New spirofluorene-based quadrupolar two-photon absorbing dyes having triphenylamine and N,N-dibutylaniline as electron donors at the end of molcules were designed and synthesized. The third-order nonlinear optical properties of these compounds were studied using a two-photon excited fluorescence method. They were found to have high two-photon absorption cross-section owing to extended conjugation of the spirofluorene moiety. The effect of varying the donor strength could be discerned by comparing the two compounds. They were successfully used as a photosensitizers for two-photon initiated polymerization of three-dimensional micro-objects.