Presentations on application of OCT for examination of objects of art submitted to international conferences (latest first)
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O3a - OPTICS FOR ARTS, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
24 - 26 June 2019, Munich,Germany
  • M. Read et al. "A non-invasive investigation of Limoges enamels using both optical coherence tomography (OCT) and spectral imaging"
  • M. Lopez et al. "Nd:YAG vs Er:YAG : A comparative study of laser varnish removal on easel paintings"
  • A.Vichi et al. "An exploratory study for the non-invasive detection of metal soaps in paintings through Optical Coherence Tomography"
  • J. Kalkman et al. "Multiscale optical coherence tomography imaging of "The girl with a pearl earring""
  • B. Xu et al. "High Penetration High Resolution Time Domain Optical Coherence Tomography for Cultural Heritage Applications"
  • I. Zorin et al. "Multi-modal Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography for art diagnosis"
  • M. Faluweki et al. "Simultaneous Measurement of Refractive Index and Dispersion Using Optical Coherence Tomography for the Conservation of Plastic Sculptures"
  • P. Atkinson et al. "Non-invasive depth-resolved material characterisation using OCT and spectral imaging"
  • L. Brostoff et al. "Optical Coherence Tomography of 19th Century Glass: Facts and Phantoms"
  • C. Koch-Dandolo et al. "Terahertz time-domain imaging and Optical coherence tomography for the subsurface non-invasive inspection of a 21st Dynasty Egyptian coffin"
Proceedings: are published in Proc. of SPIE vol. 11058 ,
LACONA XII - Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks
10-14 September 2018, Paris, France
  • H. Liang "Recent advances and future prospects of optical coherence tomography for heritage science"
  • P. Targowski et al. "Practical conservation issues resolved with optical coherence tomography"
  • M. Read et al. "Multi-spectral optical coherence tomography (OCT): a study of the microstructure of egyptian faience"
  • A. M. Iwanicka et al. "Non-invasive survey of pre-restoration condition of the ceiling paintings by Peter Paul Rubens at the Banqueting House Whitehall, London, by means of optical coherence tomography"
  • C. L. Koch Dandolo et al. "Insights on the optical mechanisms of varnish alteration by means of spectral domain optical coherence tomography"
O3a - OPTICS FOR ARTS, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
28 - 29 June 2017, Munich,Germany
  • H. Welp et al. "Non-destructive evaluation of protective coatings for the conservation of industrial monuments"
  • P. Liu et al. "Mapping the opacity of paint layers in coloured grounds paintings using optical coherence tomography "
  • M. Castillejo et al. "Nonlinear optical microscopy imaging for non-destructive analysis of paintings "
  • P. Targowski et al. "Combined use of Optical Coherence Tomography and macroXRF imaging for non-invasive evaluation of artworks "
Proceedings: are published in Proc. of SPIE, vol. 10331
TECHNART 2017 - Non-destructive and microanalytical techniques in art and cultural heritage
2 - 6 May 2017,  Bilbao, Spain
  • M. Iwanicka et al. "Complementary use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Reflection mid-FTIR spectroscopy for in situ monitoring of varnish removal from easel paintings."
  • A. van Loon et al. "The use of smalt in Rembrandt’s Homer – new research combining MA-XRF, quantitative microanalysis, paint reconstructions and OCT."
