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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 524–526

Beam breakup integral measurement on high-power laser chains

Denis Villate, Nathalie Blanchot, and Claude Rouyer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 524-526 (2007)

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We experimentally demonstrate the efficiency of a single-shot method to measure the beam breakup integral ( B ) accumulated across a high power chain. The technique uses spectrally shaped strongly chirped femtosecond pulses and takes advantage of time-to-spectral coupling generated by nonlinear effects. We performed B measurements on regenerative amplifiers ( Ti : sapphire ) and on the ALISE 200 J facility currently installed at CEA-CESTA (France).

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

Denis Villate, Nathalie Blanchot, and Claude Rouyer, "Beam breakup integral measurement on high-power laser chains," Opt. Lett. 32, 524-526 (2007)

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