Design & construction of high-performance optical components
Bertin Winlight supplies 8 mirrors to ESA’s SMILE satellite
Winlight participates in the 4MOST project with the CRAL
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2022: Winlight to be exhibiting!
Bertin Winlight selected by the European Space Agency to supply mirrors for the SMILE satellite
Winlight produces the Mach–Zehnder interferometer by molecular adhesion for the MARBLL instrument, dedicated to the assessment of Martian wind and aerosol profiles
Winlight grinds the baseplate of the near-infrared spectrometer of James Webb Space Telescope
VLT: The MUSE instrument unveils an unknown “cosmic web” in the Universe
Very Large Telescope Subaru: A spectrograph of Winlight’s PFS instrument captures a sky spectrum for the first time
Mars 2020: successful landing of Perseverance rover & Winlight’s optical components!
Mars 2020: NASA launches successfully the Perseverance rover equipped with the Supercam instrument and Winlight’s optics
Winlight System et le CNRS s’allient pour promouvoir la recherche, les études, la conception et la fabrication de composants dédiés aux optiques à haute performance
“First light” for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
Bertin Winlight offers proven expertise in the manufacture of high-precision plano, spherical and aspherical (on-axis, off-axis or free-form) optical components, as well as X-ray mirrors.
By combining our opto-mechanical and electronic skills, we make fully-qualified optronic (electro-optical) products on request.
Calibration & test benches
Bertin Winlight designs calibration and test benches (optics and optronics) capable of aligning, checking and qualifying the optical and photonic aspects of high-performance systems.
Spectroscopy & imaging systems
Bertin Winlight contributes to the development of a number of instruments for large telescopes (VLT, ELT, Keck, Gemini, Subaru, etc.)
Instrumentation for plasma experiments
Bertin Winlight designs and builds x-ray microscopes used in plasma diagnostics for large scientific facilities.
BERTIN WINLIGHT, THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE OPTICS COMPANY
Founded in 2001, Bertin Winlight is a French company specialized in the design and construction of high-performance optical components, subassemblies and systems, all compatible with the most demanding environments.
Bertin Winlight primarily operates in the space, defense, synchrotron and astronomy sectors. Its technical expertise is recognized worldwide, spanning the design and construction of optical components, complex subassemblies and high-precision test and calibration benches.
The company’s expertise encompasses all steps in the design, development and production of optical systems, including lenses, mirrors and other unique components. In particular, Bertin Winlight deploys proprietary polishing, assembly and testing technologies.
Bertin Winlight was acquired by Bertin Technologies, in 2017. This link-up bolsters its range of optical and mechanical systems for big science facilities, including synchrotrons, telescopes and research reactors, as well as for major space and defense programs. ISO 9001:2015 certified, Bertin Winlight is committed to providing the highest quality to its customers in Europe, Asia and the United States.