Ultraviolet laser filaments for remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analysis: Applications in cultural heritage monitoring

Stelios Tzortzakis, Demetrios Anglos, David Gray

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We report experiments with subpicosecond UV laser filaments for the remote analysis of samples related to objects of cultural heritage. The classic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique finds new avenues through femtosecond filamentation, and dynamic remote LIBS becomes possible. Advantages such as self-regulated laser intensity deposition on the target suggest that there is significant potential for using UV femtosecond filaments for the remote analysis of sculpture and large monuments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1141
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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