The Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. (LZH) has become an important cornerstone in the Lower Saxony and German research landscape in the field of laser technology and optics.


The Laser Center was founded in Hanover in 1986.

Worth knowing

Research foci of the Laser Components Department of Laser Zentrum Hannover concentrate on the development and precise control of modern ion processes for the production of high-quality and stable optical coatings as well as on the characterization of optical components. The LZH is scientifically networked through cooperation agreements with the partners of the Lower Saxony Technical University (Leibniz Universität Hannover, TU Clausthal and TU Braunschweig) and maintains a multifaceted collaboration with the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo).

The mission of the LZH is the selfless promotion of applied research in the field of laser technology:

  • Research and development projects in the fields of laser development and laser application
  • Technical and scientific consultations with the aim of bringing together research and practice
  • Industry-related training of specialists for the development, application and operation of laser systems