Crystal Fields for Transition-Metal Ions in Laser Host Materials
A researcher trying to predict or interpret spectra of
transition metal ionsin possible laser host materials is
confronted with a variety of different methods of describing
the same physical situation. This book provides a systematic
approach to the applied theory of crystal-field interactions
of transition metal ions in 49 crystalline hosts that are or
show promise of being good laser materials.
The tables that make up the main part of the book present
the experimentally determined parameters of the 3dN, 4dN,
and 5dN transition-metal ions in the second, third, and
fourth ionization states. These parameters have been
converted to Slater and crystal-field parameters.
The book is a source for research workers in laser
development and in crystal-field theory, and for graduate
students of solid state chemistry and physics.