Robert D Guenther, Adjunct Professor of Physics

Robert D Guenther

Please note: Robert 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

Education:

PhDUniversity of Missouri1968
Specialties:

Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Photonics
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. Qi Hao and Brady, D.J. and Guenther, B.D. and Burchett, J.B. and Shankar, M. and Feller, S., Human tracking with wireless distributed pyroelectric sensors, IEEE Sens. J. (USA), vol. 6 no. 6 (2006), pp. 1683 - 96 [JSEN.2006.884562]  [abs]
  2. Jian-Shuen Fang and Qi Hao and Brady, D.J. and Guenther, B.D. and Hsu, K.Y., Real-time human identification using a pyroelectric infrared detector array and hidden Markov models, Opt. Express (USA), vol. 14 no. 15 (2006)  [abs]
  3. John Burchett, Mohan Shankar, A. Ben Hamza, B.D. Guenther, Nikos Pitsianis, and David J. Brady, Lightweight Biometric Detection System for Human Classification using Pyroelectric Infrared Detectors, Applied Optics (2006)
  4. Cull, E.C. and Gehm, M.E. and Guenther, B.D. and Brady, D.J., Standoff raman spectroscopy system for remote chemical detection, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 5994 (2005), pp. 59940 -, Boston, MA, United States [12.626170]  [abs]
  5. Shankar, M. and Burchett, J. and Feller, S.D. and Jones, B. and Swagart, R. and Guenther, B.D. and Brady, D.J., Biometric tracking with coded pyroelectric sensor clusters, Proc. SPIE - Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. (USA), vol. 5796 no. 1 (2005), pp. 181 - 92, Orlando, FL, USA  [abs]