We demonstrate, for what we believe is the first time, recording of a femtosecond image hologram by illumination with a single pair of high-intensity femtosecond pulses in a broad inhomogeneous bandwidth spectral hole-burning material consisting of a polymer film doped with anthraceno-phthalocyanine dye molecules. High efficiency of spectral hole burning is achieved by preillumination of the sample at a low temperature to convert the dye molecules into an unstable tautomer form.
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Aleksander Rebane, Mikhail Drobizhev, and Christophe Sigel, "Single femtosecond exposure recording of an image hologram by spectral hole burning in an unstable tautomer of a phthalocyanine derivative," Opt. Lett. 25, 1633-1635 (2000)