Fluorescence lidar imaging of fungal growth on high-voltage outdoor composite insulators
Journal article, 2005

Remote fluorescence imaging of fungal growth on polymeric high-voltage insulators was performed using a mobile lidar system with a laser wavelength of 355 nm. Insulator areas contaminated by fungal growth could be distinguished from clean surfaces and readily be imaged. The experiments were supported by detailed spectral studies performed in laboratory using a fibre-optic fluorosensor incorporating an optical multi-channel analyser system (OMA) and a nitrogen laser emitting radiation at 33 7 nm.


biological technique


surface contamination

optical radar

composite materials

gas lasers

fibre optic sensors


spectrochemical analysis


remote sensing by laser beam


M Bengtsson

Lund University

R Grönlund

Lund University

M Sjöholm

Lund University

C Abrahamsson

Lund University

Andreas Dernfalk

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, High Voltage Engineering

S Wallström

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Anders Larsson

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

P. Weibring

National Center for Atmospheric Research

S Karlsson

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stanislaw Gubanski

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, High Voltage Engineering

S Kröll

Lund University

S Svanberg

Lund University

Optics and Lasers in Engineering

0143-8166 (ISSN)

Vol. 43 6 624-632

Subject Categories

Materials Engineering

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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