The Services include the departments administration and technical services as well as the group training and education/ IT and the marketing & communications team.
Laser Development Department
The Laser Development Department concentrates on the development of laser sources for a variety of applications.
Production and systems
The core competencies of the department are laser-based solutions for industrial fields
The main work of the department is in the development of new technologies for the generation of micro- and nano-structured objects ...
The roots of the Laser Component Department go back to the beginning of the 70s
The Biomedical Optics Department combines the use of lasers for imaging, laser surgery, and cell and tissue manipulation.
Materials and Processes
The interaction between the laser beam with mainly metal materials from basic research to industrial contract research
Welcome to the LZH
As an independent non-profit research institute for photonics and laser technology the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) stands for innovative research, development and consulting. The focus of our applied research in the field of photonic technologies is on:
- Optical components and systems
- Optical production technologies
- Biomedical photonics
Interdisciplinarity is thereby strongly emphasized since the foundation 1986 and is the basis of the excellent work at the LZH. As a reliable partner of the industry, we constantly focus on the customer benefit und use light for innovation.
Bringing laser-based innovations to the market more quickly and reliably is the aim of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the 37 partners in the EU project LASHARE. In a cross-cutting subproject lead by the LZH assessment criteria for new technologies shall be determined. In the future, these criteria shall help to reliably evaluate if and how new laser-based products can attain market maturity. The scientists of the research institute themselves are pushing forward three prototypes in the fields of metal cutting, 2 µm lasers and a mobile processing unit.
This year will be the tenth time the LZH has been an exhibitor at the German Pavilion at the fair Photonics West (San Francisco, USA; 4-6 February 2014). The Laser Development Department of the LZH will be presenting systems and components from the fields of space lasers, fiber optics, single frequency lasers and ultrashort pulse lasers in North Hall at stand 4601.
The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and seven other partners have successfully completed the research project „LaWocs“. From December 2010 to November 2013, the national and international project partners worked intensely on „Laser transmission welding of thermoplastic composite structures“.
Jobs and Study
- 11.03.2014 - 13.03.2014 // JEC Europe - Composites Show & Conferences
- 27.03.2014 - 28.03.2014 // Photonics21 Annual Meeting 2014
- 07.04.2014 - 11.04.2014 // Hannover Messe 2014
- 14.04.2014 - 17.04.2014 // Photonics Europe 2014
- 20.05.2014 - 22.05.2014 // 12. Optatec – Internationale Fachmesse für optische Technologien, Komponenten und Systeme