Ultraviolet laser filaments for remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analysis: applications in cultural heritage monitoring. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Tzortzakis, S., Anglos, D., & Gray, D.

citation count

  • 93

complete list of authors

  • Tzortzakis, Stelios||Anglos, Demetrios||Gray, David

publication date

  • April 2006