The New Technologies Shaping Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

An article by Robert V. Chimenti originally published in Photonics Spectral (Feb 2020) discusses how the near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy has emerged from a laboratory data collection method to a real-time sensor data gathering method in the field.


Especially the MEMS-based technology has enabled the ultraminituarization of the NIR spectrometers such, as the NIRONE sensors, leading an emergence of embedded NIR solutions in a variety of industrial applications all the way to hand-held devices. It is a safe assumption that the trends toward compactness, modularity, and fit-for-purpose solutions are here to stay. Download and read the complete article.





About the author:

Robert V. Chimenti is director of RVC Photonics LLC, as well as an instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University. He has undergraduate degrees in physics, photonics, and business administration, as well as a master’s degree in electro-optics from the University of Dayton. Over a nearly 20-year career in optics and photonics, Chimenti has primarily focused on the development of new laser and spectroscopy applications, with a heavy emphasis on vibrational spectroscopy. He is also 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. He will take over as general chair of the conference in 2021.