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Optical Coherence Tomography in archaeological and conservation science - a new emerging field
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Paper Abstract

There has been a long tradition of applying biomedical imaging techniques to the examination of historical artefacts, owing to similar demands for non-invasive methods in both fields. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is no exception. We review the achievements on OCT applications to art conservation and archaeology since the publication of the first papers in 2004. Historical artefacts include a much broader range of materials than biological tissues, hence presenting a greater and somewhat different challenge to the field of OCT. New results will be presented to illustrate the various applications of OCT including both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7139, 1st Canterbury Workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics, 713915 (30 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.819499
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Haida Liang, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Borislava Peric, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Michael Hughes, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Marika Spring, The National Gallery (United Kingdom)
Stefan Roehrs, The British Museum (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7139:
1st Canterbury Workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics
Adrian Podoleanu, Editor(s)

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