Student Internship Program Resonators 2022


The aim of the Resonators 2022 project is to create a unique internship program for talented students of disciplines related to optics and photonics, who undertake their studies at polish universities. Interns, selected in an open competition, will receive scholarships to cover the costs of changing their place of residence for the duration of the internship. At the same time, students participating in the project will be covered by a program of specialized training courses aimed at improving their soft skills.


Edition 2022

In 2022, the Candela Foundation is organizing a pilot edition at the University of Warsaw, under which 3 scholarships will be financed, each worth PLN 4,500 gross. During the 8-week internship, the Scholarship Holders will participate in research work under the supervision of Internship Advisors.

Who can apply?

Students of disciplines related to optics and photonics, who undertake their studies at polish universities. The condition for participation in the program is to complete your internship in a city other than the one in which you are currently studying; in the 2022 edition it is Warsaw.


About the Edition



Advisors: dr Tomasz Jakubczyk & Nilesh Dalla, MSc

Proposed topics of the internship:
Open tunable optical microcavities, single-photon emitters, finesse, Q factor of a microcavity

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List of publications: Tomasz Jakubczyk
Laboratory website:

Advisors: dr Michał Karpiński & Ali Golestani, MSc

Proposed topics of the internship:
Experiments and/or numerical modelling for quantum temporal optics
You will work in a modern quantum optical laboratory, where we study the encoding of quantum information in the time-frequency degree of freedom of light. We work with pulsed fs and ps lasers, photon-pair sources, single-photon detectors, single-photon spectrometers, free-space, and fiber optics. Within the internship you may construct a new part of our experimental apparatus or add new functionality to an existing one – for example: build or modify an entangled photon pair source, an automated delay line, an interferometer, a tunable spectrum filter, a fiber examining bench. We also offer projects based on numerical simulation of quantum or nonlinear optical phenomena. You could also work on a set of 3D printed optomechanical elements and characterize their performance with the goal of lowering the access threshold to the experimental optics for students from developing countries. The result of your work will most likely be incorporated into one of our research projects.

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Advisors: prof. dr hab. Piotr Kossacki & dr hab. Jacek Kasprzak

Proposed topic of the internship:
The intern will participate in building the experimental setup for four-wave-mixing spectroscopy of the nanostructures.

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List of publications: Piotr Kossacki, Jacek Kasprzak
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Advisors: dr hab. Jan Suffczyński & mgr Tomasz Fąs

Proposed topics of the internship:
1. Subwavelength diffraction gratings for lasing semiconductor structures

Subwavelength optics explores the interaction of light with objects smaller than its wavelength. An example of such objects is the subwavelength diffraction grating consisting of dielectric stripes arranged periodically in the form of a one-dimensional structure. The aim of the research will be to use the optical modes of the subwavelength diffraction grating to enhance emissions from semiconductor layers such as transition metal dichalcogens or perovskites.

2. Raman scattering studies of the layered antiferromagnets
Raman scattering measurements allow to obtain a lot of data about the properties of the tested material. The aim of the research will be to use Raman spectroscopy to obtain infromation about the magnetic structure and phase transitions in antiferromagnetic layered and volumetric materials.

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List of publications: Jan Suffczyński
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Advisors: dr hab. Michał Tomza, prof. UW & member of the Quantum Molecular Systems group

Proposed topics of the internship:
Theory of ultracold atom, ultracold molecules, ultracold collisions, quantum dynamics, quantum simulation, molecular electronic structure

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Advisors: prof. dr hab. Andrzej Wysmołek & dr Johannes Binder

Proposed topic of the internship:
The topic of the internship will be the study of photonic structures made with the use of hexagonal boron nitride grown in our laboratory. The Intern will learn the MOVPE technology and various methods of characterization of semiconductor nanostructures such as: Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), photoluminescence and other optical methods.

1. “Heteroepitaxial Growth of High Optical Quality, Wafer-Scale van der Waals Heterostrucutres”, K. Ludwiczak et al. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13, 47904-47911, (2021)
2. “Suspended graphene on germanium: selective local etching via laser-induced photocorrosion of germanium”, J. Binder et al. 2D Materials 8 035043 (2021)
3. “Two stage epitaxial growth of wafer-size multilayer h-BN by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy – a homoepitaxial approach“, A. K Dąbrowska et al. 2D Materials 8, 015017 (2020)
4. “Upconverted electroluminescence via Auger scattering of interlayer excitons in van der Waals heterostructures”, J. Binder et al. Nature Communications 10, 2335 (2019),



Application submission opens

Application deadline

Completion of the formal assessment

Completion of the second and third stages of the substantive assessment; ranking list

Announcement of the results

Preparation and sending of the contract to the Interns

Beginning of the Internship at the Program Partner under the supervision of the Advisors


Scholarship Committee

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

The estimated net amount of the scholarship is about PLN 4,381. The Foundation is currently waiting for approval of the program by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which will enable the Scholarship to be tax-free. 

Yes, it is possible – please send an e-mail to In the case of this year’s Edition, only employees of the University of Warsaw can become the Internship Advisors, but we also encourage interested persons representing other Organizations to contact us – this will allow us to include you in future Editions.

Additional information is provided by the Program Coordinators at the email address:

Partner of the Program

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