Measurement Techniques

, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 353–359 | Cite as

Methods and Devices for Monitoring the Process of Laser Cleaning of Artworks

  • V. A. ParfenovEmail author

A method of monitoring the process of laser cleaning of monuments and other works of art in the course of conservation is presented. The capabilities of the method of laser-induced breakdown plasma spectroscopy in cleaning of monuments made of metal are considered. A photometric device based on an integrating cavity in the form of a cylinder is developed and investigated. The capabilities gained with the use of the device for proximate analysis of the efficiency of the process of cleaning the surfaces of sculpture made of marble and limestone structures are shown.


monitoring methods laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy photodetector integrating sphere laser cleaning artworks conservation 


The present investigations were performed with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science (State Contract No. 14.740.11.0601 for R&D “Development of Laser Technologies in Conservation of Works of Art”).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg State Electrical Engineering University (LETI)St. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics (ITMO)St. PetersburgRussia

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