We demonstrate a simple method for measuring the B-integral of CPA systems based on temporal diffraction. Two identical pulses sent into the amplifier under study create time replicas used to retrieve the B-integral accumulation.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization
V. Bagnoud, D. Zimmer, B. Ecker, and T. Kuehl, "A Technique for Measuring B-Integral in Chirped-Pulse Amplifiers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CFG4.
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