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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1–13

Holography by nondegenerate χ(2) interactions

Maria Bondani, Alessia Allevi, and Alessandra Andreoni  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 1-13 (2003)

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We consider noncollinear interaction among three amplitude-modulated plane waves in a uniaxial crystal under type I phase-matching conditions. If one among the interacting fields can be taken as undepleted during the interaction, the remaining two fields are holographic replicas of each other: the undepleted field acts as the reference field in holography. We develop a general method to calculate the holographic wave front generated by a nonplane object wave front and a plane reference wave front. We present experiments in which a holographic image of an object consisting of a pointlike light source is obtained by choosing the object- and reference-field frequencies among ω1,ω2, and ω3 (with ω3=ω1+ω2) in any of the possible combinations.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

Maria Bondani, Alessia Allevi, and Alessandra Andreoni, "Holography by nondegenerate χ(2) interactions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1-13 (2003)

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