Second Harmonic Generation from Gold Nanoantennas: The Interplay of Symmetry and Scattering Phase

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  • Sylvain D Gennaro
  • Mohsen Rahmani
  • Giannini Vincenzo
  • Heykel Aouani
  • Themistoklis P H Sidiropoulos
  • Stefan A. Maier
  • Rupert F. Oulton

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Imperial College London
  • National University of Singapore


We demonstrate the influence of symmetry and scattering phase in second harmonic generation (SHG) from gold nanoantennas. We develop an analytical microscopic multipole model of the scattering strength and phases of the constituent particles of each antenna to accurately predict the observed SHG radiation pattern and polarization. We also observe Four Wave Mixing and Sum Frequency Generation when the antenna is excited with two temporally – overlapping laser pulses.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 8th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, SPP8
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
Event8th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics - Academia Sinica, Taipei , Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 22 May 201726 May 2017


Conference8th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics
Abbreviated titleSP88
CountryTaiwan, Province of China


  • nanoantenna, plasmonic, harmonic generation