Selected Publications



1. G. Vacca, K.P. Shevgaonkar, N.V. Hawk, V. Kapoor, W. Telford

"A Modular Platform for Flexible Flow Cytometry"

Poster Presentation, CYTO 2017 (June 2017)

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Tags: flow cytometry, modularity, Potomac, flexible instrumentation, custom flow cytometers

2. G. Vacca

"Flow Cytometry Pushes the Envelope of Applications Possibilities"

Laser Focus World (June 2017)

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Tags: flow cytometry, multiplexing, multicolor flow cytometry, Arno, fluorescence lifetime, Danube, modularity, Potomac, AIDS, CD4 testing, hematology, miniaturization, immunology, high sensitivity, extracellular vesicles, nanoparticles

3. G. Vacca, S. Murphy, T. Karras, H. Lehtimäki

"Software Environment Creates Coherent Workflow for Optical System Design"

Laser Focus World (May 2017)

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Tags: system modeling, optical system design, design automation, biophotonic instrumentation, flow cytometer design, virtual prototyping, 3D CAD modeling

4. Featured in article and interview by G. Spieler

"The Bootstrap Advantage: Why Start Ups are Nixing the VC World"

Geri Spieler's Blog, 28 November 2016

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Tags: startups, bootstrapping, flow cytometry, Excelitas Technologies, Sean Murphy

5. G. Vacca

"In Vitro Diagnostics, Immunology Spurring Advances in Flow Cytometry"

Photonics Spectra (November 2016)

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Tags: flow cytometry, portable instrumentation, field use, infectious diseases, AIDS, CD4 testing, hematology, multiplexing, immunology, high sensitivity, extracellular vesicles, nanoparticles

6. G. Vacca and J. P. Houston

"Instrumentation Advances Add Flexibility and Quantitation to Flow Cytometry"

BioOptics World (January 2015)

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Tags: flow cytometry, fluorescence lifetime, Förster Resonance Energy Transfer, FRET, multiplexing

7. G. Vacca

"Lessons Learned in Biophotonic Systems Design"

Biophotonics (October 2014)

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Tags: system simulation, parametric modeling, optical system design, design automation, biophotonic instrumentation, flow cytometer design, virtual prototyping, 3D CAD modeling, virtual optics bench

8. Article and interview by S. Tracy

"3 Questions With Dr. Giacomo Vacca, Kinetic River Corp."

Biophotonics (May 2014)

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Tags: flow cytometry, fluorescence lifetime, FRET, biophotonic system design, design automation, virtual optics bench

9. W. Li, G. Vacca, M. Castillo, K. D. Houston, J. P. Houston

"Fluorescence Lifetime Excitation Cytometry by Kinetic Dithering"

Electrophoresis. doi: 10.1002/elps.201300618 (2014)

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Tags: flow cytometry, fluorescence lifetime, fluorescence decay, time-resolved, bioanalytical

10. G. Vacca, H. Lehtimäki, T. Karras, S. Murphy

"Automated Design for Biophotonic Systems"

Proc. SPIE 8992, 899202 (2014)

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Tags: system simulation, parametric modeling, optical system design, design automation, biophotonic instrumentation, flow cytometer design, virtual prototyping, 3D CAD modeling

11. Featured in article and interview by C. Shaffer

"Flow Cytometry Expands Application Range"

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News 30, 26 (15 November 2010)

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Tags: flow cytometry, hematology, cellular analysis, laser rastering, high throughput screening

12. G. Vacca, M. R. Junnarkar, N. R. Goldblatt, M. W. Yee, B. M. Van Slyke, and T. C. Briese

"Laser Rastering Flow Cytometry: Fast Cell Counting and Identification"

Proc. SPIE 7182, 71821T (February 2009)

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Tags: flow cytometry, hematology, cellular analysis, laser rastering, light scattering, fluorescence, acousto-optic deflector, digital signal processing

13. G. Vacca

"Breathing New Life Into Biomedical Markets: The Story of Arcturus Bioscience"

Optics and Photonics News (March 2007)

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Tags: laser capture microdissection, genomic analysis, gene expression, tumor biopsy

14. G. M. H. Knippels, S. Koulikov, B. Kharlamov, G. Vacca, C. W. Rella, B. A. Richman, A. A. Kachanov, S. Tan, E. H. Wahl, H. Pham, and E. R. Crosson

"Moving Solid-State Cyan Lasers Beyond 20 mW"

Proc. SPIE 5332, 175 (2004)

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Tags: solid-state lasers, external cavity lasers, blue lasers, 488 nm lasers, frequency conversion, SHG, PPKTP

15. G. Vacca, R. D. Morgan, and R. B. Laughlin

"Differential Light Scattering: Probing the Sonoluminescence Collapse"

Physical Review E 60, R6303 (1999)

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Tags: sonoluminescence, bubble dynamics, Ti:sapphire amplifier, light scattering, Mie scattering, ultrafast gating, polarization

16. M. Tolan, G. Vacca, S. K. Sinha, Z. Li, M. H. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, H. Lorenz, and J. P. Kotthaus

"Si/Ge Films on Laterally Structured Surfaces: An X-ray Study of Conformal Roughness"

Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 191 (1996)

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Tags: thin films, silicon, germanium, structured substrates, conformal roughness, X-ray scattering, SAXS, Fourier analysis

17. M. Tolan, G. Vacca, J. Wang, S. K. Sinha, Z. Li, M. H. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, A. Gibaud, H. Lorenz, and J. P. Kotthaus

"Thin Polymer Films on Rough Surfaces"

Physica B 221, 53 (1996)

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Tags: thin films, polymers, structured substrates, conformal roughness, X-ray scattering, SAXS, Fourier analysis

18. M. Tolan, G. Vacca, S. K. Sinha, Z. Li, M. H. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, H. Lorenz, and J. P. Kotthaus

"X-ray Diffraction from Mesoscopic Systems: Thin Films on 'Rough' Surfaces"

J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 28, A231 (1995)

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Tags: thin films, polymers, structured substrates, conformal roughness, X-ray scattering, SAXS, Fourier analysis

19. S. K. Sinha, M. Tolan, G. Vacca, Z. Li, M. H. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, H. Lorenz, J. P. Kotthaus, Y. P. Feng, G. Grubel, and D. Abernathy

"X-ray Scattering Studies of Molecular Ordering Phenomena in Confined Films"

Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 366, 3 (1995)

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Tags: thin liquid films, structured substrates, conformal roughness, X-ray scattering, SAXS, Fourier analysis

20. D. Perahia, G. Vacca, S. S. Patel, H. J. Dai, and N. P. Balsara

"Annealing Effects and Signatures of the Order-Disorder Transition in Block Copolymer Cylinders"

Macromolecules 27, 7645 (1994)

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Tags: block copolymers, order-disorder transition, X-ray scattering, SAXS