Quantum Photonics Laboratory, University of Warsaw

The group


Who we are

We are a young dynamic group within the Optics Division of the Faculty of Physics (FUW) at the University of Warsaw (UW). FUW is a world-class physics research centre covering a broad area of physics and is the leading physics research institution in Poland. It hosts numerous groups both in optics (Ultrafast Phenomena Lab, Quantum Memories Lab, Photonic Nanostructures Facility, Information Optics Lab, Cold Atoms, Femtosecond Spectroscopy) as well as quantum information, quantum metrology, and communications theory. This gives us an ideal setting for our research. Interested in joining us? Please check the Jobs section below!

Our Lab

We work in a state-of-the-art optical lab furnished with cutting-edge equipment. This includes a stable ultra-wide-band (up to 35 GHz) arbitrary electro-optic phase modulation setup, an aperiodic time lens, custom dispersive media (thanks to collaboration with ORC in Southampton, UK), low timing jitter superconducting single-photon-counting detectors, telecom and 1.7 – 2.1 um fs pulsed lasers, photon pair sources and a complex optical spectrum analyser for spectrum and spectral phase measurements. We appreciate the initial support of Konrad Banaszek, Czesław Radzewicz and numerous funding programmes (EU Structural Funds, National Science Centre of Poland ). Our current funding includes a QuantERA grant (together with groups in Germany, Italy, France & UK) and a project funded by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) First Team programme — please click here for more details! We are also part of the National Laboratory for Photonics and Quantum technologies – NLPQT infrastructural project which funded our recent equipment purchases. We have recently completed another FNP project — please click here for details.

Main Team
Michał Karpiński

Team leader

Filip Sośnicki

Postdoctoral Researcher

Michał Mikołajczyk

PhD Student

Adam Widomski

PhD Student

Sanjay Kapoor

PhD Student

Jerzy Szuniewicz

PhD Student

Summer students
Prashant Dagale

Summer of 2018

Martin Luttmann

Summer of 2018

Monika Mikulicz

Summer of 2018

Jadwiga Wilkens

Summer of 2019, financed by DAAD

Lyudmila Silantieva

Autumn of 2020, financed by BARI - Baltic Science Network

Cedric Hannemann

Summer of 2021

Karol Piotrowski

Summer of 2023, financed by Candela Fundation

Doğukan Taş

Summer of 2023

Ali Golestani

Postdoc at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Maciek Gałka

Master student,
Obtained his PhD in Cambridge

Dominika Bondar

Working at Fluence.technology

Arifah Nurul Amaliah

Now, working in Vigo Systems