Reflections – A Dynasil Blog

Wire Grid Polarizers

Buyer’s Guide to Wire Grid Polarizers

Wire grid polarizers, as the name suggests, are polarizing elements that use arrays of fine metal wires to selectively transmit...

Bragg MIrror

Dielectric or Bragg Mirror and Its Applications

Mirrors and the Reflection of Light Mirrors play an important role in many aspects of our life. From simple things...

Coating Chalcogenides with Confidence

What are Chalcogenides? Chalcogenides are glasses containing one or more chalcogens (sulfur, selenium and tellurium). Chalcogenide glasses are becoming a preferred...


Common Issues With DLC Coating

What is a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating? Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coatings have been around since the late 1970s. Machining and...

Mini-Chrom Monochromator

Buyer’s Guide to Monochromators

Monochromator Basics Collecting, altering, and harnessing light is critical to dozens of commercial and scientific processes, ranging from staged entertainment...

beam splitters

Beamsplitter – Vanguard of Modern Technology

Beamsplitters Consumers are often unaware of the complexities of modern technology. The vast majority of smartphone users are unaware that...

Wide selection of coating and filter types

Optical Filters in Everyday Life

Optical Filters Light is central to our existence, from the process of photosynthesis which generates much of our food to...

Custom DLC Coating

Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating for Infrared Optics

Intro to DLC Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating is an amorphous nano-composite carbon material that exhibits properties similar to that of...


Buyer’s Guide to Diffraction Grating

What is a Diffraction Grating? A diffraction grating is a passive optical component that redirects light incident upon the surface...


Diffractive Beam Splitter – The Magic Behind Apple’s FaceID

Diffractive Beam Splitter So, like many of us who watched the Apple iPhone event live or perhaps caught the highlights,...

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