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Optical coherence tomography for art conservation & archaeology

Liang, H., Peric, B., Hughes, M., Podoleanu, Adrian G.H., Spring, M., Saunders, D. (2007) Optical coherence tomography for art conservation & archaeology. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 6618. Spie-Int Soc Optical Engineering ISBN 0277786X. (doi:10.1117/12.726032) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a fast scanning Michelson interferometer originally designed for in vivo imaging of the eye. In 2004, our group along with two other groups first reported the application of OCT to art conservation and archaeology. Since that time we have been conducting a project to investigate systematically the potential of OCT as a new tool for non-invasive examinations of a wide range of museum objects and to design an OCT optimised for in situ use in museums. Here we present the latest results from this ongoing project, which include the determination of the optimum spectral windows for OCT imaging of paintings and painted objects executed using traditional techniques, and non-invasive imaging of the subsurface stratigraphy of painted layers at multiple wavelengths. OCT imaging in assisting spectral pigment identification and in measuring refractive indices of paint will also be presented to illustrate the potential of the technique.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1117/12.726032
Uncontrolled keywords: 3D imaging; Art conservation; Infrared imaging; Infrared reflectography; Low coherence interferometry; Optical coherence tomography; Paint; Pigment; Refractive index; Varnish
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R857.O6 Optical coherence tomography
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Applied Optics Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 14:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49737 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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