  • J. Striova et al. "Transparency of blue paint layers probed by OCT"
  • T. Callewaert et al. "2 step algorithm for the segmentation of varnish layers in OCT images of cultural heritage"
Selected contributions are avalabe as of Virtual Special Issue of Microchemical Journal
Art&Archaeology2016 - Art and Archaelogy Strengthened by Measurement Techniques
11-14 December 2016, Jerusalem, Israel
  • M. Iwanicka et al. "Combined Use of Optical Coherence Tomography and MacroXRF Imaging for Non-invasive Evaluation of Past Alterations in the 17th C. Dutch Painting"
Papers are available from: conference web site
LACONA XI - Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks
19-23 September 2016, Krakow, Poland
  • M. Iwanicka et al. "Optical coherence tomography for monitoring of the laser cleaning of ceramic tiles"
  • S. Kogou et al. "Non-invasive multi-modal analysis of Cave 465 murals in Dunhuang, China"
  • Q. Zhang et al. "Application of optical imaging techniques in the conservation of ancient mural"
  • A. DeCruz et al. "A study in the use of optical coherence tomography to examine depth of penetration into varnish layers ablated by the Er:YAG laser pulse at 2.94 µm"
  • H. Liang et al. "An examination of the complementary use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and non-linear microscopy"
  • C.S. Cheung et al. "A study of illuminated manuscripts using optical coherence tomography and non-invasive spectroscopic techniques"
  • J. Striova et al. "Thinning of oxalate patina with Er:YAG laser stand-alone and in combination with Agar and Carbogel systems"
  • M. Iwanicka et al. "Optical coherence tomography and reflection FTIR as complementary tools for examination of varnish layers in Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers– preliminary results "
  • H. Sun et al. "Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography technology used for Chinese cultural heritage research"
Single abstracts are available from: here or as Book of Abstacts (PDF))
Open Acces Conference Proceedings are avaialbe from the conference web site or as a whole book in pdf format from N. Copernicus University Press
O3a - OPTICS FOR ARTS, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
24 - 25 June 2015, Munich,Germany
  • H. Liang et al. "High resolution Fourier domain Optical Coherence Tomography at 2 microns for high depth of penetration"
  • M. Iwanicka et al. "Combined use of OCT and macro-XRF for examination of easel paintings"
  • L. M. Dingemans et al. "Signal processing and optimization of optical coherence tomography measurements of wood coatings"
Proceedings: are published in Proc. of SPIE, vol. 9527
TECHNART 2015 - Non-destructive and microanalytical techniques in art and cultural heritage
27 - 30 April 2015,  Catania, Italy
  • P. Targowski et al. "Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – a novel tool for examination of artwork"
  • H. Liang et al."New generation of optical coherence tomography for art"
  • J. Striova et al. "Optical devices provide unprecedented insights into the laser cleaning of calcium oxalate layers"
  • S. Kogou et al. "Multi-modal non-invasive examination of Chinese export paintings"
  • L. Noor Melita et al. "Non-invasive investigation of mineralised artefacts and evaluation of novel conservation treatments using OCT"
Book of abstacts (93 MB)
Selected contributions will be avalabe as Virtual Special Issue of Microchemical Journal
2nd International Symposium on Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing
25 - 26 March 2015,  Dresden, Germany
  • P. Targowski "OCT as a tool for tracing of art restoration treatments"
LACONA X - Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks
9-13 June 2014, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Piotr Targowski et al. "The application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and X-ray Fluorescence for examination of parchment"
  • Haida Liang et al. "Ultra-high Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography for Art"
  • Chi Shing Cheung et al. "Optical Coherence Tomography at 2 microns"
Proceedings: will be published in Studies in Conservation
Training on application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to structural analysis
27 - 28 June 2013, Toruń, Poland
  • Piotr Targowski "Introduction to the OCT technique"
  • Chi Shing Cheung, Haida Liang "High resolution Fourier domain optical coherence tomography for resolving thin layers in painted works of art"
  • Hélène Dubois "Application of Optical Coherence Tomography to the examination of varnish layers on the Ghent altarpiece"
  • Haida Liang et al. "Next Generation OCT for Art Conservation, Art History & Archaeology"
  • Paraskevi Pouli et al. "Laser ablation monitoring with OCT"
  • Mady Elias "Ultra-high resolution, full-field, time domain OCT in the visible range and multi-spectral camera. Cross-checking and complementarity of the images"
  • Mei-Li Yang "Using Optical Coherence Tomography to Examine the Structure of Ancient Chinese Glaze and Jade"
  • Ewa A. Kaszewska "Combined LIBS/OCT technique for examination of paintings"
