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In the current issue of the Photonics Letters of Poland, one may find six papers related to different aspects of photonics like: 1) the generation of highly confined focal spots with extended focal depth with the use of azimuthally polarized Lorentz Gaussian vortex beam; 2) application of fiber optic sensors utilizing machine learning algorithms for temperature measurement of lithium-ion batteries; 3) using Digital Image Correlation as an optical full-field technique to provide precise and accurate identification of the character of the load applied to elements under test in the industrial environment; 4) discussion on the technological challenges of silica-titania thin film deposition via a simple and cost-effective sol-gel process and dip-coating method; 5) simulation and analyzes of four organic and inorganic materials performance to be utilized as hole transport layer in the design of germanium-based Perovskite Solar Cells; 6) synthesis, grown and characterization of 3ACPM single-crystal as a prospective option to be applied in the field of nonlinear optics.
The current issue of Photonics Letters of Poland features papers related to various aspects of photonics, including: the design of optical sensor for water turbidity to obtain precise water quality values without interference from outside light (unlike previous studies using conventional turbidity sensors); extraction and optical characterization of silica from reeds biomass in various annealing temperatures indicating a shift of the optical properties and dielectric functions towards longer wavelengths with an increase of annealing temperature; theoretical demonstration of the electric and magnetic energy densities and energy flux for radially variant vector beam focusing through a dielectric interface to generate novel focal structures for corresponding radial indices; the design of apodizer which significantly improves the performance of three-zone aberrated optical systems by increasing the intensity and suppressing the side lobes for higher degrees of defocus and primary spherical aberration thanks to application of specific amplitude filter.
In the current issue of the Photonics Letters of Poland, one may find nine papers related to different aspects of photonics like: i) theoretical analysis of sensor structure based on the planar waveguide with a grating coupler to determine selected physical properties of blood; ii) AFM microscopy-based analysis of the influence of the oxidation method on the reduced graphene oxide; iii) microcrystalline diamond film evaluation by spectroscopic optical coherence tomography; iv) theoretical model of a planar broadband differential waveguide interferometer with gradient refractive index distribution; v) consideration of the color quality change when switching from fluorescent lamps to LEDs; vi) application of the 3D-FDTD method to design a refractive index sensor based on a slotted photonic crystal nanobeam cavity; vii) fabrication of a spot size expander using UV-curable resin on the end facet of a fiber with a high numerical aperture; viii) an experimental study of fiber-coupled fluorescence broadband light source suitable for spectroscopic applications; ix) analyzes the influence of the photo-polymerization process on the propagation properties of photonic crystal fiber filled with liquid crystalline mixture combined with reactive monomer and photoinitiator on the propagational properties. Eventually, the information about the 50th jubilee edition of the WILGA Symposium on Photonics Applications is given.
This issue was co-finaced in the frame of R&D Project "Stadion2" realized in the frame of agreement between Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology and SVT sp. z o. o. sp. k. from 29.11.2019.
This issue was guest edited by Salvador X. Bara (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) and Irena Fryc (Bialystok University of Technology).
The current issue of the Photonics Letters of Poland contains ten papers that describe many different aspects at photonics. There are papers about: Photometry and Multispectral Estimation (Univ. Santiago de Compostela, Univ. Murcia, Univ Complutense de Madrid), Entropy and Transmision (Univ. Estadual de Goiás, Univ. Paulista, Univ. Federal da Paraíba, Univ. Federal de Goiás), different Aspects of Light Pollution (Bialystok Univ. of Technology, Warsaw Univ. of technology and Lodz Univ. of Technology), Measurements of Sky Brightness (Krakow Univ. of Technology), Fiber Lasers (Military Univ. of Technol.), Conductive Polymers (Silesian Univ. of Technol.), and 3D Printing (Gdansk Univ. of Technol.). The papers give a flavor of selected research activities of Photonics Society of Poland Board members and their collaborators.
"Liquid Crystals for Photonics" - editorial note by Tomasz R. Woliński, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw, Poland
7th International Workshop on Liquid Crystals for Photonics (WLCP-2018, wlcp2018.pl) was held in Jastrzębia Góra, Poland from September 17 to September 21, 2018 in the “Primavera” hotel at a beautiful Polish Baltic Sea shore, 70 km north of Gdańsk – the place where “Solidarity” movement was born in 1980 – and it gathered around 80 participants from Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, Israel, Qatar, Russia, (16 countries in total).
The purpose of the Workshop was to provide a forum for liquid crystal (LC) scientists, researchers, and engineers from all over the world to present their pioneering work on recent progress in LC research for photonics and to exchange their ideas. The discussions provided a state-of-the-art overview of the area, highlighting the latest advances and possible future directions.
The Workshop scientific program included 4 tutorials and 4 keynote plenary lectures given by leading scientists working on liquid crystal photonics as well 6 invited talks and 32 oral contributions to enable stimulating discussions among researchers working in LC materials and devices for photonics.
Excellent plenary presentations: on phase separation in liquid crystals by Prof. Jan Lagerwall (Luxembourg), on electro-optics of oblique helicoidal cholesterics by Prof. Oleg Lavrentowich (USA), on complex liquid crystal geometries created by periodic photo-alignment by Prof. Kristiaan Neyts (Belgium), and on LC light modulators for non-display applications by Prof. Norbert Freuehauf (Germany) was delivered during the Workshop. Prof. L-C Chien (USA) outlined in his invited presentation augmenting light-cholesteric interactions with polymer-stabilized conical helix. Prof. J. M. Oton (Spain) was talking about modulating transmission of waveguides with tunable cladding. Prof. M. Karpierz (Poland) reviewed nonlinear guided light beams in LC structures; Prof. W. Królikowski (Australia/Qatar) devoted his talk to frustrated achiral and chiral nematics with potential for photonics while Dr. E. Oton’s (Spain/Poland) presentation was devoted to blue phase layers as 3D photonic crystals.
The sponsors of the event were Polish Academy of Sciences, Military University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, and Photonics Society of Poland, who has distinguished best students presentations of the Workshop: Inge Nys (Belgium, 1 place), Koki Imamura (Japan, 2 place), and Agata Budaszewska (Poland, 3 place).
The current issue of Photonics Letters of Poland contains 9 letters mostly based on the ideas presented during the 7th International Workshop on Liquid Crystals for Photonics.