behind that of the industry leaders.   As a result...
    AP Technologies is pleased to announce that QD Laser have added to their range of butterfly-packaged Distributed Feedback (DFB) laser diodes with the release of a 1030nm version rated at 30mW CW.   The new version is ideally suited for use as a seed source in fibre lasers and can be directly modulated with pulses of the order of a few nanoseconds and when operated in gain-switched mode can be used to produce 50ps pulses.   For more information please visit the 1030-1064nm Quantum Well DFB page or contact APT.
    Mr. Yoshitaka Yokoyama, Project Leader at QD Laser attended Photonex 2012 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and gave a presentation entitled "Compact visible laser modules and NIR DFBs with high speed modulation"   The abstract of the presentation reads:-   QD Laser, an offshoot of Fujitsu Laboratories, are developing a range of visible laser diode modules incorporating monolithic NIR Distributed Feedback laser/Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (DFB/SOA) with passive frequency-doubling using a Periodically-Poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN) waveguide.The low power consumption lasers are packaged in...
    Dr. John Murphy of SensL Technologies attended Photonex 2012 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 18th October and gave a presentation entitled "Silicon Photomultipliers - Low Light Detection For Modern Applications"   The abstract of the presentation reads:-   SensL Technologies have been developing silicon photomultiplier (SPM) detectors commercially since 2004. The detectors are optimised for UV to NIR operation with a wide range of benefits over traditionally used detectors such as vacuum PMTs and APDs. SensL’s technology is based on a standard CMOS process and consists of an array of...

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