Abstract: This book reviews and provides numerous theoretical calculations for the first time relevant to the optics and magneto-optics of the trivalent rare earth ions (RE3+) and their compounds. The RE3+ have unique spectroscopic properties that make them exceptionally attractive to both scientists, who probe the fundamental properties of these systems, and engineers, who develop these systems into photonic devices eagerly marketed in expanded technologies. Magneto-optical effects in compounds doped with RE3+ have been studied since the dawn of modern physics and have had a profound impact on their development in terms of practical opto-electronic devices. The authors of this new, exciting, and fresh text are world famous in this field, with over 150 years of experience in developing important theoretical and experimental contributions and over fifty years of more than 500 refereed publications in this field in the Soviet Union and the United States. They offer both a conceptual description of magneto-optical phenomena, as well as clear, detailed theoretical development published for the first time of many of the phenomena only briefly addressed in the literature. The book is based on the author’s original work in theoretical and experimental investigations in magneto-optics. Numerous graphs and simple examples model the phenomena described in the text, making it a highly desirable treatise for scientists beginning their studies in the field of magneto-optics.
Cite this paper:
I. Edelman, "Review of the Book “Magnetooptical Spectroscopy of the Rare-Earth Compounds: Development and Application”," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 5, 2012, pp. 216-217. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2012.45030.
 U. V. Valiev, J. B. Gruber and G. W. Burdick, “Magnetooptical Spectroscopy of the Rare-Earth Compounds: Development and Application,” Scientific Research Publishing, USA, 2012.