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Precision Designed Flashlamps

     About APT


Applied Photon Technology, Inc. is located near the heart of Silicon Valley in a state-of the-art 13,000 square foot facility, designed from the ground up with virtually all new equipment allowing for optimum lamp design, fabrication, and testing.

Founded in 2002 to design and manufacture the highest quality linear flash and arc lamps, APT has grown to be a primary source of lamps for applications in the medical, industrial, and scientific markets that require optimum reliability and proven quality. We count among our customers the leading manufacturers of laser and electro-optical systems for the markets we serve.

Since the beginning, we have adopted and applied a philosophy and company culture that demand consistency in manufacturing control. We continue to achieve unprecedented levels of reliability and predictability by applying innovative approaches to production processes, and boast a management and design team with over 100 years combined experience in flashlamp production.


     Our Leadership Team


Len Goldfine: President and CEO


Mr. Goldfine has extensive experience as a senior executive in the laser and electro-optics industry. Mr. Goldfine has held management positions at Coherent, Inc. where he was Director of Marketing and at PDT, Inc. where he was Chief Operating Officer. He also served as V.P. of Marketing & Sales at ILC Technology prior to its acquisition by PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and has a Master of Science equivalent in Physiology/Biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ghent, Belgium.


Rodney Romero: VP of Engineering


Mr. Romero has more than 25 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of flashlamps, krypton arc lamps, and other high intensity gas discharge light sources. Trained in Six Sigma quality control and LEAN manufacturing, Mr. Romero reflects the company’s vision of creating automated and evolutionary lamp manufacturing techniques. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. His principal function is to conceptualize and provide creative solutions.


Rafael Olano: VP of Manufacturing


Mr. Olano has more than 35 years’ experience as a scientific glassblower and R&D Technician starting with ILC Technology, Inc. in 1980, continuing until 2002 when he was a co-founder of APT. Mr. Olano worked on all aspects of lamp production, specializing in the critical area of quartz glass to metal seal technology. Mr. Olano developed the impact seal technology for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and also developed graded seal technology for short arc lamps manufactured by Optical Radiation Corp. Mr. Olano attended the National University in El Salvador where he studied engineering.


Barry Smith:Chief Technologist


Mr. Smith has more than 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and marketing of xenon and krypton high pressure arc lamps and xenon and krypton flash lamps. He began his career at ILC Technology in 1976 and had global responsibility for the company’s flash lamp products prior to joining APT in 2003. Author of numerous technical papers and an invited speaker at laser and electro-optics conferences, Mr. Smith is considered one of the industry’s leaders in flash lamp design and performance. He is a graduate of San Jose State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Physics.


Tian Liu:
Business Development Manager - Asia


Mr. Tian Xiong Liu has more than 10 years’ experience at APT as a design engineer and market manager for Asia.

Before joining APT, Mr. Liu was an R & D engineer for JDS Uniphase Corp.  (now  Lumentum Inc.). He is an engineering graduate from Tianjin University and also holds a Master of Biomedical Engineering degree from The University of New South Wales.