Reflections – A Dynasil Blog

Ruled Diffraction Grating

Master and Replicated Diffraction Gratings

Diffraction gratings are a dispersive optical component. Similar to prisms, they split polychromatic light into its constituent wavelengths. Unlike prisms...

HUD Schematic

Hot Mirror vs Cold Mirror

Mirrors are well-known and widely used optical components. Just walk into virtually any bathroom—whether it is at a rest stop,...

US 0 Bill

Infrared Imaging for Counterfeit Detection

When vending machines began accepting paper bills in the 1960s, they relied on magnetism to determine the bill’s denomination. US...

Neutral Density (ND) Filter

Buyer’s Guide to Neutral Density Filters

Neutral Density Filters, or ND Filters, are optical filters designed to reduce the intensity of all light passing through the...

Schematic of a linear imaging array

Design Considerations for Imaging Arrays

As discussed in the previous post, “What are Scintillators? How do they work?,” scintillators are essential for various applications due...

Airport Baggage Scan Using Scintillator Arrays

Practical Applications of Scintillator Arrays

The discovery and development of scintillators have progressed alongside the understanding and applications of ionizing radiation such as x-rays, alpha...

Hydrophobic/Oleophobic Coating on a Mobile Phone

A Guide to Hydrophobic and Oleophobic Coatings

Ever notice that when a few droplets of water land on your smartphone’s screen, they bead up as if floating...

Short Wavepass Filter

Guide to Short Wavepass Filters

Optical filters are used across a variety of sciences including electronics, acoustics, mechanics, chemistry and optics. Broadly defined, an optical...

Detecting Scintillated Light

Detecting Scintillated Light

In this post, we’ll discuss how scintillated light is detected and transformed to a format in which it can be...

Q&A with Dave Montgomery, VP of Business Development

The Dynasil family of companies delivers an extensive range of photonics-based products and capabilities. But Dynasil itself is a product...

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