Non-linear optical microscopy, or multiphoton microscopy, is an optical technique that enables 3D imaging at the micrometric scale on materials, mainly organic. It can provide access non invasively to morphological and degradation information of materials, in particular for collagenous and cellulosic materials.


A non-linear optical microscope dedicated to the cultural and natural heritage community will be installed at the CRCC on the MNHN site in 2024. This acquisition is part of the EquipEx+ ESPADON and is supported by the DIM Matériaux Anciens et Patrimoniaux and the Natural History Museum (OPTIMART project).

Published on: 27/07/2023 12:16 - Updated on: 29/08/2023 12:28