Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory

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Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory

The laboratory is fully equipped for conducting comprehensive characterizations of luminescent materials in the form of powders, solutions, or thin films. The laboratory is designed to provide measurements of emission and excitation spectra, decay times and determination of quantum yields.

The special structure of the laboratory ensures preparation of projects dedicated to the needs of customers, allows supervision over scientific and research works related to optical materials that have a specialized application in various areas, from modern lighting (e.g. of LED type); through anti-counterfeiting marking, to advanced medical technologies.

Contact: inquiries@port.org.pl

  • Measurements of emission and excitation spectra of provided materials, including time-resolved spectra; with spectral range of excitation from 200 to 900 nm, detection range from 200 to 1010 nm;
  • Decay time measurements including picosecond and nanosecond ones with the use of TCSPC method; with picosecond laser, Supercontinuum Fianium White Lase UV: spectral range of excitation from 390 to 2000 nm and detection at the wavelength from 390 to 1400 nm;
  • Determination of quantum yields for phosphors with spectral range of excitation from 200 to 900 nm, and detection from 200 to 1010 nm;
  • Full characterization of emission properties of organic and inorganic compounds; as crystals, powders and nano-materials;
  • Synthesis of compounds with well defined luminescent properties
  • FLS980 Fluorescence Spectrometer (Edinburgh Instruments):
    – emission and excitation spectra, and measurements of lifetimes in the range from microseconds to seconds with using microsecond Xe lamp as excitation source:
    a. set of detectors – lifetime measurements at wavelengths from 200 to 1400 nm
    b. spectral range of excitation from 200 to 2000 nm,
    c. set of detectors and grids, measurements of emission spectra from 200 to 2550 nm measurements at RT and 77 K
  • FLS980 Fluorescence Spectrometer with the sphere for determining quantum yield (Edinburgh Instruments):
    – determination of quantum yields of solutions, powders and thin films
    – spectral measurements with using Xe lamp as excitation source:
    a. spectral range of excitation from 200 to 900 nm,
    b. spectral range of emission from 200 to 1010 nm,
  • Stationary measurement module, fluorescence and phosphorescence decay time (Edinburgh Instruments):
    – excitation source :
    – Xe lamp (from 200 to 2000 nm)
    – Xe μF2 high energy lamp for phosphorescence measurement
    – nF920 Nanosecond Flashlamp
    – Vis-IR Supercontinuum Laser from 390 to 2200 nm, emission spectral range from 200 to 2200 nm, enabling measurements of picosecond and nanosecond lifetimes with TCSPC method in the range from 390 to 1400 nm;
    – Measurements of sub-nanosecond and nanosecond lifetimes at wavelengths from 200 to 1400 nm, excited with a nanosecond lamp (200 to 400 nm)
    – Measurements of picosecond and nanosecond lifetimes with TCSPC method at 980 nm excitation with a diode laser
  • UV-vis Evolution 300 Spectrophotometer (Thermo Scientific):
    – double beam
    – source: Xe lamp
    – spectral range: 190 – 1100 nm
    – spectral resolution: 0.5 nm
  • Nicolet is50 FT-IR Spectroometer (Thermo Scientific):
    – two radiation sources: visible and infrared
    – three detectors
    – overall spectral range: 28000 cm–1 – 2800 cm–1 (357 nm – 3.57 μm)
    – spectral resolution: 0.125 cm–1
  • Cryostats with ARS-4HW compressor (Advanced Research Systems Inc.):
    – minimal temperature: 10 K
    – compatible with UV-vis and FT-IR spectrometers and Edinburg Instruments fluorescence spectrometer
  • Diffuse reflection accessory Praying Mantis (Harrick Scientific Instruments):
    – compatible with UV-vis and FT-IR spectrometers

Joanna Cybińska PhD – Laboratory Manager

Magdalena Wilk-Kozubek PhD.Eng.

Maciej Czajkowski  PhD.Eng.

Bartłomiej Potaniec MSc

Marcin Skoreński PhD.Eng.

