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Sub-surface characterisation of latest-generation identification documents using optical coherence tomography

Marques, M.J., Green, Robert, King, Roberto, Clement, Simon, Hallett, Peter, Podoleanu, Adrian G.H. (2020) Sub-surface characterisation of latest-generation identification documents using optical coherence tomography. Science and Justice, . ISSN 1355-0306. (doi:10.1016/j.scijus.2020.12.001) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:85229)

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The identification of individuals, particularly at international border crossings, coupled with the evolving sophistication of identity documents are issues that authorities must contend with.

passports and national ID cards) forego paper substrates for several layers of polycarbonate, allowing security features to be embedded within the documents. These security features may

non-destructive, high throughput manner.

In this publication, we report on the application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging on assessing security features in specimen passports and national ID cards. OCT

allows sub-surface imaging of translucent structures, non-destructively enabling quantitative visualisation of embedded security features.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.scijus.2020.12.001
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC355 Optics
Q Science > QC Physics > QC411 Interference
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Manuel Marques
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2020 10:31 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:17 UTC
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