The Laser Zentrum Hannover is a research and development organisation in the field of laser technology. It is one of the largest laser centres in Germany and has the assignment to use their knowledge and experience to stimulate the use of laser technology at a national and also international level. Approximately 125 scientists perform research and development in several departments like Production and Systems, Materials and Processes and Technologies for Non-metals. Several laser sources, diagnostic techniques, such as REM, thermo and high-speed camera, microscopes, etc. are available for investigations. The LZH forms a competent link between production technology-oriented research and industrial applications.