Peter Edward Diehr

Peter Edward Diehr
University of Michigan | U-M · Center for Ultrafast Optical Science

PhD in Applied Physics, MBA

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Introduction
Currently working on a novel solder transfer technique for carbon nanotube pillars, which will be used as a field-emission electron source in an ultra-high vacuum chamber. Also working on a novel method for growing short, dense, well-aligned carbon nanotube forests by mines of applied high voltage during the growth stage. On the industrial side, developing practical methods for sorting scrap metal using x-ray spectra, and ultrasound reflections.
Additional affiliations
January 2001 - December 2009
University of Michigan
Position
  • Ultrafast laser-matter interactions
Description
  • Designed and built a working ultrafast photo-electron diffractometer for the sub-picosecond monitoring of laser-matter interactions. Most experiments were with ultrathin free standing films of gold or platinum.
September 1986 - April 1988
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Position
  • Adjunct Lecturer
Description
  • Taught computer programming and systems analysis courses.
September 1972 - April 1973
Eastern Michigan University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Taught introductory computer programming for business students
Education
January 2001 - May 2009
University of Michigan
Field of study
  • Applied Physics
January 2001 - December 2003
University of Michigan
Field of study
  • Electrical Engineering
September 1992 - May 2000
Eastern Michigan University
Field of study
  • Physics

Publications

Publications (5)
Article
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A brief analysis of the Physical Origins of Electrical Conductivity and Resistivity
Article
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Ultrafast laser pulses - optical pulses shorter than a picosecond - result in rapid processes occurring at both the surface and the interior of solid materials. Understanding these processes requires ultrafast probes; optical probes (reflectivity, spectral) are suitable for some surface studies, but the tracking of structural changes are well suite...
Book
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Notes on Analytical Mechanics Notes from a seminar I taught in 2005/2006; this version corrects typos.
Article
A simple optical amplification system is introduced to improve the sensitivity of both the photothermal deflection detection scheme and the surface thermal lensing technique. Model calculations and experimental data show that the photothermal signals can be easily amplified by more than an order of magnitude and that the technique can be readily ap...

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Cited By
    • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Projects

Projects (2)
Archived project
Project
The experimental set-up will use a nonlinear crystal (BBO) to generate the polarization entangled photons via spontaneous parametric downconversion, computer-controlled polarization optics and high-efficienty single photon detectors.