We performed pulse-shaping and time-reversal experiments using spectral holography based on persistent spectral hole burning in free-base naphthalocyanine-doped films. We demonstrate that we can control the pulses diffracted from the hologram by shaping and then by characterizing these pulses in both amplitude and phase. A dephasing time of 29 ps (i.e., a homogeneous linewidth of 69 GHz) was measured from a photon-echo experiment in the chemically accumulated regime.
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Sébastien Fraigne, Jean-Pierre Galaup, Jean-Louis Le Gouët, Bruno Bousquet, Lionel Canioni, Manuel Joffre, and Jean-Pierre Likforman, "Amplitude and phase measurements of femtosecond pulses shaped by use of spectral hole burning in free-base naphthalocyanine-doped films," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1555-1558 (2003)