Brian Bentz

Bio

LTP diagnostics typically have demanding spatial and temporal resolution requirements for resolving phenomena of interest. Spectroscopy offers an approach that satisfies these requirements using pulsed laser sources and high-speed photodetectors. Brian Bentz has extensive experience with these techniques and measuring electron densities and temperatures in various plasma systems. Brian’s background in image and signal processing offers unique insights into parameter estimation from experimental data.

Research Interests

Spectroscopic imaging of laser-excited plasma species for densities and temperatures.

Selected Publications

Brian Z Bentz, Brian John Redman, John D. Vander Laan, Karl Westlake, Andrew Glen, Andres L Sanchez, Jeremy Benjamin Wright, (2021). Light transport with weak angular dependence in fog Optics Express https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1781579 Document ID: 1294600

Brian Z Bentz, John D. Vander Laan, Andrew Glen, Christian Alexander Pattyn, Brian John Redman, Andres Martinez-Sanchez, Karl Westlake, RyanL. Hastings, KevinJ. Webb, Jeremy Benjamin Wright, (2021). Detection and localization of objects hidden in fog SPIE Defense and Commerical Sensing Document ID: 1293616

Brian Z Bentz, John D. Vander Laan, Andrew Glen, Christian Alexander Pattyn, Brian John Redman, Andres L Sanchez, Karl Westlake, RyanL Hastings, Kevinj Webb, Jeremy Benjamin Wright, (2021). Detection and localization of objects hidden in fog SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Document ID: 1292275

Brian Z Bentz, Kevin Wayne Hoyt, Edward V. Barnat, (2021). Single-shot 2-D electron density measurement in a cathodic arc using laser-collision induced fluorescence data 74th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference Document ID: 1280894

Ryan Hastings, Brian Z Bentz, Dergan Lin, KevinJ Webb, (2020). Simultaneous Imaging and Localization in a Heavily Scattering Random MediumWith Speckle Data From a Moving Object Cleo https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1834998 Document ID: 1243214

Christian Alexander Pattyn, Brian John Redman, John D. Vander Laan, Andres L Sanchez, Karl Westlake, Brian Z Bentz, Jeremy Benjamin Wright, (2020). Characterization of Fog with Improved Instrumentation at Sandia National Laboratories SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Document ID: 1220053

Brian Z Bentz, John D. Vander Laan, Andrew Glen, Brian John Redman, Andres L Sanchez, Karl Westlake, Jeremy Benjamin Wright, (2020). Modeling Light Transport and Characterizing Fog at Sandia National Laboratories SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Document ID: 1209088

Brian Z Bentz, ZacharyK White, RyanP Gott, KunningG Xu, Edward V. Barnat, (2020). Estimating electron density, electron temperature, and signal-to-noise ratio from lasercollision induced fluorescence data by treating the measurement as a stochastic process The 73rd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1825620 Document ID: 1208610

Emi Lou Mondragon, Kevin Webb, Brian Z Bentz, (2020). Modeling Light Transport in Fog for Computational Imaging SURF Symposium https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1811969 Document ID: 1183054

Emi Lou Mondragon, Brian Z Bentz, Kevin Webb, (2020). Modeling Light Transport in Fog for Computational Imaging Purdue SURF Symposium (online) https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1811434 Document ID: 1172773

Brian Z Bentz, (2020). Sandia National Laboratory Fog Chamber and LDRD Fact Sheet Document ID: 1102842

Brian Z Bentz, Brian John Redman, Andres L Sanchez, John D. Vander Laan, Karl Westlake, Jeremy Benjamin Wright, (2019). Utilizing Highly Scattered Light for Intelligence through Aerosols https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1763218 Document ID: 1020184

Brian Z Bentz, Edward V. Barnat, Richard Karl Harrison, Benjamin Chan Yee, Jeremy Benjamin Wright, John D. Vander Laan, Andres L Sanchez, Brian John Redman, Kamlesh Patel, (2019). Low Temperature Plasmas, Dose Tomography, and Fog at Sandia National Laboratories Purdue University Technical Talk https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1597179 Document ID: 912936

Brian Z Bentz, Edward V. Barnat, Richard Karl Harrison, Benjamin Chan Yee, Jeremy Benjamin Wright, John D. Vander Laan, Andres L Sanchez, Brian John Redman, Kamlesh Patel, (2019). Low Temperature Plasmas, Dose Tomography, and Fog at Sandia National Laboratories Purdue University Technical Talk Document ID: 912888

Brian Z Bentz, Edward V. Barnat, (2018). Laser Diagnostic for Interrogating High Electron Densities in Low Pressure Plasma Environments The 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1592532 Document ID: 888754

Brian Z Bentz, DerganLin, JustinA.Patel, KevinJ.Webb, (2018). Multiresolution Localization with Temporal Scanning for Super-Resolution Diffuse Optical Imaging of Fluorescence Ieee Transactions On Image Processing https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1559546 Document ID: 855019

Brian Z Bentz, Edward V. Barnat, (2018). Laser Diagnostic for Interrogating High Electron Densities in Low Pressure Plasma Environments 71st Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) Document ID: 808269

Benjamin Tong Yee, Edward V. Barnat, Brian Z Bentz, Andrew Steven Fierro, (2018). Design and characterization of a benchtop electron beam system for validation of gas transport IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1524845 Document ID: 807976

Brian Z Bentz, DerganLin, KevinJ.Webb, (2018). Super-resolution diffuse optical imaging Physical Review Applied https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1477869 Document ID: 796246

Benjamin Tong Yee, Edward V. Barnat, Brian Z Bentz, Andrew Steven Fierro, (2018). Design and characterization of a benchtop electron beam system for validation of gas transport 2018 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference Document ID: 760995

Brian Z Bentz, TimothyC.Wu, VaibhavGaind, KevinJ.Webb, (2017). Localization of Arteries Using Diffuse Light for Assisting Surgery OSA Frontiers in Optics https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1509791 Document ID: 671058

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