  • Raffaella Fontana et al. (presented by Claudia Daffara)"From confocal microscopy to confocal OCT"
  • Marika Spring and Haida Liang "Assessing the potential of OCT for the non-invasive examination of varnish layers; a survey of paintings in the National Gallery London"
  • Magdalena Iwanicka et al. "Tracing of past restorations of ‘Madonna dei Fusi’ by Leonardo da Vinci (school)"
  • Dimitris Tsipotas, Alexandros Diamantoudis "Sweep Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT) for the examination of dry and waterlogged “heritage” wood"
  • Marcin Sylwestrzak et al. "Parallel processing of OCT data for monitoring of restoration procedures"
  • Piotr Targowski et al. "Examination of structure and properties of historic glass with OCT"
  • Magdalena Iwanicka et al. "Examination of reverse painting on glass (Hinterglasmalerei) with OCT "
  • Tomasz Bajraszewski et al. (presented by Piotr Targowski "Introduction to NCU OCT instruments"
  • Martin Krah "Introduction to Thorlabs OCT instruments"
Proceedings: Book od Abstracts
New techniques for the non-invasive investigation of the surface and subsurface structure of cultural heritage
25 - 26 June 2013, Toruń, Poland
  • Marika Spring et al. "A CHARISMA round robin; comparison of non-invasive analyses and documentation methods for integration of results from multiple techniques on a single painting"
  • Elizabeth Bemand and Haida Liang "Optical coherence tomography for vulnerability assessment of sandstone in-situ"
Proceedings: Book od Abstracts
Analyses of paintings : new advances in the development of micro-destructive and non destructive techniques
14 June 2013, Bologna, Italy
  • P. Targowski "Nondestructive Testing of Paintings by Optical Coherence Tomography"
O3a - OPTICS FOR ARTS, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
13 - 16 May 2013, Munich,Germany
  • E. V. Zhukova et al. "Application of optical coherence microscopy for studying decorative art objects"
  • H. Liang et al. "Systematic noninvasive optical investigation of wall paintings at a UNESCO world heritage site
  • C. S. Cheung et al. "Ultra-high resolution Fourier domain optical coherence tomography for resolving thin layers in painted works of art
  • P. Targowski et al. "OCT structural examination of ‘Madonna dei Fusi’ by Leonardo da Vinci
  • H. Liang et al. "A swept source Optical Coherence Tomography system at 2000nm for imaging of painted objects
Proceedings: Proc SPIE 8790
First International Symposium on Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing: oct4ndt
13 - 14 February 2013,  Linz, Austria
  • P. Targowski "An Application of OCT for Examination of Artworks"
  • S. Cheung "UltraHigh Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography for Paintings"
7th International Conference on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS 2012)
29 September - 4 October 2012, Luxor, Egipt
  • E.A. Kaszewska et al. "Depth-resolved multilayer pigment identification in paintings. Combined use of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)"
Gordon Research Conference: Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research - Non-Destructive Imaging and Micro-Analysis in Cultural Heritage
Mount Snow Resort, July 29 - August 3, 2012, West Dover, VT USA
  • Piotr Targowski "Optical Coherence Tomography"
Optical Coherence Tomography Half Day Meeting
Institute of Physics, Optical Group, 7 September 2011, London, UK
  • Haida Liang "OCT Applications in Heritage Science"
LACONA IX - Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks
7-10 September 2011, London, UK
  • Magdalena Iwanicka et al. "Application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for monitoring of conservation treatment"
  • Piotr Targowski et al. "Optical coherence tomography for high-resolution real time varnish ablation monitoring"
  • Haida Liang et al. "Microstructure of ancient Egyptian faience – a new investigation with optical coherence tomography"
O3a - OPTICS FOR ARTS, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
25 - 26 May 2011, Munich,Germany
  • Haida Liang et al. "Non-invasive investigations of a wall painting using optical coherence tomography and hyperspectral imaging" invited talk
  • Magdalena Iwanicka et al. "Application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for real time monitoring of consolidation of the paint layer in Hinterglasmalerei objects"
  • Elizabeth Bemand et al. "OCT and NMR for non-invasive in-situ monitoring of the vulnerability of rock art monuments"
Proceedings: Proc SPIE 8084
Non-destructive techniques to study Wooden Cultural Heritage Objects (WCHOs) - COST MPNS Action IE0601
6 - 7 May 2011, Paris, France
  • Geal Latour, "Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) - Application to wood imaging"
International Workshop on "Application of Imaging and Analytical Science to the Interdisciplinary Study of Wall Paintings along the Silk Road"
Northwest University, Xi'an, China, 1st-4th December 2010
  • Haida Liang" Imaging Science for Archaeology and Art Conservation"
  • Rebecca Lange "Application of Optical Coherence Tomography to the Subsurface Imaging of Wall Paintings"
Technology and Technique in Research on the Works of Art.
