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

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Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics

edition #20 (July 2023)

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Good morning!

We invite you to read the twentieth - July - edition of the Polish Newsletter of Optics and Photonics. Recent weeks have been full of many events and conferences in which our community participated. In June, we also learned about Intel's investment plans in Poland.

We invite you to read and share your feedback with us,
Candela Foundation

Polish Technological Platform on Photonics

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Intel announces plans to invest near Wroclaw

Intel has announced the location of a new assembly and testing facility for semiconductors manufactured in Ireland and Germany. The plant, part of a new production chain, will stand in Miękinia near Wrocław. The project is in the preparatory phase, with construction to begin after European Union approval.

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Encrypting with light – optics and photonics outreach

Candela Foundation, in collaboration with the Science. I Like It is preparing a series of videos to popularise issues related to optics, photonics and their applications. Last month, another video was published, on quantum cryptography. We warmly invite you to watch and share!

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Photonics from Poland on Laser World of Photonics fairs

Europe's largest photonics trade fair, the Laser World of Photonics, was held in Munich, this time together with World Photonics Congress. Polish companies were present among both exhibitors and visitors. Fluence, Perspectiva Solutions, VIGO Photonics and PPTF together with Ensemble3 had own stands. A strong representation of Polish universities also participated in the concurrent World Photonics Congress.

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Polish Optical Conference in Toruń

Candela Foundation, in collaboration with the Optics Section of the Polish Physical Society, organised a nationwide event in Toruń on 4-7 July - the 7th Polish Optical Conference. PKO'2023 was a 4-day conference attended by more than 120 participants. More than 40 presentations were delivered, including 7 plenary lectures, and 50 posters. There was also a panel debate on academic careers and sponsor session.

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Małgorzata Szczerska - Optica Senior Member

Małgorzata Szczerska from the Gdansk University of Technology has been awarded the title of Optica Senior Member by the international Optica association. Congratulations on the distinction and we keep our fingers crossed for further endeavours!

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New InAs & InAsSb detectors

VIGO Photonics, a manufacturer of infrared detectors and modules from Ożarów Mazowiecki, has introduced six new photoconductive and photovoltaic detectors made of InAs and InAsSb compounds.

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Presentation of national photonics for Polish diplomats

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of the Microelectronics, Electronics and Photonics Cluster took part in a technology panel as part of the Ambassadors' Meeting. The leading achievements of the national industry were presented, along with proposals to support their promotion by Polish diplomats.

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New members of KMEiF

Two more companies have joined the ranks of members of the Microelectronics, Electronics and Photonics Cluster: space technology company AROBS Polska (formerly SYDERAL Polska) from Gdansk, Poland, and Labsoft, a Warsaw-based distributor of research equipment and measurement devices.


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Research highlights

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UW students have turned Schrödinger's cat on its head

A team of researchers from the University of Warsaw (UW) has developed an innovative method that allows the fractional Fourier transform of optical pulses to be performed using quantum memory. This achievement is unique in the world, as the team was the first to present an experimental implementation of the aforementioned transformation in such systems.

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Two photon imaging of solitons

Researchers from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology have demonstrated stroboscopic two-photon imaging of soliton molecules using completely non-synchronised lasers, where wavelength and bandwidth constraints are much relaxed compared to conventional imaging techniques. Two-photon imaging allows the probe and the oscillator under test to operate at completely different wavelengths, making it possible to use the well-known near-infrared laser technology for high-speed studies of soliton molecules based on new laser sources.

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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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Photonic start-ups at Automatica

PhotonHub supports photonics startups in many ways - including by presenting their solutions to potential users. To this end, Photonics Day was organised at the recent Automatica trade fair in Munich, promoting photonic technologies to companies in the automation and industrial robotics industry. The highlight was the Photonica Pitch competition, allowing photonic startups from all over Europe - including Poland - to present their solutions to an international audience.

Photo by FundingBox.

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