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Dr. B. R. Reddy

Research Interests
  • Laser spectroscopy of rare-earth ion doped crystals, glasses and fibers
  • Preparation of glasses and nanostructures
  • Optical hole burning studies in glasses for information storage
  • Energy upconversion studies for solid state laser development
  • Optical sensing of temperature, moisture and chemicals
  • Mid-infrared spectroscopy of solids doped with transition metals
  • Laser cooling/heating of solids
  • Optical diagnostics for real time evaluation of surfaces

Office: 021 VM Chambers Buliding
Phone:(256) 372-8101; Fax: 256-372-5622

Recent Publications
  1. Surface characterization studies of orientation patterned ZnSe doped with Cr2+, Proc. SPIE 9347, 93471M (2015)
  2. Applications of optical interferometer techniques for precision measurement of changes in temperature, growth and refractive index of materials (Review), Technologies 2, 54-75 (2014).
  3. Diode pumped white light emission from Dysprosium and Samarium doped glasses, SPIE Proc. 8982, 89821D (2014).
  4. Spectroscopic characterization of erbium doped glass ceramic, Optical Materials Express 3, 884-892 (2013).
  5. Investigation of silver nanostructures and their influence on the fluorescence spectrum of Erbium-doped glasses, Optics and Photonics journal 3, 45-50 (2013).
  6. Optical sensing techniques for temperature measurement, Appl. Opt. 52, B33-B39 (2013).
  7. White light emission characteristics of europium doped fluoride crystals, Proc. SPIE 8621, 86210O (2013). 
  8. Interferometric measurement of laser heating in praseodymium doped YAG crystal, Appl. Opt. 50, 526-531 (2011).
  9. Energy upconversion in holmium doped lead germano tellurite glass, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 113102 (2010).
  10. Energy upconversion in erbium doped sodium lead germano tellurite glass, Phy. Sta. Sol. C6, S67 (2009).
  11. Design of a high temperature sensing system using luminescence lifetime measurement, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 096104 (2008).