About us

LIGHT. PRECISION. ANALYTICS. LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH is an innovative developer and manufacturer of short-pulse lasers in the whole optical spectral range, high resolution spectrometers and laser-based analyzers, marketing its products world-wide.

We anticipate needs within the widest array of applications and incorporate them into our product development. Our products are characterized by a high innovation level and influence the global device standard. Apart from the high quality and know-how that our customers have come to expect and rely on, our products are economical, practical, mobile and efficient.

Mission & competencies

Our core competencies include the development and production of:

  • Nitrogen lasers with sealed gas system
  • Tunable dye lasers and frequency doublers for the spectral range from UV to NIR
  • High-resolution echelle spectrometers and monochromators from the VUV to NIR spectral range
  • Analyzers based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy – LIBS
  • Analyzers based on laser-inducded fluorescence spectroscopy – LIF
  • Analyzers based on Raman spectroscopy
  • Customized analyzers for scientific and industrial applications


Team

MANAGING DIRECTORS

CEO
Christian Scholz
Phone: +49 30 912075-100
christian.scholz@ltb-berlin.de

CVO
Dr. Matthias Scholz
Phone: +49 30 912075-100
matthias.scholz@ltb-berlin.de

FINANCES & CONTROLLING

Manager
Clemens Müller
Phone: +49 30 912075-107
clemens.mueller@ltb-berlin.de

PURCHASING & LOGISTICS

Manager
Thomas Scholz
Phone: +49 30 912075-200
thomas.scholz@ltb-berlin.de

HUMAN RESOURCES

Manager
Julia Junge
Phone: +49 30 912075-105
julia.junge@ltb-berlin.de

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Manager
David Mory
Phone: +49 30 912075-310
david.mory@ltb-berlin.de

LIF & RAMAN

Manager
Dr. Lutz Pfeifer
Phone: +49 30 912075-320
lutz.pfeifer@ltb-berlin.de

PRODUCTION

Manager Lasers
Thomas Lehmann
Phone: +49 30 912075-203
thomas.lehmann@ltb-berlin.de

Manager
Spectrometers & Analyzers

Tino Seger
Phone: +49 30 912075-311
tino.seger@ltb-berlin.de

MARKETING & SALES

Manager Lasers
Schirin Börnert
Phone: +49 30 912075-208
schirin.boernert@ltb-berlin.de

Manager
Spectrometers & Analyzers

Christoph Scholz
Phone: +49 30 912075-309
christoph.scholz@ltb-berlin.de


Projects & Partners

RAPTOR
The repetition rate and lifetime of a laser are key parameters especially with regard to a highly competitive market in the laser sector. Therefore nitrogen laser technology, particularly applied for MALDI-TOF and MALDI Imaging, needs to be reviewed to provide significantly higher repetition rates for increased application requirements. The project RAPTOR is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) and aims to carry out fundamental research on high repetitive UV gas lasers.
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LIBSqORE
LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH and the department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Potsdam have started the bilateral project called LIBSqORE. The aim of the three-year project is to investigate an innovative classification and quantification of ores using laser-induced plasma spectroscopy (LIBS). This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).
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OpTecBB
LTB Lasertechnik Berlin is member of the Competence Network for Optical Technologies Berlin-Brandenburg.
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Quality management

LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 .

The introduced Quality Management System (QMS) shall ensure that development, production and sales of lasers, spectrometer and laser-based measuring systems meet our high demands for quality and efficiency. We seek a continuous improvement of our internal processes.

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History

 

2018 LTB Lasertechnik Berlin “most family-friendly company 2018” of Treptow-Köpenick
2017

Start and completion of the extension to the production and administration building of the LTB Holding GmbH, which was completed in 2013

LTB Lasertechnik Berlin “most family-friendly company 2017” of Treptow-Köpenick

2015 25th anniversary of LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH
2013 Move into the new company building at the WISTA science and technology park in Berlin-Adlershof (WISTA)
2012

Formation of the medical technology department, start of the phase to implement a quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices and to achieve medical device certification for the LIMES 16‑P

Commencement of the construction of its own company building at the WISTA science and technology park in Berlin-Adlershof (WISTA)

2011 Prototype of a device for the early diagnosis of malignant melanoma directly at the patient – LIMES 16‑P
2010 20th anniversary of LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH
2009 Establishment of a joint application lab with the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
2008

LTB gets ISO 9001:2000 certification

Transformation of LTB into a family business

Qualification of the solid-state switch developed further for Excimer and CO2 lasers

Delivery of the 1000th MNL 100 laser

2007

Conduction of clinical tests for the ex-vivo detection of melanin in human skin

Development of the LIBS spectrometer ARYELLE 200 for industrial application

2006

Development of a method for the detection of melanin in human skin

Use of an MNL 100 in the Antarctic more than 1,800 m below the surface of the ice for calibrating the IceCube neutrino detector array, in collaboration with the Berkeley University, USA

Market introduction of the newly developed and patented nitrogen laser MNL 100 with a sealed gas cartridge, particularly suitable for industrial detection methods like LIF and MALDI‑TOF mass spectroscopy

Development of a solid-state power switch for nitrogen lasers

2005

Buy-out of the manufacturing site for laser cartridges from AREVA Vakuumschalttechnik GmbH in Ulm

Supply of a LIBS measuring system to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for simulating the next mars mission

2004

Cooperation agreement with the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)

Entry into the LIBS method, development of the spectrometers ARYELLE and ARYELLE Butterfly and of complete LIBS measuring systems

Development of the 3rd-generation ELIAS spectrometers – ELIAS III

2003 Development of the high-resolution spectrometer DEMON for the plasma and emission spectroscopy
2002 Conclusion of an agreement on the development of a next-generation DUV spectrometer – ELIAS II – between LTB and Cymer Inc., USA
2001 Development of the laser-based analysing system LIMES for the laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy
2000 Global market entrance with the Echelle Spectrometer ELIAS for the laser lithography, Conclusion of a sales contract with Cymer Inc., USA
1999

Start of a fruitful collaboration with the Institute for Spectrochemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Berlin (ISAS) in the field of high-resolution echelle spectrometers, which LTB engineered for commercial use. World-wide marketing secured by exclusive licensing rights

First industrial applications of the MNL 200, mainly in MALDI-TOF

1998 Market introduction of the nitrogen lasers of the MNL 200 series
1998 Conclusion of an agreement on the further development of the excimer laser MINex to the Excimerlaser OPTex certified for medical application, LTB manufactures the control and supply units for it, more than 700 units up to now
1996 Development of the automated tunable dye laser module ATM
1994 Start of the collaboration with Lambda Physik GmbH for the development of a compact miniaturised excimer laser MINex mainly used in refractive surgery
1993

Development of the compact UDL dye laser and SHG modules serie

Conclusion of a distribution agreement with Marubun Corp. for the sales of our products in Japan

1991

Takeover of sales agency for Lambda Physik GmbH Göttingen (today Coherent Inc.) in the New Laender and Berlin (until 1994)

Introduction of a prototype of the world-wide smallest accumulator-operated UV laser for field application

1990 Founding of the company as a spin-off of the former Academy of Sciences of the GDR. The founders had already gained more than 10 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of UV short-pulse lasers and dye lasers. Buyback of patents, technical and scientific revision of the product range, sales of the products mainly to universities and scientific institutions, R&D and product innovation are an inherent part of the business activity of LTB.