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 LZH was founded in 1986 to conduct interdisciplinary research and development in laser technology, bringing together research and practice, and providing industry-relevant training for skilled professionals.

The interdisciplinary cooperation of scientists and engineers enables innovative approaches in various fields: from component development for specific laser systems to process development for laser applications, for example for medical technology or lightweight construction in the automotive sector. Currently, almost 200 people are employed at the LZH. The LZH is funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Transport, Building and Digitalization.

Our innovation fields represent the future topics of photonics and laser technology. In these areas, we identify and initiate trends, thus significantly contributing to the advancement of science, economy, and industry.

Based on its expertise in the field of laser research, the LZH is developing a laser-based measuring system for the determination of chemical elements under water as part of the project.