PhoQuS fostered research topics
Two research areas of particularly high potential and recognizable accomplishments at the Faculty of Physics UW are AttoScience and Quantum Optics. In addition a new researched direction - Biomedical Optics - will be established within this project.
- Biomedical optics. A contemporary research program in biomedical optics will be developed. The general direction of this research program will be connected with bio-imaging and bio-sensing although a specific choice of the research field will be left to an experienced researcher to be appointed in this project. The Faculty will support the biomedical optics group for a period of 5 years
- Atto Science. Many vital processes in biology and chemistry are controlled by the motion of electrons in atoms and molecules proceeding on an even shorter time scale of attoseconds (1as=10-18 s). Thanks to the PhoQuS project a small (2-3 persons) atto-science research group will be established. Its initial goal will be to develop selected experimental capabilities in generation and characterization of sub-femtosecond electromagnetic pulses
- Quantum Optics. Laboratory demonstrations of quantum-enhanced protocols are a critical stepping stone towards practical utilisation of quantum communication, quantum cryptography and quantum metrology ideas. The PhoQuS project will provide an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral candidate with a suitable experience to develop a vigorous and ambitious research programme in the area of experimental implementations of quantum-enhanced technologies.
Groups involved in the project
Quantum photonics group
Prof. Konrad Banaszek
Photonic implementations of quantum enhanced technologies
Prof. Czesław Radzewicz
Second harmonic generation process, optical parametric amplifiers … »
Prof. Tomasz Szoplik
Simulation, fabrication and characterization of plasmonic nanostructures. … »
Dr. Rafal Demkowicz-Dobrzanski (+2 PhD students)
Quantum metrology and sensing in realistic environments … »
Dr. Piotr Wasylczyk
Experimental photonics, laser physics … »
Prof. Jerzy Kaminski (+2 researcher, +1 PhD student)
intense laser fields, strong-field electrodynamics, attosecond pulses, ionization … »
Dr. Wojciech Wasilewski
Single photon generation, collective interactions in atomic media. … »
Dr. Piotr Fita
Quantum control of porphyrinoids, femtosecond spectroscopy … »
Dr. Ryszard Buczyński
Microoptics, nanostructured GRIN components, optofluidic devices, mid-ir fibers, nonlinear fiber optics … »
Prof. Marek Trippenbach
Quantum effects in cold atom systems … »
Prof. Tadeusz Stacewicz
Ultrasensitive detection methods, pollution measurements … »
prof. Paweł Kowalczyk group
Optical tools for diatomic molecules, ultracold molecular physics
prof. Piotr Kossacki group
Solid state systems, low dimensional quantum structures
Wojciech Pacuski group
Growing of low-dimensional quantum structures
Rafał Kotyński group
Modelling of photonic systems.
PhoQuS project investments will complement major research infrastructure and equipment upgrades that have been carried out with vast investments from European Structural Funds. The proposed purchases used extensively in application-driven research:
- Three research grade cameras: collection of spatial information in extreme conditions, single-photon level signals, high-frequency end of the optical spectrum, high-throughput data acquisition
- Laser pulsed source with octave-spanning spectrum: generation of trains of highly reproducible femtosecond pulses for attoscience, metrology, and biomedical optics.
- Tunable source of femtosecond laser pulses: research on ultrafast optically-induced processes in soft matter, femtosecond dynamics of elementary chemical reactions.
- Femtosecond laser system: experiments on quantum information processing and communication, bio-imaging, quantum metrology
- Scanning Electron Microscope with a resolution of 3.0 nm or better: fabrication and characterization of nanoooptical and plasmonic structures
- Equipment start-up funding for the new group in Biomedical Optics: light sources, devices to manipulate and characterize optical beams, detectors, electronics.
Related projects @UWAW
- SIQS (Simulators and Interfaces with Quantum Systems)
2013-2016, FP7 Collaborative project
- QUASAR (Quantum States: Analysis and Realizations),
2012-2013, CHIST-ERA ERA-NET Project
- QESSENCE (Quantum Interfaces, Sensors, and Communication based on Entanglement) 2010-2013, FP7 Large-Scale Integrating Project.
- TEAM, Photonic implementations of quantum enhanced technologies,
2010-2013, funded by Fundation for Polish Science within EU Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007-2013.
- National Laboratory for Photonics and Quantum Technologies – one of the 13 entities present on the Polish Research Infrastructure Roadmap.
- NLTK (National Laboratory for Quantum Technologies), new research infrastructure worth about 13 million EUR financed by the EU structural funds.
- Physics at the foundations of new technologies , part of EU Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007-2013.
- Towards Functional Sub-Wavelength Photonic Structures , 2008-2012, EU COST action
- Plasmonic Components and Devices , 2008-2012, EU COST action
- MOEMS based binary microdisplay with desired field of view, FP5 project
- NEMO – NoE on Micro-Optics, 2004-2009, FP6 Network of Excellence
- NoE METAMORPHOSE , 2004-2008, FP6 Network of Excellence
The SSEQL'2016 workshop has been organized on 30 March - 1 April 2016 in Warsaw with the support of the PhoQuS@UW project. The workshop has been focused on exploring the spectral-temporal and spatial degree of freedom of light for multidimensional photonic quantum information encoding and processing. … »
30.03 - 01.04.2016
The QLOC'2016 workshop has been organized on 24-26 February 2016 in Warsaw with the support of the PhoQuS@UW project. The purpose of this workshop was to review these advances and to identify further steps towards practical exploitation of quantum enhancement in optical communication. … »
18.01 - 26.02.2016
The RAQM'2016 workshop has been organized on 02-04 March 2016 in Warsaw with the support of the PhoQuS@UW project. The workshop has been focused on recent fascinating developments in quantum metrology. … »
23.12.2015 - 04.03.2016
The workshop on “Molecular beam epitaxy” (17.11.2015-16.12.2015) was organized at Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw. We hosted four lecturers – trainers, during their visit in the Faculty. Three of them were from Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory (France): dr Karol Nogajewski, Tomasz Jakubczyk and prof. Marek Potemski and one from Univerity of Bremen (Germany): prof. Detlef Hommel. … »
17.11.2015 - 16.12.2016
The workshop on ultrafast spectroscopy and femtochemistry organized within the framework of the PhoQuS@UW project at the Faculty of Physics UW (FPUW) took place on 29-30.09.2015. … »
29.09 - 01.10.2015
Special session on "Metasurfaces and Sub-wavelength Plasmonic DOE" has been organized in the framework of PhoQus@UW at the SPIE Congress in Prague on16th April 2015. … »
was organized at the Faculty of Physics UW on 19-20 January 2015. … »
19 - 20.01.2015
Dr Andrzej Kaźmierczak has been awarded the IMPULS grant of the Foundation for Polish Science … »
Joanna Oracz, a PhD student of prof. Czesław Radzewicz, has spent over two years in Göttingen in the Lab of prof. Stefan W. Hell, who has been awarded the Nobel Price in chemistry in 2014. … »
Dr Andrzej Kaźmierczak (leader of the biomedical optics group) has been nominated to participate in the Mentoring Program of the Foundation for Polish Science. He will collaborate with Nigel Johnson from the Univ. of Glasgow, UK. … »
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