Modular light sources for microscopy and beyond (ModLight)

Gibson, G. M. , Archibald, R., Main, M. and Kallepalli, A. (2023) Modular light sources for microscopy and beyond (ModLight). HardwareX, 13, e00385. (doi: 10.1016/j.ohx.2022.e00385) (PMID:36582478) (PMCID:PMC9793304)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was made possible with support from the Research Fund awarded by the Endowments Sub Committee of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2021), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) [EP/R511705/1, EP/X5257161/1]; EPSRC Funding to QuantIC [EP/M01326X/1], University of Glasgow [Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund]; and the Royal Society.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kallepalli, Dr Akhil and Gibson, Dr Graham and Main, Mr Mark and Archibald, Mr Robert
Creator Roles:
Gibson, G. M.Conceptualization, Methodology, Validation, Resources, Data curation, Writing – review and editing
Archibald, R.Methodology, Validation
Main, M.Visualization, Writing – review and editing
Kallepalli, A.Methodology, Validation, Investigation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Gibson, G. M., Archibald, R., Main, M., and Kallepalli, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:HardwareX
ISSN (Online):2468-0672
Published Online:12 December 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in HardwareX 13: e00385
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
300137Impact Acceleration Account - University of Glasgow 2017Jonathan CooperEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R511705/1Research and Innovation Services
190841UK Quantum Technology Hub in Enhanced Quantum ImagingMiles PadgettEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M01326X/1P&S - Physics & Astronomy