The main objective of development of the Photonic Technology Lab is to stimulate development of photonic technologies, such as:
- design, production and characterization of standard and special fiber optic lines or plasmonic structures,
- imaging of biological structures for the needs of medical diagnostics and therapy,
- laser, Terahertz and molecular spectroscopy.
This will be achieved by creating state-of-the-art research and development workstations.
The Photonic Technology Laboratory will have a distributed structure, spread across main photonic research centres within Poland. This will enable taking advantage of the complementary competences of research groups from six scientific institutions in Poland. Their integration and strengthening through investment in new apparatus will generate a synergy effect, leading to quick development of photonic technologies by Polish research laboratories and their transfer to the commercial market. The aim of all of the Laboratory members is to generate the infrastructural capacity to conduct global-quality research in photonics and to render specialized commercial services. Because of the varying, yet complementary, competences of the individual research groups, this research will be conducted simultaneously through development of the infrastructure, which is to enable development/ construction of:
- systems for time-resolved diagnostics using non-linear laser spectroscopy,
- systems for detection of low concentrations of industrial and/or toxic gas analytes,
- systems of spectrometric chemical detectors, characterized by yet unmatched spectral and temporal resolution and enhanced sensitivity thanks to placement of the sample in a resonator,
- broad-band detection systems for fast 4D in vivo imaging of biomedical objects,
- systems for industrial microprocessing of materials using ultra-short pulse lasers,
- unique apparatus for examination of photophysical properties of photoactive materials,
- infrastructure for basic and industrial research of functional materials and meta-materials and plasmonic structures for special applications,
- infrastructure for optical metrology, non-linear wavelength conversion, passive and active optic fiber laser components and fiber optic photonic components with new functionalities,
- infrastructure for fast and complex designing and prototyping of optoelectronic and integrated systems, hybrid photonic and micro-optical systems,
- infrastructure for designing, developing, processing and characterization of optical fibers (including fibers for special applications).
The NLPQT project will enable taking advantage of the available human resources and investing in state-of-the-art research infrastructure. Thus. it will facilitate conducting research in the field of photonics according to the most demanding standards, as well as to provide specialized commercial services.