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

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Polish Newsletter on Optics and Photonics

edition#11 (October 2022)

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Good morning!

We present you the eleventh edition of PNOP, published on International Photonics Day, summarising the last month of activity in the optic-photonics community. Numerous awards and international networking are just some of the topics covered.

Enjoy your reading and let us know your feedback!

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Polish Technological Platform on Photonics

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NSC Award for Piotra Wcisło

Piotr Wcisło from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń has been awarded the 2022 National Science Centre Prize for developing a new method for searching for dark matter using optical atomic clocks and for using ultra-high-precision laser spectroscopy to test quantum theory and search for new physics beyond the standard model. Congratulations!

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Polish photonics delegation at Photonics Days in Berlin

At the beginning of October, PPTF members took part in Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg. This international meeting of industry and science is organised annually by the OpTecBB association. In addition to panel discussions, the programme included visits to several research institutes. On the Polish side, ICTER and Sygnis presented themselves, while Ensemble3, Fluence and Łukasiewicz-Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics also participated.

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Photonics on the podium at Falling Walls Labs Warsaw 2022

Kiranmai Uppuluri, representing Łukasiewicz - Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, presented an idea for a tool to control the pollution level of water bodies. Uppuluri also won the audience award. The project proposed by Kiranmai Uppuluri shows how we can take care of environmental safety in a relatively easy and inexpensive way.

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New PPTF Board

The General Assembly of the PPTF on 20 September 2022 elected the members of the Board and the Audit Committee for the new term 2022-2024. Adam Piotrowski was re-elected as President of the Board with Anna Gębarska, Piotr Guzdek, Paweł Mergo and Michał Muniak becoming members of the Board. The members of the Audit Committee are Anna Kozłowska, Małgorzata Kujawińska, Janusz Sitek and Arkadiusz Swat.

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Polish photonics meet Taiwan semiconductor industry

High level Taiwanese delegation visited Poland at the end of September to explore cooperation opportunities in the semiconductor industry. Members of the delegation became acquainted with the expertise of the Warsaw Universities of Technology, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Łukasiewicz-Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, Ensemble3, DCD-Semi, Fluence, Lasertex, Noctiluca, QNA Technology, Sygnis, VIGO Photonics and XTPL.

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Patent for glass for medical lasers

A glass that will enable the construction of fibre lasers for tissue cutting has been patented by scientists from three Polish universities. The efficient emission in the infrared range produces a coagulation effect, which means less blood during procedures.

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Graphene matrix in diagnostics

A team of researchers from the University of Warsaw Faculty of Chemistry has developed a graphene matrix with high stability for medical applications. The matrix will be used as a key element in the design of a biosensor that monitors or diagnoses acquired and chronic diseases in a non-invasive way.

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ELPROMA Electronics joins PPTF

Warsaw-based ELPROMA Electronics joined PPTF this week. Present in global markets for 30 years, ELPROMA Electronics is a manufacturer of time servers, photonic quantum sensors and telemetry devices.

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VIGO Photonics in global Top 10

The industry magazine Semiconductor Review has published a Top 10 list of semiconductor solutions companies in 2022. Among them is VIGO Photonics from Ozarow Mazowiecki - a manufacturer of infrared detectors used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

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Research highlights

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Steering of exceptional points in optical resonator

Researchers from the University of Warsaw, in cooperation with France's CNRS and the UK's University of Southampton, observed for the first time in the world in cavities made at Military University of Technology the annihilation of exception points originating from different degenerate points (at the degenerate point, for an ideal, lossless cavity, different cavity mods have the same energy).

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New photonic system with electrically tuned topological features

The researchers succeeded in creating a system in which strong coupling of exciton excitations in two-dimensional perovskite with photons trapped in a birefringent photonic structure in the form of a two-dimensional optical cavity filled with liquid crystal was achieved.

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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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Forty-eight enquiries from Poland

During its first year of operation, PhotonHub received 48 enquiries on the services from Polish companies and institutions. The enquiries come from all over the country, with significantly higher representation of entities from Mazovia. Most of them relate to training, but 20% are enquiries on other PHE services - technology support, business or financial coaching. 

We encourage you to learn about and use the services of PhotonHub Europe – 36 of the best technology centres from across Europe are available to Polish entities also.

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