First Team FNP

Up until recently quantum optical effects in imaging were regarded as a peculiarity. New developments in photon detection technology changed this situation. In Quantum Optics Lab at the University of Warsaw we will develop new tools and methods for detecting photons with high spatial and temporal resolution. These tools will enable us to extract useful information from light more efficiently, which is crucial for applications where the number of detected photons is the limiting factor (in our case fluorescence microscopy and low light holography).

Our goal is to demonstrate that by measuring light correlations, rather than light intensity, we can break the limitations of standard imaging.

The work is carried out within the project “Spatiotemporal photon correlation measurements for quantum metrology and super-resolution microscopy” funded by the First Team programme of the Foundation for Polish Science.


Radek Łapkiewicz (group leader)

Konstantin Rusakov (scientific-technical specialist)

Sanjukta Kundu (PhD student)

Alexander Krupiński-Ptaszek (student)

Stanisław Kurdziałek (student)

Adrian Makowski (student)

Wiktor Szadowiak (student)

Jerzy Szuniewicz (student)

Aleksandra Środa (student)

Partner in the project:

Professor Yaron Silberberg

Weizmann Institute of Science