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Dr. B. R. Reddy

Research Interests

Laser spectroscopy of rare-earth ion-doped crystals, glasses, and fibers; Optical hole-burning studies in glasses for information storage; Energy up-conversion 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 Building
Phone: 256-372-8101


  1. Optical sensing techniques for temperature measurement, Appl. Opt. 52, B33-B39 (2013).
  2. Interferometric measurement of laser heating in praseodymium doped YAG crystal, Appl. Opt. 50, 526-531 (2011).
  3. Energy upconversion in holmium doped lead germano tellurite glass, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 113102 (2010).
  4. Spectroscopic characterization of erbium doped glass ceramic, Optical Materials Express 3, 884-892 (2013).
  5. Applications of optical interferometer techniques for precision measurement of changes in temperature, growth and refractive index of materials (Review), Technologies 2, 54-75 (2014).
  6. Surface characterization studies of orientation patterned ZnSe doped with Cr2+, Proc. SPIE 9347, 93471M (2015)
  7. B. Rami Reddy, “Interferometric Measurement of Laser-Induced Temperature Changes” (Book Chapter) in Laser Cooling: Fundamental Properties and Application, Edited by Galina Nemova, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., Singapore (2016), 273-304; CRC press, Boca Raton, FL
  8. White-light emission characteristics of rare-earth ion-doped sodium borate glass, K. Liggins, V. M. Edwards and B. R. Reddy,  SPIE Proc. Vol. 10100, 101001W (2017). 
  9. J. W. Evans, T. R. Harris, B. R. Reddy, K. L. Schepler, and P. A. Berry, Optical Spectroscopy and modeling of Fe2+ ions in Zinc Selenide, Journal of Luminescence 188, 541-550 (2017). 
  10. M. Culp, V. M. Edwards and B. R. Reddy, Optical spectroscopy, energy upconversion and white light emission characteristics of CaF2: Er3+, Journal of Photonics for Energy 7, 026001 (2017).