25-26 November 2010, Toruń, Poland
  • Piotr Targowski et al. "Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – a novel tool for non-invasive examination of artwork"
  • Magdalena Iwanicka et al. "Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for examination of easel paintings"
16th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists 
1 - 5 September 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Elizabeth Bemand, "Non-invasive methods for in-situ monitoring of the vulnerability of rock art Monuments" 
In situ technical imaging for art and archaeology: a symposium in conservation science
15 July 2010, London, UK
  • Magdalena Iwanicka et al. "A non-invasive survey of large collection of paintings by Mela Muter with Optical Coherence Tomography"
14th International Conference "Laser Optics 2010"  -  Light in the Conservation of Artworks
28 June - 02 July 2010, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Piotr Targowski et al. "Application of Optical Coherence Tomography to examination of artwork" invited talk
Cleaning 2010: New insights into the cleaning of paintings
26-28 May 2010, Vanencia, Spain
  • Magdalena Iwanicka et al. "Non-contact and non-invasive monitoring of overpaint removal with Optical Coherence Tomography"
LACONA VIII - Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks
21-25 September 2009, Sibiu, Romania
  • Piotr Targowski et al. "Absolute LIBS stratigraphy with Optical Coherence Tomography [O2]"
  • Magdalena Iwanicka et al. "Through-glass structural examination of Hinterglasmalerei with Optical Coherence Tomography [O17]"
  • Haida Linag et al. "3D imaging of jade carvings with optical coherence tomography [O48]"
O3a - OPTICS FOR ARTS, aRCHITECTURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
14 - 18 June 2009, Munich,Germany   -  Abstract Due Date: 26 January 2009
  • Ewa A. Kwiatkowska et al. "Absolute LIBS stratigraphy with Optical Coherence Tomography" invited talk
  • Piotr Targowski et al. "Picosecond laser ablation system with process control by Optical Coherence Tomography"
  • Samuel Lawman et al. "Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography for High Precision Profilometry"
  • Marcin Sylwestrzak et al. "Application of graphically oriented programming to imaging of structure deterioration of historic glass by Optical Coherence Tomography"
  • Marcello M. Amaral et al. "Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) applied to stratigrafic elemental analysis and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to damage determination of heritage Brazilian coins"
  • Gaël Latour et al. "Study of wood and wood finishes with optical coherence tomography in both visible and infrared domains"
Proceedings: Proc. SPIE 7391 
Forum for the Conservation and Restoration of Stained-Glass Windows
1-3 June 2009, New York, USA
  • P. Targowski, P. Karaszkiewicz, B. Rouba, D. Markowski, L. Tyminska-Widmer, M. Iwanicka, E. Kwiatkowska and M. Sylwestrzak, 'Optical coherence tomography for non-destructive investigations of structure and properties of historic glass
Proceedings will be published after the conference by Brepols Publishers in cooperation with the American Corpus Vitrearum.
60th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy - Shedding Light on Art: The Use of Lasers and Other Intense Light Sources in Art Analysis and Conservation
8-13 March 2009, Chicago, IL, USA
47th Eastern Analytical Symposium - Conservation Science
17-20 November 2008, Somerset, NJ, USA
  • Jens Stenger, "3-D Optical Coherence Tomography and High Resolution Photography: A Comparative Study for Applications in Art Conservation Science"
ICOM-CC 15th Triennial Conference,
22-25 September 2008, Dehli, India
  • M. Spring, H. Liang, B. Peric, D. Saunders, A. Podoleanu, 'Optical Coherence tomography - a tool for high resolution non-invasive 3D-imaging of the subsurface structure of paintings'
1st Canterbury workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography & Adaptive Optics,
8-10 September 2008, Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • H. Liang, 'Optical Coherence Tomography in Art Conservation & Archaeology - a new emerging field', invited talk
  • E. Kwiatkowska, M. Sylwestrzak, B.J. Rouba, L. Tymińska-Widmer, M. Iwanicka, and P. Targowski, 'Optical Coherence Tomography for non-destructive investigations of structure of easel paintings'
  • M. Hughes, "A Swept-Source OCT at 1300 nm for Art & Archaeological Conservation"
Proceedings: Proc. SPIE 7139 (30 December 2008)
Optical Coherence Tomography for Examination of Art,
3-5 July 2008, Torun, Poland
Abstracts: avaliable on line or printed (ISBN: 979-83-231-2080-3), Selected presentations avaialble on line
9th International Conference on ART-2008: Non-destructive investigations and microanalysis for the diagnostics and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage
25-30 May , 2008, Jerusalem, Israel    
  • B.J. Rouba, P. Karaszkiewicz, L. Tymińska-Widmer, M. Iwanicka, M. Góra, E. Kwiatkowska, P. Targowski, 'Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Destructive Investigations of Structure of Objects of Art' - full text from the Proceedings  
Abstracts (printed) and proceedings (CD ROM) distributed by organisers, proceedings on-line
2 International Restoration Forum in Lviv
15-18 May 2008, Lviv, Ukraine
  • M. Iwanicka, B.J. Rouba, P. Karaszkiewicz, P. Targowski, L. Tymińska-Widmer, M. Góra, E. Kwiatkowska "Metoda Optycznej Koherentnej Tomografii (OCT) jako narzędzie do nieniszczących badań struktury dzieł sztuki"
 Reports and Abstracts   ISBN-978-665-542-7 distributed by organisers
OSAV'08 - The 2nd International Topical Meeting on Optical Sensing and Artificial Vision,
1215 May 2008, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • H. Liang, K. Keita, T. Vajzovic, B. Peric, 'Pigment Identification with Optical Coherence Tomography and Multispectral Imaging'
Proceedings will be published by organisers