Modular light sources for microscopy and beyond (ModLight)

Graham M. Gibson, Robert Archibald, Mark Main, Akhil Kallepalli

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Modular light (ModLight) sources can be integrated into complex systems for microscopy, medical imaging, remote sensing, and many more. Motivated by the need for affordable and open-access alternatives that are globally relevant, we have designed and presented light devices that use simple, off-the-shelf components. Red, green, blue, white and near-infrared LEDs are combined using mirrors and X-Cube prisms in novel devices. This modular nature allows portability and mounting flexibility. The ModLight suite can be used with any optical system that requires single- or multi-wavelength illumination such as bright-field and epifluorescence microscopes.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00385
Early online date12 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Low cost solutions


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