Robert V. Chimenti

Director, RVC Photonics LLC

Robert V. Chimenti is the Director of RVC Photonics LLC (Pitman, NJ), as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ). He has earned undergraduate degrees in physics, photonics, and business administration, as well as an M.S. in Electro-Optics from the University of Dayton. Over a nearly 20-year career in optics and photonics, he has primarily focused on the development of new laser and spectroscopy applications, with a heavy emphasis on vibrational spectroscopy. He is also very heavily involved in the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), where he has served for several years as the Workshops Chair for the annual SciX conference and will be taking over as General Chair for the 2021 SciX conference.

(Courtesy of Pendar Technologies)
FIGURE 1. Microscope image of Pendar’s 32-element monolithic QCL array.
Lasers & Sources

Are discrete-wavelength QCL arrays the future of mid-IR spectroscopy?

Jan. 20, 2022
Discrete array quantum-cascade lasers (QCLs) and associated algorithms can be used to dramatically increase signal-to-noise and decrease overall collection times in mid-infrared...
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FIGURE 1. Imagio breast imaging system from Seno Medical (San Antonio, TX).
Bio&Life Sciences

Current trends in photoacoustic imaging

Jan. 3, 2022
New developments in photoacoustic imaging (PAI) for clinical applications include the use of pulsed LEDs to replace Q-switched lasers and the integration of PAI with optical coherence...
Reprinted from Reference 4, with publisher’s permission
FIGURE 3. Images of living MiaPaca2 cancer cells: Scattering image (a); O-PTIR image at 1650 cm-1 (b); O-PTIR image at 1750 cm-1 (c); fluorescence image stained with Nile red and excited at 532 nm (d); F-PTIR image at 1650 cm-1 (e); F-PTIR image at 1750 cm-1 (f); fluorescence image stained with Rhodamine 123 (Rho123) and excited at 488 nm (g); F-PTIR image at 1650 cm-1 (h); and F-PTIR image at 1750 cm-1 (i).
Detectors & Imaging

Researchers demonstrate new approaches to IR microscopy

Dec. 15, 2021
A brand-new technique—fluorescence-detected mid-infrared photothermal microscopy (F-PTIR)—combines the resolution and sensitivity of fluorescence microscopy with the specificity...