LASER – the journal for laser technology – gives a comprehensive survey of the possibilities and fields of application of the laser through basics and practice reports including interviews and accounts. The range of topics reaches from material processing and metrology to sensorics and opto-electronics. The international circle of LASER readers comprises interested persons from all fields of machine construction, the electrical industry, communications engineering and optics. LASER addresses both appliers and offerors from the entire sphere of future-oriented laser technology. The editorial programme focuses on the conveying of practice-oriented and realised laser applications. Articles on fundamental principles and reports from universities and research institutes make a meaningful supplement to the contents. In each LASER issue the reader finds a market survey related to topical subjects, and in the “Europäischer LASER Markt” – our purchase guide for the laser branch – is a comprehensive summary.