Picture of person typing on laptop with programming code visible on the laptop screen

World class computing and information science research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in mathematically structured programming, similarity and metric search, computer security, software systems, combinatronics and digital health.

The Department also includes the iSchool Research Group, which performs leading research into socio-technical phenomena and topics such as information retrieval and information seeking behaviour.

Explore

The two-photon absorption spectrum of ruby and its role in distributed optical fibre sensing

Dalzell, C. J. and Han, T. P. J. and Ruddock, I. S. (2011) The two-photon absorption spectrum of ruby and its role in distributed optical fibre sensing. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 103 (1). pp. 113-116. ISSN 0946-2171

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

The two-photon absorption spectrum and cross-section (δ) for ruby (Cr3+:sapphire) have been measured over the 0.8–1.2 μm wavelength range at 25°C. Absolute values of δ were obtained by comparing the fluorescence yield for two-photon excitation with that for single-photon excitation of the same ionic transition under identical illumination conditions. The maximum values of δ are 4.6×10−3 GM for o-polarisation and 5.9×10−3 GM for e-polarisation at 840 nm. The relevance of these measurements to distributed optical fibre sensing is briefly discussed.