Bobby D Guenther, Adjunct Professor  

Bobby D Guenther

Office Location: 2579 Physics
Office Phone: (919) 660-2569
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Atomic, molecular, and optical physics

Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia, 1968

Research Categories: Photon Physics

Current projects: Use of IR imaging in emergency room triage. Measurement of bilirubin in neonatal care

Research Description: Prof. Guenther uses femtosecond pulsed laser systems to study ultrafast phenomena. Current research includes characterization of quantum well devices, development of terahertz electronics, and analysis of bunched relativistic electron beams. Because these projects are of fundamental interest to physicists, engineers, and material scientists, Dr. Guenther's research involves collaboration with other departments at Duke and other major universities. He is presently working on the application of femtosecond technology to the study of solids, the development of terahertz sources, and new measurement techniques associated with electron beams. He has used a Michaelson Interferometer to observe the temporal characteristics of the electron-beam used in the FEL.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Burchett, J; Shankar, M; Hamza, AB; Guenther, BD; Pitsianis, N; Brady, DJ, Lightweight biometric detection system for human classification using pyroelectric infrared detectors., Applied Optics, vol. 45 no. 13 (May, 2006), pp. 3031-3037 [16639451]  [abs].
  2. Hao, Q; Brady, DJ; Guenther, BD; Burchett, JB; Shankar, M; Feller, S, Human tracking with wireless distributed pyroelectric sensors, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 6 no. 6 (2006), pp. 1683-1695 [JSEN.2006.884562], [doi]  [abs].
  3. Fang, J-S; Hao, Q; Brady, DJ; Guenther, BD; Hsu, KY, Real-time human identification using a pyroelectric infrared detector array and hidden Markov models, Optics express, vol. 14 no. 15 (2006), pp. 6643-6658 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Zheng, Y; Brady, DJ; Sullivan, ME; Guenther, BD, Fiber-optic localization by geometric space coding with a two-dimensional gray code., Applied Optics, vol. 44 no. 20 (July, 2005), pp. 4306-4314 [16045218]  [abs].
  5. B.D. Guenther, Diffraction, in Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, edited by B.D. Guenther,Editor in Chief, vol. 2 (2005), Elsevier (0-12-227600-0.) .