Subject: Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics – July 2022 – Candela Foundation & PPTF

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Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics

edition #8 (July 2022)

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Good morning!

We present the July edition of PNOF, in which we share the activities of the community over the past month. We are particularly pleased to note further recognitions for the activities of both organisations and individuals.

Enjoy your reading and let us know your feedback!

Candela Foundation

Polish Technological Platform on Photonics

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Every third Polish Product of the Future enabled by photonics

As many as seven entities creating or applying advanced photonic solutions were among the award winners at the 24th gala event of the Polish Product of the Future competition, organised by PARP and NCBiR: Milton Essex, WAT, Noctiluca, SDS Optic, PayEye, MedApp and Poznan University of Technology. Congratulations!

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SPIE awards Student Chapter from Wrocław

The SPIE Student Chapter from the Wrocław University of  Science and Technology has been awarded a distinction by SPIE in recognition of its activities, the quality of its projects, professionalism and community involvement. Congratulations!

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SDS Optic starts clinical trials

Lublin-based SDS Optic, winner of the Polish Product of the Future competition, has received approval to begin clinical trials of its inPROBE fibre-optic probe for breast cancer diagnosis.

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Intuitive interface for quantum simulations

Polish-Israeli company Quantum Flytrap has released a programme that simulates the workings of quantum mechanics. You can run it for free in your browser and perform the most famous quantum experiments on an ordinary computer.

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Annual Meeting of Photonics Partnership

The Photonics Partnership, a public-private partnership between the European Commission and European industry representation, met in Brussels. Work on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) was inaugurated. Representatives of Polish companies, universities and research institutes participate in the work within thematic working groups.

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General assembly of PPTF members

Members of the Polish technological Platform on Photonics (PPTF) met near Rzeszów at the end of June to network in person after pandemic restrictions and discuss innovation funding, plans for future activities and joint projects. Participants held a General Assembly of PPTF and visited the fibre optics factory of FIBRAIN, a PPTF member.

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Tomasz Woliński selected Optica Senior Member

Tomasz Woliński (Warsaw University of Technology, Photonics Society of Poland) has been awarded the title of Optica Senior Member by Optica. Congratulations on the distinction!

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Optica Siegman International School on Lasers 2022 in Poland 

University of Warsaw hosted the Optica Siegman International School on Lasers - the most important and the largest international summer school on laser physics. The event, organised in cooperation with Optica and supported by Fluence, VIGO Photonics, Eagle Lasers and the Candela Foundation, took place in Chęciny on 25.06-02.07.2022.

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Research highlights

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Light sword lens

A team from the Faculty of Physics of the Warsaw University of Technology, led by Krzysztof Petelczyc, is working on a new type of lens which, as an implant or contact lens, can significantly improve the quality of vision of older people.

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New generation of OLEDs

A team of scientists from two institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and the Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS, in collaboration with researchers from the Silesian University of Technology, have proposed new chemical compounds that can serve as light emitters in OLEDs.

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PhotonHub Europe

PhotonHub Europe (PHE) is a pan-European support network for entrepreneurs and public institutions interested in developing and upgrading their businesses with photonics technologies. It offers free knowledge and training, the possibility to experiment, test and develop technologies, business support, funding support and a wide network of contacts - services that are available to all entities in the EU, with a special focus on SMEs. The PPTF is PHE's Polish partner as a national photonics hub.

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A compact introduction to photonics - for everyone

Photon Hub offers a wide range of 2-hour online introductory seminars to photonics applications. The seminars are organised by leading European centres (including those from Poland), offering not only knowledge but also the opportunity to discuss with experts from all over Europe. The seminars in English are available free of charge to all, participation requires registration. The next seminar: Introductory Course in Photonics Innovation organised by the Irish Tyndall National Institute will be held on 17 July. 

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