Applied Physics A

, Volume 106, Issue 2, pp 257–263

Nonlinear imaging and THz diagnostic tools in the service of Cultural Heritage

  • G. Filippidis
  • M. Massaouti
  • A. Selimis
  • E. J. Gualda
  • J.-M. Manceau
  • S. Tzortzakis
Invited paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00339-011-6691-7

Cite this article as:
Filippidis, G., Massaouti, M., Selimis, A. et al. Appl. Phys. A (2012) 106: 257. doi:10.1007/s00339-011-6691-7

Abstract

We present the use of novel nonlinear imaging, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and imaging as powerful diagnostic tools for studies of works of art. It is shown that nonlinear imaging offers precise in-depth information, while terahertz imaging can reveal hidden objects and uncover information on highly absorbing organic compounds whose visualization is difficult in other parts of the spectrum.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Filippidis
    • 1
  • M. Massaouti
    • 1
  • A. Selimis
    • 1
  • E. J. Gualda
    • 1
  • J.-M. Manceau
    • 1
  • S. Tzortzakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology HellasHeraklionGreece