A unique in both national and international scale quantum cryptography laboratory equipped with systems for quantum key distribution in no-entanglement and entanglement based protocols. The laboratory is actively cooperating with leading scientific centers in quantum cryptography, among others with IdQuantique (University of Geneva spin-off) and AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology related to Wien University). The ongoing QKD research have important strategic meaning for Polish participation in this new of information and communication security. The role of quantum cryptography will be specially pronounced upon a potential breakthrough in scalable quantum information and computation.
A state of the art laboratory focused on energy transfer in nanostructures, equipped with among others the highest-class Horiba-Jobin-Yvone Raman spectrometer, Park atomic force (AFM) microscope and an artificial sun and fotovoltaic laboratory. The laboratory implements projects in nano-photovoltaics and plasmonics, that are targeted at increasing efficiency of the solar PV cells of new generations, based on semiconductor and the 'plastic' organic structures. Research is conducted in wide international cooperation and the projects have not only experimental nature, but also important conceptual and theoretical component upon cooperation with theoretical physicists.
A distributed cluster of mainframe-class Dell computational workstations equipped with modern specialized scientific software environments for computer modelling. The laboratory carries modelling and numerical computational tasks for undertaking wide area of research in quantum mechanics applications and in other aspects of NLQT laboratory operations, supported among others with several projects of the Polish National Center for Science.
NLQT laboratory have further co-invested the existing on WUT very well equipped ultrafast spectroscopy laboratory and have supplemented it with high-end unique class equipment. The laboratory implements experimental projects with strongly pronounced scientific international cooperation.
NLQT offers possibilities to implement research in most advanced and current areas and technologies of quantum mechanics.
NLQT implements multiple projects with widely addressed international scientific cooperation with advanced partners.
NLQT offers a wide range of possible and pursued research areas accessible with the available equipment.
Laboratory personnel consists of teams of advanced and internationally recognized scientists
Laboratory enables students to participate in unique high-tech and quantum oriented internships
Taking part in cutting-edge experiments in the field of advanced quantum technologies
NLQT was created in 2008 on the initiative of the Polish National Center for Research and Development and LFPPI, a Polish national research network Committee for Scientific Research Laboratory of Physical Foundations of Information Processing. NLQT is a network project - in its consortium NLQT is the implementer of equipment investments in the field of state of the art quantum technologies with overall budget of about 50 million PLN, in particular, quantum optics laboratory equipment. The project involved five of the eight members of the NLQT consortium, and quantum technologies dedicated laboratories, including quantum information processing and engineering, were developed at the University of Warsaw, the Wroclaw University of Technology, the Nicolaus Copernicus University, the Jagiellonian University and the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In addition to these centers the NLQT network is co-created by the University of Gdańsk, the University of Łódź and the Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, which also own modern quantum laboratories for NLQT network disposal. The initial total value of the NLQT network project, financed by the Innovative Economy Operational Programme under the European Regional Development Fund amounted to 48 million PLN. NLQT Laboratory at the Technical University of Wroclaw originally is a laboratory equipment investment for 8 million PLN, which since its implementation is being systematically expanded in terms of both the equipment base and carried out scientific projects, similarly as in the case of other laboratories in NLQT network.
The creation of NLQT was aimed at creation of a Polish national platform for cooperation and exchange of experiences in the field of quantum technologies experimental research. The NLQT consortium consists of leading universities and scientific-research units in the country:
LFPPI (Laboratory of Physical Foundations of Information Processing) is a national scientific network, bringing together about 20 Polish scientific institutions conducting research in the field of quantum information processing, including among others, University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, Wroclaw University of Technology, Centre for Theoretical Physics in Warsaw, Gdansk University, Nicolaus Copernicus University, University of Łódź, AGH University of Science and Technology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska-University, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. LFPPI was an implementer of the Polish Ministry commissioned project "Quantum information processing and quantum engineering" and a co-implementer of many other projects of national and international scale.
Full list of equipment originally implemented within the network of the National Laboratory for Quantum Technologies: