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Spectroscopic Properties of Rare Earths in Optical Materials

  • Robert Hull
  • Jürgen Parisi
  • R. M. OsgoodJr.
  • Hans Warlimont
  • Guokui Liu
  • Bernard Jacquier

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Guokui Liu
    Pages 1-94
  3. M. F. Reid
    Pages 95-129
  4. B. Z. Malkin
    Pages 130-190
  5. F. Auzel
    Pages 266-319
  6. R. Moncorgé
    Pages 320-378
  7. B. Jacquier, L. Bigot, S. Guy, A. M. Jurdyc
    Pages 430-461
  8. M. Z. Su, W. Zhao
    Pages 500-529
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 530-550

About this book


Aimed at researchers and graduate students, this book provides up-to-date information for understanding electronic interactions that impact the optical properties of rare earth ions in solids. Its goal is to establish a connection between fundamental principles and the materials properties of rare-earth activated luminescent and laser optical materials. The theoretical survey and introduction to spectroscopic properties include electronic energy level structure, intensities of optical transitions, ion-phonon interactions, line broadening, and energy transfer and up-conversion. An important aspect of the book lies in its deep and detailed discussions on materials properties and the potential of new applications such as optical storage, information processing, nanophotonics, and molecular probes that have been identified in recent experimental studies. This volume will be a valuable reference book on advanced topics of rare earth spectroscopy and materials science.


Electronic interaction Experiment Potential X-Ray imaging laser materials properties materials science nanophotonics optical properties photonics science spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Hull
    • 1
  • Jürgen Parisi
    • 2
  • R. M. OsgoodJr.
    • 3
  • Hans Warlimont
    • 4
  • Guokui Liu
    • 5
  • Bernard Jacquier
    • 6
  1. 1. Dept. of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  3. 3.Microelectronics Science LaboratoryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Institut für Festkörper und WerkstofforschungDresdenGermany
  5. 5.Chemistry DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  6. 6.Université Lyon1VilleurbanneFrance

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