Small amounts of self-phase modulation can lead to significant pulse distortions in chirped-pulse amplifiers. However, we show the surprising result that the strong chirp of the pulse can be exploited to remove these distortions completely by linear pulse shaping before amplification.
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A. Braun, S. Kane, and T. Norris, "Compensation of self-phase modulation in chirped-pulse amplification laser systems," Opt. Lett. 22, 615-617 (1997)