Art & Culture

Art is unimaginable without photonics. For the visual arts, it is necessary. Images must be created, but they also must be seen. In addition to this, photonics has become a source of inspiration for the creation of artworks in all media.

Scientific research and technological development of advanced laser and optical tools offer new and effective approaches to the diagnosis and conservation of works of art and antiques. Indeed, conservation, reconstruction, and authentication of works of art are all areas in which photonics plays an important role.

Possible technological applications

  • Lasers
  • LED lighting
  • Fibre optics
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Spectroscopy
  • Holography and 3D scanning
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • And many more

Would you like to know more about business opportunities for applying photonics to this sector?

Contact Jean-Christophe Gauthier, Project manager and photonics specialist.