Abstract

A novel method for measuring the beam quality of short, powerful laser pulses is presented. The method is based on the Z-scan technique used to investigate the nonlinear susceptibilities of optical materials. It is shown that both two-photon absorption and nonlinear refraction of a nonlinear sample can be used to obtain information about the spatial quality of the pulses.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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