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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 and systems 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 266nm to 1850nm.


For detection we have visible and 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 (SiPMs) 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 as fast fluorescence and LiDAR.


Our range of single photon solutions include visible and NIR single photon counting and full TCSPC systems as well as compact TDC and CFD electronics. Our light sources for single photon applications include the world's first commercial high brightness entangled photon-pair source at 1300nm and 1550nm as well as picosecond pulse-on-demand lasers from 405nm to 1850nm with pulses in the 10ps to 50ps range.


We also offer liquid crystal based Fast Optical Shutter (FOS) and Fast Polarisation Modulator (FPM) devices covering 400nm to 3000nm which can be combined with many of our sources and detectors.


We work in partnership with world-leading manufacturers:


  •  Adaptive Lighting 
  •  AUREA Technology 
  •  Fibotec Fiberoptics 
  •  Fox Group
  •  IMM Photonics
  •  LC-Tec
  •  LDX Optronics / RPMC
  •  Opto Diode Corporation
  •  Oxxius
  •  QD Laser
  •  RPMC / LDX Optronics
  •  SensL Technologies
  •  Sensor Electronic Technology
  •  Vertilon

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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

    We are pleased to announce that AP Technologies has been appointed UK and Ireland distributor for Vertilon Corporation.             APT will be responsible for Vertilon's full range of PhotoniQ charge integrating multi-channel Data Acquisition Systems (DAQs) and multi-channel photon counting systems.   PhotoniQ DAQs set the standard for data acquisition of signals from PMTs, avalanche photodiodes, and the latest generation of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs), performing all of the required signal processing functions between the sensors and host PC in an...
    AP Technologies is pleased to announce they are now offering LC-Tec Displays' range of Fast Optical Shutter (FOS), Fast Polarisation Modulator (FPM) and variable Neutral Density Filter (vNDF) devices.   LC-Tec has over 20 years' experience designing and manufacturing leading-edge liquid crystal (LC) based optoelectronic components based on polarisation control.   For more background on LC-Tec Displays please go to their Supplier page and for information of their FOS, FPM & vNDF products please go to the Product page.
    AP Technologies is pleased to announce the international release of Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.’s latest surface mount UVC LEDs.   The new UVCLEAN275SMD42-10mW consists of a large area single chip device packaged in a 4.2mm x 4.2mm ceramic package that can deliver 10mW of optical power at 275nm.   The current line of surface mount UVTOP® LEDs were released at the beginning of 2013 to drive standard 1mW UV LED technology into ultra-high volume applications and SETi has stated that the market response has been overwhelming.  The new 10mW product is designed to further drive down the...
    QD Laser, Inc. wins IEEE Photonics Society 2014 Aron Kressel Award for pioneering contributions to the development and commercialisation of Quantum Dot laser diodes   4th July 2014   QD Laser today announces winning the IEEE Photonics Society 2014 Aron Kressel Awward "For pioneering contributions to the development of temperature insensitive quantum dot lasers and their commercialisation and mass-production for optical communication systems".   This Award is given to recognize those individuals who have made important contributions to opto-electronic device technology every year....
      QD Laser, Inc. has released the QC2D1x6x series - a picosecond pulsed driver board designed for use with their QLD1x6x-series of 14-pin butterfly DFB lasers spanning the 1030nm to 1240nm range.   This driver board is designed to generate gain-switched optical pulses from 50 to 1000ps with stable single longitudinal mode. The driver board can also directly modulate the laser diodes with 1 to 9ns pulse lengths.   Recently, many fibre lasers for micromachining have come to adopt MOPA (Master Oscillator Power Amplifier ) system using semiconductor seed lasers...
    Opto Diode Corporation, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, introduces the ODD-SXUV-DLPSD, a duo-lateral UV/EUV submicron-resolution position sensor.   The device structure incorporates top “n” and rear “p” resistive layers which determine the beam x and y positions respectively based on the resistive charge division principle.   When a light beam hits the active area (top n-layer) electron-hole pairs are generated proportional to the light intensity. Electrons are collected by the X1 and X2 electrodes as a photocurrent the amount of which...
    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...

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