Diagnostics of stone samples by laser induced fluorescence

F. Colao, R. Fantoni, L. Fiorani, A. Palucci, J. Striber

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In this paper we present the first results obtained at the ENEA Research Center of Frascati in the diagnosis of stone samples by laser induced fluorescence. The characteristics of the fluorescence spectra (intensity, shape, bands) were both analyzed in coincidence with the laser excitation and up to the fluorescence decay. Two kinds of stones were examined: marble and tuff. In particular, we focused our interest in the different response to the light excitation of the clean and dirty parts of marble. Moreover, a first attempt to detect stone surfaces under water has been carried out. Complementary information has been obtained with measurements of spectral reflectance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics - , Unknown
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …


ConferenceROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics
Period1/1/04 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Colao, F., Fantoni, R., Fiorani, L., Palucci, A., & Striber, J. (2004). Diagnostics of stone samples by laser induced fluorescence. Paper presented at ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, Unknown. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.582970