Welcome to Applied Photonics Ltd

Applied Photonics Ltd (APL) is one of the longest-established companies specialising in Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). Since the company's formation in 1998, we have been supplying a range of LIBS products including bench-top, portable, fibre-optic, stand-off and custom-designed systems. We also offer specialist services including contract R&D, feasibility studies, LIBS-based remote material characterisation services and full design and build projects.
 
We have worked with a wide variety of business sectors and established a worldwide presence, having a particularly strong background in contract R&D to the nuclear and defence industries, as well as supplying systems to numerous blue-chip companies and internationally renowned national and academic laboratories.