ModuLys – modular toolkit for customize optical setups
ModuLys is an affordable, yet advanced and modular toolkit for the construction of custom optical setups made of multi-purpose standardized units, with strong focus on ease of use. The unit concept, together with a unique lattice-based mounting solution reduces the complexity of individual setups, while maximizing flexibility and re-usability of components in a plethora of possible scenarios. Core of the proposed device is the alignment-free placement of optical components, e.g., light sources, lenses, filters, mirrors, and combined assemblies of the former on a two dimensional mounting platform (breadboard). Optical components are mounted into cubic units that can be positioned at pre-defined locations on the breadboard in a square-lattice arrangement. Complementary shapes on cubic units and breadboard allow for a tight fit of both, alleviating the need for component alignment.