The laser-induced pyrolytic deposition of Pt spots on glass was studied for different laser powers, beam diams., and irradn. time. Laser powers up to 500 mW give deposition rates of typically 0.5 mm/s. Temp. calcns. as a function of time allows one to study process kinetics according to the thickness and diam. of the spots. Resistivity measurements of Pt lines give comparable values to those of bulk material.