We present a compact experimental realization of the interaction among five field modes in a χ<sup>(2)</sup> nonlinear crystal. The classical evolution of the fields can be analytically described assuming that two of the fields play the role of nondepleted pumps. A peculiar behavior appears that has been experimentally verified. If one of the fields has a nonzero input amplitude, then the other two fields at the output are holographic replicas of the input signal.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
Maria Bondani, Alessia Allevi, Emiliano Puddu, Alessandra Andreoni, Alessandro Ferraro, and Matteo G. A. Paris, "Properties of two interlinked χ(2) interactions in noncollinear phase matching," Opt. Lett. 29, 180-182 (2004)