First Team Foundation for Polish Science

Up until recently quantum optical effects in imaging were regarded as a peculiarity. New developments in photon detection technology changed this situation. In Quantum Imaging 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).

THE GOAL OF THE PROJECT: demonstrate that by measuring light correlations, rather than light intensity, we can break the limitations of standard imaging.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THE PROJECT: new imaging techniques based on light intensity correlations, including super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and digital holography (phase imaging).

TOTAL BUDGET OF THE PROJECT:             5 136 663.95 PLN

EU CONTRIBUTION:                                        5 136 663.95 PLN

The work is carried out within the project “Spatiotemporal photon correlation measurements for quantum metrology and super-resolution microscopy” funded by the First Team program 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