Bobby D Guenther, Adjunct Professor of Physics

Bobby D Guenther

Please note: Bobby has left the "Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Office Location:  2579 CIEMAS
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5598, (919) 660-2569
Email Address: send me a message


Ph.D.University of Missouri at Columbia1968

Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Communications, Optical
Research Interests: Photon Physics

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

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

  1. Knobel-Dail, RB; Holditch-Davis, D; Sloane, R; Guenther, BD; Katz, LM, Body temperature in premature infants during the first week of life: Exploration using infrared thermal imaging, Journal of Thermal Biology, vol. 69 (October, 2017), pp. 118-123 [doi]
  2. Guenther, BD, Modern Optics Second Edition 978-0198738770 (December, 2015), pp. 752 pages, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198738773 [doi]  [abs]
  3. McCain, ST; Guenther, BD; Brady, DJ; Krishnamurthy, K; Willett, R, Coded-aperture Raman imaging for standoff explosive detection, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 8358 (2012) [doi]  [abs]
  4. Knobel, RB; Guenther, BD; Rice, HE, Thermoregulation and thermography in neonatal physiology and disease., Biological Research For Nursing, vol. 13 no. 3 (July, 2011), pp. 274-282 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Kittle, D; Holshouser, B; Slater, JM; Guenther, BD; Pitsianis, NP; Pearlstein, RD, Technical note: rapid prototyping of 3D grid arrays for image guided therapy quality assurance., Medical physics, vol. 35 no. 12 (December, 2008), pp. 5708-5712 [doi]  [abs]