Subject: Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics – February 2024 – Candela Foundation & PPTF

Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics – February 2024

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Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics

edition #27 (February 2024)

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Good morning!

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the latest, twenty-seventh edition of our newsletter, which is a window into the world of achievements and activities of the Polish scientific community focused on optics and photonics. This edition is filled with news about the latest events and breakthroughs in the high-tech sector in Poland.

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Polish Technological Platform on Photonics

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Summer school on optical imaging and microscopy

The Candela Foundation, in cooperation with theICTER International Center for Translational Eye Research, invites you to the "Warsaw Summer School on Advanced Optical Imaging," to be held September 3-5, 2024 at the UW Library. The program will be filled with introductory lectures on optical imaging and presentations of the latest developments in the field. Save the day and submit your abstract!

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Polish companies present at SPIE Photonics West 2024

VIGO Photonics, a manufacturer of IR detectors and epitaxial materials, and Fluence, a manufacturer of femtosecond lasers, presented their offerings at the largest photonics exhibitions SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. Representatives of Polish companies and research institutions also took part in the fair and the accompanying conference.

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Donate 1.5% of your tax to the Resonators scholarship program

The time for tax settlements has arrived, which gives us all a chance to support worthwhile social causes . This year we warmly encourage you to donate 1.5% of your tax to the activities of the Candela Foundation. The entire amount raised will be donated to scholarships in the Rezonator program. In your tax return, simply indicate CIL's KRS number: 0000 215 720 and the specific purpose: Fundacja Candela.

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Anna Szerling elected Chair of the microEPC Council

During its first meeting, the Council of the Microelectronics, Electronics and Photonics Cluster elected a Council Chair – Anna Szerling, representing Lukasiewicz-Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics. Congratulations! The Council also decided to adopt the abbreviated name of the Cluster: microEPC.

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Photonics in the finals of the Direction : Space competition

A project by the Photonic Engineering Student Chapter from Warsaw University of Technology has made it to the finals of the Direction:Space competition, run by the New Space Foundation. The Chapter presented the LASPA project, focusing on studying the effects of lasers on plant growth in microgravity. Congratulations!

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Green Micron3D at the Campus of the Central Office of Measures

Smarttech has installed its highest resolution MICRON3D green stereo 20-20 Mpix industrial scanner at the Laboratory Campus of the Central Office of Measures. The campus is a joint venture between Office and Kielce University of Technology, creating a research and implementation base for the cooperation of industry and science.

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Scanway in Korean microsatellite project

The Wroclaw-based optical instrument manufacturer has reached an agreement with Nara Space Technology, a Korean company that builds satellite systems. Scanway will cooperate on the development of a microsatellite system for monitoring methane levels - the launch of a prototype satellite is planned for 2026 (photo:

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Pilot line for quantum dots synthesis

Wroclaw-based QNA Technology, a manufacturer of blue quantum dots used, among other things, for the development of new-generation displays, has completed construction of an experimental pilot line for quantum dots synthesis. The launch of production on this line will allow the company to meet the growing demand for its products.

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Positive results from inPROBE clinical trial

Lublin-based SDS Optic has announced positive results from the first part of the clinical trial of the inPROBE microprobe. inPROBE® is a micrometric biosensor under development by the company for breast cancer diagnostics. The results obtained are consistent with the research hypothesis.

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New member of the Microelectronics, Electronics and Photonics Cluster

The Microelectronics, Electronics and Photonics Cluster was joined by Szczecin-based Precision Systems Engineering, a manufacturer of solutions for small and medium-sized production lines, including vision systems and devices for fiber optic array manufacturing.

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Record revenue for PCO

PCO SA, a member of the Polish Armaments Group and a manufacturer of optoelectronic products for individual soldiers and combat platforms, achieved record revenues of up to PLN 323 million in 2023. The Warsaw-based company is expanding cooperation with international partners.

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Broken PT symmetry in dual-core fiber optic cable

A team from the Lukasiewicz Institute - IMiF has made a significant advance in the field of optical research, presenting a new geometry for a dual-core optical fiber. It was inspired by the phenomenon of PT symmetry breaking, which was implemented by combining energy gain and loss systems in a single fiber. The concept of PT symmetry breaking, proposed in 1982, has found applications in a variety of optical systems, from periodic structures to high-power lasers.

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Optical metal-organic thermometer

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have recently attracted increasing scientific attention due to their attractive structural, magnetic, dielectric, optical and phonon properties. Representatives of this group of materials include compounds with perovskite-type structures. Researchers at the Institute of Low Temperatures and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences have developed a new type of optical thermometer based on the luminescence of Cr3+ ions in MOF structures, enabling precise temperature measurements without touch.

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PhotonHub Europe

PhotonHub Europe (PHE) is a Europe-wide support network for entrepreneurs who want to incorporate innovative photonic solutions into their products or processes. Supported by national PhotonHubs, the 36 top European technology centres offer information and training, business support, support in raising funding and a wide network of contacts - and above all the opportunity to experiment, test and develop technologies (including scaling up production). PhotonHub also comprehensively supports startups. However, the main part of its offer is high-end technology services, available at a very significant discount thanks to EU funding.

These services are available to all entities in the EU, with a special focus on SMEs. The PPTF is the Polish partner of PHE as the national photonics hub.

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Technology platforms and pilot lines

As part of its services to industry, PhotonHub offers design, prototyping, measurement and testing within the following technology platforms: Laser-based Manufacturing; Silicon Nitride waveguide, InP-based Photonic Integrated Circuits, Silicon-based Photonic Integrated Circuits, MOEMS and Hybrid Photonics Systems, Polymer-based photonic components and large-area organic-photonics, Glass and Polymer Specialty Fibres and Fibre Devices, Free-Space Photonic Components and Systems

PhotonHub also provides access to 7 photonic pilot lines for all interested companies

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