Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 1573–1577 | Cite as

Investigating Two-Photon-Induced Fluorescence in Rhodamine-6G in Presence of Cetyl-Trimethyl-Ammonium-Bromide

  • Sandeep Kumar Maurya
  • Dheerendra Yadav
  • Debabrata Goswami


We investigate the effect of cetyl-trimethyl-ammonium-bromides (CTAB) concentration on the fluorescence of Rhodamine-6G in water. This spectroscopic study of Rhodamine-6G in presence of CTAB was performed using two-photon-induced-fluorescence at 780 nm wavelength using high repetition rate femtosecond laser pulses. We report an increment of ∼10 % in the fluorescence in accordance with ∼12 % enhancement in the absorption intensity of the dye molecule around the critical micellar concentration. We discuss the possible mechanism for the enhancement in the two-photon fluorescence intensity and the importance of critical micellar concentration.


Critical micelle concentration (CMC) Two photon induced fluorescence (TPIF) Cetyltrimethylammonium bromides (CTAB) Rhodamine 6G 



DG thanks the support from the Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship (UK) and Swarnajayanti Fellowship from DST, India for funding. SKM thanks UGC, India for graduate fellowship. We thank Mrs. S. Goswami for language check.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandeep Kumar Maurya
    • 1
  • Dheerendra Yadav
    • 1
  • Debabrata Goswami
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

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