Optical coherence tomography - a tool for high resolution non-invasive 3D-imaging of the subsurface structure of paintings

SPRING, M., LIANG, H., PERIC, B., SAUNDERS, D. and PODOLEANU, A., 2008. Optical coherence tomography - a tool for high resolution non-invasive 3D-imaging of the subsurface structure of paintings. In: International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) Triennial Conference, Delhi, 2008, Delhi.

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Abstract

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique originally developed for high-resolution 3D imaging of the human eye. In 2004, Targowski et al. and Liang et al. first reported its application to paintings, demonstrating that it was possible to produce cross-section images noninvasively with this technique. In 2005 Liang et al. explored further applications such as imaging of underdrawing at a resolution and contrast greater than that achievable with infrared reflectography Since then the authors have been conducting a project to investigate systematically the potential of O C T as a new tool in the non-invasive examination of paintings and to design an O C T optimised for use in museums. This paper discusses recent developments in this work and presents examples of the use of O CT on paintings undergoing conservation treatment in the National Gallery, London.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Spring, M., Liang, H., Peric, B., Saunders, D. and Podoleanu, A.
Publisher: International Council of Museums
Date: 2008
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:32
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:32
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14553

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