Nonlinear optical microscopy for artworks physics

Year: 2021

Authors: Dal Fovo A., Castillejo M., Fontana R.

Autors Affiliation: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR-INO), Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125, Florence, Italy
Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano – Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), C/ Serrano 119, 28006, Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Nonlinear optical microscopies (NLOMs) are innovative techniques recently introduced in the field of cultural heritage for the non-invasive in-depth analysis of artworks. In this review, we report on the state-of-the-art of NLOMs on different artistic materials, i.e., varnish, glue, paint, wood, parchment, and metal, and we evaluate the potential and capabilities of NLOMs in comparison with other more established linear optical techniques. We also discuss the latest studies defining suitable measurement conditions and instrumental requirements for the safe and in situ application of NLOMs on real cases.


Volume: 44 (9)      Pages from: 453  to: 498

More Information: This research has been funded by Regione Toscana (POR FSE 2014-2020, “Giovanisi”, Intervention Program “CNR4C”, CUP B15J19001040004), by the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI) through project PID2019-104124RB-I00/ AEI /1.0.13039/501100011033, by the TOP Heritage-CM (S2018/NMT-4372) program, by the H2020 European project IPERION HS (Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science, GA 871034) and is supported by CSIC Interdisciplinary Platform “Open Heritage: Research and Society” (PTI-PAIS). Collaborations with Drs Mohamed Oujja and Mikel Sanz are gratefully acknowledged.
KeyWords: Nonlinear optical microscopies
Multi-photon excitation fluorescence
Second harmonic generation
Third harmonic generation
Artistic materials
DOI: 10.1007/s40766-021-00023-w

Citations: 10
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