Modern Magnetooptics and Magnetooptical Materials provides a comprehensive account of the principles and applications of magnetooptics, bridging the gap between textbooks and specialist accounts in the research and review literature. The book is aimed at the graduate physicist and electrical engineer, but assumes no specialist knowledge of magnetooptics. Chapters have been designed to be reasonably independent, so that readers in search of information on a particular topic can go straight to the appropriate place in the book, with only occasional reference to material elsewhere.
Divided into three main parts, the book begins with the principles of magnetooptics to provide the necessary theoretical background. This section's emphasis is on introducing practical considerations through examples taken from real-life situations. The next part surveys a wide range of magnetooptic materials, including metals, alloys, and granular structures. The final part explores applications of magnetooptics in practical devices, such as modulators, switches, memory devices, and waveguides. This book provides a thorough introduction for graduate students of physics and electrical engineering, and a useful reference for researchers.
Introduction. Part 1: Physics. Polarized light and gyrotropic media. Magnetooptical effects. Light waveguiding in thin magnetic films. Microscopical mechanisms of magnetooptical activity. Magnetooptical effects in the x-ray region. Domain structure. Part 2: Magnetooptical Methods. Dielectrics. Ferrimagnetic garnets. Metals and alloys. Semimagnetic semiconductors. Bilayer, multilayer, superlattice and granular structures. Part 3: Applied Magnetooptics. Thin -film magnetooptical devices. Magnetooptical memories, disks and tapes. Integrated magnetooptics. Integrated magnetooptical devices. References. Index.