OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 17800–17805

Goya’s artwork imaging with Terahertz waves

C. Seco-Martorell, V. López-Domínguez, G. Arauz-Garofalo, A. Redo-Sanchez, J. Palacios, and J. Tejada  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 17800-17805 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.017800


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (2385 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

In this paper we use a Terahertz (THz) time-domain system to image and analyze the structure of an artwork attributed to the Spanish artist Goya painted in 1771. The THz images show features that cannot be seen with optical inspection and complement data obtained with X-ray imaging that provide evidence of its authenticity, which is validated by other independent studies. For instance, a feature with a strong resemblance with one of Goya’s known signatures is seen in the THz images. In particular, this paper demonstrates the potential of THz imaging as a complementary technique along with X-ray for the verification and authentication of artwork pieces through the detection of features that remain hidden to optical inspection.

© 2013 OSA

OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2013
Published: July 18, 2013

Citation
C. Seco-Martorell, V. López-Domínguez, G. Arauz-Garofalo, A. Redo-Sanchez, J. Palacios, and J. Tejada, "Goya’s artwork imaging with Terahertz waves," Opt. Express 21, 17800-17805 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-15-17800


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. K. Kawase, H. Hoshina, A. Iwasaki, Y. Sasaki, and T. Shibuya, “Mail screening applications of Terahertz radiation,” Electron. Lett.46(26), S66–S68 (2010). [CrossRef]
  2. J. Chen, Y. Chen, H. Zhao, G. J. Bastiaans, and X.-C. Zhang, “Absorption coefficients of selected explosives and related compounds in the range of 0.1-2.8 THz,” Opt. Express15(19), 12060–12067 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. Y. Shen, T. Lo, P. F. Taday, B. E. Cole, W. R. Tribe, and M. C. Kemp, “Detection and identification of explosives using Terahertz pulsed spectroscopic imaging,” Appl. Phys. Lett.86(24), 241116 (2005). [CrossRef]
  4. K. Yamamoto, M. Yamaguchi, F. Miyamaru, M. Tani, M. Hangyo, T. Ikeda, A. Matsushita, K. Koide, M. Tatsuno, and Y. Minami, “Noninvasive inspection of C-4 explosive in mails by Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.43(No. 3B), L414–L417 (2004). [CrossRef]
  5. A. J. Fitzgerald, B. E. Cole, and P. F. Taday, “Nondestructive analysis of tablet coating thicknesses using Terahertz pulsed imaging,” J. Pharm. Sci.94(1), 177–183 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. C. J. Strachan, P. F. Taday, D. A. Newnham, K. C. Gordon, J. A. Zeitler, M. Pepper, and T. Rades, “Using Terahertz pulsed spectroscopy to quantify pharmaceutical polymorphism and crystallinity,” J. Pharm. Sci.94(4), 837–846 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. J. A. Zeitler, P. F. Taday, D. A. Newnham, M. Pepper, K. C. Gordon, and T. Rades, “Terahertz pulsed spectroscopy and imaging in the pharmaceutical setting--a Review,” J. Pharm. Pharmacol.59(2), 209–223 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. C. Gendre, M. Genty, M. Boiret, M. Julien, L. Meunier, O. Lecoq, M. Baron, P. Chaminade, and J. M. Péan, “Development of a process analytical technology (PAT) for in-Line Monitoring of Film Thickness and Mass of Coating Materials During a Pan Coating Operation,” Eur. J. Pharm. Sci.43(4), 244–250 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. J. B. Jackson, J. Bowen, G. Walker, J. Labaune, G. Mourou, M. Menu, and K. Fukunaga, “A survey of Terahertz applications in cultural heritage conservation science,” IEEE Trans. Terahertz Sci.1(1), 220–231 (2011). [CrossRef]
  10. M. Koch, S. Hunsche, P. Schumacher, M. C. Nuss, J. Feldmann, and J. Fromm, “THz-imaging: a new method for density mapping of wood,” Wood Sci. Technol.32, 421–427 (1998).
  11. M. Picollo and S. Porcinai, “Non-destructive spectroscopic investigation on artworks,” Recent Res. Dev. Appl. Spectrosc.2, 125–135 (1999).
  12. J. Labaune, J. B. Jackson, S. Pages-Camagna, I. N. Duling, M. Menu, and G. A. Mourou, “Papyrus imaging with Terahertz time domain spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.100(3), 607–612 (2010). [CrossRef]
  13. E. Abraham, A. Younus, J. C. Delagnes, and P. Mounaix, “Non-invasive investigation of art paintings by Terahertz imaging,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.100(3), 585–590 (2010). [CrossRef]
  14. G. P. Gallerano, A. Doria, E. Giovenale, G. Messina, A. Petralia, I. Spassovsky, K. Fukunaga, and I. Hosako, “THz-ARTE: Non-invasive Terahertz diagnostics for art conservation,” in Proceedings of IEEE of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, (Pasadenca, CA, 1998), pp. 1–2.
  15. E. Abraham, A. Younus, A. El Fatimy, J. C. Delagnes, E. Nguema, and P. Mounaix, “Broadband Terahertz imaging of documents written with lead pencils,” Opt. Commun.282(15), 3104–3107 (2009). [CrossRef]
  16. K. Fukunaga and M. Picollo, “Terahertz spectroscopy applied to the analysis of artists' materials,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.100(3), 591–597 (2010). [CrossRef]
  17. P. Gassier and J. W. Bareau, Goya: His Life and Work (Thames & Hudson Ltd., 1971).
  18. N. Glendinning, Goya and His Critics (Yale University Press, 1977).
  19. M. Mena-Márquez and J. Wilson (private communication).
  20. A. Canellas-López, Las firmas y rúbricas del pintor Goya (Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luís, Zaragoza, 1991).
  21. M. Riera and N. Hernández, (private communication, 2007).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited