Achievements

In addition to conducting research, Prof. Konrad Banaszek, Head of the QOT, is also the scientific coordinator of QuantERA, a network of 32 organisations supporting research in 26 countries. QuantERA supports international cooperation and research into quantum technologies, and closer collaboration between academia and industry. The programme is coordinated by the Polish National Science Centre (NCN). The programme has a budget of more than EUR 26 milion, of which 11.5 million has been provided by the European Commission.

Examples of publications

Temporal imaging for ultra-narrowband few-photon states of light

Mazelanik, A. Leszczyński, M. Lipka, M. Parniak, and W. Wasilewski

Optica, 2020, 7(3), 203-208

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.382891

Quantum limits in optical communications

Banaszek, L. Kunz, M. Jachura, and M. Jarzyna, J.

Lightwave Technol., 2020, 38(10), 2741-2754

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2020.2973890

Entanglement negativity as a universal non-Markovianity witness

Kolodynski, S. Rana, and A. Streltsov

Phys. Rev. A, 2020, 101, 020303(R)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.101.020303

Examples of patent applications and patents

Title
A receiver for receiving information transmitted using very weak light pulses, a system for transmitting information comprising such a receiver and a method for transmitting information using very weak light pulses
Applicant
K. Banaszek, M. Jachura
Application number
EP3692657, EP3734862, US app. 16/759,883, CN111328444, PCT/IB2018/058421
Filing date
30.10.2017
Title
The method of quantum distribution of the cryptographic key using very weak light pulses, the transmitter, receiver, set of receivers and the system for quantum distribution of the cryptographic key using very weak light pulses, the method of transmitting the cryptographic key using very weak light pulses and the method of receiving the cryptographic key using very weak light pulses.
Applicant
K. Banaszek, M. Jachura, M. Jarzyna, M. Pawłowski (University of Gdansk)
Application number
P.433108, PCT in preparation
Filing date
29.02.2020
Title
System for generating entangled photon pairs of multimode quantum memory for regeneration of a quantum signal at a distance, a method for generating entangled photon pairs of multimode quantum memory for regeneration of a quantum signal at a distance.
Applicant
W. Wasilewski, M. Lipka, M. Mazelanik, M. Parniak-Niedojadło, K. Zdanowski, A. Ostasiuk, A. Leszczyński
Application number
P.434142
Filing date
31.05.2020
Title
A method of calibrating an image amplifier to reduce crosstalk signals at the input to a microchannel system and an image amplifier calibration kit.
Applicant
M. Lipka, W. Wasilewski, M. Mazelanik, M. Parniak-Niedojadło
Application number
P. 430266
Filing date
17.06.2019
Title
A method of optical communication for information transmission and cryptographic key distribution, and a system for implementing the method.
Applicant
K. Banaszek, M. Jachura, P. Kolenderski, M. Lasota
Application number
P.436177
Filing date
30.11.2020

In addition to conducting research, Prof. Konrad Banaszek, Head of the QOT, is also the scientific coordinator of QuantERA, a network of 32 organisations supporting research in 26 countries. QuantERA supports international cooperation and research into quantum technologies, and closer collaboration between academia and industry. The programme is coordinated by the Polish National Science Centre (NCN). The programme has a budget of more than EUR 26 milion, of which 11.5 million has been provided by the European Commission.

Examples of publications

Temporal imaging for ultra-narrowband few-photon states of light

Mazelanik, A. Leszczyński, M. Lipka, M. Parniak, and W. Wasilewski

Optica, 2020, 7(3), 203-208

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.382891

Quantum limits in optical communications

Banaszek, L. Kunz, M. Jachura, and M. Jarzyna, J.

Lightwave Technol., 2020, 38(10), 2741-2754

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2020.2973890

Entanglement negativity as a universal non-Markovianity witness

Kolodynski, S. Rana, and A. Streltsov

Phys. Rev. A, 2020, 101, 020303(R)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.101.020303

Examples of patent applications and patents

Title
A receiver for receiving information transmitted using very weak light pulses, a system for transmitting information comprising such a receiver and a method for transmitting information using very weak light pulses
Applicant
K. Banaszek, M. Jachura
Application number
EP3692657, EP3734862, US app. 16/759,883, CN111328444, PCT/IB2018/058421
Filing date
30.10.2017
Title
The method of quantum distribution of the cryptographic key using very weak light pulses, the transmitter, receiver, set of receivers and the system for quantum distribution of the cryptographic key using very weak light pulses, the method of transmitting the cryptographic key using very weak light pulses and the method of receiving the cryptographic key using very weak light pulses.
Applicant
K. Banaszek, M. Jachura, M. Jarzyna, M. Pawłowski (University of Gdansk)
Application number
P.433108, PCT in preparation
Filing date
29.02.2020
Title
System for generating entangled photon pairs of multimode quantum memory for regeneration of a quantum signal at a distance, a method for generating entangled photon pairs of multimode quantum memory for regeneration of a quantum signal at a distance.
Applicant
W. Wasilewski, M. Lipka, M. Mazelanik, M. Parniak-Niedojadło, K. Zdanowski, A. Ostasiuk, A. Leszczyński
Application number
P.434142
Filing date
31.05.2020
Title
A method of calibrating an image amplifier to reduce crosstalk signals at the input to a microchannel system and an image amplifier calibration kit.
Applicant
M. Lipka, W. Wasilewski, M. Mazelanik, M. Parniak-Niedojadło
Application number
P. 430266
Filing date
17.06.2019
Title
A method of optical communication for information transmission and cryptographic key distribution, and a system for implementing the method.
Applicant
K. Banaszek, M. Jachura, P. Kolenderski, M. Lasota
Application number
P.436177
Filing date
30.11.2020