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Optical Engineering

Real-Time Holography For Microcrack Detection In Ancient Golden Paintings
Author(s): S. Amadesi; A. D'Altorio; D. Paoletti
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Paper Abstract

An application of real-time holography to detect microcracks in ancient golden paintings is presented. The technique does not require sophisticated laboratory equipment and enables us not only to pinpoint the presence of a crack in embryo, inaccessible by more conventional methods of inspection, but also to monitor its growth in real time, giving, therefore, a valid aid to artworkers for determining the best conditions for the preservation of paintings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1983
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(5) doi: 10.1117/12.7973212
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
S. Amadesi, Universita de L'Aquila (Italy)
A. D'Altorio, Universita de L'Aquila (Italy)
D. Paoletti, Universita de L'Aquila (Italy)


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