Reflections – A Dynasil Blog

Virtual Reality

Enabling Better Virtual Reality Experiences

In July of 2016, Pokémon Go was released. During its first year, it seemed like people everywhere were wandering around...

Infrared Therrmography

Infrared Thermography for Non-Destructive Testing

Inspection of materials and parts often requires sacrificing test pieces – destroying them to probe for defects. If the production...

EMF flight simulator mirror at a trade show

First Surface vs Second Surface Mirror

Mirrors are in virtually every room of our homes, in our cars, in our purses and pocketbooks, and part of...

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 $100 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...

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