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The Intensity of Short Light Pulses Determined with Saturable Absorbers,

Penzkofer, Alfons, Linde, D. and Laubereau, A. (1972) The Intensity of Short Light Pulses Determined with Saturable Absorbers,. Optics Communications 4, pp. 377-379.

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It is shown that the peak intensity of a short light pulse can be obtained from a measurement of the energy transmission using a saturable absorber. The influence of temporal and spatial pulse shape is discussed and found to be of minor importance. The method is independent of the beam diameter.
No absolute calibration of the photodetectors is necessary. The technique is demonstrated experimentally, and good agreement is found with calculations.

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Item type:Article
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics > Alumni or Retired Professors > Group Alfons Penzkofer
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:4063
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