News & updates

  • PhD thesis prize for Radek Chrapkiewicz

2 August 2017

The Polish Physical Society has awarded its yearly prize for the best PhD thesis to Radek Chrapkiewicz. Radek completed his thesis on "Generation and characterization of spatially structured few-foton states of light" under the supervision of Wojciech Wasilewski in the Quantum Memories Lab. Congratulations!

  • Foundation for Polish Science grant for Radek Łapkiewicz

21 July 2017

Radek Łapkiewicz won funding for his project on „Spatiotemporal photon correlation measurements for quantum metrology and super-resolution microscopy" in the FIRST TEAM scheme run by the Foundation for Polish Science – more information here. The project will be carried out at the Quantum Optics Lab.

  • Mateusz Mazelanik and Mikołaj Rogóż go diamond!

28 June 2017

Our M.Sc. students, Mateusz Mazelanik from the Quantum Memories Lab and Mikołaj Rogóż from the Photonic Nanostructure Facility, won the prestigious "Diamond Grant" awards from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The award will allow Mateusz to study spin waves, whereas Mikołaj will work on and swimming micro-robots. Congratulations! Please follow this link for more information (in Polish only).

  • Michał Parniak wins M.Sc. thesis prize

13 February 2017

Michał Parniak received the Arkadiusz Piekara Best Master's Thesis Prize from the Polish Physical Society. Michał's thesis on „Four-photon nonlinear process in hot rubidium vapours as a potnetial light-matter interface" was carried out in the Quantum Memories Lab under the supervision of Wojciech Wasilewski. Congratulations!

  • Multiplexed quantum memory paper published in Physical Review Letters

8 February 2017

A paper on "High-Capacity Angularly Multiplexed Holographic Memory Operating at the Single-Photon Level" by Radek Chrapkiewicz, Michał Parniak and Wojciech Wasilewski from the Quantum Memories Lab was published in Physical Review Letters. More details in the press release!   

  • Single photon bandwidth converter paper published in Nature Photonics

23 November 2016

A paper on "Electro-optic bandwidth conversion of quantum light" by co-authored by Michał Karpiński and Michał Jachura (joint first authors) and their collaborators from the University of Oxford was published in Nature Photonics. Please see the press release for more details!

  • Fellowship for Radek Łapkiewicz

30 September 2016

Radek Łapkiewicz was awarded the prestigious Fellowship for Excellent Young Researchers from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The fellowship is awarded for 3 years and is based on Fellow's recent research achievements. More information here (Polish only).

  • Foundation for Polish Science grant for Michał Karpiński

18 August 2016

Michał Karpinski has been awarded funding for his project on Manipulating spectral entanglement by complex temporal phase modulation in the HOMING scheme run by the Foundation for Polish Science – more information here. The project will be carried out at the Quantum Photonics Lab in collaboration with the University of Oxford. It will develop new applications of entangled states of single-photon pulses in quantum communications and beyond.

  • Hologram of a Single Photon published in Nature Photonics

18 July 2016

A paper by Radek Chrapkiewicz and Wojtek Wasilewski from the Division of Optics and Michał Jachura and Konrad Banaszek from the Institute of Theoretical Physics has been published in Nature Photonics (link).

  • National Science Centre grant for Marcin Pastorczak and Czesław Radzewicz

30 October 2015

Marcin Pastorczak and Czesław Radzewicz have secured funding for their project on Vibrational energy relaxation pathways in liquid water – resolving the long-lasting problem with a novel technique: femtosecond infrared pump – stimulated Raman probe spectroscopy within the highly competitive OPUS programme of the National Science Centre of Poland (clik here for details). The project will be carried out at the Ultrafast Phenomena Lab in collaboration with the Laser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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