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We synthesize multicomponent oxide glasses for mid-infrared spectral range and we develop our own technology of nanostructured microoptical elements and nonlinear photonic crystal fibers. We investigate conditions of supercontinuum generation in our own fiber structures.


Invention Fairs and awards in 2015


During the previous year, our group's achievements in the nanostructured fiber optic elements were demonstrated and awarded at domestic and international inventions fairs:

- 43 International Invention Fair "Geneva inventions”,  in Geneva, 15 – 19 April 2015, award: silver medal

- International Invention, Innovation and Technology Fair, „ITEX 2015”, Kuala Lumpur, 21 – 23 May 2015, special award for ITME for the invention „Nanostructured gradient index microlenses with arbitrarily engineered spatial and chromatic properties”

- IX  International Warsaw Invention Fair IWIS 2015, Warsaw University of Technology, 12-14 October 2015, award: gold medal and mention

- OPTON 3. International Fair on Optoelectronics and Photonics OPTONexpo 2015, 8-9 April 2015, Warsaw, Poland.

Our nanostructured lenses featured on Applied Optics cover!


Our large elliptical nanostructured microlenses on the cover of Applied Optics Vol. 55 Issue 1.


Ryszard Buczynski, Adam Filipkowski, Andrew J. Waddie, Bernard Piechal, Jedrzej Nowosielski, Dariusz Pysz, Ryszard Stepien, and Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Large elliptical nanostructured gradient-index microlens, Applied Optics Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 89-94 (2016) doi: 10.1364/AO.55.000089

Link to full text here (OSA Publishing)

Read more: Our nanostructured lenses featured on Applied Optics cover!

Our paper published in Optical Materials Express was featured in SPOTLIGHT ON OPTICS in September 2015!



Our Team, in collaboration with our colleagues from the Faculty of Physics at University of Warsaw, published results on the designing and fabrication technology of photonic crystal fibers with a nanostructure in the core. The paper entitled "Limits in development of photonic crystal fibers with a subwavelength inclusion in the core" was also featured by OSA Publishing in the SPOTLIGHT ON OPTICS series, which includes the most significant research papers appearing in journals like Optics Letters, Optics Express or Optical Materials Express (and other OSA journals).

Link to the Spotlight on Optics summary of our paper:

Link to our full text paper:

The second paper in this topical area presents our results of technology and designing of a new approach to photonic crystal fibers. This is based on fibers, in which the cladding is a classic, uniform-index area, while the core is structured at the nanoscale level. This approach additionally enables arbitrary gradient index profiling of the core at the transverse plane of the fiber structure – not confined to an axial symmetry. The paper appeared in Optics Express vol. 23, issue 20, pp. 25588-25596 (2015).


Postdoc scholarship available


Institute of Electronic Materials Technology

within Programme TEAM funded by Foundation for Polish Science operated within 

the Innovative Economy Operational Programme 2007-2013 


scholarships for young PhD 

 (up 4 years after receiving PhD diploma) 

Education: PhD in Physics, Optoelectronics, Optical Engineering, 

Duration: 4 months, starting day:01 Sept. 2015

Project Title: Novel light sources based on photonic crystal fibers with nanostructured cores

Project Description: The goal of the research grant is to exploit capabilities in the creation of soft glass photonic crystal fibers with structured cores, which allow the generation of a continuous spectrum from the visible to the mid IR with a highly efficient wavelength conversion. The novelty of the proposed project is based on the fabrication of highly nonlinear photonic crystal fibers with structured cores made of two different glasses or air-glass structures with subwavelength features. The project cover several tasks as modeling of nonlinear phenomena in fibers, design of nonlinear photonic crystal fibers, design and development of highly nonlinear soft glass, development of photonic crystal fibers. The main tasks for a candidate will be as follows: modeling of nonlinear phenomena in photonic crystal fibers, development of modeling methods for nonlinear fibers with nanostructured features, participation in design and characterization of photonic crystal fibers as well as in characterization and development of broadband and tunable fibers light sources. 


- Experience in some of the following fields is required: (a) nonlinear fiber optics, (b) modeling of electromagnetic properties of optical media, (c) nanooptics, (d) gradient index optics. 

- very good knowledge of English 

- Involvement at work 

- Team working ability and ability to independently conduct research 

- Good knowledge of modeling methods in particular ability to the model linear and nonlinear phenomena in complex optical media

We offer: Work in team of energetic scientists, strong international collaboration , access to modern technology labs and participation in novel research. 

Payment: A scholarship of 5000 PLN/month will be provided. 

Application: Interested and field related candidates with relevant expertise are welcomed to send, preferably by e-mail: (a) an application letter, (b) Curriculum Vitae, (c) a scanned copy of University diploma or other relevant document, (d) record of achievements (papers, presentations etc), and (e) a reference letter to the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Submission deadline is 28th Aug. 2015. Applicants who receive a recommendation in the first stage will be invited to an interview, which will be held on 30-31th Aug. 2015. 

* Please put in your application a declaration of permission for personal data treatment required for recruitment procedure. 

Postal address: Prof. Ryszard Buczynski,

Institute of Electronic Materials Technology 

ul. Wólczyńska 133, 01-919 Warszawa 

Phone: +48 22 835 30 41 int.456

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