Anna Madej MS

„LaserMark”, financed by: NCBiR „Security and Defense of Country”,

project Leader: PWPW S.A. (Polish Security Printing Works), realization of the project in years: 2016-2020 

realization of the project in Luminescent Materials and Optical Spectroscopy Laboratories in years: 2016-2018

principal investigator: Joanna Cybińska

„Fabrication and characteristics of new liquid-crystalline materials comprising chiral ionic compounds for application in light modulators”)

„CILC”,  finananced by National Science Centre, Sonata-11,

realization of the project in Luminescent Materials and Optical Spectroscopy Laboratories in years:: 2017-2019

principal investigator: Maciej Czajkowski

Below, you can find the publications of the laboratory staff:

  1. “Open-framework manganese(II) and cobalt(II) borophosphates with helical chains: structures, magnetic, and luminescent properties”,
    M. Li, V. Smetana, M. Wilk-Kozubek, Y. Mudryk, T. Alammar, V. K. Pecharsky, A.-V. Mudring, 
    InorgChem., 2017,
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01423.
  2. “Synthesis, structural characterization and computational studies of catena-poly[chlorido[m3-(pyridin-1-ium-3-yl)phosphonato-k3O:O’:O”]zinc(II)]”,
    M. Wilk-Kozubek, K. N. Jarzembska, J. Janczak, V. Videnova-Adrabinska,
    Acta Cryst., 2017, C73, 363–368.
    DOI: 10.1107/S2053229617004478 
  3. “Cholesteric gratings induced by electric field in mixtures of liquid crystal and novel chiral ionic liquid”, 
    M. Czajkowski, J. Klajn, J. Cybińska, J. Feder-Kubis, K. Komorowska,
    Liq. Cryst., 2017, 44, 911-923.
    DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2016.1254825 
  4. “Design of LaPO4:Nd3+materials by using ionic liquids”,
    J. Cybińska, M. Guzik, C. Lorbeer, E. Zych, Y. Guyot, G. Boulon, A.-V. Mudring
    Optical Materials, 2017, 63, 76-87.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2016.09.025 
  5. “Ionic liquid supported synthesis of nano-sized rare earth doped phosphates”,
    J. Cybińska, M. Guzik, C. Lorbeer, E. Zych, A.-V. Mudring
    Journal of Luminescence, 2017, 189, 99-112.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2017.02.033
  6. “Breaking the paradigm: record quindecim charged magnetic ionic liquids”,
    D. Prodius, V. Smetana, S. Steinberg, M. Wilk-Kozubek, Y. Mudryk, V. K. Pecharsky, A.-V. Mudring, 
    Mater. Horiz., 2017, 4, 217–221.
    DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00468G 
  7. “A new photoluminescent feature in LuPO4:Eu thermoluminescent sintered materials”
    J. Zeler, J. Cybińska, E. Zych 
    RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 57920-57928. 
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09588G 
  8. “An electron-deficient azacoronene obtained by radial π extension”
    M. Żyła-Karwowska, H. Zhylitskaya, J. Cybińska, T. Lis, P. J. Chmielewski, M. Stępień
    Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2016, 55, 14658-14662.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201608400 
  9. “Bandgap engineering in π-extended pyrroles : a modular approach to electron-deficient chromophores with multi-redox activity”
    H. Zhylitskaya, J. Cybińska, P. J. Chmielewski, T. Lis, M. Stępień
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 11390-11398.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07826 
  10. “Controllable synthesis of nanoscale YPO4:Eu3+ in ionic liquid”
    J. Cybińska, M. Woźniak, A. V. Mudring, E. Zych
    Journal of Luminescence, 2016, 169, 868-873.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.07.008 
  11. “Incorporation of luminescent semiconductor nanoparticles into liquid crystal matrix”,
    M. Czajkowski, J. Cybińska, M. Woźniak, P. Słupski, M. Nikodem, F. Granek,K. Komorowska,
    J.  Lumin., 2016, 169, 850-856.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.08.011 
  12. “SrS:Ce and LuPO4:Eu sintered ceramics : old phosphors with new functionalities” 
    E. Zych, D. Kulesza, J. Zeler, J. Cybińska, K. Fiączyk, A. Wiatrowska
    ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2016, 5, R3078-R3088. 
    DOI: 10.1149/2.0101601jss 
  13. “Synthesis of a peripherally conjugated 5-6-7 nanographene”
    M. Żyła, E. Gońka, P. J. Chmielewski, J. Cybińska, M. Stępień
    Chemical Science, 2016, 7, 286-294. 
    DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03280F 
  14. “Anomalous red and infrared luminescence of Ce3+ ions in SrS:Ce sintered ceramics”
    D. Kulesza, J. Cybińska, L. Seijo, Z. Barandiarán, E. Zych
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015, 119, 27649-27656. 
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06921

Below, you can find pictures of the facilities and equipment of the Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory.

Spectrofluorimeter FLS980 with additional NIR light sources and detectors (Edingburgh Instruments)

UV-Vis-NIR Absorption spectrometers (Thermo Scientific)


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